CompactStitch Ribbon


This reliable, in-line ribbon stitching system is perfect for printing operations where basic, cost-effective stitching functionality is needed.

CompactStitch Ribbon is an affordable, in-line ribbon stitching system specifically designed for printing operations that have up till now lacked the ability to incorporate in-line stitching. It’s compact and extremely easy to use, and thanks to its smart, simple installation, the low investment required ensures a fast return.


Product Description

Measuring half the size of a traditional ribbon stitcher, CompactStitch is designed to fit where space was lacking for a stitcher before. It’s equipped with basic functions, which makes it extremely easy to operate. The compact, light-weight stitcher is located under the former board. It weighs only 45 kg, which makes it easy to install and remove from its operating position for service and maintenance. Although CompactStitch is designed with basic functions, it uses the same proven and durable technology as the highly advanced Tolerans SPEEDLINER® stitching systems, which ensures a worry-free stitching process.


  • For cross-web stitching of compact size printed products.
    E.g. tabloid products, mini-Berliner, A3 or A4. For any web width.
  • Stitches up to 60,000 cph.
    It is designed to stitch every second revolution, i.e. the stitcher completes two revolutions for every ’cut-off’. Thus it stitches up to 60,000 cph. Runs in either straight or skip mode.
  • Compact in size and light-weight.
    The light-weight ribbon stitcher is half the size of a conventional stitcher with a height of only 100 mm.
  • Moves on rails for easy handling.
    CompactStitch Ribbon moves on rails to allow better access to the folding cylinder components and make the replacement of consumables and parts easy.
  • Modular construction for easy maintenance.
    The CompactStitch Ribbon is easy to operate and to maintain, minimizing downtime. The central lubricating system lubricates the cam and major bearings. The stitcher features a service cassette that includes the stitching fork, the wire rest and an easily removable cutting/forming unit. The modular design allows users to change wear parts without having to make any adjustments.
  • Easy to use control system.
    The control system is extremely easy to operate. It has a compact touch screen integrated on top of the cabinet from where the basic functionalities such as on/off, wire on/off and circumferential adjustment are managed. It includes a counter and an alarm indicator with error codes.
  • Includes high-end standard features.
    Standard features include servo drives (both on main and wire feed motor), controller, touch screen operator terminal.



  • Max speed: 60,000 copies/ hour.
  • 2 stitching heads.
  • Staple width: 14 mm.
  • Wire gauge: 0.5 mm diameter.
  • Cut-off length: 560 – 700 mm.
  • Low weight: 45 kilos.
  • Two axis servo technology.
  • Fixed cable lengths.
  • Runs with traditional unwinders.
  • Single stitcher installation (1 stitcher, 1 cabinet).
  • Measurements Electrical cabinet: 400x400x1300 mm including control panel (WxDxH).
  • Color: Black (RAL 9005).


  • Power supply: 3×380- 480 V AC, 50-60 Hz.
  • Requires air supply of minimum 6 bar.


Service & Maintenance

Full documentation and customized manuals for specific stitching solutions are always provided.

To enjoy ideal performance and reliable production in any stitching system, wear parts must be replaced regularly. All systems are equipped with a customized Wear and Spare Part Program that makes it easier to know when, how and what to replace. The different wear part kits are designed to be replaced at certain interval points. The wear part kits enable quicker replacements with less downtime and, where applicable, all mechanical settings are pre-set when delivered.


Ribbon stitching in the press – how it works: