Compare Binding Solutions

Select the best binding...

for your project and customer!

  • Strip Bound
  • Image Bound
  • Softback
  • Easyback
  • Hardback
  • Custom Hardback
Strip Bound

Reliable Binding

Fastback binding is strong, durable and attractive. Pages in a Fastback document can withstand more than 50 pounds of pull. The tough thermoplastic adhesive will not become brittle with age, so it’s perfect for archival storage.

Super strong

Fastback bound documents can withstand more than 50 pounds of pull.

Lay-flat

Fastback bound documents lay flat when open.

Fast & easy

Fastback binds in 13-20 seconds, up to 700 pages (350 sheets of 20# bond paper). That is 3.5x faster than most competitive binding systems.

Fastback Document Strip

Fastback Model 20 Fastback Model 9
Super Strip x
Composition Strip x
CP Strip x
LX Strip x
LX Comp Strip x

Fastback Strip Widths

Composition
+ Super Strip
CP Strip Perfectback Strip LX Strip
+ LX Comp
Narrow width up to 0.5″ thick
~125 sheets
up to 0.3″ thick
~60 sheets
up to 0.5″ thick
~125 sheets
up to 0.7″ thick
~125 sheets
Medium width 0.5″-1.0″ thick
~125-250
0.3″-0.5″ thick
~60-125
0.5″-1.0″ thick
~125-250
0.7″-1.0″ thick
~125-250
Wide width 1″-1.5″ thick
~250-350
1″-1.5″ thick
~250-350
Image Bound

Enhance your brand

Fastback Image Strip represents a new level of binding customization. Now every document you bind can promote your brand, enhance your image, and ensure that each prospectus, manual, proposal or report that you produce is a cut above the competition. People will notice.

Image Strip | Custom printed by Powis Inc

• Sizes: 11″ & A4
• System: Fastback 20 or Fastback 9
• Minimum order: 2 Cartons (600 strips)

Image Blank Strip | You print on your office Ink Jet

• Sizes: 11″ & A4
• System: Fastback 20 or Fastback 9

Use the Image Blank and print the strips yourself or send us the design and we will produce Image Strip for you.

Fastback Image Strip | Compatibility Guide

Fastback Model 20 Image Blank Image Strip
Static 1.2″ front or Spine centered:
bind 20-700 pages
x x
Fastback Model 9 Image Blank LX Image Strip
Static 1.2″ front:
bind 20-200 pages
x x
Softback

Perfectback Solution

Bind professional softback books—1 or 500 at a time! Our line of Perfectback strips enable you to do short runs of perfect bound books, quickly and easily.

Perfectback TA
  • Compatible with Model 20 & Model 9
  • Creates perfectback books indistinguishable from production perfectback bindings
  • Use with laminated cover-stock
  • Your first book is a good; zero waste, zero spoilage

 

Perfectback LF
  • Compatible with Model 20
  • Gives you the flattest binding when open—even on thin books
  • Use with laminated & non-laminated cover-stock
  • Your first book is a good; zero waste, zero spoilage

 

Perfectback PS
  • Compatible with Model 20
  • Use with laminated & non-laminated cover-stock
  • Your first book is a good; zero waste, zero spoilage
Easyback

Easyback Hardcovers

Fastback’s newest Hardcover Solution: Easyback Hardcover. These hardcovers enable you to bind a hardcover in one, easy-step. Durable, beautiful, and fast!

  • Fast, 1-step binding
  • Single supply for any thickness (binding strip forms book-spine)
  • Multi-use: can be used as back only-or front & back
  • No endleaves necessary

 

Cover options
  • Buckram (matches Super Strip & LX Strip)
  • Composition

Easyback Hardcover Sizes

Black Buckram White Buckram Dark Blue Buckram Gray Buckram
11″ x 8.5″ portrait x  x x x
A4 portrait x x x x
Black Comp White Comp Dark Blue Comp
11″ x 8.5″ portrait x x x
A4 portrait x x x
Hardback

Premium Hardcovers

With the Fastback Hardcover binding system, anyone can create professional-quality case-bound books, in less than a minute. Businesses can produce impactful presentations and catalogs on-demand. Schools can have students create their own yearbooks and copy shops can produce short-run hardcover books for the clients.

Fastback Hardcovers are made with premium, professional bookmaking materials, including Suede, Composition and Leather. Lined with adhesive, these pre-made hardcovers are easy to use.

Cover options
  • Suede
  • Composition
  • Leather

Standard Hardcover Sizes

A spine B spine C spine D spine E spine** F spine**
11″ x 8.5″ portrait x x x x x x
A4 portrait x x x x x x
8.5″ x 11″ landscape x x
A4 landscape x x
8″ x 10″ x x
8″ x 12″ x x
8″ x 8″ x x
10″ x 10″ x x
12″ x 12″ x x

**Four carton minimum, 2-week turnaround.

Hardcover Spine Widths

# of Pages # of Sheets # of Photopress Pages Width in Inches Width in mm
A spine 10—120 pages 5—60 sheets 0.25″ 6.4mm
B spine 120—220 pages 60—110 sheets 10—30 0.5″ 12.7mm
C spine 220—360 pages 110—180 sheets 25—50 0.75″ 19.7mm
D spine 360—470 pages 180—235 sheets 1″ 25.4mm
E spine 470—610 pages 235—305 sheets 1.25″ 31.8mm
F spine 610—730 pages 305—365 sheets 1.5″ 38.1mm
Custom Hardback

Custom Hardcover Solution

Fastback Custom Hardcovers allow you to bind books using full-color digitally printed covers designed by you. This is a perfect application for school yearbooks, self publications, sports memorbillia books, children’s books, and real estate agent marketing.

Custom Hardcovers | Custom printed by Powis

• Sizes: 11″ x 8.5″ & A4
• Minimum order: 2 Cartons

Imageback Covers | You print & wrap in-house

• Sizes: 11″ x 8.5″ & A4

Standard Hardcover Sizes

A spine B spine C spine D spine E spine** F spine**
11″ x 8.5″ portrait x x x x x x
A4 portrait x x x x x x
8.5″ x 11″ landscape x x
A4 landscape x x
8″ x 10″ x x
8″ x 12″ x x
8″ x 8″ x x
10″ x 10″ x x
12″ x 12″ x x

**Four carton minimum, 2-week turnaround.

Hardcover Spine Widths

# of Pages # of Sheets # of Photopress Pages Width in Inches Width in mm
A spine 10—120 pages 5—60 sheets 0.25″ 6.4mm
B spine 120—220 pages 60—110 sheets 10—30 0.5″ 12.7mm
C spine 220—360 pages 110—180 sheets 25—50 0.75″ 19.7mm
D spine 360—470 pages 180—235 sheets 1″ 25.4mm
E spine 470—610 pages 235—305 sheets 1.25″ 31.8mm
F spine 610—730 pages 305—365 sheets 1.5″ 38.1mm

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