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Standard to Launch Integrated Continuous-feed Finishing Solutions

June 2009
ANDOVER, MA—June 23, 2009—Standard Finishing Systems will premier a portfolio of highly-integrated new feeding and finishing solutions for the continuous-feed digital print market at Print 09 in Chicago, September 11-16. These solutions are the result of close technical cooperation between Horizon, a leading post-press equipment manufacturer, and Hunkeler, a premier supplier of paper handling products for continuous-feed digital presses. Standard represents both lines exclusively in North America, and will premier several innovative new system solutions on its booth at Print 09:

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 600 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.

Standard Continuous-feed Folding Solutions


The new Standard Horizon AFC-566F Digital in-line signature folder—featuring six parallel and six 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 600 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 AFC-566DIF signature folder allows for a virtually endless combination of folds for direct mail or other applications in one pass.
 

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