Standard Finishing Systems (Booth 617) is presenting a broad range of intelligently automated postpress, paper- handling, and inserting solutions at GRAPH EXPO, including several North American premiers. Live demonstrations emphasize complete solutions to help PSPs comprehend offset and digital production workflows.
Book production systems
Keeping with the theme of “complete solutions,” Standard has organized three bookbinding workflows that simulate real-world production environments.
The first book solution includes the North American premier of the Standard Hunkeler PF7 Plow-fold Module, for converting digitally imaged webs up to 30" wide into book blocks that are then bound on the Standard Horizon BQ-470 Perfect Binder inline with the HT-80 Three-knife Trimmer.
A second book solution also begins with pre-printed digital rolls. A Standard Hunkeler UW6 unwinds a 20" wide roll, which is sheeted in the Standard Hunkeler CS6 and signature folded in the Standard Horizon AF-566F Digital folder. Individual signatures are then accumulated and pressed into book blocks in the PSX-56 stacker before being conveyed to the operator input station of the BQ-270V perfect binder. The Standard Horizon BQ-270V—also being shown for the first time—is equipped with a book block digital caliper system for book-of-one capability.
Next up is the Standard Horizon CABS 6000 perfect binding system, which includes the MG-600 Gatherer, SB-17 17-clamp Perfect Binder, and HT-110 Three-knife Trimmer, producing up to 6,000 books per hour.
Standard is unveiling the Horizon SF-100 sheet feeder, designed to operate inline with the Standard Horizon ColorWorks finisher. The system feeds pre-collated output from any cut-sheet digital printer, creases and bleed-trims each sheet, then stitches, folds, face trims, and stacks for near-line bookletmaking with edge-to-edge color.
For rolls, the Standard Horizon StitchLiner 6000 Digital saddle-stitcher is producing variable sheet-count booklets from a digitally pre-printed roll in the Standard booth. The StitchLiner 6000 Digital also can be placed inline with a roll-fed printer, so you can go from white paper to full-color, variable booklets that are ready to ship in one continuous process.
The Standard Horizon StitchLiner 5500 is producing saddle-stitched documents up to 200 pages. Sheets printed on a Komori Lithrone G40 are being cut into four-page signatures and presented by Standard Horizon VAC-100 vacuum collator towers.
Digital print partnerships
Standard also is showing feeding and finishing solutions with its digital print partners at GRAPH EXPO. The Océ Colorstream 3500 full-color inkjet printer is equipped with a Standard Hunkeler unwind, rotary cut, and stack line. Konica Minolta is showing Hunkeler pre- and post- paper handling on the Screen Truepress Jet520 with the inline Horizon StitchLiner 6000 Digital bookletmaker. Xerox is showing the ColorWorks Pro bookletmaker on the DocuColor 8080 press. Standard and Xerox are also announcing general availability of the ColorWorks Pro Plus bookletmaker for Color Press 800/1000 digital color presses. Roll and cut-sheet applications from HP, Kodak, Océ, Ricoh, Screen, Xerox, and others are also being demonstrated at the Standard booth.
New on the block
Standard is showing the new Standard Horizon BQ-160 perfect binder with PUR adhesive capability. The entry level BQ-160 helps to satisfy the fast growing demand for short-run digital photo books and prepared book blocks for case binding environments.
New features and functionality on the Standard KAS line of inserting machines also are featured. This track-mounted device feeds a range of shapes and sizes down to business card size at up to 6,000 envelopes per hour.
The “VIVA” suite of inspection systems is shown on several systems. VIVA cameras for sheet-level and set-level integrity checking are mounted on a Standard Horizon StitchLiner 6000 Digital inline saddle-stitching system and on a Standard Horizon HOF-30 high-speed sheet feeder together with the StitchLiner 5500 saddle-stitcher.