Fastbind Elite™

Fastbind Elite binding machine offers the largest flexibility. It quickly produces hard and soft cover books as well as Manager covers, tear-off pads and strip binding. Why buy several binders when all you need is one? Elite is ideal for print/copy shops, publishers, binderies, school yearbooks and photographers. The end result is perfect binding that is strong, square and affordable.

  • Flexible binding system
  • Easy to use
  • Dust free spine rougening
  • Compact and fully featured


Ashgate - Fastbind Elite
  U.S.A. Europe
Capacity cycles/hour Up to 450 Up to 450
Capacity books/hour* Up to 180 Up to 180
Min-max binding thickness 0.004–1.6˝ 0.1–40 mm
Max. binding length 12.6˝ 320 mm Max.
binding height 9.3˝ 235 mm
Max cover thickness ** 225 index 400 g/m²
Voltage 110–115 V 220–240 V
Frequency 50–60 Hz 50–60 Hz
Current 5.5 A 3 A
Machine dimensions (W x D x H) 35˝ x 18.5˝ x 18.5˝ 890 x 470 x 470 mm
Box dimensions (W x D x H) 39˝ x 22.9˝ x 22.9˝ 990 x 580 x 580 mm
Net/gross weight 2/88 lbs 37/40 kg

* Production time depends on operator
** Depending on specification of material
Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

Elite - PGO RoughenerRoughener - PGO

Fastbind Elite features the exclusive Paper Grain Opening (“PGO”) system. Unlike other spine rougheners that grind the spine creating lots of noise and dust, the PGO opens the paper grain with very little noise and there is no paper dust! The operator can control the number of PGO passes that need to be made to ensure a solid bind.


Elite - GlueingEasy to use

It’s easier to learn than an office copier! Anyone can be making professional quality books and reports in minutes. There are no set-up times or book format adjustments. It self adjusts for book thickness from 2 to 400 pages.


Elite - Cover Trimmer

Cover trimmer
The optional cover trimmer is very easy to use and eliminates the need to measure and set-up a cumbersome guillotine trimmer. Slip the cover excess into the slot, rest the bookblock on the rail and then pull the rotary trimmer handle across the book for a perfect cover trim.

Secura - Tool Kit

Hard cover toolkit
The optional hardcover toolkit consists of a hardcover nipping bar and a special paper guide. It allows you to bind hard cover books with your Fastbind binding machine. The special shape of the bar gives professional look to the finished book.

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