Spiel Introduces the New Sterling Digibinder Perfect Binder
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY--" 'Try out this machine and if it does not meet your satisfaction, you may return it at our cost.' That's the pitch I received from the manufacturer of this amazing machine," says David Spiel. "So I make the same offer to my customers and not one has sent it back!"
The Sterling® Digibinder is the newest offering in the world of short run perfect binding machines. "This little machine does the same job as many floor model machines costing much more," says Saul Spiel. "I have never seen a better table top machine of any kind."
ROUGHING AND NOTCHING
Most table top perfect binders, as well as some floor models, only notch the book. The Digibinder roughs the entire backbone AND notches. Notching blades are two small points that turn on a wheel and scrape the backbone of a book block prior to gluing. This creates what looks like a barber pole on the spine of the book block. The theory is that the glue will seep in better into these spiral gouges in the spine. Full roughing does the same--But to the entire spine! "The notching on this machine is the cherry on top of the cake, not the cake itself," declares Michael Spiel. "If you are just notching, you produce a very weak bind." This unique roughing blade prepares the entire backbone while producing next to no waste at all.
FULLY SELF ADJUSTING
The clamp and nipper on the Sterling Digibinder are completely self adjusting. "Just put in the book block and the machine does the rest, the clamp adjusts to the thickness and so does the nipper, which squeezes the book around the cover." David Spiel continues; "On other machines you have to either adjust each component separately or press your hand against the clamp to ensure that it is tight against the book block. Not so here. You can go from a 1/4" book to 1/2" to 3/4" without any adjustments at all!"