What are Fastback Image Strips and how do I use them?

posted this on May 24, 2016

Companies around the world are constantly looking for new ways to customize their reports, presentations and proposals with a professional look that represents their brand. Current options for accomplishing this task include comb binding, wire binding, proclick, zipbind, unibind, spiral coil and thermal binding. However, in the world of binding new and innovative presentation solutions are extremely rare. That is what makes the Powis Parker Fastback Image Strip such an exciting innovation.Fastback Image Strips are designed for use of businesses to enhance the image of bound documents by utilizing printed images on the strip itself. There are three distinct versions of the Image Strips that have been created by Powis Parker, however all three share the same basic physical dimensions. The Image Strip has a wider width that allows for a vibrant visible theme image when bound to the front cover of any document. The strips are available in one size (Narrow) and are accessible as a Branded, Standard Theme or Custom Design options. All three varieties of these strips are designed to work only with the Fast Back 9 binding machine and require no additional steps or preparation before binding. You simply place the strip in the Fast Back 9 binding machine and binding occurs. Plus, these strips meet the same environmentally friendly standards that Powis Parker has strived to uphold by having a built in sustainable feature that allows for a document bound with this strip to be recyclable.If you are considering using Fastback Image Strips with your documents you will need to choose which variety best suits your needs. Here are the three options…

  1. Branded Image Strips have a pre developed theme image on them that can have text, titles or logos printed on them. For companies, this is a great option to enhance a bound documents image with no substantial costs involved. Corporate logos and text are applied to these strips at a reasonable price and come in quantities of 100 strips per box.
  2. Standard Theme strips come in preprinted theme designs ranging from technical themes to classic abstract designs. These strips are designed to assist companies enhance the image of a bound document without the need to operate within an already existing company logo color scheme. 26 different pre developed Standard Theme strips are available for use on bound documents and come in quantities of 100 ct per box.
  3. Custom Image Strips allow companies to either design their and submit art work, or supply input in the development of a custom, one of a kind Image Strip specific for the company use. If assistance of development of image is required, the manufacturer can assist with the development and will supply proofs to ensure the new strip design will meet your needs and the waiting period for the Custom Strip from concept to final product will range from two to three weeks.

There are three major reasons why most companies should consider the Image Strip for their documents and proposals. The first is image. In order for a company to maintain a creative edge in a competing market the Image strip is ideal for enhancing the image of a bound document to ensure results that are visually noticeable. The second benefit is financial control. A company is not required to develop a new image from concept to product. Powis Parker has 26 different image themes for companies to choose from to assist in customizing documents. And finally the Image strips fit into sustainable business practices. With Image strip recycling documents requires no additional cost, time, or setup.

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