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Thermal Binding Machines

Thermal Binding is not only the fastest binding system on the market, it's one of the most attractive. It takes just seconds to create bound reports and proposals because there is no punching involved!

Description of how to use a Thermal Bind Machine: 1: Drop your pages into your cover, making sure that all the pages are touching the glue strip. 2: Place your book into the machine & press power to activate the heating bar. 3: Allow your book to cool before opening.

Fastback Model 20

Fastback Model 20
Product #FB20
Price: US $4,495.00
Price: US $4,495.00

Powis Fastback 20 Tape Binding Machine

The Powis Fastback 20 Tape Binding Machine is the ideal binding solution for schools, corporations, financial institutions, copy shops, government agencies, home offices, and more. Virtually maintenance-free and easy to use, the Fastback 20 allows operators to quickly create professionally-bound documents in under 15 seconds- no experience required. Simply place your documents into the machine, insert a binding strip, press the green button, and the unit automatically identifies what type of binding strip is being used and adjusts the settings accordingly.

A graphical interface with LCD display guides the user through operation with animated illustrations, allowing virtually anyone to easily create perfectly-bound books. Used in conjunction with Fastback Super Strips, documents bound with the Fastback 20 lay flat and retain a super strong bind that will last. Whether you need to create a report, mailer, manual, hard cover book, or anything in-between, the Fastback 20 provides an affordable and versatile binding solution.


Graphical User Interface with LCD Display: Displays critical functions and guides user through operation

Large Binding Capacity: Up to 350 sheets or 1.5” thickness in 13-20 seconds

Versatile: Strip, hard cover, and perfect binding

Easy to Use: Minimal training required, 3.5 times faster than punch and bind

Low Environmental Impact: Fastback Bindings are fully recyclable and contain 30% recycled and/or post consumer waste content


Spine Thickness: Narrow, Medium, Wide

Spine Lengths: From 5.5” – 12”

Binding Time: 15.35 seconds

Warm-Up Time: < 3 minutes

Optimal Paper Weight: 20 lb. standard (80 gsm) to 32 lb. (120 gsm)

Machine Dimensions: 23.5” W x 9” H x 23” D

Maximum Weight: 59 lbs.

Power Requirements: 120V, 50-60 Hz, 10 amps

Regulatory Approvals: UL, CE, CUL