Standard to Demo Automated Feeding, Finishing Workflow Solutions at PRINT 13
Standard will also demonstrate the new Horizon SmartStacker, which converts a B2 size/20x29˝ digitally printed sheet into up to 28 individual cut sheets, with intelligent accumulation and stacking, and end-to-end JDF control. Developed in cooperation with HP and designed to run inline with the B2- format HP Indigo 10000 digital press, the system can also be operated near-line to serve multiple print sources with sheet feeding capability up to 4,500 B2 sheets per hour. The SmartStacker edge trims and gutter cuts for up to seven sheets in one direction and four in the other for full bleed trimming. The system can deliver finished product such as posters or postcards, straight or offset stacked, individual sets or book blocks, or bypass to inline finishing for saddlestitching, perfect binding, or folding. By minimizing touchpoints and material handling, the new SmartStacker streamlines production and lowers labor costs. At the show, the SmartStacker will continuously produce a variety of greeting cards and blocks of 3 different book titles with fully-automated, JDF-driven changeover between jobs.
The new Standard Horizon CRF-362 Creaser/Folder will also be featured to demonstrate creasing and folding of digital color output in one pass, with no cracking. The system can handle a wide range of coated, uncoated, or laminated stocks from 24 lb. bond to 16-pt. (and up to 18-pt. for creasing only) on sheets up to 14.33x34”. The CRF-362 comes configured with seven selectable fold patterns and six selectable cover creasing patterns for perfect binding. Capable of creasing and folding up to 5000 sheets per hour, this solution will be producing restaurant menus, greeting cards, book covers, brochures, and other marketing collateral at the show.
To round out the finishing line-up, Standard will display the new SPF-200L Landscape Bookletmaker with HOF-400 High-Speed Sheet Feeder for the production of landscape format booklets (11x8.5”) at speeds up to 3,500 booklets per hour. The system features fully automated set-up including fold roller gap adjustment and handles variable page count production. The HOF-400 can be connected to the Horizon SPF-200 Series Bookletmaker and the StitchLiner 5500 for saddlestitching of digitally printed output at speeds up to 45,000 sheets per hour. In two alternate saddlestitching configurations, the Standard Horizon StitchLiner will be shown inline with collating towers to serve offset print needs and with the HSF-30 high-speed sheet feeder for lightning-fast production of digitally printed saddlestitched booklets.