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DB 290 Hot Glue Perfect Binder

The DB-290 is the replacement for the popular DB-280 and DB-200 and boasts deceptively high production speeds capable of up to 200 books per hour. For such a small machine it offers a truly outstanding performance with Planamelt R adhesive. The new Planamelt R is a hybrid polymer glue which behaves like EVA and yet offers 95% of the binding strength of PUR (polyurethane reactive) glue.

Perfect for the 'on demand' short run book market

Very cheap cost per book(*Cost of glue per book) 

User Friendly Display. The design of the DB-290 incorporates a simple clear operating panel and LED, for single operator use.

Binding With & Without Covers

The DB-290 offers two binding functions in one compact unit:

(1) Padding, ideal for telephone pads, note pads, NCR pads.
(2)  Binding of books, manuals etc with wraparound cover (perfect bind).

Manual, Automatic Or Padding

The DB-290 can be set to run automatically or manually.
In auto mode, the full benefits of the DB-290 can be realised through the automation of the clamping, release, nipping and binding functions with minimal operator intervention and maximum productivity.


The DB-290 has a quick warm-up time of around 20-25 minutes, with a display on the LED indicating the status of the glue warm-up time (eg from Cold01 to Warm10 and finally Hot20).

Stand-by & Self-Test

Should the DB-290 need to be left idle for a period of time, by simply selecting the stand-by option the glue temperature lowers to avoid the burning and deterioration of the glue. When ready to use again, simply release it from stand-by at the touch of a button and within 5 to 8 minutes it will be ready.

During initial warm-up or after stand-by, once the glue temperature has reached the ideal operating temperature, the DB-290 automatically performs a self test, stirring the glue in preparation for operation, at which point the LED will indicate 'Ready'.

Double Glue Drums

  • Simple operating panel.
  • Up to 200 books per hour.
  • Nipping unit gives a strong square spine.
  • Spine notching with double pass for better glue penetration.
  • NEW side gluing feature performed by wheels with their own dedicated glue tank.
  • Dust extractor (optional)
  • Hot-melt glue is used to bind which dries very quickly.
  • Book thickness up to 40 mm.
  • Max book size 320mm.
  • Can be used for fast pad gluing without using covers.
  • Professional finish.

 Short video below of the DB-290 Hot Glue Perfect Binder.