5 Tips for Getting the Best Price Possible for your Used Printing and Bindery Equipment

Selling used printing and bindery equipment with WireBids is easy. Our user-friendly platform connects you with a global audience of enthusiastic and loyal buyers online. Here are some tips to make sure you get the best price for your used printing press or paper folder:


Quality Photographs

Well-lit, detailed photographs go a long way. The more photos the better. In one extreme case, a lot with 48 quality photographs sold for $13,000 more than the exact same piece of equipment that only listed 3 general photos. Include pictures of the serial number plate where possible.

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Videos

WireBids has found that adding a video to your listings improves bids exponentially. Lots with videos of the equipment in action fetch better prices and receive more bids than lots without videos. Videos offer bidders assurance on the quality of the machine and add transparency about potential flaws. Take a short video yourself- we can help you upload it!

Quality Descriptions

Transparency is key when selling used equipment. Quality listings indicate any necessary repairs, number of impressions and other pertinent details. Buyers will bid more if they know the the machine has new rollers, an up-to-date service history or has been recently refurbished.

Shipping Information

Sellers who spell out shipping costs also garner higher prices. Listing palatalizing and estimated freight costs gives piece of mind to bidders who may be hesitant on purchasing equipment located on the opposite end of the  country. No one wants to buy a machine for a great price only to find that shipping it would cost an arm and a leg.

Good Communication

Reaching out to your buyers soon after the auction closes decreases the chances of a non-payment. Speaking with the buyers right after the auction ensures you can reach out to back-bidders in the event of a non-payment before they have a chance to purchase a similar machine elsewhere.

Call us at (888) 229-5733 or email sarah@wirebids.com today to sell your equipment with WireBids.

Perfect Binders : PUR vs. EVA Binding

Perfect Binding machines use two types of glue to bind covers and pages: PUR and EVA. For a long time, EVA was the only gluing option for perfect binding machines.

PUR (Polyurethane Reactive) glue was developed in the 1989 and quickly proved superiority over EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate.) PUR required less heat, required less glue per book and was dried completely transparently.  PUR glue permanently bonds the paper without cracking or melting. If you’ve ever opened a book that lays flat it was most likely bound with PUR instead of EVA.

dsc_0055.57b33484783faThis machine, the 2011 Bourg / NewBind Adventure-PA Single Clamp perfect Binder uses the PUR gluing system. The single-clamp binder comes up from a cold start within 13 minutes to produce books up to 2 inches thick with spine lengths from 4.7 inches to 17.7 inches at up to 200 cycles per hour.

PUR takes a lot longer to cure than EVA, sometimes up to 24 hours, but once it does the bond is stronger and more likely to withstand moisture and heat. EVA cures quickly and makes for an easier cleanup. This glue can be re-melted over and over again which may be a downfall in warmer climates. In colder climates it has been known to crack.

Although PUR is a more expensive option than EVA, most printers agree that it results in a far superior end product. WireBids auctions perfect binders featuring both types for either preference.