COLD GLUEING MACHINES
For a bookbinder, publisher, or anyone involved in applying cold or hot glue to covering materials, one of the
single biggest aids to efficiency is a cold gluing machine. If you are thinking of purchasing such a machine, read
on, I have done some research for you.
If you wish to use hot glue, all the machines mentioned come with the option of a thermostatically controlled
heated glue reservoir. The prices mentioned are for the cold gluing variants.
All prices are current for 2022.
This cold glueing machine is made by Glue Machinery Corporation in America.
It looks well made and all metal parts are made from stainless steel.
9, 12, 15, 18 and 21 inch widths
available, so only good for A4 cases.
The 26 inch model
costs £9,950.00 You will have to pay VAT when this machine
enters the UK. 1 year warranty.
The American company, Potdevin, have been making cold gluing machines for a very long time.
This is the NTZ model. It comes in 27, 32 and 36 inch widths.
The 27 inch model costs £10.640.00
You will have to pay VAT when this machine enters
the UK. 1
year warranty. This price includes a 240v conversion
Another German made machine by Sumbel,
Size range 20, 26, 32, & 40 inch gluing widths.
These cold gluing machines are robustly built, the sides are castings, the glue
rollers and glue trays are made of brass. It also carries the CE mark. The 650mm (26 inch) model costs
£4,300 this excludes vat however if you are registered for VAT you will not have to pay
it. Price includes delivery within Europe.
All these machines do the same job, and share the same basic design, so why there
is so much difference in price. The Prazicoat Type 18 is well over twice the price of the
The machine made by Glue Machinery Corporation looks well made, but it comes in a
maximum width of 21 inches, so only good for A4/Letter sized cases, also you will have to pay UK VAT when it
enters the country.
It is said by Potdevin, that the only problem with their machines is they last too
long. But add UK VAT and we are looking at over £7000.00.
We came down in
favour of the Sumbel cold gluing machine, it was one of the cheapest machines on the market, plus it came
from a long established company.
is legendary and this is a well made machine which has been in production a long time, and like the old Swift
it has had all the problems designed out of it, resulting in reliable
So impressed were we
with the Sumbel we approached the company and asked if we could become one of their
We deal with the
Director, Sven Sumbel, who assured me their warranty was unconditional, right up to taking the machine
back and replacing it at no cost.
So there we are, a
survey of all cold gluing machines available currently and our
companies who sell Sumbels machines can and do, add their own mark up. From us you get the machine at the
same price you would dealing with Sumbel direct.
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