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Best Book Binding Machine Brands

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Best Binding Machine BrandsIf you’re looking for a book binding machine, you probably want to get one from a manufacturer that has a good reputation. While there is a lot of information out there on the best cars, Blu-ray players and laptops, there is little information regarding the best book binding machines. I have been using, selling and working with binding machines for over a decade. I have compiled a list of the best binding machine brands.

As previously mentioned, I have a lot of experience with book binding machines. This includes comb, wire, coil and many other formats. I have to admit that while I have used some absolute amazing binding machines, I have used a lot of lemons as well. I will explain why these binding machines brands are the best and why you may want to consider using them.

Best Book Binding Machine Brands

  1. Akiles Binding Machines – Akiles is probably one of the best and most reputable manufacturers of binding machines. They manufacture the WireMac, CoilMac and MegaBind book binding machines along with several other models. Akiles machines are known for their durable “metal” construction and ability to hold up after years of rigorous use.
  2. Intelli-Bind Binding Machines – Intelli-Bind, from Intelli-Zone, has been around for about a year and has developed a reputation for offering extremely affordable machines with many high-end features. Most of Intelli-Bind’s coil binding machines feature electric coil inserters. Other binding formats (coil, comb & wire) often feature disengageable punching pins and much more. These machines have a great track record with customers.
  3. Renz Binding Machines – Renz book binding machines feature elegant designs and the ability to handle higher-volume binding operations. They are probably best known for their high quality wire binding machines. Many publishers, copy centers and organizations like to use their machines for commercial wire binding operations.
  4. Tamerica Binding Machines – Tamerica (sometimes called Tahsin) offers a great line of comb, wire and coil binding machines. These machines are affordable and generally fall in the range of low to medium-volume book binding.
  5. SircleBind Binding Machines – SircleBind offers a great selection of comb, wire and coil binding machines. Having used these machines myself, I have to say that make a good low to medium-volume machine. The only thing I don’t like about their machines is there is a lot of plastic involved in the manufacturing process. That said, they have a good reputation with our customers.
  6. GBC Binding Machines – GBC offers a wide range of book binding machines, from coil to VeloBind. I have to say that it is hit and miss with GBC. I really like their VeloBind line of machines and really like their GBC C800 Pro comb binding machine, which is a modification of a very popular Ibico binding machine.

I hope this list helps you find a good machine. You can find our entire line of book binding machines here.

If you have questions, or simply need more information, feel free to speak with one of our binding machine specialists by calling 1-800-658-8788.

Renz Combinette Comb Binding Machine Review

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Renz Combinette Comb Binding MachineAre you looking for a time-tested comb binding machine that has a good reputation and works well? One machine that you may want to take a close look at is the Renz Combinette comb binding machine (found here). I have had several opportunities to use this machine and this is my review.

Renz has been making binding machines for years. In fact, they were around and well established when I started working for ABC Office about 10 years ago. Renz is probably best known for their wire binding machines, but they also make a wide variety of comb binding machines as well.

The Combinette Renz’s least expensive comb binding machine. This shouldn’t fool you into thinking it’s cheap or poorly made. Renze is known for making some of the best comb binding machine around and the Combinette is no exception.

Originally designed for the European market, the Combinette works great with standard 8 ½ x 11-inch sheets of paper. Both the punch and the comb opener are manually operated. The punch itself can punch through up to 25 sheets of paper and it can be used to bind a book as thick as 2-inches.

The machine itself is metal. The case is metal, the levers / gears are metal and of course the punching pins are metal. The Combinette doesn’t feature any selectable dies, but aligning the holes isn’t too difficult. Once set up, the binding process itself runs smoothly.

One thing I personally like about the Combinette, other than the excellent build quality, is the length of the punching handle and comb opener. Because these handles are so long, they are very easy to operate. Punching 25 sheets of paper with this machine is easy. The leverage is perfect.

While the manufacturer says you can use this machine to bind up to 250 books per hour, I personally doubt this is possible unless you are binding only a few sheets of paper at a time. Don’t get me wrong, this is a great machine, but I don’t recommend it for more than medium-volume binding. High-volume binding, with a manual punch, is often too labor intensive.

Overall I really like the Combinette. I have personally used it to bind books and the process is very easy. In fact you can see a Combinette video demo here. While a little more of an investment up front, it is definitely well built and should easily last you for years.

You can find the Combinette comb binding machine here. You can find our entire selection of Renz binding machines here.

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