The Smart-binder may be supplied as model SB-3 which also includes IBIS’s unique ISG cold glue binding system
This system produces a stitchless book which has better lay-flat qualities than a wire-stitched booklet, as illustrated in the photo below. The lay-flat difference is less pronounced when making thin booklets.
The ISG cold-glue nozzle applies a row of cold-glue dots (or a continuous glue line) to the inside of each folded sheet as it passes through the Smart-binder folder. Sheets are then collected on top of each other (on the saddle) and pressed together tightly when they reach the stitching station (the stitching heads are inhibited when cold gluing, or replaced with a pressing anvil).
The many advantages of ISG cold-gluing over conventional wire-stapling include:
For the recommended glue to be used with the ISG-100 system view the ISG glue, Specs & Safety datasheet. If an alternative glue is to be used then it must have a similar specification.