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Intelli-Bind IC210 Coil Binding Machine Review

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Intelli-Bind IC210 Coil Binding Machine from Intelli-ZoneI had a chance today to play around with one of the newest additions to our coil binding lineup. This new machine is the Intelli-Bind IC210 coil binding machine (found here) from Intelli-Zone. After having played around with it for some time, I decided it was time to sit down and write a review. Enjoy!

I have since grabbed the Intelli-Bind IC210 and have it sitting here on my desk. To begin with, it is made out of metal components, but doesn’t have the heft of higher-end Akiles machines. It weighs in at 17 pounds shipped. This is light enough to be used on most desks and tables.

The IC210 is rated to be able to punch 10-15 sheets of paper at a time. I have personally tried the maximum 15 sheets and was able to do it, but it took some effort and I don’t consider it to be practical.

I would personally scale the punching capacity back to about 10 sheets at a time. This is the case with most binding machines. The maximum amount listed on a binding machine often requires more effort than the typical person would like to use.

The overall look of the machine is very nice. It features a black and grey color combination that blends in nicely with existing office equipment.  The grey color has a metallic reflective quality to it.

The IC210 does not have selectable disengaging punching pins, so it is most ideal for punching A4, A5 and 8 ½” x 11″ letter-size paper. Binding smaller custom-size booklets may result in half-punched holes. An adjustable margin depth makes it easy to adjust how far into the paper the holes are punched. This is especially nice for punching and binding books of varying thicknesses.

Having used this myself, I have to say that I would rate it for light-volume use. It isn’t designed to bind hundreds of books a day, but rather a few here and there. In all honestly, it is pretty good for the price.

You’ll have to pay several times more to get a machine that can be used for medium to high-volume use. The Intelli-Bind IC410 is a great example of a machine designed for medium to higher-volume binding. This is a great option if you need a little more binding capacity.

For the price, and considering it has an electric coil inserter, I consider the IC210 to be a great deal. If you plan on using it to bind the occasional report, presentation or booklet, you won’t be disappointed.

You can find the Intelli-Bind IC210 coil binding machine here. You can find our entire selection of coil binding machines here.

Intelli-Bind IC310 Coil Binding Machine Review

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Intelli-Bind IC310 Coil Binding MachineCoil binding looks good, doesn’t it? Pages turn a full 360 degrees, there’s a wide variety of color choices and the binding coils hold up well. If you need a coil binding machine, you should first take a look at the Intelli-Bind IC310 coil binding machine (found here) from Intelli-Zone. This is my review.

Intelli-Bind is a fairly new line of binding machines, but the feedback from the first few months has been very positive. Who, after all, can complain about a machine that does exactly what other machines twice the price can do? The Intelli-Bind IC310 is a newcomer, but I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

My first impression with the IC310 is the features, and the almost over abundance of them. Many of these features are clearly available upon seeing the machine. A few of these obvious features includes the electric coil inserter and the fully disengaging dies.

The build quality on the IC310 is exceptional. The metal chassis and metal components really make this coil binding machine sturdy. While it isn’t too heavy to pick up for most people (31 pounds shipped), you definitely get a feel for the hefty build.

As previously mentioned, the IC310 has an electric coil inserter. This inserter really speeds up the coil binding process versus manually inserting the coils. The inserter is activated by turning on a switch. The entire process is quick and the inserter motor makes very little noise.

The selectable disengaging punching dies makes custom-size book binding very easy. Every single one of the 53 punching pins can be disengaged. Very few binding machines in this price range offer this capability. The IC310 also includes an adjustable margin depth selector dial.

The handle is leveraged in such a way that 18-sheet punching is fairly easy to do. The punching pins are sharp and get the job done very quickly. The IC310 punches holes in a 4:1 pitch (four holes per inch) pattern, which is the most common type used today. It can be used to bind up to about 1 ¼” of paper.

Overall I consider the Intelli-Bind IC310 to be an exceptional binding machine for low to medium-volume binding needs. It can easily be used all day long and the electric coil inserter is a huge plus. This is a great binding machine to have in a copy shop, a school, a church or other organization that needs to bind books, reports and other material.

You can find the Intelli-Bind IC310 coil binding machine here. You can find our entire selection of coil binding machines here and coil binding supplies here. Have a great day!

Intelli-Bind IB100 Compact Comb Binding Machine Review

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Intelli-Bind IB100 Comb Binding Machine from Intelli-ZoneDo you need a simple comb binding machine that can be used at home and won’t break the bank? There are a lot of machines out there, so which one should you get? One model you should seriously consider getting is the Intelli-Bind IB100 comb binding machine (found here) from Intelli-Zone. This is my review.

To begin with, the Intelli-Bind IB100 is easily one of the cheapest comb binding machines out there. At the time of this article, it only costs $45. This makes the Intelli-Bind IB100 an ideal machine for binding enthusiasts, for crafts and other home or light-volume binding projects.

This binding machine is very compact, weighing in at only 11 pounds shipped. That means it is extremely easy to move around and can be used on just about any table or surface.

The IB100 can punch up to 6-8 sheets of standard copy paper at a time. While this is the maximum amount allowed, I would probably scale that back to 6 sheets to be on the safe side. I’ve never been a big fan of maxing out a binding machine every time you punch paper.

This binding machine can be used to bind small books that consist of only a few pages all the way up to a two-inch thick book. This is pretty nice. Many comb binding machines, that fit within this price range, are limited to an inch or less.

If you plan on binding paper of custom sizes, this may not be the best binding machine for you. I recommend using a comb binding machine with selectable (disengageable) punching dies to avoid half-punched holes (like the Intelli-Bind IB400). The IB100 is best used with letter-size paper.

The Intelli-Bind IB100 is great for binding presentations, reports, books and other letter-size documents. It can be used to punch clear covers and card stock. Just be sure you scale back the amount of sheets punched at a time when using thicker paper.

Overall I consider the IB100 to be an excellent machine for its price range. I only recommend using it for light-volume binding.

You can find the Intelli-Bind IB100 comb binding machine here. You can find our entire selection of comb binding machines here.

Intelli-Bind IW400 Wire Binding Machine Review (2:1 & 3:1 Pitch)

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Intelli-Bind IW400 Wire Binding Machine (Double Loop Wire)Are you looking for a wire binding machine that is made to last for years? If so, you probably want a machine that is built from the ground up from metal components. If this is your goal, you may want to consider looking at the Intelli-Bind IW400 wire binding machine (found here) from Intelli-Zone. I have had a chance to use this machine and this is my review.

I’ve got the Intelli-Bind IW400 sitting next to me and the first thing I am noticing is the build quality. Just moving this thing over to my desk took a little effort. The case of the IW400 is made out of cast iron and the handle, punching pins and gears are all metal as well. It weighs in at 37 pounds shipped.

It has a total of two handles, located on the right side. The longer of the two handles is used to punch paper (up to 20 sheets) and the shorter handle is used for closing the wire. The handles are both long enough that the punching and closing takes very little effort. The way this machine is designed, you will need to use your right hand to operate it.

The IW400 is designed to punch and bind paper up to 13″ long, but has an open end. This means you can punch and bind longer sheets by sliding the longer paper and punching it again. I’ve always liked having an open-ended binding machine. I wish all wire binding machines were made like this.

The 2:1 pitch version of this machine has 27 punching pins and the 3:1 pitch has 40 punching pins. The term pitch is used to describe the hole pattern used. Each of the punching pins can be disengaged, which is pretty nice. This is especially ideal for punching and binding custom-sizes of paper. The punched holes are rectangular in shape.

The Intelli-Bind IW400 has a dial on the side of the machine where you can adjust how far into the paper the holes are punched. There is another dial on the top of the machine where you can adjust the wire closer. The wire closer is found in the back of the machine.

One thing unique to the IW400, versus many other wire machines, is the wire holder. There is a convenient clamp located on the front of the machine that is used to hold wire in place while paper is added. This is especially nice, making the holes easier to line up.

Did I mention the build quality? Wow. This thing is tough.

A wide catch tray drawer is found on the front of this machine. It spans the width of the machine and almost the entire length. This means it holds a lot of paper, requiring you to empty it less often.

Overall I have to say that the IW400 is more than adequate for medium-volume, continuous binding. It is probably one of the heaviest-duty manual wire binding machines I have used to date. You won’t be disappointed.

You can find the 3:1 pitch Intelli-Bind IW400 wire binding machine here and the 2:1 pitch Intelli-Bind IW400 wire binding machine here.  You can find our entire selection of manual-punch wire binding machines here. Feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 to speak with one of our binding machine specialists.

Intelli-Bind IB500 Comb Binding Machine Review

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Intelli-Bind IB500 Comb Binding Machine from Intelli-ZoneAre you looking for a well-rounded comb binding machine that will hold up with continued use? Perhaps a machine made with metal components? If so, you may want to consider looking at the Intelli-Bind IB500 comb binding machine (found here) from Intelli-Zone. I have had a chance to use this and this is my review.

To begin with, the Intelli-Bind IB500 reminds me of the old Ibico Ibimatic (aka CombBind C150). It even handles a lot like it. Do you remember that comb binding machines? Ibico was later bought out by GBC and the machine was altered and changed, but the IB500 handles a lot like the original Ibimatic. The biggest difference is the addition of disengageable punching pins.

This compact little comb binding machine is pretty fun to use. It features a metal housing and metal components, which is really nice in any piece of office equipment. While the IB500 hasn’t been around long enough for me to tell you just how long it will last, I wouldn’t be surprised if this machine held up for several years without issue.

While not designed for high-volume binding jobs, it can certainly be used on a daily basis. The punching mechanism is manually operated, capable of punching about 20 sheets of standard 20# paper at a time. Technically it has 21 punching dies (for A4 paper) but it is able to do 19-ring comb binding with letter-size paper. It will easily bind up to 2-inches of paper.

The paper punching and comb opening are all done on the same lever. You pull the lever down to punch the paper and push it back to open / close the combs. The handle is angled in an ergonomic way, making paper punching less strenuous. Sorry lefties, but this machine is definitely designed for the right-handed individual.

As paper is punched, the punched holes are collected in a bin located under the machine. A drawer, which you can probably see in the picture, can be slid out and emptied.

The Intelli-Bind IB500 weighs in at 26 pounds shipped. This means it is still a hefty little machine, but still light enough to be moved around and used on just about any table or desk.

Having handled this machine myself, I can say that it is definitely a solid little machine. The build quality feels good and it is extremely easy to operate. If you have light to medium-volume binding needs, this is a great machine to have on hand. It is certainly priced to move.

You can find the Intelli-Bind IB500 comb binding machine here. You can find our entire selection of manual-punch comb binding machines here. Feel free to speak with one of our binding machine specialists at 1-800-658-8788 with any book binding questions.

Intelli-Bind IC110 Coil Binding Machine Review

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Intelli-Bind IC110 Coil Binding Machine from Intelli-ZoneDo you need to bind a cookbook, a report or perhaps a presentation? Coil binding is a great way to bind a wide variety of literature. If you are looking for a binding machine, you should seriously consider looking at the Intelli-Bind IC110 coil binding machine (found here). This is my review.

The Intelli-Bind line (from Intelli-Zone) covers a wide variety of book binding formats, which includes coil, wire and comb. Intelli-Bind is quickly growing in popularity due to the feature-to-price ratio. You can almost always get more “binding machine” for your money with Intelli-Bind. The Intelli-Bind IC110 coil binder is a prime example of this.

The Intelli-Bind IC110 may be one of the cheapest coil binding machines to include an electric coil inserter. If you have ever manually inserted coils, you can probably appreciate the convenience of an electric coil inserter.

The IC110 is primarily designed for light-volume use. This means it can be used on a daily basis, but isn’t the best option for binding dozens to hundreds of books a day. It is compact, ideal for sitting on a desk and great for the binding the occasional book. You will find this binding machine in homes and small businesses.

While the IC110 does have an electric coil inserter, punching is done manually. The manual punch is designed to punch through up to 12 sheets of paper at a time. The hole pattern is a 4:1 pitch (four holes per inch), which allows the IC110 to bind a book up to about 225 sheets thick.

Once holes are punched, and you are ready to insert a coil, I recommend feeding the coil through the first 3-4 holes. You can then turn on the electric coil inserter and let the IC110 spin the coil through the rest of the holes. The electric inserter is turned on and off by use of a switch, located on the top of the machine.

Be aware that the Intelli-Bind IC110 does not have disengaging (selectable) punching pins. While this isn’t a big deal if you are only binding letter-size paper, it would still be nice to have. Intelli-Zone does make a machine with selectable punching pins called the Intelli-Bind IC310 (found here).

Overall I consider the IC110 to be a great little binding machine for the money. It is compact, very portable and perfect for a book binding hobbyist or for a small business.

You can find the Intelli-Bind IC110 coil binding machine here. You can find our entire selection of Intelli-Bind coil binding machines here and our entire selection of coil binding machines here.

Intelli-Bind Book Binding Machines Now On Sale

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Intelli-Bind IC310 Coil Binding MachineFinding an affordable book binding machine can be tough, especially in a down economy and on a limited budget. If you’re willing to wait, we can save you a lot of money on a new line of binding machines that are packed with features for a fraction the cost. This new line is called Intelli-Bind.

Intelli-Bind binding machines are made by Intelli-Zone. Intelli-Zone is known for making a wide variety of office products such as shredders, laminators, folding machines and binding machines. So what types of Intelli-Bind book binding machines are available?

We are expecting a huge shipment of Intelli-Bind binding machines from Intelli-Zone around the end of September. If you are willing to wait this period of time, you will save a lot of money on your binding machine purchase.

I am impressed by the great selection of binding machines that include selectable punching dies. Selectable dies are usually only available in mid to high-price machines. Most Intelli-Bind binding machines include this feature.

We are currently offering pre-order pricing, giving you the opportunity to lock in the price and availability of one of these machines. We have already sold several of these machines and supplies are limited.

These are the lines of Intelli-Bind binding machines currently available:

Pre-order sales can be made online via our secure shopping cart or by calling our toll-free number at 1-800-658-8788. There has never been a better time to get a book-binding machine than with Intelli-Bind.

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