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Why buy pre-owned, refurbished print finishing equipment?

Buying pre-owned, refurbished print finishing equipment from a reputable dealer means that you are getting a proven machine at a fraction of the cost.

A reputable and professional print finishing equipment supplier like Total PFS, will only supply a pre-owned machine to a customer once it has been fully tested, plus any parts are replaced that are necessary.   Prior to delivery the machine is again fully tested and fitted with new consumables parts such as guillotine blades, cutting sticks, paper drill bits or laminating films.  All aspects of the installation process will be discussed so that on delivery and installation, the engineers can set up your new acquisition exactly where needed and configured according to your applications, thorough operator training is also provided as part of the price.

Moving forwards, buying second hand print finishing equipment from a reputable dealer, means that in most cases your machine is supplied with a warranty as well as additional options for onsite service and maintenance plans, plus a full range of official manufacturers spare parts and consumables available off the shelf.

Buying pre-owned print finishing equipment from online auction sites by comparison may seem attractive and like you are getting a good deal, however some caution should be exercised in that most likely the machines could be faulty, require additional parts that are no longer available or not meet current health and safety requirements.   Plus, if there are complications it can be very difficult to resolve any issues with the seller.    It has been know for machines to have been purchased from online auctions sites only for the buyer to have to go to additional expense calling out engineers to repair, provide proper training or make safe a machine that had it been purchased from a reputable dealer, this would have been unnecessary.

If you are thinking of buying a second hand piece of print finishing equipment, whether it is a guillotine, booklet maker, binding machine, laminator, paper drill etc try and stick the the following:

  • Phone or email the seller, is it a recognised company?

  • Can the machine be viewed prior to purchase?

  • Is it still a currently available model with spares and consumables still widely available?

  • Does the price include delivery, installation and operator training?

  • Is there any warranty or after sales support?

See here for a list of our currently available refurbished print finishing machines.  If you don’t see what you are looking for please call us 01934 645050, new machines coming in all the time!

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