How Do I Remove a Die Set from the GBC Magnapunch 2.0?

The GBC Magnapunch 2.0 modular binding punch makes punching documents easy and efficient, offering intuitive and dynamic operation using a push-button LCD interface. This model is compatible with a total of 13 interchangeable dies (including both standard and specialty punch patterns), making it a versatile addition to large offices, copy shops, and in-house binderies. Between the high-capacity die sets and the streamlined operation, the Magnapunch 2.0 can punch up to 49,000 sheets per hour.

Below are step-by-step instructions for removing a die from the Magnapunch 2.0:

  1. Place hand into the handle located on the right side of the die and grasp securely. Give the die a firm tug to disengage the Automatic Locking Mechanism.
  2. Once the Automatic Locking Mechanism has been released, the die can be pulled out of the machine using the handle.
  3. Store the die set in an area that is free from dust and debris until it is ready for use again.

How Does the GBC Magnapunch 2.0 Binding Punch Work?

The GBC Magnapunch 2.0 modular binding punch is a heavy-duty machine designed for high-volume output. In addition to being powerful, the Magnapunch 2.0 is also highly-advanced, with a user-friendly LCD screen that provides helpful feedback to enhance productivity, such as error messages and operating instructions. The machine also senses the placement of the paper as it is inserted, to prevent misalignment during punching. For added versatility, this model has a total of 13 interchangeable die options to suit a wide range of binding styles.

How Do I Install a Die Set on the GBC Magnapunch 2.0?

The GBC Magnapunch 2.0 is a heavy-duty modular binding punch that offers the utmost in precision with a unique LCD interface that gives users complete control over the binding process. The intuitive display provides instantaneous feedback, including error alerts and instructions, to help improve productivity and reduce operator mistakes. While the machine is advanced in its design and function, it is not difficult to use – providing consistent, professional results on a variety of projects with minimal setup. With its high-capacity, interchangeable dies, the Magnapunch 2.0 binding punch can electrically punch up to 49,000 sheets per hour.

Below is a step-by-step guide to installing a die set on the GBC Magnapunch 2.0 modular binder:

  1. Lift the desired die set up to the Die Set Slot (located on the right side of the machine), placing your fingers into the die set’s handle to keep them clear of potential hazards.
  2. Align the leading edges of the Die Set Support Rails (located along the bottom side of the die) with the leading edges of the Guide Rails on the Die Set Slots.
  3. Push the die into the Die Set Slot, ensuring that all of the punch pins are properly seated before inserting it into the machine.
  4. When the die is fully inserted into the machine, you will hear a “click.” This indicates that the Automatic Locking Mechanism has been engaged. The Automatic Locking Mechanism keeps the die securely in place while the machine is in use. Note: If the die is not correctly inserted into the machine and the locking mechanism is not engaged, then the machine will not operate.

How Do I Bind Books with the TB-S20A Coil Binding Machine?

The TruBind TB-S20A Coil Binding Machine is a budget-friendly coil binder that features an electric coil inserter for fast and efficient book binding. This desktop model has a durable metal housing and a powerful 20-page punching mechanism (based on 20 lb. paper), which makes it a good fit for offices and other medium-volume users. The TB-S20A has fully-disengageable dies so that it can accommodate a wide range of document sizes (up to 11.81″ long) and specialty paper types (such as three-hole punched sheets).

Below are step-by-step instructions for binding books with the TB-S20A coil binder:

  1. Begin by plugging the power cord into the wall and the rear of the machine.
  2. Set the depth margin for the punch using the sliding bar on the left side of the machine. As a general guideline, thicker books require a greater depth margin than thinner books, because it helps to prevent the pages from perforating under the weight of the book. The depth margin of the TB-S20A can be adjusted to three positions – 2.5mm, 4.5mm, and 6.5mm.
  3. Position the side guide to match the the dimensions of the paper that is being bound. To adjust the side guide, loosen the black thumb knob, slide the guide to the desired position, and tighten the knob to secure the guide in place. This will ensure that all of the pages of your book are evenly aligned on the top and bottom edges when bound.
  4. Insert a stack of approximately 20 pages (based on 20 lb. paper) into the punching throat, tapping them against a flat surface prior to insertion to align the pages. Push the stack against the side guide and the back of the punching throat.
  5. Disengage punching pins as necessary to prevent any partially-punched holes. Each die can be independently disengaged by pulling the corresponding silver lever out from the machine until it stops. When you need to activate a die that you have previously disengaged, simply push the corresponding lever back into the machine.
  6. Pull the handle forward to punch through the pages, then return it to its upright position.
  7. Continue punching in sets of approximately 20 pages until all sheets of your book have been punched.
  8. Turn the electric coil inserter on by pressing the power button located to the right of the roller.
  9. Manually insert a plastic binding coil into 4-5 holes of the document. Position the book so that the coil is to the right of the inserter and the holes of the document are to the left. Push the coil lightly against the spinning roller to begin advancing it through the pages.
  10. When the coil is fully inserted into the book, use a coil crimping tool to cut away the excess coil from the ends of the book and crimp them to prevent the spine from unwinding.

How Do I Replace Pages in a Coverbind Book?

Thermally-bound books created with a Coverbind binding machine are secure, professional, and durable, but they can also be easily edited if necessary. Below is a step-by-step guide for removing or replacing pages in a Coverbind book:

  1. Begin by folding the corner of the page that you want to remove or replace. This will help you to easily identify the page when it is time to pull it out of the book.
  2. Place the book into the binding channel of your Coverbind machine with the spine side down. 
  3. Run the book through a binding cycle. This will re-melt the adhesive and allow you to edit the pages.
  4. As soon as the binding cycle is completed, lift the book out of the binding channel and remove the folded page by sliding it out from the bottom edge.
  5. If desired, insert a replacement page into the book, tapping the edges to align it to the rest of the pages. Run the book through another binding cycle to ensure that the pages are in contact with the adhesive.
  6. Move the finished book to the cooling rack, allowing it to cool for a minimum of two minutes before opening it. Your edited book is now ready to use.

How Do I Bind Books with the Coverbind 101 DFS Binding Machine?

The Coverbind 101 DFS binding machine is a semi-automatic thermal binder that creates professional-looking books in a matter of seconds – without the need for any manual input from the operator. Instead of requiring manual gluing or punching, the Coverbind 101 DFS uses adhesive-lined thermal binding covers for a neat and efficient binding experience that is well-suited for office environments. This productive binding machine can bind up to 30 books per minute and has a maximum capacity of 1/2″ per book (approximately 120 sheets).

Below is a step-by-step guide to binding books with the Coverbind 101 DFS binding machine:

  1. Place the inner pages of your book into the automatic cover size selector located on the top left of the machine. The selector will measure the thickness of your book and display the recommended spine width on the screen.
  2. Insert your pages into a thermal binding cover of the indicated size, tapping it against the table to jog the pages and align them with the spine.
  3. Once the green indicator light turns on, the machine is ready to bind. Insert the books into the binding channel with the spine side down. The machine will automatically begin the binding cycle and drop the books into the cooling rack as they are completed.
  4. After the books have been allowed to cool for at least two minutes, they can be removed from the cooling rack and used.

How Does the Coverbind 101 DFS Binding Machine Work?

The Coverbind 101 DFS thermal binding system is a user-friendly binder that is designed for maximum productivity. It is a semi-automatic thermal binder that is capable of binding up to 30 documents per minute, with a maximum per-book capacity of 120 sheets. Unlike most desktop thermal binding machines that require the operator to manually load books into the binding channel, the Coverbind 101 DFS allows users to insert a stack of books and binds them automatically – without the need to press a single button.

How Do I Bind Books with the Coverbind 5000 Binding Machine?

Designed for office use, the Coverbind 5000 thermal binding machine quickly creates durable books up to 500 pages in length (based on 20 lb. paper), without time-consuming punching or messy gluing. Using its 2.5″ binding channel, you can bind up to 15 books per binding cycle – making the Coverbind 5000 ideal for office use.

Below is are step-by-step instructions for binding with the Coverbind 5000:

  1. Use the built-in cover size selector located on the back of the machine (next to the cooling rack) to determine the appropriate spine size.
  2. Select the desired thermal binding cover and place the pages of the document inside. Tap the spine of the book onto a table to jog the sheets and align the edges of the pages with the edges of the cover.
  3. Set the book into the binding channel with the spine side down. The binding channel can accommodate up to 15 books at a time, depending upon the thickness of each book.
  4. Once all of the books have been placed into the binding channel, slide the clamp on the front of the machine toward the books until it stops.  This will automatically start the binding cycle.
  5. When the machine signals the end of the binding cycle, remove each of the books and tap the spine side against the table to help ensure that the pages make sufficent contact with the glue before it cools.
  6. Place each book into the cooling rack (spine side down) for a minimum of two minutes to allow the glue to harden. Once the spine is cool, the book is finished and ready to use.

How Does the Coverbind 5000 Binding Machine Work?

The Coverbind 5000 thermal binding machine is a desktop document binder that easily creates thermally-bound books up to 2″ wide and 14″ long. This model offers a maximum page capacity of 500 pages in a single book (based on 20 lb. paper), and the 2.5″ binding channel allows you to bind up to 15 smaller books at once. Since the Coverbind 5000 uses adhesive-lined thermal binding covers to secure the pages within the book, it provides a much faster and more efficient binding experience for small and large offices alike. Below is a video that shows the Coverbind 5000 in action:

How Do I Bind Books with the Coverbind Personal Binding Machine?

The Coverbind Personal Binding Machine is a compact, manually-operated thermal binding system that creates professional-looking books in just seconds. Using covers that have adhesive-lined spines, the Coverbind Personal Binder securely binds up to five books per cycle – ranging in thickness from 1/16″ to 1/2″ – with no punching or gluing necessary.

Below are step-by-step instructions for binding a book with the Coverbind Personal Binding Machine:

  1. Use the built-in cover size selector located on the upper right corner of the machine to measure the thickness of your book.
  2. Select a thermal binding cover that has the spine width indicated by the cover size selector and place the pages of your document inside. Jog the pages by tapping the spine of the book against the table to ensure proper alignment.
  3. Place the cover into the binding channel with the spine side down. Depending on the thickness of each book, you can place up to five books into the binder.
  4. Press the red button on the lower right corner of the machine to start the binding cycle. The red indicator light will be illuminated while the cycle is in progress and will turn off automatically when the cycle is completed (approximately 60 seconds).
  5. Remove each book from the binding channel and tap the spine against the table in order to ensure that the pages settle into the adhesive while it is still warm.
  6. Place the books into the cooling rack with the spine side down, leaving them to cool for at least two minutes before opening them. Once cool, the binding process is complete.