How to Use the "More Options" Feature of your Fastback 15xs Machine?

posted this on May 24, 2016

On your Fastback 15xs machine the MORE OPTIONS menu allows you to customize various binding settings that can be important for certain applications. To enter this menu, you simply need to choose “MORE OPTIONS” from the special functions menu on your Fastback machine. Once you are here there are seven different options available to you. This article will describe these seven different options and what they are used for.

Option #1: TA COVER TIMES

This feature allows you to increase or decrease the amount of time the Fastback binder heats the edges of the spine (right where the covers meet the spine) or the spine itself when you are binding the wraparound cover to the Perfectback-TA or Temperature Activated document. If you’re using a thick or heavy cover stock, you might want to use this feature to increase the cover time and/or the spine time. You can also use this feature to turn off the front/back time if you want the cover to be bound to the spine only. However, if you want to bind the spine only, it is recommended that you first bind the document with an extra front page and an extra back page. Then remove these pages before binding the cover.

To increase or decrease the amount of time the Fastback binder heats the edges of the spine (right where the covers meet the spine), select the option “FRONT/BACK TIME” by pressing the BIND button. Use the OPEN and EDIT buttons to scroll through the menu options: When you have scrolled to the setting that you want, press BIND. To increase or decrease the amount of time the Fastback® binder heats the spine, select the option “SPINE TIME” by pressing the BIND button. Use the OPEN and EDIT buttons to scroll through the menu options. When you have scrolled to the setting that you want, press BIND.

Option #2: SET DISPLAY MODE

When you clamp a book in the binder, the display has two ways of showing the book’s thickness. It can either prompt you to insert the appropriate width strip (the Standard Display), or it can show the strip width for your book and the book’s measured thickness (Show Thickness mode). The Set Display menu lets you select whichever display you prefer. To change the display mode, enter the Special Functions Menu, and cycle through the MORE OPTIONS menu items until you see “SET DISPLAY MODE.” Press BIND to select it. Using the OPEN or EDIT button, cycle through the two choices: “STANDARD DISPLAY” and “SHOW THICKNESS.” Press BIND to select the display mode you want. The binder briefly displays “MODE SAVED” to confirm the change.

Option #3: SUPERSTRIP EDGE

Under this menu you are provided a choice on how the corners (edge) of the strip look like on a book bound with a Superstrip. The Fastback default fold will create a soft corner around front and back corners of the book. This menu option allows you to change the front corner of the book to a “sharp” edge instead of a soft edge. After selecting the SUPERSTRIP EDGE menu, press the OPEN or EDIT buttons to toggle between the SHARP EDGE and SOFT EDGE options. Press the BIND button to select which option you desire.

Option #4: COMP VERSION ‘A’

Most users will have no need to access this option. This feature is provided as a convenience for those who are using a batch of Composition Superstrip(TM) known as version ‘A’ that was produced
during 2001.

Option #5: SET SLEEP MODE

Under this menu option you can adjust the amount of idle time before the binder will go into sleep mode. When the binder is in sleep mode, the power is cut off to certain electronic components. The factory default setting is 15 minutes. The choices are 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, and off. When the binder is in Sleep Mode, push any button to return to the READY TO BIND mode.

Option #6: FACTORY DEFAULTS

By selecting this menu option you are able to reset the machine to its original factory default settings. When you select FACTORY DEFAULTS the message “SET DEFAULTS?” will appear on the display. This will give you a second chance to confirm that you want to reset all the settings back to the factory default settings. Pressing the BIND button completes the reset.

Option #7: EXIT?

If you do not want to make any changes in the Special Functions menu, scroll through the menu until you see “EXIT,” and press BIND. The Fastback® binder now returns to the main display screen. The Fastback® binder remembers any changes you make in the Special Functions Menu, even after you turn it off. If you want to change these settings, you must manually reset them.

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