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SOLD – 2013 IBIS SmartBinder SB2 Pre-Owned

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ZAR Corp buys and sells top-quality used IBIS SmartBinder SB2 systems to printing customers around the world. In addition, ZAR provides parts, consumables, and supplies at unbeatable prices, unsurpassed quality and amazing service.

Pre-Owned IBIS SmartBinder SB2 For Sale

Buying a pre-owned machine from ZAR has many benefits. It’s an ideal solution for print service providers looking for binding solutions that deliver exceptional quality at an exceptional value.

The Smart-binder systems are all based upon IBIS’s unique saddle stitcher which was launched in 2004.


Model – SmartBinder SB2

24/7 Production System for maximum ‘up-time’

  • Over 140 Smart-binder systems installed world-wide
  • 24/7, reliable, heavy-duty production system
  • Most commonly used finishing system for high-speed digital web printers
  • Continuous 3-shift 24×7 operation over many years
  • Over a million booklets every month
  • Outperforms other systems in its class

Integrated Sheet and Book Tracking to ensure book integrity

  • Sophisticated data tracking for personalized booklets
  • Integrated system of sensors and software for 100% accurate tracking of each sheet
  • Incomplete booklets are automatically rejected
  • Separately fed covers may be checked to ensure matching with inside sheets
  • Detailed ‘log file’ provides data on individual booklets and can be used to reprint missing booklets

Book Quality

  • Each sheet folded individually (competitive systems fold multiple sheets together)
  • Optimum book fold quality and lay-flat
  • Three-side trim for high quality finish
  • Unique clamp device to minimize book spine corner tearing when making books up to 10mm thick

Bind-on-demand for book personalization, or short job runs

  • Unique ability to vary book thickness on-the-run without adjustments
  • Trimmer uses gravity-registration to process books with a variable thickness
  • Integrated sheet and book tracking makes the Smart-binder a true ‘bind-on-demand’ system

Accurate Cover-To-Text Matching

  • Optional code reader on the cover feeder
  • Integrated software for personalized cover-to-book matching

Multiple Configurations

  • Greatest variety of possible system configurations
  • The SB-2 produces wire-stitched booklets only
  • SB-3 also provides ISG cold gluing
  • SB-4 and SB-5 systems offer both saddle-stitching and fully automated in-line perfect binding
  • May be configured to operate either in-line with the printer, near-line from a roll unwinder and sheeter, or off-line from a sheet pile feeder
  • Possible to operate both in-line and off-line with quick changeover
Enhanced Production Speeds give more booklets each shift

  • Up to 7,000 booklets per hour (14,000 in 2-up mode)
  • Web speeds up to 130 meters/min (426 feet/min)
  • 200 meters/min (650 feet/min) with an extra in-line buckle-folder

Unique ISG cold-glue binding for enhanced book quality

  • IBIS unique and patented ISG cold glue binding option
  • Cold-glued books are stronger and lay flatter than wire-stapled books
  • Automated changeover between stapling and gluing

Extended model Smart-binder –X, –W and –XW

  • Extended SB-X model increases the maximum spine length from 320mm (12.6”) up to 457mm (18”)
  • Can produce A5 portrait booklets in 2-up mode at 11,000 booklets/hour
  • Wider version SB-W model increases max book width from 230mm (9”) up to 273mm (10.75”) ‘spine to foredge’ dimension

Unique Smart-Buffer system

  • Sheet buffer system SBS-100 allows the Smartbinder to run at a different speed to the in-line & near-line printer/web-cutter
  • Allows Smart-binder to stop without stopping the printer
  • increases in-line or near-line system running efficiency

Customization to give you competitive advantage

  • Smart-binder system customization available for large variety of applications
  • Connect to envelope inserters, stackers, folders, in-line booklet drills, knife folders and numerous other options
  • Additional sheet pile feeders, cover and insert feeders, in-line cover gate-folding, pile loading trolleys, trimmer center-knife, card and reply envelope tipping, dynamic sheet perforation, hole punching and much more

Ease of use and maintenance

  • Easy to operate
  • Good access and visibility
  • Easy and economical to maintain

Compact Footprint

  • Very compact overall system footprint

Our reputation is important to us!

Committed to quality and to satisfied customers. This is a commitment we take very seriously. ZAR stands by everything we sell!

All equipment purchased from ZAR Corp has our guarantee for acceptance to a standard maintenance agreement by your equipment maintainer.

We are your one-stop shop!