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Tamerica Optimus-46i Coil Binding Machine Review

Monday, May 18th, 2015
coil binder, coil binding, 4:1 pitch, coil punch, oval holes

The Optimus-46i

The Tamerica Optimus-46i Coil Binding machine is an impressive little model that’s affordably priced. You typically find machines with its capabilities in the $400-$700 price tag range.

The Optimus-46i has fully disengageable punch pins.  This allows you to punch and bind a wide variety of documents of different sizes. The pull-out punch pins help you avoid unseemly half-punched papers.

The coil inserter located on the top of the machine offers a new and innovative twist to document binding. It features a grooved silicone roller that makes it smoother and simpler to insert the PVC coil into a punched stack of paper.

The Optimus-46i from Tamerica offers further simplicity and efficiency with its foot-operated pedal. This operates the machine’s punch dies, or pins. This added feature alone helps free up your hands and improves your productivity.

There are also other useful features including oval punched holes — this makes it much easier to insert coil. There’s adjustable depth control and you can punch up to 20 sheets of copy paper at a time.

Be sure to contact ABC Office today to learn more about the Tamerica Optimus-46i Coil Binding Machine.

 

Coil Binding Machine Review: Akiles CoilMac-EPI Plus 4:1

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Akiles CoilMac-EPI Plus Review

Akiles CoilMac-EPI Plus 4:1


Akiles CoilMac-EPI Plus 4:1 Coil Binding Machine w/ Inserter (Oval Holes)

I recently had a customer ask me to explain the differences between two electric coil binding machines: The Akiles CoilMac-EPI Plus 4:1 and Renz SPB 360 Comfort Electric Coil Binding Machine. These are both high-volume, quality coil binding machines engineered to withstand heavy use throughout the workday. We rarely receive complaints from customers about either brand.

The Renz SPB 360 is a tried and tested model that offers several features needed for high-volume document binding. It has a unique built-in coil-crimping device that cuts and bends excess binding coil, eliminating the need for crimping pliers.

Over the years, however, I have been very impressed with how Akiles has been able to design a binding machine that has so many features to offer for such a modest price. When I entered the document finishing industry over 12 years ago, Renz was pretty much the dominant force in high-end binding machines. That prominence has changed since then, thanks to the determination of the product engineers from Akiles. They have not only successfully competed in the document binding machine market, but have surpassed their competition in several key areas.

Most coil binding machines punch round holes. The Akiles CoilMac-EPI Plus 4:1 does not. This unique electric coil-binding machine actually punches out oval-shaped holes with its built-in electric punch. This slight modification in hole design dramatically speeds up the coil insertion process. This allows for slightly more space for the coil to move within and reduces the frustration often encountered when coil and punched paper don’t always exactly match up. The machine’s 54 punch pins may be disengaged so that you can create custom-sized documents and books.

The Akiles CoilMac-EPI Plus, with rugged all-metal construction, boasts a high volume punch capacity of 25 sheets. This rating applies to 20 lb. standard copy paper. The punch motor has reverse anti-jam feature that helps you dislodge stacks of paper or covers that were too thick.

The machine also provides a full-length, heavy-duty electric coil inserter on the front of the unit for convenient coil insertion. The CoilMac-EPI Plus comes with a built-in coil diameter selector and premium oval coil crimping pliers.

When you are ready to order your electric coil binding machine, be sure to mention this article to save an additional seven percent!

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