Exapro is your leading marketplace for used industrial machinery. We're showcasing our extensive range of used perfect binders and thermal binders, machines that form the backbone of industries from publishing to education. Perfect binders, offering a professional finish ideal for retail display, and thermal binders, known for their fast, clean results, are central to creating high-quality bound products.

We offer models from top manufacturers, including Horizon, Müller Martini, and Kolbus for perfect binders, and GBC, Unibind, and Fellowes for thermal binders. Each machine undergoes a quality check, ensuring high standards of performance.

With prices between €10,000 to €30,000, these machines provide cost-effective, efficient binding solutions. By choosing our used machinery, you're not only saving money but also contributing to a more sustainable economy.

Our team of experts is available to guide you through the selection process, ensuring the machine you choose aligns with your needs and budget. Visit Exapro today, and empower your business with high-quality, affordable binding solutions.

CP Bourg BB 3002 PUR-C Perfect binder

Year: 2015

Max. paper length 71 cm
Min. paper length 20 cm
Number of clamps 1
Max. paper width 39.5 cm
Min. paper width 10 cm
Speed (sheets per hour) 650

Heidelberg Eurobind 1300 Perfect binder

Year: 2008

Max. paper length 360 cm
Min. paper length 145 cm
Number of clamps 4
Max. paper width 300 cm
Min. paper width 120 cm
Speed (sheets per hour) 1300


Year: 2006

Max. paper length 32 cm
Min. paper length 12 cm
Number of clamps 1
Max. paper width 44 cm
Min. paper width 12 cm
Speed (sheets per hour) 500

Muller Martini Normbinder NB 2-E Perfect binder

Year: 1976

Number of clamps 20
Speed (sheets per hour) 6500

Muller Martini AMIGO 1580 Perfect Binder

Year: 1998

Max. paper length 40 cm
Min. paper length 12 cm
Number of clamps 4
Max. paper width 27 cm
Min. paper width 9.5 cm
Speed (sheets per hour) 1500

China 2800 Perfect binder

Year: 2018

Max. paper length 280 cm
Speed (sheets per hour)
Max. paper width 121 cm

Used Wohlenberg KNF Perfect binder

Year: 1999

Max. paper length 48 cm
Min. paper length 14 cm
Speed (sheets per hour)
Max. paper width 100.2 cm
Min. paper width 20.8 cm

Bourg BB 3002 PUR-C Perfect binder Hot deal

Year: 2009

Max. paper length 32 cm
Min. paper length 10 cm
Number of clamps 1
Max. paper width 38.5 cm
Min. paper width 10 cm
Speed (sheets per hour) 600

HORIZON BQ-150 Perfect binder

Year: 2012

Max. paper length 30 cm
Number of clamps 1
Max. paper width 40 cm
Speed (sheets per hour)

HORIZON PERFECT BINDER BQ-460 Low working hours

Year: 2008

Max. paper length 32 cm
Min. paper length 7.5 cm
Number of clamps 4
Max. paper width 32 cm
Min. paper width 11 cm
Speed (sheets per hour) 1000

Horizon BQ-470 Perfect binder

Year: 2016

Max. paper length 32 cm
Min. paper length 15 cm
Number of clamps 4
Max. paper width 32 cm
Min. paper width 14.5 cm
Speed (sheets per hour)

Muller Martini Sigma perfect line

Year: 2007

Max. paper length 32 cm
Number of clamps 4
Max. paper width 42 cm
Speed (sheets per hour) 1500

BOURG BB3002 Perfect binder


Max. paper length 32 cm
Min. paper length 6 cm
Speed (sheets per hour) 2000
Max. paper width 38.5 cm
Min. paper width 9 cm

Stahl VBF BL 200 Perfect binder

Year: 1988

Speed (sheets per hour)

MULLER MARTINI perfect binder MONOBLOC 3005

Year: 1986

Number of clamps 18
Speed (sheets per hour) 5000

Horizon BQ 460 Perfect binder

Year: 2004

Max. paper length 32 cm
Min. paper length 11 cm
Number of clamps 4
Max. paper width 32 cm
Min. paper width 14.5 cm
Speed (sheets per hour) 800


Year: 2004

Speed (sheets per hour) 3000

Horizon BQ-280 Perfect binder

Year: 2013

Max. paper length 35.5 cm
Min. paper length 13.5 cm
Number of clamps 1
Max. paper width 32 cm
Min. paper width 10.5 cm
Speed (sheets per hour) 500

Horizon BQ460/CF-460V Perfect binder

Year: 2006

Max. paper length 32 cm
Min. paper length 11 cm
Speed (sheets per hour)
Max. paper width 32 cm
Min. paper width 14.5 cm

Jori Machine JBT50/4D Perfect binder - 4 clamp binder

Year: 2018

Max. paper length 45 cm
Min. paper length 16 cm
Speed (sheets per hour) 1800
Max. paper width 30 cm
Min. paper width 12 cm

Perfect Binders and Thermal Binders on Exapro 

Exapro is your dedicated marketplace for used industrial machinery and here we want to spotlight the integral players in the publishing industry - the Perfect Binder and Thermal Binder. Whether you're an independent publishing house, a university press, or a corporate print department, the seamless functionality of these machines is key to producing high-quality bound books, catalogues, and reports.

A Look at Perfect Binders

Perfect binders play a crucial role in the publishing and printing sector, particularly for paperbacks and soft cover books. These machines utilise a method of binding where the pages and cover are glued together at the spine, creating a smooth, professional finish. The finished product, referred to as a 'perfect bound', has a flat spine which can be printed on - ideal for bookshelf displays and retail.

On Exapro, we offer a range of used perfect binders from leading manufacturers such as Horizon, Kolbus, Müller Martini and others, with specifications to suit all scales of production. Whether you require simple manual operation or complex, automated systems, we have a machine to match your needs.

Embracing the Power of Thermal Binders

Thermal binders are the go-to machines for creating documents with a 'perfect' appearance. They employ heat to bind pages to a pre-made spine, resulting in a clean, perfect bound book or report. The process is simple, efficient and does not require any hole punching or stitching.

Exapro’s range of used thermal binders is equally diverse, featuring machines from top manufacturers like GBC, Unibind, and Fellowes. With models capable of handling various thicknesses and paper sizes, these machines can create polished documents that stand out on any shelf or desk.

The Exapro Advantage

Purchasing used machinery from Exapro gives you the twin benefits of cost-effectiveness and sustainability. By reusing industrial machinery, you are contributing to a more circular economy, reducing waste, and lowering your carbon footprint.

Each piece of equipment listed on Exapro undergoes a rigorous quality check to ensure its functionality and efficiency. We strive to provide full transparency regarding the condition and history of the machinery, allowing you to make an informed decision.

With prices ranging from €10,000 to €30,000, these used thermal binders offer fantastic savings when compared to their brand-new counterparts. Despite their reduced cost, these machines still deliver the sleek, professional finish and fast production times thermal binders are known for.

In addition, our team of experts is always on hand to offer technical advice and support, helping you select the ideal machine for your needs and guide you through the purchase process.

The main advantages of perfect binders / thermal binders 

Perfect binders and thermal binders each have their unique advantages that make them an ideal choice for different types of binding tasks. Here are some of the primary benefits of these types of binders:

Perfect Binders

Professional Appearance: Perfect binders produce square-edged books that are neat, tidy, and presentable. This makes perfect binding an ideal solution for creating professional-quality books, catalogues, and magazines.

Versatility: Perfect binding can handle a wide range of sizes and thicknesses. It's a suitable method for binding a diverse range of products, from thin brochures to thick books.

Durability: The adhesive used in perfect binding forms a strong, long-lasting bond that can withstand regular use. It's a great choice for items that need to stand the test of time.

Printing on Spine: Unlike other binding methods, perfect binding allows for printing on the spine. This is especially beneficial for books intended for retail display, where the spine is often the only visible part on the shelf.

Thermal Binders

Ease of Use: Thermal binders are very user-friendly. The binding process involves simply placing the documents into the binding cover and then into the machine. This simplicity allows even novices to create bound documents quickly.

Fast Production Time: Thermal binding is typically quicker than other types of binding, making it a great choice for projects with tight deadlines.

Sleek Presentation: Thermal binders produce a clean, book-like finish, free of any visible holes or fasteners. The result is a document with a polished, professional appearance.

Adaptable: Thermal binding covers come in a variety of colours and finishes, making it easy to customise the appearance of the final product. Additionally, these machines can accommodate documents of different thicknesses.

Both perfect binders and thermal binders offer efficient, high-quality solutions for a range of binding needs. The choice between the two often depends on the specific requirements of the task, including the type of document, the desired aesthetic, and the production timeframe.

Main machine parameters

Perfect binders and thermal binders are robust pieces of equipment that can significantly streamline the bookbinding process. As you explore different models, you'll find that several key parameters influence their performance and capabilities. Here are some of the main machine parameters to consider when choosing a perfect binder or thermal binder:

Perfect Binders

Max/Min Book Thickness: This determines the range of book thicknesses that the machine can handle, usually indicated in millimetres or inches.

Max/Min Book Size: This refers to the maximum and minimum dimensions of books the machine can bind, which includes both height and width.

Binding Speed: This is usually given as the number of books per hour the machine can produce, and it's crucial for understanding the machine's capacity and efficiency.

Clamp Opening: The size of the clamp opening determines the thickness of the book spine that can be accommodated.

Cover Feeder: This indicates whether the machine automatically feeds covers into the machine or whether they need to be inserted manually.

Glue Type: Perfect binders may use EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) or PUR (Polyurethane Reactive) adhesives. PUR allows for a stronger, more flexible bind but requires a longer drying time.

Thermal Binders

Binding Capacity: This indicates the maximum number of sheets or maximum thickness that the machine can bind in a single cycle.

Warm-Up Time: This refers to how long the machine takes to heat up to the required temperature before it can start binding.

Binding Speed: Like with perfect binders, this parameter tells you how many documents the machine can bind per hour.

Cool-Down Feature: Some thermal binders have an integrated cooling rack that helps to expedite the cooling process and allows you to remove the documents sooner.

Auto Shut-Off: This feature turns the machine off when it's not in use, helping to save energy and enhance safety.

Adjustable Heat Settings: These allow you to fine-tune the temperature according to the specific binding requirements of different document types.

Remember, while these parameters are important, the ideal machine for you will also depend on your specific use case, budget, and operational needs.

Area of use 

Perfect binders and thermal binders are used across a wide range of industries and sectors for various applications. Their primary function is to bind paper materials into a finished book or document with a clean, professional appearance. Here are some of the key areas where these machines find use:

Publishing Houses: Both types of binders are extensively used in the publishing industry for the production of softcover books, including novels, non-fiction works, and textbooks. Perfect binders are particularly valued for their ability to print on the spine, making them an excellent choice for books meant for retail display.

Printing Services: Commercial printing services utilise these machines to produce various types of bound materials for their clients, such as catalogues, reports, manuals, brochures, and promotional materials.

Corporate Offices: Large corporations often use thermal binders for in-house document creation. They're excellent for producing professional-looking presentations, reports, and proposals.

Educational Institutions: Universities, colleges, and schools use these binding machines to create study materials, student theses, dissertations, and other educational resources.

Law Firms: Legal documents, case files, and contracts can be neatly and securely bound using these machines, facilitating easy handling and reference.

Graphic Design and Advertising Agencies: These machines are invaluable when it comes to creating high-quality, professional-looking portfolios, look-books, and client presentations.

Self-Publishing Authors: For those who choose the self-publishing route, these machines provide an affordable and practical solution to produce their work in a professional format.

Libraries: Libraries often use binding machines for book repair and conservation. They are especially handy in binding periodicals and journals.

These machines are lauded for their versatility, efficiency, and the professional finish they impart to bound materials, making them an asset to a diverse array of sectors.

Leading manufacturers

There are several renowned manufacturers of perfect binders and thermal binders, many of whose machines can be found on the Exapro marketplace. Here are some noteworthy names:

Perfect Binders

Horizon: A leading manufacturer of bookbinding equipment, Horizon offers a range of perfect binders from small, tabletop models to large, fully automated systems.

Müller Martini: Known for their highly automated systems, Müller Martini is a respected name in the industry, offering perfect binders that are well-regarded for their reliability and efficiency.

Kolbus: German-based Kolbus is renowned for their durable and high-quality perfect binding machines which are designed for high-volume production environments.

Bourg: Bourg offers a range of perfect binders that are particularly popular in the digital printing market due to their ability to seamlessly integrate with other print production processes.

Thermal Binders

GBC (General Binding Corporation): GBC is a widely recognized name in the binding industry, offering a variety of thermal binding machines suitable for different scales of operation.

Unibind: Unibind's thermal binding machines are known for their user-friendly operation and the professional finish they provide.

Fellowes: Fellowes manufactures a range of office equipment, including thermal binders designed for easy, in-house document binding.

Bindomatic: Known for their innovative designs, Bindomatic offers thermal binding machines that are designed for efficiency and ease of use.

Why Choose Exapro?

Selecting a used binding machine from Exapro is not only a cost-effective decision, but it's also a step towards sustainability. By opting for used equipment, you help promote a circular economy, reducing waste and lowering your environmental footprint.

On Exapro, we aim to make your buying experience as seamless as possible. We provide detailed information about each machine's condition, specifications, and history. Our team of experts is always ready to help, offering guidance to help you find a machine that fits your needs and budget.

Explore our range of used perfect binders and thermal binders today. Step into the world of affordable efficiency with Exapro – your trusted marketplace for used industrial machinery.