Review of the MBM Bookletmaker Jr.

MBM Bookletmaker Jr Booklet Making MachineIf your business or organization prints and creates your own literature in-house, you may have the need of a booklet making machine. These machines are designed to fold and staple paper into booklets. We recently added the MBM Bookletmaker Jr. to our site (found here). I have had an opportunity to personally us this machine and would like to share my thoughts with you.

For starters, I have to say that I am very impressed with MBM as a company. They produce some of the nicest machines out there. You may have heard of some of their other machines such as Destroyit paper shredders, Kutrimmer guillotines and Triupmh stack cutters. Their machines feature sensible designs, are easy to use and they don’t cut corners in the manufacturing process.

Upon unboxing the Bookletmaker Jr., you may notice that it is very similar to other machines out there. Having used several machines myself, I have to say that the MBM Bookletmaker Jr. is very similar in look and operation to the Formax FD 160 (found here) and the ISP BookletMate (found here). The operation is almost identical. This isn’t to say that they are made in the same place, but the share a similar design.

There is very little setup required to use this booklet maker. It consists of a metal base, motorized rubber rollers and two staplers mounted to a arm. It is a fairly simple machine, but the subtleness of the machine is part of what makes it so incredible. It can be used with paper ranging from 8 ½” x 11″ up to 11″ x 17″. The guides, which help center the paper, auto center the staplers as they are lined up to the edges of the paper.

Once the paper is inserted, bring the stapler arm over to the other side (about a 180 degree motion) and press the arm down. This activates the staplers. This part of the process is manual. Once the stapling is complete, move the stapler arm back to its original position. The motor will automatically pull the paper and fold it in half. Voila! You have a booklet.

I found that I was able to insert the paper, staple it and fold the paper in about 3-5 seconds. It is a very efficient process, however, I would still rate this machine for light to medium volume use simply because there is still enough manual effort involved that an operator wouldn’t want to repeat this process over and over again on a large scale. If you need to create hundreds to thousands of booklets, go with a fully automatic / electric machine.

This machine is ideal for use in schools, churches and businesses. It is definitely portable, at 40 pounds shipped, but isn’t something that you want to move around on a regular basis. It is light enough to be used on most tables and desks. Aesthetically it is a very nice looking machine that I feel will blend in with most office environments.

The MBM Bookletmaker Jr. has a 10 sheet stapling capacity. That is based on standard 20# copy paper. The sheet capacity will be less if you are using card stock. Because it can staple 10 sheets of paper, it can bind a booklet of 40 pages (front and back / side to side).

Would I consider using this machine for my own booklet making operations? You bet. It is backed by a one-year warranty and the support from us (at ABC Office) and MBM will keep you happy. It should hold up for years without causing you any issues.

You can find the MBM Bookletmaker Jr. here and our entire selection of booklet making machines here. We are one of the most reputable online dealers of office equipment online (in business since 1980) and we offer some of the best prices available online. If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-658-8788.

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