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Flexibind Photobook Gluer
The secret to high gloss layflat binding


A binding machine that creates soft and flexible book backs with total layflat results

What are the applications?

  • This machine is an integral part of the Powerbind Photobook Binding System, but can be used independently in hand binding, for example.
  • For binding gloss paper, this product must be used in conjunction with the Powerbind Papergrinder.
  • Produces the highest quality photobooks with virtually perfect layflat quality.
  • Produces the best quality coffee table books.
  • Essential for high gloss, super-strong layflat annual reports.
  • Anywhere where super high quality binding at fairly low volumes is necessary.
How does it work?

  • If coated paper is used, then the coating must first have been removed with the Powerbind Papergrinder. This yields a perfect binding surface for glue.
  • The paper is collated into the machine in numeric sequence, taking care to insert a non-stick separator cartridge between very two pages in the book. This creates the desired hinge effect when pages are turned.
  • Binding cloth is now inserted into a non-stick at the bottom of the machine.
  • The binding cloth is hand-coated with a special highly flexible glue.
  • The non-stick surfaces make cleaning up very quick and easy once the glue has dried. Simply peel the glue off and re-use.
  • The collaged book block is now lowered into the glue.
  • A special mechanism in the machine ensures that the pages are perfectly coated at a very precise depth. This is a preset design that never changes and remains effective regardless of the paper or thickness of the book.
  • The book block is now ready for casing in, using any case-making solution, but preferably the Powerbind Execu Casemaker.
  • If a flexible glue is used, the result is unprecedented 180 degree layflat books with oft and supple backs that page effortlessly.
  • Accomodates a wide range of papers from 100gsm upwards.
  • Remember that one separator cartridge will be required for every two page leaves in the book.

Can it be used with regular binding machines?

  • This machine is intended to work with the doublebinding and fanbinding processes.
  • It will therefore also be well-suited for books that are hand-bound with PVA glue.
  • It will not work where cutting into the spine is required, such as perfect binding.


  • Perfect for the highest quality in the market, at low volumes.
  • Provides a binding solution that is easy enough to use and afford for first time entrants into the market.
  • Perfect for big industrial users who occasionally have to manufacture small numbers of niche market products of superlative quality.
  • Powerbind's signature robust construction and high quality.
  • Extremely versatile - handles a wide range of papers.
  • Requires no scheduled maintenance, except for periodic replacement of scoring rollers.
  • Parts are shipped worldwide.
  • Very portable.
  • Small footprint.
  • Very low price.
  • Requires no electricity.
  • Quick and easy to clean.

How can we help you?

Contact Information
+27 (44) 805 7109 (International enquiries)
+27 (44) 878 0559 (South Africa enquiries)
+ 27 (44) 878 0559 (Factory)
E-mail us (all enquiries)

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