Hot Melt Binders

Hot Melt Perfect Binders


Fastbind PUREVA XT perfect binder
PUREVA XT
Fastbind EVA XT perfect binder
EVA XT
Fastbind Elite XT Perfect binder
Elite XT
Fastbind Elite Perfect binder
Elite
Fastbind Secura Perfect binder
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!


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

Fastbind perfect binders offer versatile book binding solutions 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 hot glue binders satisfying different binding needs from office presentations and 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 A4 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. This hassle-free binding process will not slow your productivity down.

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 binders use either PUR glue or EVA hotmelt glue. They bind the thickest and most difficult materials, such as highly coated stocks, with a revolutionary concept 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


  • Stronger and more flexible for 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.


Perfect Binders Comparison Chart

 
PUREVA XT
Elite XT
Elite
Secura
General
Overview

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

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

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

Compact small format (up to A4) office glue binder.

Binding format

Up to oversized A3 portrait
Height from10 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 cut 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")

 
Typical binding speed

Soft cover books: 100 books per hour
Hard cover books: 60 books per hour

Maximal capacity (depending on operator)

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

Installation

Desk top

Adjustment time 

No adjustment needed for thickness or format (width or height)

   
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

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: a46a, a46z or H46Pro. 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, fastbind Pressomatic

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