UK Distributors of lay-flat Photobook makers, Ringbinder and Hardcover makers, Perfect binders and Digital Print Finishing Equipment

About Ashgate

Established in 1989 and entering our 25th year, Ashgate Automation has firmly established itself as the UK distributor of the Fastbind range of photobook makers, casemakers and binding machines. The Fastbind range built by Maping Co in Finland, has grown into today’s market-leading range of binding solutions for the on-demand binding and photobook making sector. The Fastbind range includes; Booxter and FotoMount photobook makers, Casematic hardcover casemakers and hot glue perfect binders including the Elite XT.

The Fastbind range produces personalised; lay-flat photobooks, staple bound photobooks, bespoke ring binders, paper over board cases, school yearbooks, lay-flat photo albums, soft cover perfect bound books and hardcover bound books, to name just a few applications.

Fastbind demonstrations are carried out in Ashgate’s purpose built 1600 sq ft showroom, probably one of the largest Fastbind displays in the world. The Oxfordshire site also has new warehousing, doubled in size to accommodate the stocks of Fastbind and KAS products together with a large stock of Fastbind supplies for our customers. It is important for our customers that we have the stock they need. Customers visiting our new Chalgrove showroom can see the full Fastbind and KAS ranges on display, together with printing and software displays from our partner companies. Ashgate also have a selection of ancillary machines on display including Ideal guillotines, Maxit adhesive systems and Matrix Duo laminators. The showroom has also proved very popular with overseas companies looking for a photobook maker through to a complete print facility, with our convenient rapid coach and train links to nearby London.

Ashgate quality of care

Ashgate pride itself on the quality of technical back-up, with factory trained engineering staff. The full product training which we carry out is included in our prices, on our larger Fastbind systems training over 2 or 3 visits is provided where required. The Fastbind systems are not simply boxes to be sent out by courier, which is fast becoming the norm with many companies in the print market. Although simple to operate, Ashgate spend time with new customers to train them thoroughly ensuring that customers achieve the maximum profit potential from their new Fastbind purchase, by offering their customers the widest range of products that the new Fastbind kit is able to produce.
News and Updates
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18-02-2014
Ashgate have the New Ideal 5560, SRA2, 550mm cut, power guillotine in our Oxfordshire show....»more
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10-12-2013
IPEX 2014, 24th-29th March at Excel London Docklands
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23-10-2013
Greenwich based Romax has chosen Fastbind photobook making equipment from Ashgate. Romax h....»more
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23-10-2013
See how Fastbind equipment has helped Ripping Image break into new markets. As a natural b....»more
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04-06-2013
Ashgate are booked at Fespa 25-29th June at London Excel Exhibition Centre. Come and see u....»more
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29-05-2013
Glacier Board

Ashgate are pleased to announce the new Glacier Board, high quality ring bind

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28-03-2013
Konica Minolta have invited Ashgate to demonstrate Fastbind equipment on their stand C200 ....»more
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03-01-2013
The Rolapress has been developed to work alongside bookletmakers and the Fastbind Fotomoun....»more
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12-11-2012

Ashgate introduce a luxurious new Padded Board for Casemaking.
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25-10-2012
Print group John E Wright has found a new market by offering online photo product ordering....»more