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Standard launches the Hunkeler Starbook Plowfolder Book Block Solution

May 15, 2023  By PrintAction Staff

Standard Finishing Systems releases the Hunkeler Starbook Plowfolder Book Block Solution, which is designed to run inline or near-line in high-volume digital print environments.

The Starbook Plowfolder combines unwinding, plowfolding, dynamic cutting, and starwheel book delivery into a solution that produces glued book blocks from 4- , 6-, or 8-page signatures.

On the front end, the Hunkeler UW8 Unwinder can handle web widths up to 22.5 in. and up to 1,980 lb.


The Starbook Plowfolder Book Block Solution is optimal for short or long run lengths, including book-of-one and variable thickness applications. It can run at speeds of up to 820 ft per minute.

“We’ve already overseen the successful installation of two Starbook Plowfolder lines in North America since the end of 2022,” said David Reny, executive vice president, Standard Finishing Systems. “With book-of-one demand increasing alongside printer speeds, we’re excited to bring this powerful offering to the high-volume digital print industry.”

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