- CoverGuide System providing a easy binding process
- Capable to bind and de-bind up to 190 pages
- Foil embossing for a more personalized customization
- Paper Sizes: 11 x 8 1/2 portrait, 8 1/2 x 11 Landscape, 11 x 9 portrait oversize for tabs and 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 Landscape oversized for Tabs
- Dimensions: 17.7" x 14.17" x 9.6" (L x W x H)
- Weight: 34.4 lbs
- Warranty: 1 year
- Part Number: 1162-11000
Reviewed on 8/16/2015
I recently bought 2 Atlas 150s to use in school libraries. Easy to assemble and doesn't require any electricity to use. It's really nice to be able to make our own books right at school.
Welcome to MyBinding video. This is the unboxing and assembly of the Atlas 150, a metal bind binding system by Opus. Everything you need to bind hard bound and soft bound books with a metal bind is right here in one box: the machine itself, the back and front fence for guiding and holding the book in place, back and front covers guide system with measuring tools, the binding lever, an adjustable side stop, and a magnetic channel with a selecting tool. Also included are two Allen wrenches to help tighten things down. There's a user guide and a full color assembly chart. Opus has also included a sample pack of metal binds, both spines called channels, as well as different covers -- hard and soft -- for your convenience. This gives you a good idea of the different kind of covers that are available, such as those that can be laminated, custom covers, different colors, and corresponding covers. It's a solid machine, all-in-one, and fully manual.
Now, let's put it together step-by-step. Turn the machine around to the back side. You'll see on the back panel there are three small screws. Use the smaller Allen wrench of the two to open those up, pull them completely out; it is here where you lock down the back support fence. This holds books and projects right in place as you do your binding. Tighten the screws back up once again and that's step one. Turn the machine to the side and you find the handle; line it up with the grooves on the inside, slide it in, and tighten it down with the screw and the larger of the two Allen wrenches. Hold the handle in place while you tighten it down firmly. That's step two.
Next, you take the back cover guide system, which has a magnetic bar, place it in, and the front cover guide system edge as well. And drape the adjustable side stop on the back wall; you can keep it or remove it as you need for your project. The channel width selecting tool has magnets on the back side, so you can attach it to anywhere on the machine that suits you. Also with magnets is the optional front support fence.
With all these things in place and a little practice, you're on your way to binding superior-looking books. That's the Metal Bind Atlas 150 by Opus. For more demos, reviews, how-tos, and ideas, check out MyBinding.com.