Exapro is your one-stop platform for reliable, used industrial machinery. Today, we spotlight our range of used saddle stitchers, versatile machines used in print finishing for professional binding of booklets, magazines, and more. 

Our selection includes renowned brands like Heidelberg, Muller Martini, and Horizon. These machines provide cost efficiency, durability, versatility, easy maintenance, and improved productivity for your business. Our saddle stitchers accommodate a wide array of paper sizes and types, making them adaptable to diverse binding needs.

Exapro's used saddle stitchers are priced between €10,000 to €35,000, reflecting the range in machine specifications, condition, and capabilities. Whether you're looking for a compact, entry-level model or a fully automated high-speed system, we have the solution for you. Our team is ready to assist you in finding the perfect binding solution. Discover our comprehensive selection today and elevate your print production process.

Sheridan 690-6 saddle stitcher Hot deal

Year: 1994

Max. paper length 321 cm
Nbr of stations 6
Nbr of feeders 6
Max. paper width 485 cm
Nbr of cover feeders 1
Trimmer Yes

saddle stitcher / saddle stitcher Stahl Brehmer

Year:

Max. paper length 32 cm
Nbr of stations 6
Speed (sheets per hour) 13000
Max. paper width 48 cm
Nbr of feeders 1

Muller Martini Presto saddle stitcher Good value Low working hours

Year: 2005

Max. paper length 36.5 cm
Nbr of stations 6
Nbr of feeders 3
Max. paper width 30.5 cm
Nbr of cover feeders 1
Trimmer Yes

Muller Martini PRESTO saddle stitcher

Year: 1998

Max. paper length 48.3 cm
Nbr of stations 6
Nbr of feeders 6
Max. paper width 32.9 cm
Nbr of cover feeders 1
Trimmer Yes

used Horizon VAC-100a VAC-100c SPF-20A FC-20A saddle stitcher

Year: 2004

Max. paper length 50 cm
Nbr of stations 20
Trimmer Yes
Max. paper width 35 cm
Nbr of feeders 2
Speed (sheets per hour) 9500

Heidelberg ST 100.2 saddle stitcher Good value

Year: 2005

Max. paper length 31.1 cm
Speed (sheets per hour) 9000
Max. paper width 35.5 cm

Duplo DBMI saddle stitcher

Year: 2017

Max. paper length 35.6 cm
Nbr of stations 10
Max. paper width 61 cm
Speed (sheets per hour) 4500

Horizon Stitchliner 5500 saddle stitcher

Year: 2005

Max. paper length 50 cm
Nbr of stations 20
Max. paper width 35 cm
Trimmer Yes

Saddle stitcher Brehmer McCain S1000 - 6 stations + 1 cover

Year: 1994

Max. paper length 32 cm
Nbr of stations 7
Nbr of feeders 6
Max. paper width 48 cm
Nbr of cover feeders 1
Trimmer Yes

Horizon VAC-100a VAC-100m SPF-20A FC-20A saddle stitcher Good value

Year: 2001

Max. paper length 50 cm
Nbr of stations 20
Trimmer Yes
Max. paper width 35 cm
Nbr of feeders 2
Speed (sheets per hour) 9500

Used Horizon SL 6000 saddle stitcher

Year: 2015

Max. paper length 350 cm
Nbr of stations 16
Trimmer Yes
Max. paper width 500 cm
Nbr of feeders 1
Speed (sheets per hour) 6000

Heidelberg ST400-450 saddle stitcher

Year: 2003

Nbr of stations 6
Nbr of feeders 6
Nbr of cover feeders 1
Trimmer Yes

MKW Rapid UT 16/B3/GS saddle stitcher

Year: 2012

Max. paper length 35 cm
Nbr of stations 16
Max. paper width 50 cm
Speed (sheets per hour) 2900

Used Horizon Stitchliner 5500 saddle stitcher Good value

Year: 2005

Max. paper length 50 cm
Nbr of stations 18
Trimmer Yes
Max. paper width 35 cm
Nbr of feeders 2
Speed (sheets per hour) 9500

Saddle stitcher Brehmer McCain - 6 stations + 1 cover Low working hours

Year: 1992

Max. paper length 480 cm
Nbr of stations 6
Nbr of feeders 6
Max. paper width 320 cm
Nbr of cover feeders 1
Trimmer Yes

MKW Rapid UT 14B3GS / SFT 350 saddle stitcher

Year: 2008

Max. paper length 35 cm
Nbr of stations 14
Speed (sheets per hour) 2900
Max. paper width 50 cm
Trimmer Yes

used Horizon MC-80a SPF-11 FC-11 saddle stitcher

Year: 2004

Max. paper length 47 cm
Nbr of stations 8
Nbr of feeders 2
Max. paper width 33 cm
Nbr of cover feeders 110
Trimmer Yes

Horizon Stitchliner 5500 saddle stitcher

Year: 2006

Nbr of stations 12
Speed (sheets per hour) 20000000
Trimmer Yes

Theisen & Bonitz Sprint 315 VP / QSM 303 saddle stitcher

Year: 1999

Max. paper length 35 cm
Nbr of feeders 15
Speed (sheets per hour) 3100
Max. paper width 50 cm
Trimmer Yes

Horizon Stitchliner 5500 saddle stitcher

Year: 2008

Nbr of stations 20
Speed (sheets per hour) 22
Trimmer Yes


Saddle stitchers on Exapro

Exapro marketplace is a leading online platform for selling used industrial machinery and now we're shining the spotlight on one of the invaluable assets in the print finishing and binding sector: the Saddle Stitcher.

A Saddle Stitcher is an indispensable machine that offers high-speed and efficient binding solutions for pamphlets, booklets, catalogues, magazines, and more. At Exapro, we offer an array of these robust machines, used but meticulously maintained, that can effectively streamline your operations while remaining budget-friendly.

But what exactly is a saddle stitcher? In essence, it is a machine that employs a simple but effective binding process - it gathers pages together, inserts them over a 'saddle', and then 'stitches' them along the middle fold with staples or wire stitches. The result is a professional finish that holds your pages securely while allowing them to lay flat when opened - a characteristic highly favoured in the publishing industry.

Purchasing a used saddle stitcher is a smart way to optimise your budget without compromising on quality or efficiency. Whether you're a small printing business or a larger publishing house, our carefully curated range of machines caters to varying needs and budget sizes.

Within our collection, the pricing of used saddle stitchers primarily falls within a range of €10,000 to €35,000. This wide range reflects the diversity in machine specifications, condition, and capabilities that we offer. Regardless of the specific cost, you can be assured of Exapro's commitment to quality, functionality, and value for money.

The main advantages of saddle stitchers

Saddle stitchers offer several advantages in the print industry. Let's explore some of these:
Professional Finish: Saddle stitching gives booklets a clean and professional look. It allows the booklet to lay flat when open, which is a favoured characteristic for materials such as magazines, catalogues, and instructional booklets.
Versatility: Saddle stitchers can accommodate a wide range of paper sizes and types, which makes them suitable for a variety of print jobs. Whether you're working on a brochure, a small magazine, or a comprehensive report, a saddle stitcher can handle the task.
Cost-Effective: Saddle stitching is one of the most economical methods of binding. It uses fewer materials (only staples or wire stitches) and requires less time to produce, which contributes to a lower overall cost per unit compared to other binding methods.
Speed and Efficiency: Saddle stitchers are designed for high-speed, efficient production. They can collate, fold, and staple materials at an impressive pace, making them ideal for large-volume print jobs.
Simplicity: The saddle stitching process is straightforward, and it doesn't involve complex mechanisms or techniques. This makes saddle stitchers relatively easy to operate and maintain.
Durability: Despite the simplicity of the saddle stitching process, the resulting products are quite durable. The staples provide a secure bind, ensuring the pages remain in place even with repeated use.
Compact and Lightweight Products: Saddle-stitched booklets are generally slimmer and lighter than other types of bound materials, which makes them convenient for distribution and transportation.

Remember that while saddle stitchers offer many advantages, they are best suited to smaller publications, usually with fewer than 80 pages. For larger publications, other types of binding may be more appropriate.

Key parameters and specifications

Cycle Speed: This refers to the maximum number of cycles the machine can perform in an hour. A higher cycle speed means the machine can produce more units within a given period, enhancing productivity.
Min/Max Format Size: These parameters define the smallest and largest sizes of paper the machine can handle.
Number of Stations: Saddle stitchers come with different numbers of feeding stations. The more stations a machine has, the more elements (like covers, inserts, and signatures) it can handle at once.
Stitching Heads: The number and type of stitching heads determine how many staples or stitches the machine can apply at a time, which in turn affects the binding strength and aesthetic appearance of the finished product.
Trimming Options: Many saddle stitchers include three-knife trimmers that cut the booklets on three sides after stitching. Some machines may offer additional trimming options.
Paper Thickness/Weight Range: This specifies the range of paper weights the machine can process without issues.
Stitching Wire Diameter: This refers to the thickness of the wire that the machine uses for stitching.
Automation Level: Some saddle stitchers are fully automated and may feature computerised controls for job setup, adjustments, and troubleshooting.
Condition: Especially when considering used machines, understanding the overall condition, maintenance history, and the availability of replacement parts is critical.
Manufacturer/Brand: Lastly, consider the brand or manufacturer of the saddle stitcher. Brands with a good reputation in the industry are likely to provide better performance, durability, and after-sales support.

When choosing a saddle stitcher, it's important to align these parameters with your specific production requirements, such as the type and volume of products you'll be producing, your available budget, and the space available in your facility.

Area of use 

Saddle stitchers are most commonly used in the print finishing industry and have a range of applications. Here are some of the main areas of use for these machines:

Publishing Houses: Saddle stitchers are frequently used in publishing houses for binding various types of publications. They are ideal for magazines, journals, brochures, and other periodicals that usually have fewer pages.
Print Shops: In commercial print shops, saddle stitchers are used to bind a variety of products, including catalogues, direct mail materials, event programs, and more.
Educational Institutions: Schools, colleges, and universities often use saddle stitchers for creating course materials, newsletters, yearbooks, and other student publications.
Advertising Agencies: Saddle stitchers can be used to create professional-looking promotional materials, including brochures, product catalogues, and direct mail pieces.
Corporate Settings: Corporations often use saddle stitchers for creating annual reports, corporate brochures, product manuals, and other business-related materials.
Printing Departments of Large Organisations: Many large organizations, such as government bodies or corporations, have internal printing departments where saddle stitchers might be used to produce a variety of printed materials.

The suitability of a saddle stitcher depends greatly on the nature of the work and the volume of production. It's most suitable for jobs involving smaller booklets or publications with fewer pages, typically up to around 80 pages. For larger jobs, other binding methods might be more appropriate.

Manufacturer of saddle stitchers

Exapro and other global industrial machinery marketplaces often feature a wide range of used saddle stitchers from leading manufacturers. Some of the most well-known include:

Heidelberg: Heidelberg Druckmaschinen AG, a German company, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of printing equipment, including saddle stitchers. Their stitching machines are known for their quality, durability, and performance.
Muller Martini: Based in Switzerland, Muller Martini is a major global player in the printing industry. They produce a variety of high-quality, efficient saddle stitching machines suitable for a wide range of applications.
Horizon: Horizon International Inc., a Japanese company, is another respected manufacturer of saddle stitchers. They produce machines that are user-friendly and efficient, making them a favourite choice for many businesses.
Duplo: Duplo International, originally from Japan, produces innovative print finishing equipment, including a line of saddle stitchers. Duplo's machines are generally known for their high reliability and performance.
Hohner: Based in Germany, Hohner is known for its stitcher heads and binding machines. They are respected for their durable and reliable machinery.
Bourg: C.P. Bourg, a Belgian company, offers a selection of saddle stitchers among their high-quality print finishing solutions.
Ricoh: Ricoh, a global technology company from Japan, offers high-quality saddle stitchers as part of their diverse range of printing solutions.
Konica Minolta: This Japanese multinational technology company also produces high-quality saddle stitchers.

These are just a few examples of the many manufacturers whose saddle stitchers might be found on the Exapro marketplace. The best choice will depend on the specific needs and budget of the buyer, as different manufacturers may offer different features, levels of automation, sizes, and price points.

Why to choose Exapro?

With a global reputation for reliability and quality, Exapro brings you the finest selection of machines from renowned manufacturers, offering a cost-effective way to expand or upgrade your equipment without having to invest in brand-new machinery.

At Exapro, we understand the nuances and needs of various industries. Our expert team is committed to guiding customers through every step of their purchase, ensuring that they invest in machinery that suits their requirements perfectly. We pride ourselves on our meticulous vetting process, with every machine listed on our platform undergoing rigorous checks for quality and performance.

One of the standout aspects of Exapro is the sheer diversity of our catalogue. Regardless of your industry or needs, you're likely to find a machine that aligns with your requirements and budget. And if you're looking for something specific, our team will do their utmost to source it for you. So, when you choose Exapro, you're not just buying a machine - you're investing in a service that's dedicated to empowering your business to reach its full potential.