Some of the best document finishing products in the world are made by GBC from ProClick spines to high-grade binding machines. They even make a production-grade punch called the P70ix. Here's a look at this device so you can determine if it's right for you.
- The P70ix is a very heavy-duty device that's meant for production environments including copy shops, mail rooms, binderies, and so on. It's not really ideal for office use, unfortunately.
- This device was designed to utilize interchangeable die sets. There are sets available for the following binding methods: 3:1 and 2:1 twin-loop wire, color coil, ProClick, three-hole, and plastic comb. That makes this device extremely versatile and will enable you to use just about what ever binding method you want. One thing to keep in mind is that the P70ix doesn't come with a die set, so you'll need to purchase one or more when you order the machine.
- One of the most impressive things about the P70ix is that it has a phenomenal punching capacity. It can punch through as many as 14 inches of paper at once, making it perfect for those huge jobs.
- You can dictate where on the page the holes are punched thanks to this device's margin depth control. This will help you create books that are more securely bound.
- This machine is preprogrammed to work with most standard sizes of paper. Thus, you'll be able to process letter- and legal-sized sheets without needing to make any special adjustments to the device. You can also work with less common sizes including half-letter (5.5" x 8.5") and tabloid (11" x 17").
- If you frequently do customized jobs, you should take advantage of this machine's memory. You can program up to 20 jobs into it that can alter be recalled just by pressing a button.
- The P70ix can handle stocks that range from 16 to 140 lb. in weight. Thus, you'll be able to work with regular 20 lb. bond paper as well as some cardstock.
- This punch is very large because it measures 55" (length) x 60" (width) x 49" (height). However, despite its size, the P70ix is pretty easy to use. It has an intuitive user interface and just about everything is automated for your convenience. You can even do other things while this device is punching your paper.
- One of this product's drawbacks is that it has a 90-day warranty. This is disappointing because GBC usually gives their products warranty that last for one year.
The GBC Quantum P70ix is an impressive punch that's just about perfect for high-output environments. This device can process an incredible amount of paper with just one punch so you'll be able to get your sheets ready for binding in a hurry. It's great that this device can produce holes for many different types of binding, but keep in mind that you'll need to purchase each die set separately. (That could get expensive.) Also, this machine is easy to use and it will handle a lot of different types of paper. While the warranty could be improved, overall the P70ix is worth a look, especially if your workplace needs a heavy-duty punch.