Pro-Bind 1000 Professional Thermal Binding Machine
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Pro-Bind 1000 Professional Thermal Binding Machine

Part #: PB-1000
Brand: Pro-Bind
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  • Simple one-touch operation
  • Convenient built-in cooling rack
  • 3/4" binding capacity
  • 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
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The new Pro-Bind 1000 thermal binding machine is designed as a compact, lightweight and inexpensive thermal binding unit for professional applications. The PB-1000 is designed to have all the punch of the Pro-Bind 2000 but is limited to a one inch binding throat and is meant for lighter duty applications than its bigger brother. You can still use the Pro-Bind 1000 to bind multiple books at one time and this unit is even capable of binding hard cover books when run through two binding cycles and then crimped in our hard cover crimper. This unit is feature packed and includes a fast 3 minute warm up, visual and auditable tone when binding cycle is finished and a built in standby feature to reduce power consumption. The cooling rack is also built right onto the back of the unit. All of these features make the Pro-Bind 1000 an excellent choice for a small office, home based business or for self publishing applications. Check out the features for yourself...

Product Details

  • Hard Cover & Soft Cover Binding Capabilities
  • Simple One-Touch Operation
  • Convenient Built-In Cooling Rack
  • Energy Saving Mode
  • Dimensions: 15.5" W x 8-7/8" D x 4-1/4" H
  • Power-Supply: 120V / 60hz
  • Binding Throat: 12" x 1-1/4"
  • Binding Capacity: 3/4"
  • Manufacturer: Pro-Bind
  • Weight: 2 lbs
  • Part Number: PB-1000
  • Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

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Transcript: This is the Pro-Bind 1000 Thermal Binding Machine!Now with thermal binding you can create you own custom soft or hardcovers or use plain standard ones.Now, open your thermal binding cover.  Observe the glue strip in the center—you always want your pages within the width of this.  You can see it easier on this hardcover. Make sure your pages do not exceed past this width.But it’s a simple as jogging your pages evenly together and inserting them against the glue strip. Close the book up, jog the pages again, and while holding the pages still insert the spine of your book in ... Read More

This is the Pro-Bind 1000 Thermal Binding Machine!

Now with thermal binding you can create you own custom soft or hardcovers or use plain standard ones.

Now, open your thermal binding cover.  Observe the glue strip in the center—you always want your pages within the width of this.  You can see it easier on this hardcover. Make sure your pages do not exceed past this width.

But it’s a simple as jogging your pages evenly together and inserting them against the glue strip. Close the book up, jog the pages again, and while holding the pages still insert the spine of your book into the machine.

On the front, push the appropriate button—in this case I am making a soft cover book.  It takes about a minute, and the machine will notify you when to remove the book.  Jog the pages down again to make sure the pages settle nicely in the glue.

It’s actually important that you place the book in the cooling rack until the glue hardens.  This way you know the pages are always secured well.

A nice thing about thermal binding is that you can bind several books at a time, depending on your size of books.

The Pro-Bind 1000 can also bind together hardcover books up to 3\4 inch thick.

Again, jog your pages evenly, align your pages against the glue, then ensure the pages are even when the book is closed.

Insert the book with the spine down and push the “hard cover” button.  This takes twice as long as soft covers.

Now, for best results—and it is highly recommended for hardcovers—immediately after taking your book out of the machine, place it into a hard cover crimper until the glue cools.

This way the pages are pressed together evenly and tightly within the covers.

If you are looking for a very professional and well finished look for you books, then customizing a thermal cover may be exactly what you are looking for.

Staff Review

Pro-Bind 1000 Professional Thermal Binding Machine Review

Thermal binding is one of the fastest and easiest binding methods, so it's great for beginners and people who need to produce professional-looking documents in a flash. A good entry-level machine is the Pro-Bind 1000, an affordable device that's made in the good old U.S.A. Here's what you need to know about its pros and cons.

The pros:

  • This thermal binding system is capable of binding both hardback and softcover books. It can bind books up to 3/4" thick containing between 115 and 150 pages.

  • One of the great things about thermal binders is that they both warm up and bind quickly. This device will warm up in about three minutes and it can completely bind a softcover document in 30 seconds. Hardcovers take a bit longer: about 60 seconds. You'll know the machine is ready to use because a light will go on and the machine will emit a beep.

  • The 1000's throat is 12 inches long so it's perfect for finishing off letter-sized documents. The throat is 1-1/4" wide, enabling you to bind more than one book at a time, which will increase your productivity.

  • To help you save on your electric bill, the 1000 has a standby mode that conserves power.

  • Each unit has a built-in cooling rack. It's located on the back of the machine for easy access.

  • The 1000 is small enough to be stored on top of a desk. Its dimensions are 15.5" (width) x 8-7/8" (depth) x 4-1/4" (height). This lightweight machine only weighs four pounds so if you need to move it to a new location, it won't be a total pain.

  • This product comes with a one-year warranty and it's reasonably priced. This means you get to enjoy the look of thermal binding without having to spend a large amount of cash.

  • Finally, these devices are made in the United States of America, so when you buy one, you're supporting the American economy.

And now for the cons:

  • The binding capacity won't be large enough for some users. If you desire a device with a larger capacity, you should look at the Pro-Bind 2000 which can bind documents that are up to 400 pages long.

  • After you bind a hardcover book, you have to crimp it with the Pro-Bind Hardback Cover Crimper. This item is sold separately.

  • You won't be able to bind books that are more than 12 inches tall. If you need to bind taller documents, another method should be used, such as plastic comb binding.

In a nutshell, the Pro-Bind 1000 is a good machine to get if you've never used a thermal binder before. It offers fast and easy operation, plus it will help you create great-looking documents. It's also ideal for low-volume applications and offices that need an affordable binding system. Plus, it's American-made, so you'll be supporting American workers if you purchase one. So get one today and experience all the pros that Pro-Bind has to offer you.

Questions & Answers

Thank you for your question. The Pro-Bind 1000 Professional Thermal Binding Machine would work with half sized books. All of the stock thermal covers are designed to be used with letter sized stock. For half sized stock you would to either have a custom thermal cover made or make a custom cover where the front, spine and back are all the same sheet and use a glue strip.

Answered by MyBinding
6 months ago
Thank you for your question. The Pro-Bind 1000 Professional Thermal Binding Machine does not come with any supplies and would need to be purchased separately. You can find the Thermal Binding supplies here .

Answered by MyBinding
1 years ago
Thank you for your question. Thermal binding machines are not recommended for glossy paper as the glue has a lot of trouble staying in place on anything with a slick surface. The best way to bind glossy/coated stock would be either saddle stitching or staples.

Answered by MyBinding.com
1 years and 7 months ago ago
Thank you for your question. The glue for thermal covers are not acid free and would not be safe to use for archival purposes. Thermal Binding is a durable process, depending on their use you can expect a extended life time for a bound document.

Answered by MyBinding
1 years and 7 months ago ago
Thank you for your question. The Glue Strips ( part# BIADSTRIP11 ) are 1" wide. They would need to be trimmed down to the width that you need.Depending on the size of spine that you are using you may be able to get more than one strip out of the 1" strip.

Answered by MyBinding
1 years and 11 months ago ago
You will need some sort of cover to bind a book with the pro-bind. Because of the heating element, you need protection between the glue and the machine itself or it will run everywhere.

Answered by MyBinding
2 years and 3 months ago ago
Yes this machine will bind Coverbind branded thermal covers just fine. Use the soft cover settings for advantage and classic covers and use the hard cover setting for ambassador covers.

Answered by Mybinding.com
3 years and 6 months ago ago
Yes you can use this machine with These thermal glue strips. Just make a one piece cover with a spine put the glue strip in the spine and put your pages in the cover. The machine will do the rest.

Answered by Mybinding.com
3 years and 6 months ago ago
Yes this machine will bind Coverbind branded thermal covers just fine. Use the soft cover settings for advantage and classic covers and use the hard cover setting for ambassador covers.

Answered by Mybinding.com
3 years and 6 months ago ago
Yes you can bind hard covers with the Probind 1000. Just make sure you choose the hard cover setting on the front of the machine. That button will adjust the temperature of the binding cycle so that it gets hotter to melt the glue inside the hard cover case. However, it is recommended that you use a hard cover crimper if binding thermal hard covers. You can find the hard cover crimper on our site Here.

Answered by Mybinding.com
3 years and 6 months ago ago
Yes you can bind multiple covers at a time with this machine. Just place them all in the throat of the machine at once and they will bind in a single cycle. The maximum thickness of the documents combined is 1 inch so you can do four 1/4" documents or eight 1/8" documents.

Answered by Mybinding.com
3 years and 6 months ago ago
You can make your own covers to use with thermal binding systems. They would need to be a full wrap around cover as a single piece. You would then use a glue strip ( product # BIADSTRIP11 ) in the spine of you custom made cover to bind the pages.

Answered by MyBinding.com
3 years and 7 months ago ago
The thermal binding process gives a solid bind. You will have best results when binding non glossy stock. The glue used in the thermal binding can have issues adhering to coated or glossy paper.

Answered by MyBinding.com
3 years and 7 months ago ago
If you are using 2 piece cover sets (a back and a front) this machine is NOT for you. Thermal binding machines require a single piece cover that has glue in the spine to work. If you are looking for a thermal bind and want to use your own front and back cover you really need to consider Fastback tape binding.

Answered by MyBinding.com
3 years and 7 months ago ago

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