Based on the well-established StitchLiner technology platform, the solution offers in-line cover feeding and non-stop booklet production on a very wide range of paper stocks at up to 600 feet per minute, on pace with the speed of industry-leading continuous-feed printers. Variable sheet-count booklets can be produced using barcode scanning or mark reading.
The system features icon-based color touchscreen control and fully automated set-up. The ease-of-use of the system allows the same operators who are running the printer to easily manage post-press functions. In-line continuous-feed saddlestitching is considered an important growth area, with applications in the financial print, insurance, healthcare, and commercial print segments. This solution is the result of close technical cooperation between Horizon, a leading post-press equipment manufacturer, and Hunkeler, a premier supplier of paper handling products for continuous-feed digital presses.