Horizon Will Show Integrated Solutions at drupa for Use with HP Indigo Presses
KYOTO, Japan — April 28, 2016 — In anticipation of drupa 2016, Horizon has strengthened its partnership and integration with HP Indigo. Live demonstrations of one of the results of this collaboration, inline integration of the Horizon SmartStacker with the HP Indigo 12000 digital press, will run at the HP Indigo booth (Hall 17), at the Messe Düsseldorf in Germany, from May 31-June 10.
In other recent developments, Horizon also announced that the Horizon HT-1000V Variable Three Knife Trimmer and CRF 362 Creaser and Folder are now compatible with HP Indigo digital presses, including full support for HP Indigo’s Direct2Finish workflow connectivity. Direct2Finish enables automatic submission of accurate job definition format (JDF) instructions to leading finishing devices, reducing make-ready and turnaround time as well as reducing the chances of waste and human error. Both finishing systems will be displayed at the Horizon booth (Hall 6, 6D05-1) at drupa 2016.
Increasing Efficiency and Flexibility with Integrated Finishing Solutions
The Horizon SmartStacker, integrated inline with the HP Indigo 12000 digital press, provides automated cutting, trimming, collating, and stacking. A perfect complement to the efficiencies of the HP Indigo 12000 digital press, the SmartStacker helps increase automation for faster job turnaround, reduced waste and fewer errors. Applications include finished products from postcards to posters, individual sheets or sets, book block output for bookbinding, and stacked output for packaging.
The Horizon HT-1000V Variable Three Knife Trimmer offers full compatibility with HP Indigo digital presses with Direct2Finish workflow connectivity. Well-suited for short-run production, it also provides an efficient solution for book-of-one production using barcode driven setup.
The Horizon CRF 362 Creaser and Folder is compatible with HP Indigo presses and now supports Direct2Finish. This impact creaser prevents cracking during creasing of covers on digitally printed applications such as restaurant menus, shop-cards, invitation cards, and laminated sheets. With multiple options for folding patterns, it is also ideal for preparation of high-quality bound book covers.
"We are delighted to continue our ongoing collaboration with Horizon," comments Gershon Alon, workflow solutions and partner program manager at HP Indigo. "As part of our commitment to introducing automation to the bindery, we are excited about the SmartStacker integration with the HP Indigo 12000 digital press and the new Horizon additions to our Direct2Finish certified products portfolio."
Eijiro Hori, president at Horizon, also adds, "We are very proud of the advances we have made together with HP, as our integrated solutions save significant time, reduce errors, and eliminate waste. With automated system functionality, there is no need for manual measuring or coding, making operation simpler and the results as precise as possible."
Horizon International Inc. was founded over 60 years ago in Kyoto, Japan. Today, Horizon operates a world-class, ISO 9001 and 14001-certified factory in Biwako, Shiga, Japan, the largest facility in the world manufacturing products for the five major paper finishing operations; folding, collating, binding, stitching, and cutting. Over 550 Horizon employees are dedicated to the design and manufacture of top-quality, highly reliable finishing products.