Reliable in-line stitcher, mechanically driven from the folder. A cost effective stitching solution for newspaper and commercial web presses.

The mechanically driven Tolerans SPEEDLINER® LT Ribbon system stitches cross-web, tabloid-size products. It’s part of the world’s best-selling SPEEDLINER® family of stitchers, which means it is modular, reliable, easy to install, maintain and operate. This ensures a completely worry-free stitching process.


Product Description

Since the SPEEDLINER® LT Ribbon is mechanically driven from the folder, it is a very reliable stitcher with a minimum of moving parts.

Based on the same modular concept and mechanical stitching principle as the high-speed shaftless stitcher version, its design focuses on low running costs without compromising performance or functionality. Service costs are kept to a minimum thanks to the low number of moving parts, easily understood maintenance procedures and 3D exploded-view diagrams in the manual.

Stitching in-line is a very low cost method of binding product(s) together at full production speed. The return on investment by stitching in the press is very short, when comparing with a normal binding process in the mailroom. The stitcher has no impact on the printing process.


  • For cross-web stitching of compact size printed products.
    E.g. tabloid products, mini-Berliner, A3 or A4. For any web width.
  • Stitches at full production speed.
    It is designed to stitch in straight mode. Skip/Collect mode is available as an option. Standard maximum speed of 60,000 cph. Higher speed available upon request.
  • Modular construction for easy maintenance.
    The SPEEDLINER® LT 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.
  • Standardized Electrical Cabinet.
    Simple electrical system with functions for switching the wire feed on/off.
  • System for circumferential adjustment.
    SPEEDLINER® LT has manual circumferential adjustment.
  • Mechanically driven, low running costs.
    SPEEDLINER® LT is mechanically driven from the folder and easy to operate and maintain. It also has a mechanically driven wire feed box with integrated wire straightening system.
  • Fixed installation.
    The SPEEDLINER® LT is usually a fixed installation. On request it can be fitted on rails to make it easy to move the stitcher between multiple stitching positions and allowing better access to the folder.




  • 2 stitching heads.
  • Staple width: 14 or 16 mm.
  • Wire gauge: 0.5/0.6 mm diameter.
  • Cut-off length: 445 – 700 mm.
  • Weight: 90-170 kilos.
  • Mechanically driven wire feed box.
  • Able to run with traditional unwinders or Tolerans DrumTop.
  • Pagination adjustment (8-144 pages).
  • Register adjustment.



  • Power supply: 24V DC.
  • 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: