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Standard Finishing Systems Announces Graph Expo Highlights

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

(Andover, Massachusetts) -- Standard Finishing Systems and Horizon International will announce several significant new products at Graph Expo (October 15-18, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois), and leverage automation across the bindery by demonstrating broad JDF interoperability with industry-leading partners. Graph Expo will be the first North American showing of the new Standard Horizon SB-07 perfect binder. Designed for the short-to-medium run-length POD and commercial print book markets, the SB-07 seven-clamp binder features automated operation, push-button simplicity, a small footprint, and professional-quality production perfect binding. The SB-07 can be run as a stand-alone binder or as a complete binding system with in-line three-knife trimming connected to the HT-101 Three-knife Trimmer. The SB-07 is designed for single-person production of up to 3,200 books per hour, with complete changeover and set-up performed in less than 3 minutes. Standard features include a 10.4" intelligent color touchscreen control console, automatic air-suction cover feeder that handles a wide range of cover materials without marking, automated in-line cover scoring, and job programming. In another North American premier, the Standard Horizon SPF/FC-200A fully-automated Bookletmaker will be introduced as a complement to the Standard Horizon SpeedVAC 100 Collating System. Designed for commercial printers, in-plant printers, and trade binderies, the SPF/FC-200A includes advanced automation through a user-friendly 10.4” intelligent color touchscreen control console that displays all settings necessary for fully automated set-up. The SPF/FC-200A brings bookletmaking automation and operator ease-of-use to new heights with a quick and fully automated setup, including gap settings in the fold area. Precise stepper motors drive stitch heads, side guides, end stops and fold plates to the exact location for the sheet size and finish style selected. The SPF/FC-200A features an integrated hand marry station for increased flexibility, and a built-in reject tray which allows for non-stop production at speeds up to 4,500 booklets per hour. The Standard Horizon ColorWorks 5000 bookletmaker, designed for operation in-line to the Xerox DocuColor 5000 digital color press, will also be shown for the first time. Features include end-to-end automation, color touchscreen control, head and foot bleed trimming for edge-to-edge color, and center scoring of all sheets for tighter folds. This marks the latest entry in a family of all-in-one in-line finishers that perform bleed trimming, scoring, stitching, folding, face-trimming and stacking in a compact, user-friendly design. ColorWorks bookletmakers are available for DocuColor 2060, 5252, 6060, 5000, 7000 and 8000 models. Various levels of JDF workflow integration will also be demonstrated, working with a slate of print industry leaders including EFI, Hiflex, Kodak, Komori, Lithotechnics-Metrix, Objective Advantage, Ryobi, and Screen to show real-world interoperability and benefits. Visitors will see folding and saddlestitching jobs flow from creation to finishing in JDF-driven workflows that deliver real cost savings. These jobs are managed by the Horizon i2i Bindery Control System when they enter the bindery. A comprehensive portfolio of Standard Hunkeler unwinding, rewinding, cutting, stacking, rewinding and fan-folding solutions will also be displayed in partnership with leading continuous-feed digital print suppliers throughout the halls, including IBM, Océ, Screen and Xerox. On the Standard booth, the all-new Hunkeler CS6 Gen6 rotary cutting system with “chip out” will be shown finishing a Kodak Versamark-printed inkjet color credit card statement with in-line folding on the Standard Horizon AFC-744AKT folder. The same production line will support a transactional application using the automated, UP3I-enabled Hunkeler FS4 fan-folder. Show attendees are invited to see a virtual preview of the Standard booth and to pre-register for a personalized equipment demonstration by visiting www.sdmc.com/graph06virtual.




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