What different binding modes are available on the Fasback Model 9?

posted this on May 24, 2016

When you go to bind a document using the Fastback 9 binding machine you will need to make sure that you choose the correct binding mode. If your binding mode doesn’t match the type of strip that you are trying to bind, it can cause all sorts of issues with the quality of the bind. Each mode adjusts the amount of heat and the length of time that is needed to bind a document. This article is designed to introduce you to the eight different modes offered by the Fastback 9 binding machine. You can change the mode on your machine by simply pressing the menu button repeatedly until the mode that you are looking for appears on the LCD display.

1. Image Mode: This setting allows the user to bind a document with Image strips. The Image Strip lets you use strips that have your brand and identity information printed on them. The Image Mode is intended for use with Clear Covers, or foil-printed Comp Covers.

2. LX Mode: This is the standard setting for the Fastback 9 binding machine. It allows the user to bind a document with Lx Fastback binding Strips. This mode is also used for binding the book block of documents that are going to be case bound using Powis Parker Fastback hard cover cases or photobooks.

3. LX Composition Mode: This setting allows the user to bind a document with Lx-Comp strips. The eye-catching executive look of the Lx-Comp strip offers a high-end appearance, and is designed to match our Comp covers for your special presentations.

4. LX CP Mode: This setting allows the user to bind a document withLx-CP strips.If you are printing to a color laser printer that uses fuser oil, or you are using extremely smooth paper, the Lx CP Strip can provide a stronger bind in these instances (not recommended for use with glossy coated paper).Intended for use with the Fastback Hardcover products, Comp Cover, and Clear Cover. Unfortunately, LX-CP strips are not currently available from Powis Parker and according to sources from the manufacturer there is no estimated date for their production.

5. Halfback Mode: This setting allows the user to bind a document with Halfback covers. With Halfback covers, you can produce documents that look like they were perfect-bound. The covers come in solid colors and are pre-scored for easy and accurate results every time.

6. Perfectback LF Mode: This setting allows the user to bind a document with an Lx-Perfectback LF strip. Perfectback LF strips produce a wraparound cover spine that hinges freely from the bound spine of your book block. This strip is used for short run perfect binding.

7. Perfectback PS Mode: This setting allows the user to bind a document with Lx-Perfectback PS strips. Lx-Perfectback PS strips produce a wraparound cover that bonds fully all around the spine of your book block. This strip is also used for short run perfect binding.

8. Edit Mode: The Edit Mode enables removal and insertion of pages in a document previously bound by the Fastback 9 binder.

These are the eight different modes that are offered by the Fastback model 9 binding machine. In addition to these modes, there is also a settings mode that allows you to adjust the length of bind time for either the cover or the spine. Again, all you need to do in order to access the settings menu is to press the menu button until “SETTINGS” appears on the LCD display.

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