Stitch, Fold, Trim / Booklet Makers

This robust Stitch, Fold, Trim line is equipped with "Quick Set Motors" to assist quick and easy size changes.  The registration of the set provided by the automatic knock-up belts on the Col-Tec collator guarantee a smooth passage from collator to booklet maker

View film

Advanced Stitch, Fold & Trim Units

  • Up To 4000 c.p.h
  • Books up to 6mm thick
  • Over 500kg compression for flatter booklets
  • Missing stitch detection
  • Accurate and consistent "stitch on fold" positioning
  • Centre knife & three knife trimming options
  • Miniature booklets as small as 40 x 65 mm
  • Die punching for 4 - up production
  • Punching out unusual shaped booklets

When viewing the film link above, you will see a Col-Tec 8 station collator feeding an Advanced Stitch/Fold/Trim model with die cutting unit to produce 4 x miniature booklets at a rate of approximately 10,000 books per hour.  These booklets are transported for further processing as part of an automatic in-line process.  A streaming conveyor separates the booklets before turning them through 90 degrees and on into an in-line wrapping and cutting machine to produce the final product packs.  We trust this film demonstrates some of the versatility and efficiency that Col-Tec collators and in-line finishing equipment bring to the post press market.

Standard Stitch, Fold & Trim Units

Some of our customers do not require the exceptional performance capabilities of the above mentioned Advanced booklet maker.  Consequently a good number are more than happy with a much lower cost Standard Stitch/Fold/Trim line.  This machine does not have added extras such as 3 knife trimming or die cutting but is built using a durable design to produce booklets accurately and reliably up to 2,200 books per hour with a maximum booklet thickness of 4mm.  The machine takes a smaller footprint and can be interfaced with most makes of horizontal collator as well as being hand fed if required.  A number of refurbished models are also offered (subject to availability).