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Standard to Highlight Automated Solutions at GRAPH EXPO

August 3, 2011

Next up is the innovative Standard Horizon CABS 6000 perfect binding system, which brings new levels of automation to production bookbinding. The system includes the MG-600 Gatherer, SB-17 seventeen-clamp Perfect Binder, and HT-110 Three-knife Trimmer. This in-line system can produce up to 6,000 books per hour.  Each component is equipped with an icon-based 10.4” color touch screen that enables end-to-end automated setup in ten minutes or less, and the ability to memorize 200 jobs for instant recall.

The CABS allows for quick changeover from EVA to PUR adhesive with interchangeable tanks and book thicknesses from .08” to 2”. This flexibility lets printers serve more market segments and meet varying customer application requirements. Other features include CCD cameras on the cover feed and gathering stations, ability to load covers on-the-fly, twin milling stations, automated in-line cover scoring, gauze feeding for hard cover book blocks, weight checking, and a digital caliper that measures book size and thickness and transfers settings to the binder for automated setup.

Saddlestitching Flexibility: Solutions for Digital Cut-sheet, Digital Roll and Offset
Standard Horizon saddlestitching systems will now be able to support more diverse printed formats than ever before, with the unveiling of a new entry-level near-line bookletmaking solution that’s designed especially for cut-sheet digital color output.

For rolls, the Standard Horizon StitchLiner 6000 Digital saddlestitcher will be shown producing variable sheet-count booklets from a digitally pre-printed roll on the Standard booth. Standard Hunkeler unwinding and rotary cutting technology has been tightly integrated with the Horizon saddlestitching platform, and an optional high-speed sheet feeder can be added so customers have the flexibility to run from a roll or cut-sheets. The StitchLiner 6000 Digital can also be placed in-line 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 with no manual touchpoints.

The Standard Horizon StitchLiner 5500 will be producing high-quality saddlestitched documents up to 200 pages. Sheets printed on the Komori Lithrone G40, using their new H-UV curing system technology, will be cut into four-page signatures and presented by Standard Horizon VAC-100 vacuum collator towers. The StitchLiner can also be configured with a high-speed sheet feeder for digitally pre-collated output, so the same system can pull double-duty serving both offset and digital production workflows.

Digital Print Partnerships Take Center Stage
Standard will also show a diverse range of feeding and finishing solutions with their digital print partners throughout the halls at GRAPH EXPO. The Océ Colorstream 3500 full-color inkjet printer will be equipped with a Standard Hunkeler unwind, rotary cut and stack line. Konica Minolta will show Hunkeler pre and post paper handling on the Screen Truepress Jet520 inkjet production press with the in-line Horizon StitchLiner 6000 Digital bookletmaker. Xerox will show the ColorWorks Pro bookletmaker on the DocuColor 8080 digital color press, outfitted with new web-to-finish capability to streamline job set-up.  Standard and Xerox are also announcing general availability of the new ColorWorks Pro Plus bookletmaker for Color Press 800 / 1000 digital color presses. Various roll and cut-sheet applications from HP, Kodak, Océ, Ricoh, Screen, Xerox and others will also be demonstrated live on the Standard booth.

New Entry-level Binder and Creaser
Standard will show 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.  The binder is also capable of padding and tape binding. A dynamic color touchscreen allows the operator to easily adjust a range of settings including cover alignment with the spine, nipping pressure, clamping pressure and much more. The BQ-160 can handle light to moderate production needs in nearly any environment.

The BQ-160 Binder will also be shown in-line with the new CRB-160 Cover Creaser, which is setup through the color touchscreen on the BQ-160. The scoring position is set automatically according to the book thickness that is measured on the BQ-160.  The CRB-160 scores up to 150 lb. laminated covers, and a wide variety of scoring patterns can be selected from the touch screen. A stand alone model is also available with an integrated color touchscreen, and it is ideal for creasing covers, restaurant menus, greeting cards and other digital print applications.

Intelligent Inserting with Integrity
New features and functionality on the Standard KAS line of intelligent inserting machines will be featured. A flexible new option for fast, reliable feeding of CD’s, DVD’s, and other media will be shown. 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 vision-based inspection system--custom-designed for document integrity, quality control and verification in production environments--will be shown on several systems at GRAPH EXPO. VIVA cameras for sheet-level and set-level integrity checking will be mounted on a Standard KAS 465H inserter and a Standard Horizon HOF-30 high-speed sheet feeder in-line with the StitchLiner 5500 saddlestitcher. Standard recently introduced VIVAsupport, a robust service and application support program designed to help customers fully utilize their integrity system investments. The VIVA line can be deployed across a broad range of Standard Horizon and Standard Hunkeler solutions to ensure quality control, integrity, tracking and reporting of personalized documents.

For more information on these Horizon, Hunkeler and KAS solutions, visit Standard Finishing Systems ( at Booth 617.

Standard Finishing Systems is based in Andover, Massachusetts and celebrated “100 Years of Finishing Strong” in 2010. A leading supplier of print finishing systems, paper handling equipment, mailroom and reprographic products, Standard utilizes a network of independent dealers and a direct sales force in the United States and Canada. For more information, call 877-404-4460 or visit the Standard website at


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