If you are a print shop or a UPS Store that wants to offer printing and binding services to your customers, you are going to need the right Commercial Punch Binding Machine. The one you will need should have interchangeable punch dies to accommodate any type of bind your customers may need.
Made in America
Rhin-O-Tuff is a good bet for you. It is an American made machine that has the only 3-year warranty while most other manufacturers are made in China and have 1-year warranties. It’s the binding machine of Fedex/Kinkos stores for a reason. The fact that it is American made means parts are not an issue when you need them.
The binding punch die are interchangeable on the both the OD and HD series of Rhin-O-Tuff binding machines. They make punch dies for coil, comb, wire, 3 ring binders and Plastic Velo. They have over 20 interchangeable dies.
The following graphic gives you everything you need to know and provides you with the machines each die supports. The way to read it from left to right, you have the Part Numbers and the machines they support. You have the punch pattern which could be 3:1, 2:1, 4:1 or measured in MM. The graphic shows you what the holes look like which could be round, oval, or rectangle. Then finally, you have the hole size and margin of the die.
If you are running a print shop or are a UPS Store interested in offering binding services, a Rhin-O-Tuff machine with a coil, comb and wire punch die is what you need to get started. If you start getting customers that have specific requirements for punching and binding, then you can always add what you need.