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Thursday, 18 July 2013

What happened to Ibico Binding Machines and Laminators?

For years, one of the largest names in the binding and laminating industry was Ibico binding machines and laminators, and binding supplies on the market. In recent years you might have noticed that the Ibico brand has disappeared from the marketplace. Prompting us to ask the question, what ever happened to the Ibico Brand name?
In 1998, Ibico AG was purchased by General Binding Corporation (GBC). However, GBC decided to continue to maintain the Ibico brand of products in addition the regular line of GBC products. GBC offered a full line of Ibico binding machines and binding supplies. This was the case until 2005.

After more than a decade of supporting both the GBC and Ibico brands, General Binding Corporation made the decision in 2005 to discontinue the Ibico line of products. When GBC made the decision to stop supporting the Ibico brand of products, many of the Ibico machines were rebranded under new GBC model numbers. 


Of the thousands of other products carried as part of the Ibico line, many were also rebranded with the GBC name. Hundreds of products were also discontinued and disappeared when the Ibico name was phased out. If you are looking for a particular product, the best thing to do is just ask. If the exact product is no longer available it is likely that there is something equivalent available to meet your needs. So ask us and we’ll work it out for you.

1 comment :

Ken said...

Perhaps the most popular of all the Ibico machines was the EPK21. GBC re-branded it as the C800. It is available at BindingStuff.net

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