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  • The growing demand for panoramic layout design and high quality prints can be satisfied with the new PhotoFast machine offered by Samed Innovazioni, Italy The fully automatic machine for bookbinding produces photo books, calendars and greeting cards with the Lay Flat-technology.
  • Lay-flat binding for full visual impact. The growing request for panoramic layout design without any image loss in the center demands state-of-the-art solutions for the book-on-demand business. Lay-flat binding offers you tremendous opportunities for attracting new customers. It is increasingly used for premium photo books, high-end product presentations, catalogues and brochures.
  • Photofast is a fully automatic book block maker which produces Lay-flat book blocks from single sheets. It can make photo books not only by gluing Photo-Photo, but can make Photo-Cardboard-Photo too.
    It automatically feeds the single sheets and cardboards into the machine, presses and assembles them one by one with hot melt glue.
    After that, you will have the beautiful image presentation in panoramic spread and premium quality!
  • There are two independent delivery belts. A pre-folded image is submitted from first feeder, and on the other one is "supplied" from second feeder (if desired) for mixing the required hardness of the finished block (photo-album). It is possible to collect without a cardboard - Picture -to-Picture! The first illustration is submitted without applying glue, then the second one or cardboard pad is already coated with a hot-melt adhesive.
    The glued pages are collected in the automatic compression machine with vertical positioning of finished products.
  • At each entry of each subsequent coated sheet, the machine's automatic presser presses it against the remaining pages. This ensures the individual gluing of each page and substrate to the book. When job it runs, the already finished book body separates from the next created body with the non-smeared first page of the next book. That PhotFast can do automatically until the set quantity of books is fully executed.
  • All work processes are controlled, through the control screen, by changing the job, the individual parameters and / or settings become unnecessary with any tools. Refitting is done in seconds from the screen, making machine learning easy and fast, so each member of the work team can operate it with the necessary knowledge and skill.
  • Type Stand alone unit
  • In-feed system Upper belt suction feed
  • Min. book block (HxW)152 x 160 mm
  • Max. book block (HxW)480 x 400 mm
  • Open book width960 x 400 mm
  • Photos thicknessmax. 350 gr/m²
  • Cardboard thicknessmax. 350 gr/m²
  • Speed up to 1800 cycles/hour
  • Position setting Fully automatic
  • Feed out 2 receiving trays
  • Feeding by Double separated hopper
  • Spacer Automatic device to keep 2 mm
  • Block control Pressing system at the exit
  • Photo or board feeding byComputerized system
  • Change overtimeNo mech. tools needed
  • Glue applicationby heated gluing rollers
  • Glue typehot melt
  • Compressed air approx. 200 Nl/h 6 BAR
  • Dimensions (W x D x H) 200 х 160 х 200 cm
  • Power supply 400 Volts 3Phases+G+N 50/60 Hz, 7kW
  • Net weight 800 / 1000 kg.
1 The technical data is approximate. 2 Possible changes in price without a notice. PS. We strive description, photos and specifications to be completely authentic. Unfortunately, due to the large number of items that are available, it is inevitable that sometimes errors appear. Please, let us know if you notice a mistake. Thank you in advance.

PhotoFast in action

  • PhotoFast in action





The structural sectional view of the paper


Pay attention to the processes following printing:
– Dense coatings cause difficulties in subsequent fitting and gluing of book block.
– To make it easier for a person who will read a book, the paper should not be too white (the strong whiteness tired of the eyes).
– There must be a balance between the mass and the opacity of the paper (the text should not be visible).
– Offset, laser or ink jet printing must match the paper used.
– It’s a good idea to avoid too thin or too thick material to make a

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