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Standard Horizon i2i System Brings Automation To The Bindery

Press release from the issuing company

June 22, 2004 (Andover, MA) – Standard Finishing Systems has announced that Graph Expo 2004 will serve as the launch pad for the Standard Horizon i2i system, a full-featured CIP4/JDF-enabled digital workflow that brings complete automation and job status visibility to the bindery. At drupa, Horizon International showed a complete working i2i system that was ingesting JDF file data to drive a network of finishing solutions that included folders, cutters, binders, trimmers, collators, and saddlestitchers. Horizon also announced at drupa that it has joined the Network Production Group, a strategic alliance of print industry leaders who have joined forces to deliver on the promise of JDF-based integration and interoperability. “The bindery is the last frontier of the digital print production workflow, so it offers printers the highest potential for labor savings and productivity gains” according to David Reny, vice president and managing director, Standard Finishing Systems. “Printers who invest in Horizon JDF-ready finishing equipment know they’ll be able to integrate that gear into a JDF workflow when they’re ready. In the meantime, they benefit from unparalleled automation for fast, easy set-ups.” The Horizon i2i system provides bar-coded tickets for easy job management; the ability to save and recall recurring jobs; job record data for accounting and analysis; automated machine set-up; and the ability to monitor job status of i2i-connected machines in real time from a central console. The system leverages the value of finishing parameters that can be input at the point of job creation, allowing jobs to flow seamlessly through the print production process. Standard Finishing Systems, a division of Standard Duplicating Machines Corporation, is based in Andover, Massachusetts. Standard, a leading supplier of print finishing systems and reprographic equipment, markets its products through an independent dealer network and a direct sales team in the United States and Canada.