Print shops struggle with razor-thin margins and find it hard to differentiate from their competitors.

Meanwhile, binderies complain about losing productivity due to inefficient, multi-step punching and binding. At the higher end, they have to deal with expensive, hard-to-maintain hot foil stamping machines or stitching equipment.

With Fastback®and Foilfast® systems, we offer printers and binderies a fast, profitable solution: on-demand publishing that requires virtually no machine setup. Stop turning down short-run business. Now you can:

  • Create StitchFree hardcovers and paperbacks (perfect binding) in minutes, not days – great for one-offs and sample books
  • Produce longlasting binds that resist 25kg of pull
  • Cover books on demand with minimal set-up and waste
  • Foil print in up to seven colours with the Foilfast® printer (a faster, inexpensive alternative to traditional foil stamping)
  • Offer customization and personalization to clients
  • Provide multiple design options with a range of cover materials, textures and colours
  • Meet seasonal and periodic surges in demand
  • Teach non-technical, entry-level employees to operate the system in around a half hour

If low profit margins are an issue, why not attract customers who are willing to pay more for a value-added approach? Instead of offering unattractive spiral binding or punch-and-bind, impress them with our beautiful hard cover, perfect binding and tape binding solutions.

It’s a strategy that’s worked for Kinko’s and Alpha Graphics in the U.S., Prontaprint in the U.K. and Mister Copy in Belgium. And it’s actually more cost-effective for you.

  • Minimal investment: the systems are highly affordable and can sit on a tabletop
  • Stop losing time and money: Reduce overtime costs and customer frustration associated with the slow comb binding method
  • One-button operation. No more punching paper, then feeding the binder section by section.
  • Fastback® systems can bind up to 350 pages in 15 seconds
  • Powis binding systems can improve production by 70% and lower costs by 50%