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Otis Laboratory Press has two perfect binder machines
that allow you to make a perfect book!

Fastbind Elite XT
Fastbind Elite XT can bind books up to 17.7" x 12.5” (450 x 320 mm).

Fastbind Elite XT

Min-max binding thickness
0.004” – 1.97” (0.1–50 mm)
Max binding length
17.9” (455 mm)
Min-max binding height
5.5” – 12.6” (140 – 320 mm)
Max cover thickness **
400 g/m² / 225 index
Price:
Free

 

Fastbind Secura
Fastbind Secura can bind books up to 9.3˝ x 12.5˝ (235 x 320 mm).

Fastbind Secura

Min-max binding thickness
0.004” – 1.6” (0.1–40 mm)
Max. binding length
9.3 inches (235 mm)
Max. binding height
12.6” (320 mm)
Max cover thickness **
400 g/m² / 225 index
Price:
Free

 

Fastbind Casematic H32L
You can produce professional tailor-made cases in the format of your choice.

Casematic

Max sheet size (W x L)
29.1” x 14.5” (740 x 370 mm)

Max finished case size, opened (W x L)
27.5” x 13” (700 x 330 mm)
Max finished case size, closed (W x L x H) 
13” x 13” x 1.57” (330 x 330 x 40 mm)
Max. folding length
27.5” (700 mm)
Thickness of the cardboard Up to 
0.2”(5 mm)
Price:
Free to use (Must supply board and bookcloth)
Bookboard $1.50

 

Rapid 106 Electric Saddle Stapler/Flat Stapler

Rapid 106 Electric Saddle Stapler/Flat Stapler

Max. Stapling Depth
4"
Staple Methods
Flat (side / corner)
Saddle (for folded booklets)
Sheet Capacity (20# bond)
1/4" leg length — 2-20 sheets
5/16" leg length — 20-40 sheets
Staple Magazines
210 Capacity Interlake/Rapid 66
Price:
Free

MINICOIL Manual Coil Binding Machine

MINICOIL Manual Coil Binding Machine

Punching Length:
11" (43 dies)
Hole Punch:
Round hole - 4:1 pitch .250 pitch
Punching Capacity:
10 
Maximum Binding Size:
2"
Price:
$1.00

Akiles​​​​​​ ​WireMac-21

Akiles​​​​​​ WireMac-21

Punching Length: 
14" (27 dies)
Disengaging Dies: 
All 27
Hole Punch: 
Rectangular (0.157" x 0.217")
Binding Thickness: 
From 3/16" to 1-1/4"
Single Punching Capacity: 
Up to 20 sheets (20 lbs)
Price:
$1.00

Challenge Champion Model 305 MCPB Paper Cutter

Clamp Opening 
3.5"
Clamping Force 
400 -5,000 lbs
Min. Cut w/ False Clamp Plate 
2"
Table in front of knife 
18.5"
Table behind knife
30.5"
Table height from floor
36.5"

 

Ideal 1080
Professional trimmer with 31.5" (800 mm) cutting length, universal blade for paper, cardboard and heavier materials. Comes with stand and foot pedal clamping.

Ideal 1080

Cutting Length
31.5" (800 mm)
Cutting Capacity
max. 0.15625" (5/32" or 4 mm) cutting height or approx. 20 sheets*
Table size
W 23.8125" x D 31.5" (23 13/16" x 31 1/2" or 605 x 800 mm)
Format Indications
A3 - A6 + letter, legal, ledger size

Anderson Vreeland Orbital VIII

Photopolymer Platemaker

A2 Photopolymer Platemaker

Laboratory Press can produce photopolymer plates for letterpress in two sizes 8.5” x 11” and 11” x 17”. 

 

For more information and pricing, please click here.

Sophie and Liz are Universal I’s with adjustable beds and Rose is a Universal I. They were produced by Vandercook Press in Chicago, Illinois  from June 1958 to February 1976. The Uni-I’s allow us to print forms as big as 15” by 22” onto sheets as big as 15 1/4” by 24”. 

Uni-1

Vandercook Press - Universal I 

Max Sheet
15 1/4” x 24”

Draw Sheet
15” x 28 3/4”

Max Form
15” x 22”

Bed Size
15 1/2” x 39”

Floor Space 
2’11” x 7’2”

Net Weight 
1300 lbs. (Fixed Bed)
1800 lbs. (Adjustable Bed)

 

Ursula is a 219 produced by Vandercook Press in Chicago, Illinois  from April 1948 to August 1954. The 219 allow us to print forms as big as 18” by 24” onto sheets as big as 18 3/4” by 28”.

219

Vandercook Press - 219

Max Sheet
18 3/4” x 28”

Draw Sheet
18” x 33”

Max Form
18” x 24”

Bed Size
19” x41”

Floor Space 
3’4” x10’2”

Net Weight 
2400 lbs.

Laboratory Type Collection

 

Otis Lab Press offers letterpress printing for books, broadsides, and cards etc. using wood type, metal type, linoleum, and photopolymer plate.

  • The collection includes over 70 wood display type.
  • Over 240 metal typefaces available for letterpress.