Powis Parker Inc.

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  • 2929 5th Street
  • 94710 Berkeley
  • USA

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Kevin Parker, the founder, has a passionate interest in handcrafted bookbinding. Back in 1980, Kevin was charged with producing the yearbooks for his graduating class. He was offended by the aesthetics of punch-and-bind and his class couldn't afford a professional hardcover binding service, so he stayed up all night hand-sewing each book.

The spark was lit and he began experimenting with new binding techniques. Multiple prototypes later, the Fastback® binding machine was born - a revolutionary system that brings professional bindery capabilities to the office environment.

Today, it is used by every branch of the US Federal Government, many Fortune 500 companies, and the White House copy room.

Powis (located in Berkeley, CA) is privately owned and employs about 100 people. The company continues to innovate in bind-on-demand technology, bringing new products and ideas to the marketplace year-round.

 

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Powis’ innovations:

 

Adhesive Strip Technology

A radically new approach to binding, it eliminates the need for stapling and taping. Now durable binds can be created with a single thermal adhesive strip.

 

Patented Smart Strip™ Technology These patented “intelligent” strips are specially coded, so there is no longer any need to manually configure binding machines.

 

PerfectBack® Binding

We built on our Smart Strip™ technology to create a new kind of strip – the PerfectBack Strip. The adhesive is placed so you can effortlessly attach your own paperback cover. This important breakthrough has made true on-demand and short-run publishing a reality.

 

Hardcover Binding

We conquered case-binding by applying the adhesive to the cover itself. Using one of our binding systems, you can simply create bookstore-quality hardcovers one at a time, or in larger runs.

 

iCases for iPads

The PowisiCase is a design worthy of the iPad. It maintains the iPad's sleek design, weight and size while providing a stylish durable cover inspired by the traditional book.

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Fastback 20

The FB20 is the ideal binding machine for all corporations, financial institutions, copy shops,...

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Fastback 9

Elevate your documents and proposals.In this environment, it’s essential to present your work at its...

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Photopress

The Powis Photopress™ system is a fast and easy method of turning silver halide, dye sub and inkjet...

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Super Strip

Super Strip The Super Strip is a rugged, multi-purpose binding strip capable of strong tape...

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Image Blank

An Image Blank is a Powis thermal binding strip that can have an image printed on it with an inkjet...

Powis Parker Inc. 2929 5th Street 94710 Berkeley USA +1 510848-2463 information@powis.com

Exhibitor at the following trade fair

Paperworld 2016

30.01.2016 - 02.02.2016 Hall: 3.0 Stand: D 58