Standard to Demo Automated Feeding, Finishing Workflow Solutions at PRINT 13
ANDOVER, MA—August 14, 2013—Standard Finishing Systems will showcase 8,100 square-feet of postpress and paper handling solutions in booth 1902 at PRINT 13 in Chicago, including a complete line-up of perfect binding, folding, saddlestitching, creasing, inspection systems, and continuous-feed print solutions for the digital and offset print markets. Consistent with its show theme “The World Loves Books,” Standard will demonstrate an all-inclusive range of equipment used in the book production process, from creasers that score covers for perfect-bound books to completely automated book production solutions that convert printed rolls to finished books with no manual intervention.
The Printed Book
While the digital media revolution continues to spark innovations, Standard—together with its suppliers Horizon (of Japan) and Hunkeler (of Switzerland)—believes the paper book will always have its place. In fact, as e-books become the commodity, the value of the printed book will grow and the processes used to make that book will need to evolve in order to keep pace. “Today’s books are printed on demand when they are needed, or more importantly when they are wanted,” said David Reny, executive vice president, Standard Finishing Systems. “Standard is committed to providing the highest quality equipment to efficiently produce books as the market requires. Our solutions enable printers to carry on the long-standing tradition of the paper book and still remain profitable.”
Live Demonstrations and Presentations
Visitors will see over 20 different applications running live on the Standard booth to simulate real-world production environments, including personalized direct mailers with variable coupon perforations, greeting cards, variable short-run books, PUR perfect-bound photo books, full-color/full-bleed booklets, and a variety of unique folding applications.
Presentations will be conducted four times daily to highlight several new solutions and demonstrate cost-savings in a variety of production steps, building profit into short-run work through lower waste and fewer touch points. With an emphasis on end-to-end workflows, Standard will show integration between systems by converting printed rolls or stacked sheets containing different jobs into several finished products, in a single process.
Finishing Flexibility Unveiled
Alongside a host of its newest solutions, Standard will introduce the Horizon BQ-280PUR Perfect Binder to the North American market at PRINT 13. The binder offers single-clamp PUR perfect binding with professional quality in a compact footprint and is specially designed for the production of digitally printed books, personalized photo books, smaller sample runs, and other ultra short-run work. The BQ-280PUR can be operated by a single person and includes an automated, sensor-activated digital caliper system for consistent measurement of book block thickness every time. Other features include fully automated set-up (including carriage clamp, milling, glue tank, nipping, and cover feeder), an elevator delivery system that gently carries the freshly PUR-bound book down without damage, and special processing for extended spine length up to 15.5”. The binder achieves production speeds up to 400 books per hour, and is only one in a line-up of five different perfect binders that will be running in the Standard booth.