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Standard Horizon to Show How Offset and Digital Converge

March 26, 2012

The presentations include Hunkeler unwinders and cutters, and printed products from partners Komori, Océ, and Screen. These presentations will be shown four times a day.

Partnerships Take Center Stage
A broad range of Horizon equipment will be shown in 6 different partner booths throughout the halls at drupa. The Horizon StitchLiner 6000 digital roll-to-saddlestitch solution will be demonstrated in the Komori, Océ, and Xerox booths, and the ColorWorks 8000 in-line Bookletmaker will be shown by Xerox. The new BQ-270V variable perfect binder will be featured in the Océ and Tokyo Kikai booths, and the BQ-470 4-clamp perfect binder will be shown in the HP booth with the HT-30C three-side trimmer. 

In the Screen booth, a Standard Hunkeler UW6 will unwind a preprinted paper roll that will then be sheeted in the CS6 rotary cutter and signature folded in the Horizon AF-566F digital folder. Individual signatures are then accumulated and pressed into book blocks in the intelligent PSX-56 stacker, before being delivered to a Horizon perfect binder for book production.
The new Horizon SmartStacker will premier in the HP booth as a technology demonstration, paired with the new HP Indigo 10000 B2 size press. The in-line or off-line SmartStacker converts 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, for example saddlestitching or perfect binding.

The system performs up to seven double-slits in one direct and four in the other. The new SmartStacker process is designed to minimize material handling, with fewer touchpoints, lower labor costs, fewer mistakes because of the JDF workflow, faster turnaround time, and improved document integrity. Most important, it lets you efficiently produce more jobs per shift, which equates to higher printing and finishing profits.

Several World Premieres at drupa

Horizon will introduce several other products in its stand. The HT-1000V variable three-knife trimmer is capable of one-to-one variable trimming, in-line or off-line. Setup and variable trimming is achieved by reading a barcode printed on a cover sheet, and it can trim up to 1000 variable-thickness and format size books per hour. The HT-1000V will accept a wide range of input sizes and deliver trimmed books from 5.7x4.05˝ up to 13.38x11.69˝.

Horizon’s best selling automated folder—the AFC-566FG—has been improved with exciting new features including folder set-up to a register mark position, allowing registration to print as opposed to traditional sheet size and fold panel setting. Multiple panel folds can be balanced on a sheet by entering a single measurement, versus entering a separate value for each fold. And, the folder will now automatically notify the operator of scheduled preventative maintenance that is required to maximize up time and optimize performance.

The new AFC-762KLS is a dedicated signature folder with an integrated banding unit and a space-saving design. The small foot print is achieved by using two buckle plates and two folding knives instead of cross folding sections, and the banding unit is situated below the last fold station. The system features accurate knife folding, and high productivity is assured because the folder does not pause to push-out signatures for banding.

The new 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 or 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 a sheet. Paper weights up to 400 gsm can be creased without folding (350 gsm with folding), and it can handle sheets up to 14.33x34˝.

The HOF-400 is the latest in Horizon’s line of versatile 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 14x24˝ to produce landscape-format booklets in-line with the new SPF-200L landscape bookletmaker, another machine that will premier at Drupa. This configuration will be ideal for producing landscape brochures or calendars.

Horizon bookletmaking systems now support more diverse printed formats than ever before, with a new entry-level near-line solution designed especially for cut-sheet digital color. The new Horizon SF-100 sheet feeder was designed to operate in-line with the compact, multi-functional Standard Horizon ColorWorks finisher. The system feeds pre-collated color (or black-and-white) output from any cut-sheet digital printer, creases and bleed trims each sheet, then stitches, folds, face trims and stacks for highly efficient near-line bookletmaking with edge-to-edge color.

 drupa attendees are invited to arrange a private equipment demonstration tailored to their application requirements by pre-registering for the Standard VIP Program at

About Standard Finishing
Standard Finishing Systems is based in Andover, MA, 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.

Source: Standard Finishing

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