Hot Melt Binders

Hot Melt Perfect Binders


Fastbind PUREVA XT
PUREVA XT
Fastbind EVA XT
EVA XT
Fastbind Elite XT
Elite XT
Fastbind Elite
Elite
Fastbind Secura
Secura
 

Hot Melt Perfect Binding


Do you have difficulties in having a strong binding result? Fastbind PUREVA XT is the optimal solution for your most difficult paper stocks!


Perfect Binding for hard covers, soft covers, strip-back and tear-off pads
Perfect Binding chart size
Perfect Binding Zoom: Spine detail

Fastbind perfect binders offer a versatile book binding solution for hard and soft cover books and presentations from under A6 to A4 or SRA3 (depending on models)

Fastbind provides a large range of perfect or hot glue binders satisfying different binding needs from office presentations to traditional paperbacks to more demanding jobs such as hard cover binding or difficult, heavy or coated paper stock with PUR technology.

With all Fastbind glue binding machines, you can produce any book format from miniature to A$ or A3 Portrait and up to 40 mm (1.57") thick, without any size, thickness or format adjustment between jobs: no set-up times, no stops. The binding process will not slow your productivity.

All models of Fastbind binders are silent, dust free and compact. They fit in any work environment, from an office table to a printer's workshop.

The PUREVA XT uses either PUR glue or EVA hotmelt glue. It binds the thickest and most difficult materials, such as highly coated stocks, with its revolutionary conception and interchangeable glue cartridges. Choose the Secura for your ordinary paper stocks or opt for a model including Fastbind’s patented PGO roughener for a larger range of paper types (Elite, Elite XT).

 
 

How to select your glue type

EVA


  • Ordinary and lightly coated papers
  • On-demand books in a few minutes
  • Compact, clean and silent
  • No cleaning of glue tank needed

PUR


  • Highly coated, difficult paper stocks
  • Extremely strong binding result with sufficient adhesive curing time
  • Recommended to be used with a fume extraction system
  • Glue tank is cleaned in just a few minutes
 

All PUR and EVA binders are equipped with Fastbind’s innovative casing-in system for both hard and soft cover book applications.


Hot Melt Personalized Hardcover Books

Making hardcover books used to require special knowledge, skills and/or heavy machinery. Not anymore.

Fastbind hotmelt glue binders are considered the most versatile perfect binding machines on the market. Even personalized hardback books are easy to make in any formats up to A3+ and with thickness up to 50 mm/1.97“ or up to 920 pages*!

Fastbind has all the supplies you need for fast and flexible binding works:

  • Standard hard covers
  • Printable Tacking Sheets
  • Custom Cover Materials
  • End papers

For your customized hard covers Fastbind offers 2 solutions:

Perfect binding Personalised hard cover book samples

 

* Page count may vary depending on paper type. 720 pages equals 360 double-sided printed sheets and 920 pages equals 460 double sided printed sheets.

Add a Fastbind Case maker to your binder and double your profit with customized hard covers and cases!


Hot Melt Soft Cover Books

All Fastbind hot melt binders work with soft covers with no special set up. You can personalize soft covers for the block thicknesses up to 50 mm/1.97" or 1000* pages.

There are three ways to produce personalized Hot Melt bound soft cover books:

  • Personalized printed wrap-around cover
  • Stripe-back document with personalized front and back
  • Soft cover book with hot melt premade covers; with regular or transparent front

Personalized Perfect Binding Soft Cover Books

 

* Page count may vary depending on paper type used


Hot Melt Standard Manager Hard Covers

In addition to customized hard covers which give the greatest added value to your books, Fastbind offers a wide selection of ready-made standard hard covers. These high-quality and durable leather-imitation covers can be used on all Fastbind perfect binders. All you need for your perfect binding is a Manager cover and 2 endpapers. Covers are suitable for books with content from 35 to 400* pages. Standard covers are available with spine widths from 8 to 20 mm (or 0.31 to 0.79" thick**).

Manager Perfect Binding Hard Covers are available seven different spine thicknesses (8 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm, 14 mm, 16 mm, 18 mm and 20 mm) and four colors (black, white, dark red and dark blue). They are usually pack with the endpapers as a set.

*Page count may vary depending on paper type used. 35 pages equals 18 two sided printed sheets; 400 pages equals 200 double sided printed sheets.

**Special sizes and thicknesses available upon request.

Hard Cover Books with Standard Covers
 

Perfect Binders Comparison Chart

 
PUREVA XT
Elite XT
Elite
Secura
General
Overview

Large format perfect binder for PUR and EVA glue. Optimal choice for difficult paper materials, such as highly coated stocks.

Large format perfect binding machine (A3+). With PGO roughening system, suitable for coated papers.

Small format perfect binding machine (A4+). With PGO roughening system, suitable for coated papers.

Compact small format (A4) book binding machine for office use.

Binding format

Up to oversized A3 portrait
Height (= spine length): from miniature, up to 455 mm (17.9 inches)
Book width: from 140 mm up to 320 mm (12.6 inches)

Up to A4+ portrait
Book height from miniature up to 320 mm (12.6")
Book width: from 70 mm * (2.7 inch*) up to 235 mm (9.3")
* = if guillotine cutted after binding, book width can be miniature

Binding thickness

0,1 - 50 mm (0.004 - 1.97")

0,1 - 40 mm (0.004 - 1.6")

Operating voltage / Max current/ frequency / fuse

220-240 V AC model:
3 A, 50-60 Hz, Fuse 6,3 A (T)
Universal model 100-240 V AC:
5.5 A, 50/60Hz, Fuse 6,3 A (T)

220-240 V AC model:
3 A, 50-60 Hz, Fuse 6,3 A (T) 100-120 V AC model:
5.5 A, 50/60Hz, Fuse 6,3 A (T)

220-240 V AC model:
3 A, 50-60 Hz, Fuse 6,3 A (T) 100-120 V AC model:
5.5 A, 50/60Hz, Fuse 6,3 A (T)

220-240 V AC model:
3 A, 50-60 Hz, Fuse 6,3 A (T)
100-120 V AC model:
5.5 A, 50/60Hz, Fuse 6,3 A (T)

Optimization for short runs
Typical binding speed

Soft cover books: 20 books in 15 minutes
Hard cover books: 15 books in 15 minutes

Maximal capacity (depending on operator)

Up to 450 binding cycles per hour / up to 180 books per hour

Installation

Desk top

Adjustment time for different book thicknesses

No adjustment needed

Adjustment time for different book formats (width/ height)

No adjustment needed

Built-in casing in system for hard cover binding

Yes

Yes. Hard cover toolkit optional

Typical glue consumption

A4 Portrait book (spine length 297 mm), thickness 5 mm: 66 books with 1 dl (or 100 g) of glue
A4 Portrait book (spine length 297 mm), thickness 10 mm: 33 books with 1 dl (or 100 g) of glue
A4 Portrait book (spine length 297 mm), thickness 20 mm: 16 books with 1 dl (or 100 g) of glue

Minimum adhesive consumption

PUR: 0,5 dl, EVA: No adhesive loss (can be re-heated)

EVA: No adhesive loss (can be re-heated)

Operation

Manual

Glue application and spine preparation
Glue application method

Fastbind glue contact roller / glue penetration to spine with gravity

Roughener

New type dust free PGO roughener. Optimized for both PUR and EVA binding.

PGO roughener

Supported glue types

PUR (cleaning of glue tank after use required. takes a few minutes)
EVA (cleaning of glue tank not needed)

EVA (no cleaning of glue tank required)

Adhesive recommendations

EVA: Fastbind Hot melt type 5.1
PUR: Henkel PUR 3317

Fastbind hot melt type 5.1

Glue temperature control

Electronic. Two temperature settings, one for PUR and one for EVA. One button easy to use interface.

With bi-metal thermostat

Safety & comfort
Auto-off

Yes. Automatic switch off in 10 hours after machine is switched ON.

No. Recommended to use external timer switch for auto-off.

Fume extractor

Highly recommended. Machine equipped with extraction unit connection & hood.

Extractor not required, tested for safe use in office environment.

Work light with light switch

Yes

No.

CE marked

Yes

Dimensions and packaging
Machine dimensions, width x depth x height and machine net weight

106 x 60 x 70 cm
96 kg
(41.7 x 23.6 x 27.6 inches)
(212 lbs)

105 x 52 x 57 cm
52.2 kg
(41.3 x 20.5 x 22.4 inches)
(115 lbs)

106 x 60 x 70 cm
37 kg
(35.0 x 18.5 x 18.5 inches)
(82 lbs)

106 x 60 x 70 cm
31 kg
(26.0 x 16.1 x 20.1 inches)
(62 lbs)

Package dimensions, width x depth x height and package gross weight

120 x 80 x 87 cm
125 kg
(47.2 x 31.5 x 34.3 inches)
(276 lbs)

115 x 61 x 69 cm
70 kg
(45.3 x 24.0 x 27.2 inches)
(154.3 lbs)

99 x 58 x 58 cm
40 kg
(39.0 x 22.9 x 22.9 inches)
(88 lbs)

71 x 41 x 51 cm
31 kg
(28.0 x 16.1 x 20.1 inches)
(68.4 lbs)

Package type

Plywood box, with integrated pallet feet, marked according to ISPM-15

Plywood box, marked according to ISPM-15

Corrugated cardboard box

Corrugated cardboard box

Accessories
Standard accessories

Hard and soft cover toolkit, 1 x EVA glue cartridge,1 x PUR glue cartridge, 2 x cartridge grippers, storage locker for glue cartridges, funnels for glue filling, 2 x gluer caps, tool for gluer cap, glue drop cards, power cord, 50 mm and 100 mm adapters for fume extraction

Soft cover tool set, drop cards, power cord

Optional accessories

PUR glue cartridge, EVA glue cartridge

Large format hard cover tool set

Small format hard cover tool set

Complementary equipment
Fastbind Casemakers (for making personalized hard covers)

Fastbind large format case maker: H46Pro or Fastbind medium format case makers: H32L and H32Pro

Fastbind medium format case makers: H32L and H32Pro

Fastbind Creasers (for creasing of printed soft covers)

Fastbind large format creasers: C500, C500e and Rollo

Fastbind smaller format creasers: C33, C400 or any Fastbind large format creasers: C500, C500e and Rollo

Fastbind Thermal press (for making grooves to hard covers)

Fastbind Presso

Non-Fastbind equipment

PUREX single arm recirculating fume extractor, Vacuum Sealer (to seal opened PUR glue bags), Sidose FL-32H Laminator

Sidose FL-32H Laminator