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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.

 


cold glueing machineThis 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.

 

 


 

gold glueiing machinesThe 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

 

 

cold glueing machinesAnother 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.

 

 

 

Sizes in mm 

250 £2600 350 £2800 400 £3250 520 £3400 720 £3600 820 £3800 920 £4100 1020 £5020 1200 £5020 1300 £5650 

 

prazicoat cold glueing machine

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 Sumbel machine.

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.

German engineering 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 machines.

So impressed were we with the Sumbel we approached the company and asked if we could become one of their agents.

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 conclusions.

Note: Other 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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