Saturday, 31 January 2009

New Matrix 530 laminator a real hit

The Matrix 530 brings you affordable automated single sided lamination at up to 10 mitres per minute. This new machine has really re written the rule book and will allow you to keep in house jobs that you would normally send out to trade laminating houses. Full control can be kept on deadlines and increased turnaround times are achievable.
The Matrix 530 has a semi automatic feeder and will separate the sheet to the designated overlap. Sheets are then automatically laminated then separated. The laminated sheets are finally fed into a delivery tray. The whole system is very user friendly and is sure to be a big hit in 2009.
For More information on this and many more binding, laminating and print finishing solutions, please visit

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Laminating brought in house by Caprin Printers

Caprin printers, based in St. Albans have purchased a Matrix Duo laminator from Binding Store so they can now keep all laminating in house.
Ajay Gudka (M.D) states that "the Matrix duo has enabled us to keep full control of jobs and helps us meet tight deadlines" The machine will also encapsulate as well as laminate with materials from 30 microns upto 250 microns.
Caprin have a full lithographic and digital printing facility and needed a laminator that was capable of coping with both media types.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

SeaWhite take delivery of Renz Binding Machine

SeaWhite have taken delivery of a Renz RSB-360QSA semi automatic wire binding machine from Binding Store. Installation of the equipment went ahead on Saturday so as not to interfere with there busy work schedule.
The two bindery operators were amazed with the ease of set up and the speed the machine runs at. "This machine is much faster than our existing binding machine and will really ramp up productivity"

Jump on the band wagon!

Time to jump onto the latest trend in print collateral management, no this is not a war but print presentation is very competitive. On a level playing field, when say price and quality of a customer’s stationery is comparable, how do you win more and secure your existing business? We need to take up our customer’s position and go the extra mile in helping them manage their print needs. Consider banding the usual box of 1000 letterheads in 100’s. This will save waste when salesmen raid the stationery cupboard and either takes a whole box or a handful that will be ruined sliding around in the boot of a car. Supplying decanted print batches will look more professional and save plastic in packaging. As importantly these wrappers will save the normal elastic band damage to digital print, especially those batches of a few hundred A6 colour flyers. CSN must thank the MD of Busch Graphic Machinery, Ian Jones for demonstrating the bander in Brighton. We see a lot of new bands down here but never as neat and productive as this one as requested by Russell at Try decanting a box of envelopes to prove how much you can sell small banded batches for? Loads of profit here and a real add on service of value to your customers. To stand out from the crowd when delivery print to the point of need and band those posters without strangling your goods, contact Russell 0n 01727 845848

Our recent press release in copy shop news.

Horizon PF-P330BIG HIT IN BRIGHTON Our thanks to russell of page 3 fame and owner of Binding Store for extending a loan of a very useful piece of finishing kit. The Horizon PF-P330 is a revolution in paper folding.Offline finishing saves down time on your print kit and with ease of use and speed of production, your operator a few quiet minutes watching someone else work.Up to 240 sheets a minute is no sweat and customers will love the non cracked fold presentation on, yes toner printed images.Historically, conventional folders have relied on friction feeding but with so many digitally printed colour pages produced these days it has been difficult to friction feed because of the shiny nature of the finish. The PF-P330 uses air suction feeding-air is blown into the stack to float the sheet, the air rotor then picks up the top sheet then rotates to advance the sheet into the folding area.This is all best experienced with a demonstration on a real customers job.You should meet the very helpful and experienced Russell who has worked in our end of the industry for more years than he wants to own up to.Also check out this very informative web link , if you are reading this live or type in next time you are on line. During are time testing this kit we even took in jobs just for finishing which proved very lucrative.A growing number of are customers do try to produce in-house but need our industry to shape the finished document, clearly an opportunity for us all.

Abbey install complete wire binding range

Abbey Bookbinding, based in Cardiff (UK) have just installed a complete range of wire binding equipment from Binding Store.
The Renz systems purchased from Binding store include an AP 360 automatic punch, 2 RSB 360 semi automatic binding machines and a DTP-340A semi automatic desk top punch to add to their portfolio of binding equipment and services.
Darren Cottrell, Production Manager commented ‘ We are very pleased with such a prompt efficient professional service from Binding Store. The speed of delivery and quality of binding equipment was second to none. Adding these machines to our site opens up additional trade services to the print and design industry. Besides case binding and perfect binding, we can now offer a complete trade wire bind service specialising in the production of short/medium size production runs. Quantities can now range from 1 – 50k.
The changeover time is very quick, even when changing the pitch from 2:1 to 3:1 it’s a matter of just a few minutes and the next job is running. This is one big advantage that the Renz AP-360 has over the competition. We chose the option of the paternoster feeder, allowing continuous paper feeding and pre loading of stock.
The Renz RSB-360 semi automatic bookbinding machine compliments the automatic punch with the ability to insert the wire from a spool at speeds of up to 1300 books per hour. This gives us the ability to turn around jobs very quickly.
Both models offer the highest level of wire binding with a comparatively small footprint but without the higher level of investment required for a large in-line model.
A semi automatic Renz DTP-340A punch was also bought for its versatility and rapid die change ability, Ideal for shorter run lengths or stocks that can not be automatically processed.
Binding Store, which has been trading for 5 years, offers equipment for wire binding, laminating, shredding and print finishing and Cunningham added that the company is equally at home with supplying small manual machines for use in the office environment up to large bindery systems that require high levels of automation.
For more information about binding store, visit there web site

First UK Xerox 700 site installs binding and laminating equipment

Xerox 700 site installs new binding and laminating equipment from binding store.Digital studio MD, Paul Warren''s requirments were simple He needed high quality machinery that was compatible with digital print.A Matrix duo laminator/encapsulator was first on the shopping list due to its ability to do single or double sided laminating in one pass.The adde bonus is that this model can also encapsulate up to 250 micron.A Renz 2:1 pitch wire binding machine was also purchased."This enables use to produce finished books in house from just a few pages upto 340 pages in one volume."Also bought was a Nagel foldnak 8 booklet maker enabling stitched booklets to be produced with ease.Digital studio also buy a full range of consumables from binding store

Our best selling wire binding machine

Renz SRW-360,and Renz ECO S-360
The new Renz SRW-360 and Eco S 360 is now proving to be our best selling range of wire binding machine
the machine consists of a manual punch and manual closing and is a heavy duty german made model.Features:
[+] Designed to give the most efficient workflow.
[+] The modular construction of the new

SRW 360 / Eco S 360 can be upgraded to make an
electric punch and manual closing machine, simply by
attaching an electric punching module.
[+] Compact construction with high stability.
[+] Best ratio of punching pressure.
[+] Worldwide first ring wire closing unit
for diameters up to 38 mm = 1 1/2“.
[+] Working width up to 360 mm.Calendar binding can also be done on these machines simply by using the Renz TC-20 to cut the thumb cut out and allow a hanger to be bound in.The full range of equipment that we sell can be seen on our web site For further information on this machine, please contact Binding Store on 01727 845848 or email us at

Used wire binding equipment now available

Renz Super 700 and Renz RSB-360 QSA

We now have two excellent condition pieces of renz binding equipment to offer for sale.
Both came out of an education authority building after only being used for 6 months!
The first one being a Renz super 700 floor standing punch in superb condition and the second being a Renz RSB-360QSA semi automatic wire binding machine.
Both models were installed late 2006 and have had a very easy life!
The Renz super 700 is now for sale at a bargain price of £6995 and the Renz RSB-360QSA is for sale for £ 11,995
For more information, please visit our web site:

New single sided laminator

Introducing the new Matrix™ 530 single sided laminating system
The Matrix 530 is a totally new single sided laminator with a built in separator system
Designed for up to SRA2 size prints. Maximise performance and profitability by investing in a system that has a quick set up time and high speed performance
FeaturesSemi automatic feed with separator - work comes off finished ready for guillotine
Suitable for traditional offset and digital sheets
Side lays ensure prints are fed perfectly. Auto sheet register and overlap system via front guards
A superb investment for all printers. With no set-up charges you can keep your lamination work in-house and truly laminate on demand. Up to a maximum of 10* metres per minute
• business cards
• brochure covers
• document folders
• booklets
• menus
and many more...
• small format digital printers
• copy and print shops
Designed for up to SRA2 size prints. Maximise performance and profitability by investing in a system that has a quick set up time and high speed performance

FeaturesSemi automatic feed with separator - work comes off finished ready for guillotine
Suitable for traditional offset and digital sheets
Side lays ensure prints are fed perfectly. Auto sheet register and overlap system via front guards


A superb investment for all printers. With no set-up charges you can keep your lamination work in-house and truly laminate on demand. Up to a maximum of 10* metres per minuteTo view more details about this laminator please go to

Print week article- Binding store supply folio bookbinders with proffesional wire binding machines

Finishing specialist Folio has invested £ 90,000 and brought in six new staff in its bid to corner the wiro-binding market.
The Bristol-based company has installed a Renz P500, ECL500 and Autobind 500 supplied by Bindingstore Ltd, in addition to a collection of secondhand equipment that was bought in August.According to Folio managing director Andy Bird, the company decided to add wiro-binding to its array of finishing services when a local finishing company, Cotswold Print Finishers (CPF), closed in July.Folio brought in CPF''s managing director Alan Churchill, bought some of the company''s equipment, and added to its machinery portfolio with the Renz investment.Bird said: "We would not have dreamed of investing in wiro-binding while Cotswold was still going, because then it would not be a niche service. But we have talked about moving into that area and with them closing it seemed like the right time."We now have an extensive finishing service it is easier to say what we don''t do than what we can do."The £ 3m-turnover company has also added five new staff, taking its total number of employees to more than 70. Several of the new staff were brought over from CPF, which Bird believes will help Folio maintain a high-quality service.He added: "We want to be a ''jack of all trades'', but we need to have the knowledge and skill in each of those areas. We brought in Alan because he understands the market and has that skill set."Binding store Ltd supplied, installed and trained staff on all of the Renz wire binding equipment