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.

What Kind of Paper Cutter Should I Buy?

A quality cut can mean a world of difference in your client’s final product. It is important to purchase the right style of cutter for your operation. Expensive print jobs can easily be ruined with dull blades or improper cutting pressure.

Here are a few styles you can find on WireBids:

Hydraulic Cutters

Hydraulic paper cutters are the most powerful pieces equipment around. These heavy duty cutters are best for high production print operations. They offer the most accurate cuts and have multiple safety features. A properly maintained hydraulic cutter could last for nearly 10 years before a replacement is needed.

Challenge 305 MPX Fully Programmable Paper Cutter

This machine employs the two-button cut to make sure the operator’s hands are safely out of the way before the power clamp and cut engages. These machines are ideal for multiple cuts as you are able to program the cutter to cycle through a set of predetermined cuts.

Electric Cutters

Although these electric cutters don’t pack as much power as their hydraulic counterparts, the machines are ideal for smaller shops because you can plug them into a single outlet and wheel them out of the way when you are finished. Very few things can go wrong mechanically with these light machines.

Martin Yale Powerline PI2120 Electric Cutter


This machine will not cut unless the safety hood is down. This machine features a manual back gauge and can clamp independently of the cut. With a weight of around 700lbs it is easy to roll away when not in use.

 

Manual Cutters

This type of machine is good for small print shop operations, for churches, schools or small offices. Very few things can go wrong with this type of machine.

Challenge 230HL 23” Manual Paper Cutter


This cutter features a manual clamp and back gauge. The ruler on the side serves as your guide. The clamp and back gauge are operated by crank wheels. The operator must hold down the red safety lever before bringing the blade lever down. The safety button returns at the end of each cut to ensure the blade does not fall on your hands.

Check out our current auctions to see what kind of paper cutters we have available. Feel free to call us at (888) 837-8101 for more information on paper cutters and other equipment needs.