The new Layflat LF2000 All-In Max fully automatic bookbinding system for creating top quality layflat photobooks will make its first appearance at the PRINTING United Expo, October 19-21, in Las Vegas. For versatile production, it will process all paper sizes from 203 mm x 203 mm (8” x8”) to 530 mm x 460 mm (21” x 18”), with an automatic paper alignment system, making it fully compatible with both the HP Indigo 12000 and 15K digital presses.
This All-In Max system integrates auto feeding, creasing, folding, spinning pressing, and book block assembling into a single machine. It creates photobooks by gluing simplex pages back-to-back as well as inserting cardboard in between sheets. Maximum speed is 2,000 A3 sheets/hr.; with cardboard inserts 1,000 A3 pages/hr. It accepts sheet thickness from 0.15mm-0.3mm and the cardboard thickness 0.35mm -1.00mm. The finished book block can have a width (open) of 203mm-914mm and a height of 203mm-530mm with a maximum thickness of 50mm. Touchscreen controls make it easy to operate.
Having already installed a pre-production machine in a production line, Al Scolari commented, “this is an amazing addition to the portfolio of bookbinding machines we can offer to Print Service Providers in North America. Not only does it process larger sheet sizes than previous models, it operates at three times the speed.”
“After many discussions with international PSPs, we developed the Layflat LF2000 All-in Max to meet their requirements, “said Djawad Khorosh, CEO of Layflat.com. “Created during COVID, this machine is designed to CE standards, along with low cost maintenance and remote monitoring.”