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Standard Hunkeler Partners With Leading Digital Print Suppliers Gen6 Sets New Benchmarks For Performance and Productivity

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Andover, Massachusetts - September 5, 2007 - Standard Finishing Systems will show a comprehensive portfolio of Standard Hunkeler Gen6 unwinding, rewinding, cutting, stacking, and folding solutions in partnership with leading continuous-feed digital print suppliers – including InfoPrint Solutions Company and Océ – 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. 
Direct Mail – Roll-to-self Mailer
Transactional Statement Printing – Roll-to-fanfold
The new Standard Hunkeler CS6-II Rotary Cutter with Chip-Out will be shown as part of a solution producing full-bleed trimmed color self mailers.  The new Standard Hunkeler UW6 unwinder and high performance CS6-II cutter will be double-cutting sheets from a pre-printed roll.  The sheets will then be folded into direct mailers on the in-line Standard Horizon AFC-566FKT automated signature folder. 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 and print on demand applications that require full-bleed trim or chip-out of a cross-web perforation. For operator convenience, setups and adjustments are easily performed at the touch screen control console, and changes in cut length can be carried out based on UP3I or barcode information.
The UP3i-enabled Standard Hunkeler FS6 Folder will also be shown, supporting a roll-to-fanfold transactional application.  The FS6 features speeds up to 720 fpm, automated set-up, and format changes with no requirement for manual gear adjustment.  The FS6 is capable of operating in-line to the latest and fastest generation of continuous feed printers.
InfoPrint Solutions Company – Booth 2276 / Print on Demand – Roll-to-stack
The Standard Hunkeler lightweight (down to 27 lb. offset) roll-to-stack solution featuring the new CS6-I Rotary Cutter and LS6 Non-stop Stacker will be running in-line with the InfoPrint 4100 HD5/6 Printing System, producing straight and accurate book blocks at full printer speed. This solution can handle printer speeds up to 500 feet per minute.  The straight and fully separated book blocks can be easily transferred to a near-line finishing solution.
Océ North America – Booth 655 / Print on Demand – Roll-to-stack & Roll-to-roll
Shown in-line with the Océ VarioStream 7650, the new Standard Hunkeler CS6-I Rotary Cutter and LS6 Non-stop Stacker are able to deliver up to 1,650 book blocks per hour.  Straight and fully-separated book blocks exit the system in perfect alignment and can be easily transferred to a near-line finishing solution.  Océ will be perfect binding books on the Standard Horizon BQ-270 automated off-line perfect binder and three-side trimming on the HT-30 automated off-line trimmer.
The new Standard Hunkeler Gen6 UW6 unwinder and RW6 rewinder will also be demonstrated with the Océ VarioStream 9000 printing system. The newest Standard Hunkeler 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 paper from 27 lb. offset to 110 lb. cover with ease.  Unwind and rewind in either direction to eliminate the need for a web flip bar. 
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. According to David Reny, managing director, Standard Finishing Systems, "The broad technical knowledge and applications expertise of our sales force -- in both graphic arts and digital print environments -- helps us tailor solutions to fit the exact requirements of these companies."