Standard to Launch Several Solutions at GRAPH EXPO

Standard Finishing Systems is showcasing 5,000 sqft of post press, paper handling, inserting, and inspection solutions under the theme “Performance Built” in Booth 1244, including several North American premiers.

All of the live demonstrations and solutions are geared to deliver finishing performance and value through intelligent automation, speed, versatility, quality, document integrity, and production efficiency. The Standard feeding and finishing portfolio continues to expand with new products and accessories surrounding the professional production and distribution of digitally and offset printed documents. Standard Hunkeler and Standard Horizon paper handling and finishing solutions are also being shown in partnership with digital print manufacturers.


Premieres at GRAPH EXPO

Standard is introducing several new products to North America. The Standard Horizon HT-1000V Variable Three-knife Trimmer is capable of one-to-one variable trimming, in-line with a perfect binder or off-line. Setup and variable trimming is achieved by reading a barcode printed on the book cover, and up to 1,000 variable-thickness and variable-format size books can be trimmed per hour. It will accept a wide range of input sizes and deliver trimmed books from 5.7x4.05" up to 13.38x11.69".

The HOF-400 sheet feeder can be connected to the SPF-200 Series Bookletmaker and the StitchLiner 5500 for saddlestitching of digitally printed output at speeds up to 45,000 sheets per hour. Variable page count production is possible with the standard mark reader, which the operator can change between top and bottom reading for different applications. The HOF-400 can accommodate a maximum sheet size of 14x24" to produce landscape format booklets or calendars in-line with the new SPF-200L Landscape Bookletmaker.

The new Horizon SmartStacker is premiering as a technology demonstration, converting a B2-size/20x29" sheet into up to 28 individual cut sheets, with intelligent accumulation and stacking, and end-to-end JDF control. The sheets can also be conveyed for in-line finishing. The system performs up to seven double-slits in one direction and four in the other for full bleed trimming. The SmartStacker streamlines production by minimizing material handling with fewer touchpoints for lower labor costs. JDF control eliminates set-up errors, and finished documents are turned around faster with improved integrity. It lets you produce more jobs per shift with greater efficiency, changing the equation from cost/printed page to cost/finished document. Designed to run in-line with the HP Indigo 10000 B2 Digital Press, the system can also be operated off-line.

The Standard Hunkeler WI6 Web Inspection System is being shown as part of a roll-to-in-line folding solution that features the Hunkeler DP6 Dynamic Perforator, CS6 Cutter, and the Horizon AF-566F Folder. Individually driven hydraulic cylinders make the DP6 capable of producing dynamic file hole punching and perforating patterns that can vary from sheet to sheet. The WI6 will be capturing high resolution images of the full web width for in-line verification and integrity analysis of the printed roll. Print and integrity problems are immediately detected so incorrect documents can be automatically diverted and instantly reprinted to guarantee error-free output, minimal waste, and reduced downtime. The WI6 Web Inspection System can perform up to 50 different quality checks, including detecting ink spills or blank streaks, verification of barcodes or postal codes, and image quality inspection.