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How do I choose the right ProClick Binding Machine?

Jeff McRitchie posted this on Jul 15, 2015

ProClick binding from GBC is one of the most innovative and popular document finishing methods available today. These incredible supplies allow you to edit your work even after your booklets have been bound. They even let your pages rotate a full 360 degrees, making your documents easy and enjoyable to read. It is entirely possible to bind your work by hand with ProClick materials, but having a machine will make the process much faster and easier. Here’s a brief guide to choosing a ProClick binding machine. GBC P75 ProClick Spine Closer and Finisher - 7708146

  1. Do you just want a punch or something more? The simplest ProClick device available is the P50 which is simply a punch that will put the 32-hole pattern in up to 6 sheets of paper at a time. After you’ve punched your paper, you can then insert the spine by hand and close it with the special tool that came with your supplies. The P50 is great if you need to punch and bind away from the office or if you’re on a budget. There’s also the P75 which closes the spines and can be used in conjunction with pre-punched paper. However, using these products isn’t the best idea if you’re in a hurry or if you need to bind a lot of books. In that case, you need a machine.
  2. How about a manual device? There are both manual and electric ProClick machines, and it goes without saying that the manual ones a bit less expensive than the others. However, a manual machine can still be a high-quality device and that’s evident with the P200. This product can punch up to 16 pages at once and produce books containing up to 100 pages. It also has a ergonomically friendly punching handle and it’s easy to use. This is definitely the best of the manual devices, so if you prefer non-electric machines, the P200 is your best bet.
  3. Looking for a powerful experience? If electric devices are more your thing, there are three products to choose from. The first is the P210E, and its punching and binding capacities are almost identical to the P200′s. This product has a document centering system for accurate processing and it’s compatible with 3:1 spiral coil spines, giving you two binding options. If you’re looking for a machine that can help you bind a book in the blink of an eye, the Pronto P2000 or P3000 is a device you’ll love. (Note: the only difference between these products is the P2000′s lack of an integrated punch.) Both of these machines can bind books containing up to 125 pages and they can finish off a single book in 6 seconds. These products use cassettes that contain 20 ProClick spines, one of which will be instantly inserted into your document when you use one of these devices. In fact, these products are so fast, it’s possible to bind over 400 documents in a single hour. Just think of how much time that could save you!

Finally, when choosing a ProClick machine, you should consider the product’s price, warranty, and how fast it operates. Obviously, the P50 or P75 wouldn’t be great for offices needing a lot of books quickly. On the other hand, the P3000 would be overkill for a company that only binds once in a while. Just use your common sense when selecting your ProClick binding system. It will help you choose just the right one for your particular needs.