Fastbind Optima™

Optima, as all models of the Fastbind’s new generation of binders, offers the largest flexibility. This semi-automatic perfect binding machine quickly produces books with hard or soft covers, tapes, etc.

It is ideal for print/copy shops, publishers, binderies, school yearbooks and photographers. The end result is a strong, square and affordable perfect bound document.

  • Versatile applications
  • Constant high quality binding
  • Spine preparation for difficult papers
  • Easy to use


Ashgate - Fastbind Optima
  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 7A 3.5 A
Machine dimensions (W x D x H) 35˝ x 1907˝ x 19.7˝ 890 x 500 x 500 mm
Net/gross weight 117 lbs 53 kg

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

Elite - GlueingSemi-automatic glue application
Fastbind Optima features an automatized glue application, which ensures even and constant binding results for on-demand or medium runs of book production and allows a “stand-by” temperature selection.

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.


Easy 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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