Industry Chatter

Machinery Market has been at the heart of the international market for pre-owned printing and graphic arts machinery since 2000.  We have tracked the changes in the equipment required by our users and their changing demographic over more than 15 years.

Used printing, binding, and packaging machines and equipment is the core of the site.  In the sheetfed litho category, second-hand Heidelberg presses remain the most popular, closely followed by used KBA, Manroland and Komori offset presses.  The Heidelberg Speedmaster range makes up something like 30% of the total number of sheetfed offset offered through the site, with SM 74, SM 102 CD and SM 52 being the most sought-after; the more recently introduced Heidelberg XL 105 and XL 75 ranges are also increasingly available. 

Used Heidelberg presses make up more than 50% of the total number of used offset presses offered; pre-owned Manroland 700 presses come next, with second-hand Komori Lithrone 40 and KBA Rapida 105 some way behind.

In the smaller format used Heidelberg GTO and Printmaster presses do very well, while Ryobi B2 and B3 presses remain popular, especially second-hand Ryobi 524 HX and 525 HX machines.

Used bindery equipment is the second most searched for category on the site.  There are many searches for second-hand Muller Martini Bravo, Prima and Primera gatherer stitchers, while second-hand Heidelberg Stitchmaster and Prosetter saddle stitching lines are a distant second. Perfect binding lines continue to be very popular

Used Heidelberg Stahl  folders and MBO folding machines make up more that 80% of the second hand folders listed, while Polar 115 guillotines are the most popular cutters.

Used Hewlett Packard (HP) Indigo 3050, 5000 and 5600 digital printers are the most searched on the site, and second hand Presstek DI are also popular.  Used CTP include second hand Agfa Avantra and Palladio, Kodak Magnus, used Heidelberg Suprasetter and Topsetter and Screen PT-R computer to plate systems.


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