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Standard Feeding and Finishing Propels Partnerships

September 4, 2009

ANDOVER, MA—09/04/2009—Standard Finishing Systems is partnering at PRINT 09 with a broad range of best-in-class suppliers across the industry to demonstrate the power of intelligent post-press automation.  Standard will premier new post-press solutions for the graphic arts market, and a portfolio of new, highly-integrated feeding and finishing solutions for the continuous-feed digital print market at booth 2637.

Standard Continuous-feed Saddlestitching Solution
The new Standard Horizon StitchLiner 6000 Digital high-speed saddlestitcher will be integrated with Hunkeler’s UW6 unwinder and CS6 rotary cutter for production of up to 6,000 high-quality booklets per hour, in-line with continuous feed printers.  Based on the well-established StitchLiner technology platform, the solution offers in-line cover feeding and non-stop booklet production on a very wide range of paper stocks at up to 590 feet per minute, on pace with the speed of industry-leading continuous-feed printers.  Variable sheet-count booklets can be produced using barcode scanning or mark reading.

The system features icon-based color touchscreen control and fully automated set-up.  The ease-of-use of the system allows the same operators who are running the printer to easily manage post-press functions.  In-line continuous-feed saddlestitching is considered an important growth area, with applications in the financial print, insurance, healthcare, and commercial print segments.  The system will be shown with an educational courseware booklet that was pre-printed on the Screen Truepress Jet520 inkjet press and an Astronomy booklet pre-printed on the HP W7200 digital color press.

Standard Continuous-feed Folding Solution
The new Standard Horizon AF-566F Digital in-line signature folder—featuring six parallel and four optional cross plates—will also be shown in-line with the Hunkeler UW6 unwinder, FM6 folder/merger and CS6-II rotary double-cutter, for operation at speeds up to 590 feet per minute.  The advanced folder automation and touchscreen control brings ultra-quick set-ups to high-speed continuous-feed print platforms, allowing complex, variable-data direct mail pieces to be produced in one pass.

The folder and cutter have been tightly integrated with precise speed matching.  The advanced automation on both units supports ultra-quick changeovers and the ability to memorize recurring jobs for instant recall and set-up.  The system also includes an innovative slide-away register table for added flexibility, so the folder can be operated off-line when the print engine is idle or delivering stacked output to the high capacity stacker.

The new Standard Hunkeler FM6 Plow Fold / Web Merge Module will also premier at PRINT 09, combining plow-folding and slit-merging in one compact module, with integrated perforating wheels. The web is folded or merged and then cut into sheets by the CS6-II, featuring double-cut—or chip-out—for full-bleed documents. The FM6, in-line with the new Standard Horizon AF-566F Digital signature folder, allows for a virtually endless combination of folds for direct mail or other applications in one pass.  The system is being shown with financial applications that have been pre-printed on the InfoPrint Solutions’ InfoPrint 5000 piezo-electric inkjet color printer, and the Océ JetStream high-speed full-color inkjet system.


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