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New Standard Hunkeler Solutions at Graph Expo

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

Andover, Massachusetts (October 20, 2008) -- Standard Finishing Systems will show a comprehensive portfolio of Standard Hunkeler unwinding, cutting, stacking and rewinding solutions in partnership with leading continuous-feed digital print suppliers – including InfoPrint Solutions Company, Kodak, Océ, Screen and Xerox – throughout the hall at Graph Expo.   These various solutions are tailored to meet the application requirements of the commercial print, print on demand, book publishing, transactional printing, and direct mail industries.

Under the banner "Huncolor-ready," Standard will also emphasize Hunkeler's expertise and commitment to serve the fast-growing continuous-feed ink-jet and digital color markets with solutions specifically designed for full-bleed trimming and extra-sensitive paper handling, to avoid any propensity for marking.  As continuous-feed digital color imaging ramps-up to even higher speeds, "Huncolor-ready" paper handling will deliver the transpromotional, direct mail and publishing end-products customers want.

Standard Finishing Systems – Booth 2246 / Direct Mail – Roll-to-self Mailer; Book Publishing – Roll-to-offset stack with near-line binding
The new Standard Hunkeler CS6-II Rotary Cutter with Chip-Out will be shown as part of a roll-to-stack combination line producing full-bleed trimmed color self mailers and full-color, sample educational textbooks.  The new Standard Hunkeler UW6 unwinder and high performance CS6-II cutter will double-cut sheets from rolls pre-printed on the Screen TruePress Jet520 full color variable printing system.  The cut sheets will be folded into direct mailers on the in-line Standard Horizon AFC-566 automated signature folder, or presented on the non-stop stacker as cleanly offset and separated book blocks for near-line perfect binding on the Standard Horizon BQ-470.  The newest Standard Hunkeler Gen6 solutions handle paper from 40 to 300 gsm with ease, and can be operated either in-line with digital printers or off-line.

With speeds up to 600 fpm, two independent dynamically-controlled rotary cutters, and variable chip-out between 1/8" and 2¾", the CS6-II is ideally suited for demanding direct mail, publishing and other applications that require full-bleed trim or chip-out of a cross-web perforation. Setups and adjustments are easily performed at the touch screen control console, with the ability to memorize recurring jobs for operator convenience.  Changes in cut length can also be carried out based on UP3I or barcode information.

InfoPrint Solutions Company – Booth 2274 / Print on Demand – Roll-to-Roll
The Standard Hunkeler roll-to-roll solution will be running in-line with the InfoPrint 5000 full-color, continuous forms, inkjet drop-on-demand printing system.  This roll-to-roll solution delivers constant web tension for uniformly tight and straight rolls, reaching speeds from 30 to 720 fpm with the capacity to handle a wide range of paper stocks with ease.   The line will also be outfitted with the Standard Hunkeler WI6 Web Inspection System, which provides front-to-back, full-page data integrity and print quality checking in real-time for transactional and transpromotional applications.

Kodak – Booth 600 / Print On Demand – Roll-to-Roll
In a North American premier, the Stream Concept Printhead by Kodak will be shown running roll-to-roll with Standard Hunkeler UW6 unwinder and RW6 rewinder, capable of running up to an impressive 1,000 feet per minute.  This 24"-wide web width system is further equipped with dryers and a camera system for visual job surveillance.

Océ North America – Booth 2400 / Print on Demand – Roll-to-stack Combination Solution
Shown in-line with the Océ VarioStream 8750, the new Standard Hunkeler CS6 Rotary Cutter and LS6 Non-stop Stacker will be producing 2-up and 3-up book blocks.  The VarioStream 8750 twin systems vary in speed from 1,060 to 1,500 duplex ipm. The straight and fully-separated book blocks will be presented in perfect alignment for easy transfer to the near-line Standard Horizon BQ-270 automated off-line perfect binder and three-sided trimming on the HT-30 automated off-line trimmer. Demonstrating the quick set-up, changeover and versatility of this solution, a second application will deliver cut sheets to an in-line stitcher.

Screen – Booth 3808-- Print on Demand – Roll-to-Roll
The Standard Hunkeler Gen6 UW6 unwinder and RW6 rewinder will also be demonstrated with the Screen TruePress Jet520 full color variable printing system, printing at up to 420 feet per minute or 100,000 8½" x 11" impressions per hour. Featuring in-the-field speed upgrades to 720 fpm, this roll-to-roll solution delivers constant web tension for uniformly tight, straight rolls and handles a wide range of paper stocks with ease.  Consistent roll quality is essential to efficient downstream paper processing, assuring trouble-free inserting and smooth off-line finishing.

Xerox – Booth 1219 / Print on Demand – Roll-to-Book Block; In-line Bookletmaking
The Standard Hunkeler roll-to-stack solution will be running in-line with a Xerox 650/1300 Continuous Feed Printing System, producing straight and accurate book blocks with full job offset for 1-up, 2-up or 3-up output at full printer speed.  The Xerox 1300 prints up to 1,308 duplex 8.5" x 11" monochrome images per minute. The fully separated book blocks exit the non-stop stacker for easy transfer to near-line finishing.  Superior reliability, quick changeovers, and accurate, long-life cutting performance allow Standard Hunkeler paper handling systems to excel at this application. 

Xerox will also feature the Standard Horizon ColorWorks 8000 in-line with the DocuColor 8000 digital color press, providing one-pass full-bleed trimming, scoring, stitching, folding, face-trimming and stacking in a compact, user-friendly design.  As part of the solution, Ultimate Technographics will premier the Ultimate Bindery, a solution that generates and transfers JDF finishing data to the ColorWorks for fully-automated job set-up.   The Standard Horizon ColorWorks 5000 will also be shown on the Fujifilm Booth 4404.

Pitney Bowes – Booth 2263 / Mailroom – Roll-to-Insert
    Standard Hunkeler will also demonstrate best-in-class leadership in the high-speed mail inserting space, together with technology leader Pitney Bowes in booth 2263.  Hunkeler UW6 high-speed unwinders will be feeding the new Mailstream 26 at 200 meters per minute, and the FPS SD system running a merging application.

Standard serves commercial printers, digital printers, Fortune 500 banks and utilities, direct mailers, publishers, and service bureaus of all sizes with Hunkeler and Horizon feeding and finishing solutions. "Our sales teams have broad applications expertise in both conventional and digital print environments" says David Reny, executive vice president, Standard Finishing Systems.  "We partner closely with the leading digital print manufacturers to combine this knowledge with advanced technology to tailor end-to-end solutions for customers." 

Standard will occupy nearly 7,000 square feet of exhibit space at Graph Expo, with over 30 different pieces of post-press, paper handling and inserting equipment running live applications, and a range of Standard Horizon and Standard Hunkeler solutions spread across eight industry-leading partner booths.  Attendees are invited to arrange a private equipment demonstration tailored to their application requirements by pre-registering for the Standard VIP Program at http://www.sdmc.com/graphexpo.  A virtual tour of the Standard booth can be viewed at http://www.sdmc.com/products/graph-expo-2008-virtual-tour,s347.html




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