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ExactBind at GOA: Perfect Binding takes a New Direction - UPWARD

Press release from the issuing company

January 8, 2003 -- (ExactBind) It has arrived in the U.S. The “FastBind” tabletop binder can bind hard cover books, soft cover books and vinyl presentations with no set-up changes. The industry has long awaited binders and accessories that are affordable and tailored to the needs of on-demand, short and medium book runs. The FastBind concept and patent is unique. Unlike traditional perfect binders that apply glue from below, the rotary binder flips the text block up, fans the paper, and the adhesive is applied from above. Gravity works in your favor and the adhesive placement is far more precise. The adhesive applicator requires no cleaning, just warm it up and go into production. No special tape or strips are required and binds cost only pennies. The final product has exceptionally square, flexible, and strong binds with good lay-flat capability. They bind from 2 to 500 pages in any format up to 11” x 17”. Depending on the binder model selected, productivity is 120 to 450 cycles per hour. Need to bind coated or unusual stock? Instead of grinding and roughening the book spine, FastBind has pioneered an innovative Paper Grain Opener (“ PGO”) that creates no paper dust. Accessories include soft cover creasers and the FastBind Model H530 for making on-demand fully decorated hard covers. It enables you to create and build a hard cover in minutes. Logos, graphics, photographs and text are easily inserted. The manufacturer, “Maping Ky,” started making binders in Helsinki, Finland over twenty years ago. Maping has entered into a U.S. distribution partnership with ExactBind Corporation (“EBC”), based in Jacksonville, Florida. EBC’s President, Charlene Millis, has already established a customer base and coast-to-coast dealer network. Charlene says, “With a FastBind system, you’re only limited by your imagination. Our binders are easier to use than an office copier. They’re multi-tasking, ruggedly built, and have a small footprint. That makes them ideal for copy centers, on-demand and short run printing, binderies for prototypes, corporate presentations, and book repair.” For further information, contact: ExactBind Corporation 3491 Pall Mall Drive Suite 103 Jacksonville, FL 32257 1-800-822-3890 www.exactbind.com