What is the Difference Between VeloBind and SureBind Systems 1, 2, 3, 4?

posted this on Apr 26, 2016

When shopping for a Velobind or SureBind binding machine system, customers often call wanting to know the difference between the four different binding machines that are made for each binding style. Really, the differences between the various VeloBind and SureBind systems are fairly simple and understanding them is essential in choosing the correct Velobind or Surebind binding system for your needs. You just need to know the fine points.

  1. The Velobind / SureBind system One binding machine (or the GBC v800pro) is the lowest priced hot knife Velobind binding machine system on the market. These binding machine systems have a manual punch that can punch a maximum of 20 sheets per lift. The Velobind and SureBind system One binding machine can bind documents up to 1” thick (approximately 250 sheets).
  2. The Velobind / SureBind system Two binding machine offer an electric punch that can punch a maximum of 22 sheets per lift. It offers a slightly shorter binding cycle (approximately 10-12 seconds to bind). It can bind documents up to 2” thick (approximately 500 sheets).
  3. The Velobind / SureBind system Three binding machine offers a foot pedal operated heavy duty electric punch that can punch a maximum of 25 sheets per lift. It offers a faster binding cycle on smaller documents (approximately 8 seconds for documents up to 1 inch) and a slightly longer binding cycle for larger documents (approximately 18 seconds for documents over 1 inch). The Velobind / SureBind System Three binding machine includes a built in debinding feature and is the only binding system on the market that can bind documents up to 3” thick.
  4. The Velobind System Four Bind binding machine is a standalone electric binding head that operates in much the same way as the Velobind System three binding machine. It includes a built in electric debind feature and can bind documents up to 3 inches thick. The System Four binding machine binds documents up to 1” thick in approximately eight seconds and binds documents over 2” thick in between ten and twelve seconds. Many users who elect to buy the Velobind System Four binding machine use their Magnapunch or other modular punch for increased productivity. This allows one individual to punch documents while another binds.

All of the Velobind / Surebind binding machine systems above have the ability to bind documents that are 8.5”, 11” and 14” long using the appropriate binding strips. These systems are all hotknife binding machine systems utilizing 11 pin strips that are riveted into place using heat for a permanent, secure and tamper resistant bind. These binding machine systems are not compatible with the smaller desktop Velobind units on the market.

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