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.

  • Bind Faster: Fastback binders are 3.5x faster than competitive binding systems.
  • Super Strong: Fastback bound documents can withstand more than 50 pounds of pull.
  • Layflat: Fastback Thermal Strip delivers true lay-flat binding.

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: 10 Cartons (3,000 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

Easyback hardcovers enable you to bind a hardback book in one, easy-step—make a hardback book in 20 seconds!

  • Create thin to thick books with one cover-set
    (2-600 pages or up to 300 sheets)
  • Super easy & fast
  • Sleek, trim appearance
  • Attractive and durable
  • Hardcover Guide and endleaves not necessary
  • Works with the Model 20 & Model 9
Cover options
  • Buckram (matches Super Strip & LX Strip)
  • Composition (matches Comp Strip & LX Comp)
  • Suede

 

*Additional colors/materials available for custom order.

Easyback Hardcover Colors & Sizes

  Color 8.5″ x 11″  A4
Buckram Black x x
Dark Blue x x
Dark Gray x x
White x x
Composition Black x x
White x x
Dark Blue x x
Maroon x x
Suede Black x x
Bright Blue x x
Maroon x x
Gray 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

 

*Additional colors/materials available for custom order.

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

Download: Hardcover Templates
Review: Design Guidelines

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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