Standard BQ-160 Binder: If you want an easy to use binding solution that does not demand a lot of training in order to begin making professional quality books, Standard BQ-160 Binder is a good option. It is labeled as a good finishing machine for any on demand publishing, and it uses touch screen features to allow anyone to make up to 180 books each hour. BQ-160 Binder uses a very simple four part process to create books up to 1.6 inches in thickness. block of cut sheet pages are inserted into machine and special clamps hold it all in place as cover is added to unit. spine is notched and set with glue, and book is finished by cover being applied. Every step of process can be customized on touch screen display, and there are three ways in which books can be formatted - as perfect binding, tape binding, and as pads. These are important options, but BQ-160 Binder also allows user to choose their nipper settings and to choose all of their binding and cover options as well. This means that anyone who wants to make books ranging from 2.8 x 5.1 to 13.7 x 11.8 can easily do so with this machine. It requires that completed blocks are added to unit, and this means that appropriate sizes have to be available. When perfect binding is used, it can create largest number of books (180), but when padding is used, it can handle around 120 per hour. BQ-160 Binder is not a large machine and measures a surprisingly manageable 53.9 x 21.2 x 50.4. It sits on heavy casters to allow it to be moved as needed, and features a handy supply cabinet in base. To use this machine requires access to appropriate electrical supplies, and warm up times for machine also include glue melting time. There is a glue tank on unit and it ensures that only most even amounts of appropriate medium are used on each book. It is not easy to find user friendly machinery for creation of on demand books, but this unit really does deliver. If you understand results you want (such as nipper settings), type of binding, and general appearance of finished work, this machine will let you accomplish your goals.