Used Bindery Equipment
Asset Liquidity International (ALI) carries a large inventory of pre-owned bindery equipment. Purchasing used bindery equipment presents vast cost savings over buying the same machine new. Used bindery equipment enables you to advance your facility’s technology while keeping costs low, which in turn makes your business more profitable and more competitive.
ALI carries used bindery equipment from the industry’s leading manufacturers, including Muller, Kluge, Harris, Stahl, and more. From spiral binding machines to 6-pocket stitchers and everything in between, Asset Liquidity has the high quality, pre-owned bindery equipment you need.
Die-cutting machines are designed to cut a specific pattern into a substrate or to cut the substrate itself into a pattern. Die-cutting equipment can be employed in a variety of bindery applications—from creating the unique cut-out pages for pop-up books to cutting decorative cover embellishments from foil or other materials to, if need be, die-cutting paper into individual pages. If you need help finding the best die cutting machine for your operation, contact ALI to learn more.
Perfect Binders are ideal for a wide variety of bookbinding. The process of perfect binding involves attaching a paper cover to the spine of previously assembled signatures using a flexible adhesive. These machines combine all the pages together, then roughen and flatten the spine’s edge. After the edge is prepared, the flexible adhesive is applied and then set. Depending on the machine, the perfect binding process can be used on books up to several inches thick. We stock perfect binders that allow for short or long runs of traditionally bound books. We frequently carry used bindery equipment and binders from Muller, Kolbus, and Horizon, among other leading manufacturers. Check back frequently for an up-to-date list of machines we have available.
After printing and cutting, press sheets must be folded to create signatures. Folder machines use a combination of knives and folders and or folder plates to rapidly and accurately fold sheets. These high-speed devices are available in two general types, as well as a hybrid style that combines both. Knife folders use moving tapes or belts to feed sheets into their counter-rotating folding rollers. Guides position the sheets in the desired location, and a “knife” presses the sheet down between the rollers, creating a fold. Most knife folders also contain perforating devices that allow air to escape during folding, preventing wrinkles or other defects. Buckle folders similarly use moving belts, which carry sheets up a slight incline between two plates. When a sheet hits the machine’s stop gauge, it will buckle, and this buckle is caught by rotating rollers and pushed downward, creating a fold. Knife folders are primarily used to create right-angle folds, while buckle folders are used to create parallel folds. Contact Asset Liquidity for help in selecting the right folder machine for your needs.
Bindery stitcher equipment is designed to drive metal staples through the collected signatures that comprise a finished book. Saddle-stitching machines drive staples through the centerfold of the signatures and are commonly used for magazines and other smaller, thinner publications. Side stitching, or side-wire stitching, equipment pushes the staples through the top of the signatures along the publication’s binding edge. Both binding systems produce essentially the same result, though side stitching tends to prevent the end product from opening and laying flat, and also causes margin loss. If you’re unsure which stitcher is right for your bindery’s needs, feel free to contact ALI for assistance.
The cutting of paper stock into uniformly-sized press sheets, which in turn become pages in a book or other publication, can take place at nearly any point in the printing or binding process. Paper cutters are available in an array of sizes, configurations, and capacities, as well as specialized variations for cutting different types of paper stock. Asset Liquidity can help you select the right cutters for your application—contact us today for assistance.
Perforating and scoring machines are designed to score or crease quickly and accurately for easy folding and processing. These machines can create everything from thin, coated paper to heavy cardstock. With the perforating feature, your product will be easy to tear to remove. Check out our available machines by clicking the link above.
Gluers make applying adhesives fast and easy. Click the link above to see what gluing machines we have in stock and contact us today with questions.
Collators are designed to arrange the completed pages of a printed product into the correct order and alignment for binding. Modern collators are generally fully automated and can work with a wide range of sheet sizes and stock thicknesses. These machines organize signatures or individual sheets into sets, which are fed into pockets. From the pockets, the pages are gathered into book blocks, which are then ready for binding. Contact Asset Liquidity for assistance in selecting the right collator for your bindery.
Ultraviolet, or UV, coatings are becoming a standard in many printing operations, including business cards, brochures, and direct mail. A UV coating gives the printed product higher resistance to scuffing and marking. UV coaters can apply this specialized coating and dry it via ultraviolet light. Features and capabilities can vary greatly and may include simultaneous double-sided coating application, a wide range of compatible paper stock thicknesses, offset and digital printing compatibility, and more. If you need help finding the ideal UV coating equipment for your application, contact Asset Liquidity today.
Laminators use heated rollers to melt glue extruded onto lamination film. This film is in turn applied to a substrate such as paper or card using pressure rollers. The primary purpose of laminating with such a machine is to embellish or protect printed documents or images. Heated roll laminators can vary in size from office based pouch laminators to industrial-sized machines. Such industrial machines are primarily used for high quantity/quality output by printers or print finishers.
Asset Liquidity International is your #1 source for high quality used printing equipment. We have the technology you need at prices that fit your budget. View our ever-changing inventory to find the used printing equipment you need or contact ALI for more information.