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GBC MP2500ix Modular InterChangable Die Punch

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ProductDescription

Designed for small print shops or large offices, the GBC MP2500ix Interchangeable Die Punch brings together productivity, convenience, and practicality in one product. This machine is quiet and efficient, so it will suit a busy working environment perfectly. It can punch an impressive 16,000 sheets of paper per hour and is compatible with 10 different dies, sold separately, to suit any binding pattern preference. The quick change die mechanism will save you precious time while preparing your paper for binding. Choose between the 10 dies that will punch holes for comb binding, coil binding, wire binding, Velobind, or even 2-hole medical punching style. Take a look at the list of features and benefits listed below, to see all the fantastic advantages of the GBC MP2500ix at a glance.

Product Details

  • Also known as the Ibico 640ID Interchangeable Die Punch
  • Vertical punch throat eliminates punching skew, providing a more consistent punch.
  • Three LED's indicate Power ON, correct die placement, and chip tray full warning.
  • Choose your preferred punching method from an ergonomic palm switch or hands-free foot pedal.
  • Ten die sets interchange in seconds without tools or levers.
  • Die's are not included
  • Durable construction and GBC's exclusive automatic jam stopper electronics help assure you meet your deadlines.
  • The top of the punch is flat allowing most bind stations to be stacked on top for space savings.
  • GBC Part Number 7704300 , G7704300
  • Warranty: 90 Day Manufacturer Warranty

ItemSpecifications

  • Productivity: Up to 16,000 sheets per hour; 1.5 second punch cycle
  • Bind Capacity: N/A
  • Punch Capacity: Plastic Comb (19-Hole): 25; GBC 4:1Color Coil (.2475 pitch): 17; 3:1 Twin Loop Wire (Square Hole): 22; 2:1 Twin Loop Wire (Square Hole): 20; 3:1 Twin Loop Wire (Round Hole): 22; 2:1 Twin Loop Wire (Round Hole): 20; Velobind(R)/SureBind(R): 29; 3-5-7/2-4 Hole: 25; Punching capacities based on 20 lb. bond
  • Min Doc Size: Punches books as small as 4"
  • Max Doc Size: Punches books as large as 11.7"(A4) for all patterns; Open-ended throat design accepts longer sheet sizes in 2 punching passes
  • Dimensions: 16"x6.75"x17.5" LxWxD
  • Machine Weight: 52 lbs. (23.6 kgs.)
  • Packaged Weight: 59 lbs.
  • Ratings: 115 Volt/60 Hz/1.6 Amps
  • Safety Agency Approval: Designed to meet UL and CSA safety standards

ProductReviews

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Reviewed on 2/24/2016

Great Punch Review by Joanne

This machine is a beast. You can slide in different dies into the side to change the punching pattern and it is simple to use with a push button on the side. We mostly do coil and have a coil inserter stacked on the top of it which is handy. I would definitely recomend this punch.

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DemonstrationVideo

Transcript: Welcome to MyBinding video. Let’s take a look at the GBC MP2500ix, a modular interchangeable die punch. Part of GBC’s modular series, this is a great punch meant to last a long time. It’s a solid and rugged workhorse with plenty of measurements on the front to help you get the exact punch that you need for your project. The side margin control knob locks into place your setting for your paper so that all punches are consistent throughout your entire project. Push button function on the front and the punch is over. The interchangeable punch dies for this machine are oversized to accommoda... Read More
Welcome to MyBinding video. Let’s take a look at the GBC MP2500ix, a modular interchangeable die punch. Part of GBC’s modular series, this is a great punch meant to last a long time. It’s a solid and rugged workhorse with plenty of measurements on the front to help you get the exact punch that you need for your project. The side margin control knob locks into place your setting for your paper so that all punches are consistent throughout your entire project. Push button function on the front and the punch is over. The interchangeable punch dies for this machine are oversized to accommodate large projects. Every punch pin on every die is fully disengageable. Simply remove the punch die, release the carriage that’s on the top and remove any pin you may need. Everything is spring loaded and very smooth in its action so removal and repositioning is very simple. When you’re all set, slide the die back into place, make sure it’s all the way in and continue punching. The MP2500ix has both a push button on the top of the machine as well as a foot pedal that connects to the back of the machine and can be operated by foot or by hand, adding more flexibility for easier work. Depending upon the style and size of dies that you purchased with the machine, it can punch up to 17 to 29 sheets of 20-pound paper in a single punch. And that is GBC’s MP2500ix. For more demos, reviews and how-tos, check out MyBinding.com.
Transcript: Welcome to MyBinding video. This video shows you the easy how-to on changing dies for the GBC Modular Series MP2500ix. You’ll be pleased to know there are no tools. Simply grab the handle and pull and push. That’s all there is to it. Pull the whole thing out. You can remove it from its carriage, place it on top of the machine or back in its box. At this point, you can also remove any of the disengageable die pins. Every die has every pin that’s disengageable. Close everything back up and slide it back into the machine. It could be the same die. It could be a whole new different die. They... Read More

Welcome to MyBinding video. This video shows you the easy how-to on changing dies for the GBC Modular Series MP2500ix. You’ll be pleased to know there are no tools. Simply grab the handle and pull and push. That’s all there is to it. Pull the whole thing out. You can remove it from its carriage, place it on top of the machine or back in its box. At this point, you can also remove any of the disengageable die pins. Every die has every pin that’s disengageable. Close everything back up and slide it back into the machine. It could be the same die. It could be a whole new different die. They’re all the same, they work the same way and fit in the same exact way. The only difference between the dies is the individual punch capacity, ranging from 17 to 29 sheets of 20-pound paper in a single lift. And that’s die changing on the 2500ix. For more demos, reviews and how-tos, check out MyBinding.com.

Transcript: Speaker 1: In today’s competitive environment, businesses produce hundreds of important documents every day. Documents vary in form and function and can be changed at a minute’s notice. Having different binding styles to choose from ensures your documents are always packaged the right way every time. Having this flexibility requires punching many different binding styles.

Traditionally, this has meant buying a separate punch for each binding style – a costly proposition for growing businesses today. With all of that in mind, GBC introduces the MP2500 IX, the one solution for all your ...
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Speaker 1: In today’s competitive environment, businesses produce hundreds of important documents every day. Documents vary in form and function and can be changed at a minute’s notice. Having different binding styles to choose from ensures your documents are always packaged the right way every time. Having this flexibility requires punching many different binding styles. Traditionally, this has meant buying a separate punch for each binding style – a costly proposition for growing businesses today. With all of that in mind, GBC introduces the MP2500 IX, the one solution for all your punching needs. The MP2500 IX uses interchangeable die sets to deliver the exceptional productivity you require. It is so versatile that anyone can use it. This system is sure to satisfy your punching needs, from copy paper to special cover stocks, including clear covers and index tabs. The modular design of the MP2500 IX makes the punch even more versatile. The level horizontal service allows any GBC modular bind station to be stacked on top. They mate so perfectly you may not even realize they are two separate systems. One person can punch and immediately bind their document in two easy steps. During crunch times when your job is urgent, separate the bind station from the punch so two people can punch and bind simultaneously for increased productivity. Loaded with special features, the MP2500 IX allows even inexperienced users to easily operate the punch. Three important LEDs provide intuitive interface for the user. The power LED illuminates in green indicating the punch is on. A yellow is used to indicate when the die set is not properly installed. A second yellow LED alerts users when the chip tray is full. Simple controls further enhance the MP2500 IX’s ease of use. Convenient alignment marks on the deck label show the correct edge guide placements for different punching styles and size documents. The machine’s adjustable edge guide helps you quickly and accurately align paper in the punch throat. This ensures that finished documents are properly punched, regardless of the chosen punching pattern. With interchangeable die punches, knowing what pins to pull for different size documents can be challenging. All MP2500 IX die sets feature GBC’s pull pin labels. These labels provide a quick guide for the user on what pins to pull for most standard document sizes. Maintenance is also very easy with the MP2500 IX since there is no need to manually oil the die sets or the exposed parts of the machine. A key to productivity is outstanding punching capacity. The MP2500 IX is rated to punch up to 29 sheets per lift for a maximum of 16,000 sheets per hour, providing continuous, reliable performance and optimum punching quality. With this kind of productivity, you can rest assured your punching jobs will get done on time. Automatic jam stopper electronics help minimize downtime due to punching too much paper at one time. Also contributing to productivity is the speed of the punching mechanism. The MP2500 IX will punch as fast as the operator can load paper. Complementing this tremendous productivity of the MP2500 IX is its quiet operation. Now you have the ability to punch your documents without causing any disruptions, especially in office environments. Punching capacity and speed combined make the MP2500 IX one of the best punching systems in its class. Die sets slide in and out easily and quickly, requiring no tools or cumbersome locking levers. Die sets install in a snap. A light push is all that’s needed to secure the die in place. A gentle pull disengages the internal retention mechanism, allowing effortless removal. Even inexperienced users can change die sets in less than five seconds. What’s more, GBC’s unique pin retainer keeps pins securely in place when die sets are not in the system even if the die set is turned upside down. This eliminates problems with loose pins falling out of the dies. Dual punching controls let users select either a palm switch or foot pedal as their preferred punching method. The palm switch is positioned to activate the punching as the lift of paper is dropped into the punching trough. This drop and punch design speeds up your productivity. Or you may choose to use the foot pedal for hands-free operation. The MP2500 IX also makes quick work of punching non-standard sizes of documents. Die sets feature easily accessible punch pins that can be quickly removed and replaced. This gives you the versatility to punch a variety of documents, from 4 inches or 10 cm wide to 12 inches or 30 cm wide, in one step. The open punch stroke can also punch larger documents in two passes. GBC knows that you expect punches to be rugged and durable. That’s why we build the MP2500 IX and the die sets with the most reliable materials. The solid aluminum die cast base provides a strong foundation for the system, supporting rigorous punching motion. The MP2500 IX’s all-metal construction results in unbeatable durability and long life. The powerful motor and drivetrain efficiently transmit power to the punching mechanism for continuous operation. Die set pins are made of durable high-carbon steel and are precision ground to ensure the highest quality punched hole. Greater durability equates to fewer breakdowns and more reliability. In the unlikely event that a problem does occur, you can count on GBC’s network of highly trained service technicians to quickly get your machine back up and running. GBC’s commitment to the safety of you and your employees has led us to have our systems tested by the world’s leading safety agencies. You can rest assured that the MP2500 IX fully complies with UL and Canadian standard requirements as certified by CSA. The international version of the MP2500 IX has full safety licensing from TUV product service and carries the CE mark as well. Speaker 2: Hi, my name is Mark LaCroix. I’m the production supervisor here at K & M Printing here in Schaumburg, Illinois. We’re a medium-sized commercial printer dealing with sheet-fed operation. Our main objective here is to give our customers very rapid turnaround as well as ultra-high quality printing. What this means is that we may change a die set or a machine over five-six times a day for different operations so this requires a machine that’s easy to set up, easy to changeover, easy to use and quick. In my experience, the MP2500 IX has a capability of punching nearly twice as much as the other punches that I have, including a Rhin-O Punch. This also adds to greater productivity. It’s really a powerful punch. It greatly exceeds any other punch that I’ve tried in the past. The one feature that I find to be especially useful is the vertical throat right here. What that does is that allows the pages to fall in via gravity instead of by you jogging the pages in and physically putting them in the throat. What this means is that there’s less chance for a mispunch, less chances for mistakes and, therefore, greater productivity and less waste. Some of the features that I like on the MP2500 IX are the fact that all the markings on the front help you to set up the machine quickly and easily. Another nice tool is that there’s a chip tray indicator that tells you when the chip tray is full because many machines don’t have that, and what happens then is you start to jam your dies. That’s expensive and time-consuming to clear those jams. Another thing that I find is really nice in the MP2500 IX is that the die sets are all individually marked and color coded so just at a quick glance, you can see if it’s a 3:1, a 4:1, a three-hole die. It’s very simple. You don’t have to guess or be a rocket scientist to figure out what kind of die you’re using. And also the fact that you don’t have to have any tools to insert those die sets. That’s probably the biggest feature that I like the most. That’s because, most of the time as most people know, in a business setting, tools just don’t hang around for very long. They usually get lost, taken, just disappear. If you can have a machine that doesn’t use any tools, like this one, it really makes it a lot easier for you. I find that this machine is especially easy on the maintenance end because there is very little maintenance at all. All you have to do is put the die in and go. Comparatively, our other machines, I have to oil the die sets fairly frequently to keep them in good working order. This machine is pretty much self-sufficient. It’s a self-lubricating machine so you have nothing to worry about; less chance for wear and tear and, in the end, greater productivity. I found that GBC machines are very reliable, but when there is a problem with them, I find that the service men are very fast and reliable. They arrive within two to three hours and are usually able to fix the problem very rapidly. I buy a lot of my products, my spines, my coils, a lot of my covers from GBC and they always have everything in stock that I need. Usually, very little wait. I usually get it the very next day, which is great in my line of business because, like I said before, we are a very quick turnaround shop. We have usually one to two day turnarounds so we require someone who’s going to be there to back us up a hundred percent day in-day out with our daily routine.

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GBC MP2500ix Modular Interchangeable Die Binding Punch Review

Overview:
  • The GBC MP2500ix is an interchangeable die binding punch that is designed for small and medium sized print shops, in-plant print shops and professional organizations that need to bind documents with more than one than one style of binding.
  • This machine is designed to allow users to switch punching patterns in less than a minute making it convenient for short run applications and busy office environments.
  • The MP2500ix is fast, quiet, versatile and easy to use. All of these things are important in an office environments.

Strengths / Features:

  • The MP2500ix offers GBC's patented quick change die mechanism. This means that all you need to do in order to change the punching pattern on this machine is to slide the die out of the side of the machine and slide the new die in. It only takes a few seconds and there are no screws to loosen, levers to tighten or latches to fasten. This gives the MP2500 a distinct advantage over other machines from Rhino Tuff, Renz, James Burns and Akiles.
  • Another great thing about the MP2500ix is the number of different punching patterns that are available for use with it. There are currently eleven different die sets available for this machine. Using these die sets you can produces holes for: plastic comb binding, spiral coil, double loop wire, GBC Proclick, Velobind, Surebind, 3-Ring binders and 2-hole filing.
  • This machine includes a vertical punching throat and dual punch activators. The vertical punching throat allows you to use gravity to help you align your pages. You can activate the punch by pressing palm switch on the front of the machine. Or, if you prefer you can use the foot pedal control to activate the punching mechanism.
  • The MP2500ix is designed to be paired with other GBC modular finishing equipment. It includes a large flat top that is designed to accommodate a wire closer, comb opener or spiral coil inserter. By stacking your finishing device onto the top of this machine you can save space and ensure that your finishing device is never out of reach, or they can be separated so one user can punch and one user can bind for larger jobs.
  • The MP2500ix is the only modular binding punch available on the market to offer a 3-5-7/2-4 punching die. This die can punch three-hole documents for inserting into ring binders and can punch two-hole paper for filing applications. Companies who do a lot of paper filing will more than likely find this to be one of the fastest punching methods for two hole punching documents that need to be filed into file folders with fasteners.
  • This machine is also incredibly quiet. Many other large binding punches have continuous cycle motors that make noise whenever the punch is turned on. The MP2500ix does not make noise until you activate the punching mechanism and even then it is not very loud. This makes this machine a great choice for a quieter office environment where noise control is an issue.

Weaknesses / Limitations:

  • The punching capacity offered by the MP2500ix is between 17-29 sheets per punch depending on the hole-pattern that you are using. This is a little bit on the low side for a modular binding punch of this size. The motor on this machine is large enough that it could punch more sheets of paper. However, GBC has limited the size of the throats on the punching dies to prevent over punching and to prolong the life of this machine. The quality of the punch pattern is better on this machine than it will be on other machines that offer larger capacities. However, this is still a limitation to keep in mind.
  • The punching cycle on this machine is 1.5 seconds. This is the amount of time that it takes for the punch to recover after punching a document. When compared to other similar modular punches that are available from Rhino Tuff this is fairly similar. However, larger punches such as the Magnapunch have a punching cycle as fast as 0.5 seconds. High volume users in production environments may find themselves waiting for the MP2500ix.
  • When you buy a new MP2500ix it will come with one punching die. However, if you want to use this machine for multiple punching patterns you will need to purchase additional die sets. You will also need to buy pieces of finishing equipment such as a comb opener, coil inserter or wire closer. These devices are designed to finish the binding process after your documents have been punched using a modular punch.

Recommendation:

  • The MP2500ix is a great choice for small printers, large offices, in-plant print shops and copy shops that want the ability to punch multiple hole patterns quickly and efficiently.
  • This machine is quiet, compact and includes a stylish design that will help it to fit inside an office environment. However, it offers the productivity that is need for light duty industrial applications.
  • Just remember that you will need a punching die set for every hole pattern that you want to create. Plus, you will need a piece of finishing equipment to complete the binding process.
  • This machine should be great for medium to high volume punching applications. However, the largest volume users may want consider stepping up to the Magnapunch for a considerable increase in productivity.

This review was written by Jeff McRitchie who is the director of marketing for Mybinding.com. Jeff has written more than three hundred articles and more than two hundred reviews on Binding Machines, Binding Supplies, Report Covers, 3-Ring Binders, Index Tabs, Laminators, Laminating Supplies, Paper Shredders and Paper Handling Equipment

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Operating the GBC MP2500ix Modular Interchangeable Die Punch

The GBC MP2500ix interchangeable die punch (previously the Ibico 640ID) is one of the most impressive modular binding punches on the market. It is a perfect punch for small to medium offices and small print shops. When combined with a piece of GBC modular finishing equipment, the GBC MP2500ix creates a versatile production system. This article will provide you with some simple instructions for using your GBC MP2500ix punch.

GBC MP2500ix

  1. Select a die set for your MP2500ix and insert fully into the system. You may first have to remove a die set already in the system.
  2. Determine the number of holes required for your document and deselect any pins not required. The pins are located under the Selector Pin Lid.
  3. The edge guide on the MP2500ix punching table has a number of alignment markings that correspond to the correct edge guide position for a variety of punching patterns and paper sizes. To adjust the edge guide to the proper cover/paper selection, ie. 11” x 8-1/2” to center the holes in the paper from top to bottom of the binding edge, loosen the edge guide knob by turning it counter-clockwise. Slide the edge guide to the correct alignment mark that corresponds to your selected punching pattern and paper size. Tighten the edge guide knob to lock the edge guide in place. Please note, the markings for the location of the edge guide are approximate, and you may have to slightly adjust the edge guide within the area of the marking to obtain correct centering. It is important that the edge guide be properly positioned for the size paper/cover you are punching.
  4. Turn the system on by pushing the On/Off switch at the back of the unit to On (I). Verify that the power light is on. Select a small list of paper, and place it vertically into the punch throat. Slide the stack of sheets all the way to the left, against the edge guide. Activate the punch cycle by either pressing the Palm Switch or the Foot Pedal. Remove the punched material. To determine if the edge guide is set correctly, fold a single sheet of the punched paper in half along the punched edge. Match the holes up – if the corners of the paper match with no overlap – the space above the first hole is the same amount of space above the last hole, the alignment is correct. If not, readjust the edge guide (very slightly – a small move can make a big difference) and repeat the process until the edges are squared. The punch is now ready to use.
    • For Velobind, follow the preceding procedure, but when you fold the paper in half along the bind edge, the two holes closest to the “V” of the paper are your center points. If the paper is aligned at that point, the die set is properly centered.
    • Because of its open end punch throat design, the MP2500ix can punch non-standard sheet sizes that are larger than the maximum width of the paper that can be punched in one operation. Not that multiple steps are required to punch these larger sheets of paper. Some experimentation will be required to determine the correct position for the edge guide. You may need to remove some of the punch pins for proper punching of some combinations of paper sizes and punching patterns. This can be quickly and easily accomplished by following this guideline – first remove the die set you will be using.
      • Determine the punch pins to be removed – note, you will be punching the paper two times – first one half, then the other. To prepare for this operation, first place a single sheet of the non-standard size paper to be punched beside the dieset. Carefully fold the sheet in half. Holding the half sheet up to the pins, determine which pins will be required to punch HALF of the paper.
      • Remove the extra punch pins by gently pressing down on the top rail of the die set. Unlatch the hook end of the pin retainer rail (beside the die set handle) and swing it free from the top of the punch pins. Pull the punch pins out that are not required. Reattach the punch pin retainer.
      • Reinstall the die set by sliding the die set into the machine as previously instructed.
      • Test several sheets of paper by punching one half, turning the paper around, then punching the other half. Adjust the edge guide and/or number the punch pins as needed to acquire the desired results.
  5. The 640ID uses a variety of easily interchangeable die sets, which versatility is one of the main features that makes this system so desirable, as it allows the operator create many different images with the select bind styles. Note: each punching style listed below requires a separate die set, with the exception of the 2-4/3-5-7 die set, which is for Looseleaf Binding styles. A decal on the handle of each interchangeable die set indicates the punching pattern.
Questions & Answers
Q:
How many sheets does this machine punch at a time?
Asked by R ROBINSON 8 months ago
A:
The punching capacity for this machine is dependent on the die that you are using. Plastic Comb (19-Hole) is 25 sheets; GBC 4:1Color Coil (.2475 pitch) is 17 sheets; 3:1 Twin Loop Wire (Square Hole) is 22 sheets ; 2:1 Twin Loop Wire (Square Hole) is 20 sheets ; 3:1 Twin Loop Wire (Round Hole) is 22 sheets ; 2:1 Twin Loop Wire (Round Hole) is 20 sheets ; Velobind(R)/SureBind(R) is 29 sheets ; 3-5-7/2-4 Hole is 25 sheets. Punching capacities based on 20 lb. bond paper.

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