GBC SureBind System Two Electric Binding Machine Review

Apr 4 07:35 2008 Jeff McRitchie Print This Article

The GBC Surebind system two is a hot knife binding machine that is designed for medium sized organizations that value performance, professionalism and productivity.The SureBind System Two is capable of binding documents that are up to two inches thick and can even be used to rebind documents that have already been bound with plastic comb binding.

Overview:

  • The GBC Surebind system two is a hot knife binding machine that is designed for medium sized organizations that value performance,Guest Posting professionalism and productivity.
  • This system includes a high quality electric hole punch and an electric hot knife binding head. The fully electric design of this machine helps to increase productivity and eliminates the need to pull a handle to punch the pages for your documents.
  • The SureBind System Two is capable of binding documents that are up to two inches thick and can even be used to rebind documents that have already been bound with plastic comb binding.
  • Plus, all the documents that you bind with your System 2 will be both permanent and secure.

Strengths / Features:

  • The GBC Surebind System Two includes a medium duty electric hole-punch that produces a special ten hole pattern on a letter sized document. This hole pattern is designed to line up with the holes that are used for plastic comb binding. The punch on this machine is rated to handle up to 22 sheets of paper at a time. However, in my tests I found that it was easiest to use with between 15-18 sheets of paper. All you need to do is insert your pages into the front of the machine and press the button to activate the punch.
  • This machine can bind documents up to two inches thick. This provides flexibility to organizations that sometimes need to bind larger documents. Plus, you only need two sizes of supplies to create documents with this machine. One inch strips can bind any thickness of document up to one inch and two inch strips can bind any thickness up to two inches. This cuts down on the need to inventory multiple supply sizes and can help your organization to save space and money.
  • The hole pattern used for Surebind matches up with the pattern used for binding documents with Comb Binding. The pins fit securely in the 19 hole pattern to lock the pages into place. This means that it is possible to use this machine to rebind documents that have previously been bound with plastic comb binding. It is also possible to use this machine in conjunction with a plastic comb binding punch in order to increase productivity.
  • Documents bound with SureBind look great. This is one of the most professional looking binding systems available on the market. It places a thin plastic strip along the binding edge on the front and back of your document. This strip helps to frame your document and provides an elegant finished look for your bound reports and presentations.
  • One of the best things about this system is the fact that it binds documents securely and permanently. The hot knife technology used by the Surebind System 2 actually melts and rivets the spine of the document in place. Once a presentation is bound with this system the only way to edit it is to cut it apart. This makes it a great choice for creating tamper resistant documents and reports that contain sensitive information that you don't want changed.

Weaknesses / Limitations:

  • The supplies that are available for binding documents with GBC Surebind are somewhat limited. There are only a few colors and few sizes available. Unfortunately, as the thickness of your document gets bigger the number of options for binding quickly get smaller. If you want to bind documents that are thicker than one inch then you will probably have to settle on black binding strips. You may also have a difficult time finding strips to bind lengths other than eleven inch letter documents. Organizations who need to bind a number of different document lengths should look at the supplies that are available for this binding style before purchasing this machine.
  • One of the best things about Surebind is that it is permanent. However, editing documents that are bound with this machine can be a little bit of a challenge. It is always a good idea to invest in a Velobind / Surebind debinding tool. This tool is designed to quickly and safely cut the spine off your document so that it can be edited and rebound. Just remember that the strips for this system are not reusable. You will need to use a brand new strip to bind your document for the second time.
  • The Surebind System Two is designed to bind documents that are up to two inches thick. For many organizations this is more than adequate. However, companies who believe that they may need to bind documents that are thicker than this may want to consider the Surebind System Three. That machine can bind documents up to three inches thick.
  • This machine includes a convenient push button punch control. This is great for handing a few documents. However, high volume users would probably benefit from a foot pedal control. The larger system three includes this feature. Unfortunately the system two does not.

Recommendation:

  • The GBC Surebind System Two is an excellent choice for medium sized organizations that are looking for a highly professional fully electric binding system for their office.
  • This system can create documents that are up to two inches thick and provides a highly secure bind to help ensure that your presentations and proposals aren't copied or tampered with.
  • However, before investing money into this system it is important to first review the supplies that are available for this system. If the supplies fit your needs then this system will be a good fit for you.
  • It is also a good idea to order a Debinding tool for use with this machine. It will come in handy and is really the safest way to edit documents that are created with this system.

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Jeff McRitchie
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If you need more information or would like to purchase the GBC SureBind System Two Electric Binding Machine or any of the other SureBind Binding Machines that we carry please feel to visit our site or contact us with your questions.

This review was written by Jeff McRitchie who is the director of marketing for Mybinding.com Jeff has written more than three hundred articles and more than two hundred reviews on Binding Machines, Binding Supplies, Report Covers, 3-Ring Binders, Index Tabs, Laminators, Laminating Supplies, Paper Shredders and Paper Handling Equipment

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