Binding gatherers and collators are crucial in the print and publication industry, ensuring that printed sheets are meticulously organized with high precision and efficiency. These machines are indispensable across various sectors such as publishing houses, commercial printers, educational institutions, and marketing agencies.

Kitmondo serves as a trusted marketplace for procuring used industrial machinery, including binding gatherers and collators. With a price range of €7,000 to €25,000, Kitmondo caters to both burgeoning and well-established enterprises. The platform is dedicated to transparency and quality assurance, featuring equipment from esteemed manufacturers like Horizon, Duplo, and Bourg, thereby ensuring that buyers receive top-tier machinery tailored to their operational needs.

For those in the printing sector looking for a blend of affordability and efficiency, Kitmondo's curated assortment of gatherers and collators is the perfect destination. These machines are recognized for their capacity to significantly boost productivity, reduce wastage, and consistently deliver excellent results, making them a staple in extensive print operations.

Key parameters that define these machines include their feeding capacity, sheet size range, collating speed, number of stations, and integration capabilities. As a result, gatherers and collators have become essential tools for large-scale print jobs, valued for their ability to enhance operational efficiency and ensure high-quality outcomes.

HOHNER FOLDNAK COMPACT Collator

Year: 2017

Sheet size: Printing/Collators 105 mm
Sheet size: Printing/Collators 450 mm/min

Fotoba WR64 cutting plotter

Year: 2014

For sale Fotoba WR64 cutting plotter with large diameter reel holder option, year 2014 (from memory), purchased new from a French supplier. Brand: Fotoba Model: WR64 Rollcut WR X/Y cutting, with manual self-squaring. Reading cutting lines by optical detection. Mandrel diameter of prints to cut up to 20 cm on the upper part. Spool holder support option with axis for …

Used Obscure-Maxima 50 * 80 Collator

Year: 2004

Sheet size: Printing/Collators 50 mm
Sheet size: Printing/Collators 80 mm/min

Horizon VAC-100c Collator

Year: 2007

Sheet size: Printing/Collators 500 mm
Sheet size: Printing/Collators 500 mm/min

Horizon VAC-60Ha Collator

Year: 2004

Sheet size: Printing/Collators 500 mm
Sheet size: Printing/Collators 350 mm/min

Horizon VAC-100c Collator

Year: 2001

Sheet size: Printing/Collators 50 mm
Sheet size: Printing/Collators 35 mm/min

used Horizon MC-80a Collator

Year: 1996

Sheet size: Printing/Collators 470 mm
Sheet size: Printing/Collators 470 mm/min

Horizon VAC-100a VAC-100m ST-40 SPF-200A FC-200A Collator

Year: 2007

Sheet size: Printing/Collators 500 mm
Sheet size: Printing/Collators 350 mm/min

BOURG BST 10 Collator

Year:

BST BOURG COLLATOR Collector Description: - 2 collecting towers - A4 to A5 format - Folding + stapling Condition: sufficient, machine has working 12 of 20 collecting trays

Bielomatik Bielomatik Р671 collator Collator

Year: 1978

Specifications. Working speed (web movement) - 100 – 120 m/min Jumbo unwinders - 3 pcs Unwinding standard - 9 pcs Web postings - 11 pcs Max. roll diameter (for Jumbo unwinders) - 50” (1270 mm) Max. roll diameter (for unwinding standard) - 26” (660 mm) Roll core diameter - 2 ¾” (70 mm) Blade width max - 20” (508 mm) …

HORIZON HAC-120A Collator

Year: 1996

Sheet picker HORIZON HAC-120A (Japan) 1996 It allows you to work both on stitching and bundling and is the most professional equipment in the class of friction machines. It is intended for the production of medium and large runs of products, mainly from uncoated grades of paper in formats from A5 to SRA3. Main technical characteristics: maximum sheet format 318x470 …

Used Horizon VAC-100a Collator

Year: 2009

Sheet size: Printing/Collators 500 mm
Sheet size: Printing/Collators 500 mm/min

Used Horizon MC-80a Collator

Year: 1996

Sheet size: Printing/Collators 470 mm
Sheet size: Printing/Collators 470 mm/min

Used Horizon VAC-100m Collator

Year: 2000

Sheet size: Printing/Collators 500 mm
Sheet size: Printing/Collators 500 mm/min

Used Horizon VAC-100a Collator

Year: 2000

Sheet size: Printing/Collators 500 mm
Sheet size: Printing/Collators 500 mm/min

Horizon VAC-100m Collator

Year: 2009

Sheet size: Printing/Collators 500 mm
Sheet size: Printing/Collators 500 mm/min

Used Horizon VAC-100m Collator

Year: 2009

Sheet size: Printing/Collators 500 mm
Sheet size: Printing/Collators 500 mm/min

Used Horizon VAC-100m Post press machine

Year: 2009

Sheet size: Printing/Collators 500 mm
Sheet size: Printing/Collators 500 mm/min

BIELOMATIK P631 Collator

Year: 1982

Working speed (web movement) - 100 – 120 m/min Jumbo unwinders - 8 pcs Unwinding standard - 8 pcs Web postings - 10 pcs Max. roll diameter (for Jumbo unwinders) - 50” (1270 mm) Max. roll diameter (for unwinding standard) - 26” (660 mm) Roll core diameter - 2 ¾” (70 mm) Blade width max - 20” (508 mm) Blade …

Duplo 5000 booklet system Collator

Year: 2014

Sheet size: Printing/Collators 356 mm
Sheet size: Printing/Collators 305 mm/min


Binding Gatherers / Collators on Kitmondo: The Backbone of Organized Printing

In the dynamic and ever-evolving world of printing, professionals continuously seek machinery that optimizes their workflow and maximizes efficiency. Binding gatherers and collators stand out not merely as machines but as crucial assets in the printing journey.

Understanding Binding Gatherers and Collators

Binding gatherers and collators are specialized machinery designed for the printing industry, automatically gathering, sorting, and collating individual printed sheets into a predetermined sequence. Imagine organizing multiple copies of a 300-page manuscript by hand; it's daunting, time-consuming, and prone to human error. These machines ensure precise and swift organization of printed materials, whether for books, magazines, brochures, or other documents.

Main Advantages of Binding Gatherers / Collators

These machines offer significant advantages, including:

  1. Efficiency & Speed: They can quickly organize vast volumes of pages, significantly reducing the time needed compared to manual processes.
  2. Accuracy & Precision: These machines eliminate common human errors, ensuring every set of documents is correctly ordered.
  3. Consistency: They provide consistent output, regardless of the number of sets collated.
  4. Reduction in Labor Costs: Automation reduces the need for manual labor, translating into significant cost savings.
  5. Flexibility: Modern gatherers and collators handle various paper sizes and types, allowing businesses to cater to diverse projects.
  6. Enhanced Binding Process: Perfectly collated sheets facilitate a smoother binding process.
  7. Space-Saving: A single machine can replace multiple workstations, saving valuable floor space.
  8. Reduction in Wastage: Accurate collation reduces wastage of resources like paper and ink.
  9. Integration with Other Systems: Advanced machines integrate seamlessly with other printing and post-printing systems.
  10. Volume Handling: Ideal for large print runs, these machines handle vast volumes of printed material efficiently.

Navigating the Kitmondo Experience

Kitmondo stands as a trusted marketplace for sourcing used industrial machinery, including binding gatherers and collators. Choosing the right machine for your needs is crucial, and Kitmondo makes the process less intimidating by offering assurance, credibility, and a professional network.

With prices ranging from €7,000 to €25,000, Kitmondo caters to both burgeoning businesses and established enterprises. Every machine listed undergoes a thorough verification process, ensuring buyers can have the utmost confidence in their purchase. For sellers, Kitmondo provides a platform to reach a global network of professionals, ensuring their machines find the right buyers at the right prices.

Main Machine Parameters of Binding Gatherers / Collators

When evaluating binding gatherers and collators, key parameters to consider include:

  • Feeding Capacity: Number of sheets the machine can process at once.
  • Max & Min Sheet Size: Range of paper sizes the machine can handle.
  • Collating Speed: Speed at which the machine can collate sheets.
  • Number of Stations/Bins: Number of different sheets or signatures the machine can handle.
  • Feeding Mechanism: Method of feeding sheets into the machine.
  • Paper Thickness Range: Range of paper thickness the machine can handle.
  • Programmability & Control System: Digital control panels for programmable sequences.
  • Output Options: How collated sets are managed post-processing.
  • Error Detection: Systems to detect errors like missed or double sheets.
  • Integration Capabilities: Compatibility with other systems.
  • Footprint & Weight: Dimensions and weight of the machine.
  • Power Requirements: Voltage and power needs.
  • Operational Noise Level: Noise produced during operation.

Area of Use

Binding gatherers and collators find use in various sectors:

  • Publishing Houses: For mass print runs of books, magazines, and journals.
  • Commercial Printers: Handling diverse projects like brochures and reports.
  • Educational Institutions: Producing study materials and exam papers.
  • Legal & Financial Firms: Organizing lengthy documents.
  • Advertising & Marketing Agencies: Streamlining the production of promotional materials.
  • Government Institutions: Managing large-scale print tasks.
  • Packaging Industry: Ensuring printed inserts or manuals are correctly ordered.
  • Graphic Design Studios: Enhancing the finishing process of prototypes.
  • Direct Mail Services: Organizing bulk mailing content.
  • Document Reproduction & Photocopying Centers: Ensuring document sets are correctly ordered.
  • Workshops & Seminars: Producing organized agendas and materials.
  • Religious Institutions: Printing religious materials with accuracy.

Manufacturers of Binding Gatherers / Collators

Reputable manufacturers include:

  • Horizon: Japanese brand known for sophisticated collators.
  • Bourg: European brand renowned for efficient and reliable collating machines.
  • Duplo: Offers precision and build quality in their collators.
  • Kolbus: Popular in high-volume operations.
  • Morgana: Versatile collating machines.
  • Renz: Known for binding machines, with seamless integration.
  • Plockmatic: Offers efficient and reliable gatherers and collators.
  • MBO: German company known for folding and collating solutions.
  • Heidelberg: Extends to post-press equipment.
  • Watkins: Specialist in print finishing with precise collators.
  • Standard Finishing Systems: Durable collators from the US.
  • Riso: Known for unique printing solutions and suitable collators.

For any serious printing operation, binding gatherers and collators offer unmatched accuracy, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. Whether you’re a printing house looking to streamline your production process or a business venturing into the world of printing, Kitmondo stands out as the go-to marketplace, offering not just machinery but peace of mind. Dive in and explore the vast world of opportunities awaiting you.