DB-280 Perfect Binder

  • Desktop perfect binder ideal for short-run books
  • Up to 360 cycles per hour
  • Creates perfect bound, tape bound, and padded books 


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The user-friendly and automatic DB-280 Perfect Binder brings professional perfect binding to your desktop. Producing up to 200 books per hour, the DB-280 is ideal for short-run, on-demand applications.

With the automated performance and other outstanding features typically reserved for more expensive machines, the DB-280 provides centrally-located controls for single-operator efficiency. Simply place flat sheets into the clamp where pages are gripped automatically and the binding process is started. A double pass over the roughening cutter provides superior notching for superb glue penetration. Its clamping and nipping system ensure consistent square binds.

The DB-280 also has tape binding capabilities and with a quick push of a button, can convert to a padding function where only the precise amount of glue is added for perfectly bound notepads.


  • Produces up to 200 books per hour
  • Up to 360 cycles per hour
  • Creates perfect bound, tape bound, and padded books
  • Single-operator design and easy changeovers
  • Unique notching method for maximum glue penetration
  • Improved clamping and nipping system
Key Applications

  • Soft cover books
  • Hard cover books
  • Tape-bound books
  • Self-published novels
  • Notepads
  • Manuals


Maximum Book Size 12.6” x 15.75” (320mm x 400mm)
Minimum Book Size 4.72” x 1.97” (120mm x 50mm)
Maximum Cover Size 12.6” x 33” (320mm x 838.2mm)
Maximum Binding Thickness 1.6” (40mm)
Glue Warm-Up 25 minutes
Cycle Speed Up to 360 cycles per hour
Production Speed Up to 200 books per hour

See product brochure for complete specifications.


Thompson Print & Mailing – San Antonio, TX

“On the DB-280 we run all of our perfect bound books such as church books, school textbooks, and manuals. We used to outsource our books and now we are able to do our own perfect binding and it is highly efficient for us.”