Standard Finishing Systems will showcase 5,000 square-feet of post press, paper handling, inserting, and inspection solutions under the theme “Performance Built” in booth 1244 at Graph Expo in Chicago, including several North American premiers.
All of the live demonstrations and solutions will be 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. A diverse set of Standard Hunkeler and Standard Horizon paper handling and finishing solutions will also be shown in partnership with industry-leading digital print manufacturers.
Several Premieres at Graph Expo
Standard will introduce several new products to North America in their booth at Graph Expo. 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. The HT-1000V will accept a wide range of input sizes and deliver trimmed books from 5.7” x 4.05” up to 13.38” x 11.69”.
The HOF-400 is the latest in Horizon’s line of versatile high-speed sheet feeders. The HOF-400 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. The modular system can be configured to fit various customer requirements. Variable page count production is possible with the standard mark reader, which the operator can quickly change between top and bottom reading for different applications. The HOF-400 can accommodate a maximum sheet size of 14” x 24 “ to produce landscape format booklets or calendars in-line with the new SPF-200L Landscape Bookletmaker, yet another solution that will debut at Graph Expo.
The new Standard Horizon CRF-362 Creaser/Folder has been designed to handle the unique requirements of creasing and folding of digital color output across a wide range of light and heavy weight stocks, coated or uncoated. The impact scoring eliminates or minimizes cracking of the stock and printed image. The CRF-362 comes configured with seven selectable fold patterns and six selectable cover creasing patterns for perfect binding. Jobs can be saved to job memory, and up to 10 creases can be placed on each sheet. Paper weights up to 400 gsm can be creased without folding (350 gsm with folding), and it can handle sheets up to 14.33” x 34”.
The new Horizon SmartStacker will premiere as a technology demonstration, converting a B2-size / 20” x 29” sheet into as many as 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 such as saddlestitching, folding, or perfect binding. The system edge trims and gutter cuts for up to 7 sheets in one direction and four in the other for full bleed trimming. The new SmartStacker streamlines production by minimizing material handling with fewer touchpoints for lower labor costs. JDF control eliminates costly set-up errors, and finished documents are turned around faster with improved integrity. Most important, 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.