Setting User Menu Options on the Powis Parker Fastback 25 Photobook Binder

May 21 08:32 2009 Jeff McRitchie Print This Article

When using the Fastback model 25 Photobook binding machine the default settings will work for many applications. To access the user menu simply press the Open and Edit button at the same time. You can do this with or without a document in the binder. Once you have access to the User Menu on the machine you can adjust six different settings including: BIND TIME, STRIP END, SET WRAP and MORE OPTIONS.

When using the Fastback model 25 Photobook binding machine the default settings will work for many applications. However,Guest Posting certain binding requirements may prompt you to adjust the machine's settings. You can do this in the User Menu. To access the user menu simply press the Open and Edit button at the same time. You can do this with or without a document in the binder. Once you have access to the User Menu on the machine you can adjust six different settings including: BIND TIME, STRIP END, SET WRAP and MORE OPTIONS.

Changing The Bind Time: This feature allows you to increase or decrease the total bind time. You can add up to 15 extra seconds for hard-to-bind paper. You can also decrease the default bind time by 5 seconds when required. However, unless a certain weight or type of paper is found to be more difficult to bind, it is not recommended to add or subtract seconds to the bind time.

1. After selecting the BIND TIME menu feature, the default message is "+00 SECONDS."

2. You can now adjust the bind-time in five-second increments. Add time by pressing the EDIT button. Decrease bind time by pressing the OPEN button.

3. When you have finished modifying the time, press the BIND button.

4. Insert the correct width strip, and the Fastback® will bind your document in the amount of time that has been selected. During binding, the screen briefly displays the changed bind-time.

Setting the Strip End Position:

When you bind a book with the Fastback 25, the end of your binding strip should align with the edge of your document. However, it is possible that you may occasionally adjust your machine if you have a strip that doesn't quite align with the top of your book. If you have a strip that is a little bit short or extends a little bit past the edge of your book you can correct future strips by adjusting the end position on your machine.

1. To adjust this feature you will need to choose the STRIP END feature on your machine. Once you enter this menu you can move the end of the strip in increments of eight one thousandths of an inch at a time in either direction.

2. The OPEN button on the Fastback 25 moves the strip position left; the EDIT button moves the position to the right.

3. After you have finished setting the strip end, press the BIND button to save your setting.

4. Now you can insert a new strip into the binding machine. During the binding process a message will flash on your screen to remind you that you have changed the strip end position setting.

Setting the Wrap For PhotoPro Strips:

The Strip Wrap feature allows you to change how far the PhotoPro strip wraps around the spine of your book. The default setting on the Fastback 25 is to have the strip centered on your spine. This means that the strip should wrap around your document with the same amount showing on the front and back of the book. However, if you want a different look for your documents you can change this setting with the "SET WRAP" menu. You can make the strip wrap more on the front or more on the back. You can also adjust the wrap if you discover that the PhotoPro strips aren't wrapping evenly.

1. Press the BIND button on your Fastback 25 to select the "SET WRAP" menu. You can now select the binding style that you are using.

2. After choosing your binding style , the default setting should show on the LCD. Normally the machine should be set to Even Wrap. However, if you want to change this you can use the Open and Edit buttons to shift the strip towards the front or back. The Open button shifts the strip backwards and the edit button shifts the strip towards the back and the edit button shifts the strip towards the front.

3. After you have adjusted the wrap for your strip, press the BIND button. The next time you go to bind a document the machine will flash a brief message to remind you that you have changed this setting. That way you know to go and change it back if your application changes.

4. One other option that you will find in this menu is the ability to set the wrap so that the least amount possible wraps onto the front of the cover. This feature is called minimum front wrap. In order to activate this feature you simply need to scroll the wrap past negative seven and the screen will display "MIN FRONT WRAP".

Choosing More Options:

The MORE OPTIONS menu allows you to customize various Fastback® binder settings. To enter this menu, select "MORE OPTIONS" from the Special Functions Menu. Once here, choose from SET DISPLAY MODE, SET SLEEP MODE, FACTORY DEFAULTS and EXIT?

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