The new Standard Horizon BQ-480 is the latest introduction in Horizon’s acclaimed line of perfect binders, setting new standards in automation and efficient, high quality production. The BQ-480 paces its class in several key areas, including set-up and changeover for variable book production, where it reaches a maximum speed of 800 books per hour for book of one production, supporting book thicknesses from 0.04” (1 mm) to 2.56” (65 mm). Designed to meet the requirements of PUR book binding, the BQ-480 includes a gentle elevator delivery system with a mere 5mm drop to deliver books without damage or marking. The BQ-480 will be shown as a standalone system, and also as part of the Smart Binding System, going from roll to finished book with no manual touchpoints.
Also featured are two new saddlestitching solutions making their North American debuts at PRINT 17. The Standard Horizon StitchLiner Mark III features expanded booklet size and increased productivity up to 6,000 booklets per hour. The system can produce a wider range of applications, including landscape-size booklets, 12” by 12” calendars, and pocket booklets as small as 4.5” by 3.5”. The Standard Horizon FoldLiner takes an innovative, hybrid approach, combining saddlestitching and folding to go from large format digital or offset press sheets to saddlestitched booklets in one efficient system. The FoldLiner accommodates press sheets up to 40″, and can combine 4-page signatures with 8- or 16-page signatures, also reaching speeds of up to 6,000 booklets per hour.
Elsewhere in the booth, visitors can see the Standard Horizon AFV-566/TV-564 Folder, a highly automated and dynamic machine that achieves new levels of production efficiency in folding. Advanced automation reduces setup time and allows easy operation via color touchscreen, and the uniquely designed buckle plate ensures consistent, accurate folds while also accommodating a wider range of substrates. The system also features automatic scoring navigation and double-sheet detection, improved registration, and easier sheet loading.
Standard will also show a range of individual solutions for creasing, folding, bookletmaking, saddlestitching, perfect binding, and trimming, loaded with features to provide advanced automation, increased flexibility, and maximum productivity. Among these, the versatile SmartSlitter all-in-one sheet processing system can slit, gutter cut, edge trim, cross-cut, perforate, and crease in a single pass. The popular RD-4055 DMC Die Cutter is designed to simultaneously die-cut and crease/score short-run product from both sides of the sheet, and can handle even complex creasing patterns and light packaging applications with ease.