What is the Best Brand of Tape Binding Machine?

January 30, 2019

Fastback by Powis Parker | Best Tape Binding Machine Brand

If you're interested in buying a tape binding machine but you want to know what the best brand name is, then there is no need to look further than Fastback. Made by Powis Parker, Fastback tape strip binder machines are the best of the best in quality, speed, functionality, usability, and even in looks.

Fastback machines are easy to identify with their gray and purple design; a smart choice by Powis to make their machines match their branding.

Fastback tape binding equipment is also the easiest to use. They are electrically controlled, and both models offer a simple read-out screen that tells you what tape strip width to use, depending on the thickness of your pages. The guesswork is eliminated with these simple tape binders; just place your pages into the binder and it will tell you what strip size to use. Insert that strip into the feed, and the Fastback machine will pull the strip in and bind it to your pages. Once done, just move the book to the cooling rack to allow the glue to finish curing.

In just a few minutes, you can have a professional strip bound document that is strong flat. The binding cycle itself is just 60 seconds, so with the cooling time and prep time, you're looking at about a 1.5 to 2 minute total binding time. While one book is binding, you can prep the next several books to keep the process moving quickly.

Fastback tape binding machines are build with integrity and quality in mind. They come with a standard one year manufacturer's warranty to back that up.

So now let's review the two different Fastback tape binding machines so you can see the most notable differences to decide which of these great strip binders will be best for your needs.


Fastback Model 9

Fastback Model 20

Best User

Small to Medium Office

Medium to Large Office

Max Binding Capacity

250 Sheets (20#)

350 Sheets (20#)

Compatible Strips

LX Strips

Super Strips
Image Blank Printable Strips

Minimum/Maximum Binding Edge

8 ½" to 12"

5 ½" to 12"


13" D x 19.5" W x 11" H

23" D x 23.55" W x 9" H


17 lbs.

57 lbs.

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