Horizon Perfect Binder | BQ-160

The BQ-160 by Standard Horizon is a single clamp perfect binder that can produce three types of binding: perfect binding, tape binding, and pad binding.
  • Easy-to-use touchscreen controls: A dynamic color touchscreen allows the operator to easily adjust a range of settings including cover alignment with the spine, nipping pressure, clamping pressure, and much more.
  • High-quality books: The BQ-160 can produce extremely strong, high quality perfect bound books up to 1.6” thick at speeds up to 180 cycles per hour and can handle light to moderate production needs in almost any environment.
  • Other key features: Other features on the BQ-160 include energy-save and auto-off functions, the ability to notch in one or both directions, and an optional carbon air filtration system to reduce adhesive odors.
  • Adding a cover: The BQ-160 Binder can be put in-line with the CRB-160 Cover Creaser, which is setup through the color touchscreen on the BQ-160.  The scoring position is set automatically according to the book thickness input into the BQ-160.The CRB-160 scores up to 150 lb. laminated covers, and a wide variety of scoring patterns can be selected from the touchscreen.
  • Standalone cover creaser: A standalone CRB-160 model is also available with an integrated color touchscreen, and it is ideal for creasing covers, restaurant menus, greeting cards and other digital print applications.


The Standard Horizon BQ-160 Single-clamp Perfect Binder is equipped with an intuitive, icon-based color touchscreen for fingertip adjustment of key parameters. This “intelligent automation” feature is built into all Horizon post-press products. With single-person operation, the BQ-160 can produce three popular types of binding: perfect binding, tape binding and pad binding – at speeds up to 180 cycles per hour with books up to 1.1” thick. The BQ-160 is specifically designed for cut sheet applications, and offers very simple operation so any operator can easily produce professional quality books with minimal training. Other BQ-160 advantages include an electric book clamp, two-way notching, an efficient paper dust vacuum system, nipper height and tilt adjustment from the touchscreen, and a dynamic nipper table for auto book sizing.

Book Size Max 350 x 300 mm (13.77″ x 11.81″)
Book Size Min 70 x 128 mm (2.76 x 5.04″)
Book Thickness 1 to 40 mm (0.04″ to 1.57″)
Cover Size Max 350 x 640 mm (17.77″ x 25.19″)
Cover Size Min 70 x 256 mm (2.76″ x 10.08″)
Cover Weight Range 82 to 302 gsm (22 to 80 lb)
Production Speed Max 180 cycles/hr

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Product Type




Maximum Book Thickness

Spine Preparation

Cover Feeder Mechanism

Book Block Feeder Mechanism

Inline Cover Scoring

Number of Clamps

Inline Trimming