Standard Horizon plans to debut two finishing systems at the upcoming Graph Expo 2014 tradeshow, taking place from September 28 to October 1 in Chicago.
Standard plans to launch the new CRA-36 Creaser (to be available September 2014) with automated feeding. The system can crease or perforate up to 5,000 sheets per hour, while also performing up or down creasing, as well as spine, hinge and flap creasing for perfect-bound book covers. Up to 10 creasing lines can be created in one pass. The CRA-36 accepts coated, uncoated or laminated stock from 24-lb bond up to 18 points, on sheets of up to 14.3 x 34 inches.
At Graph Expo, Standard is also debuting the TBC-200L three-knife top and bottom trimmer (to be available September 2014), which can be connected inline to Horizon SPF-20/20A/200A/200L booklet-making systems. The TBC-200L is also available as an off-line version. It reaches speeds of up to 4,000 trimmed booklets per hour, at thicknesses up to 0.195 inches. It accepts untrimmed booklets up to 14 x 12 inches down to 4.725 x 3.55 inches.
In addition to these two new systems, Standard is exhibiting the RD-4055 and RD-3346 rotary die cutters for short-run work. The systems can die cut, crease, perforate, slit, hole punch, and round corner in one process for both toner and offset sheets. The RD-4055 feeds, die-cuts, and separates waste in one pass at up to 6,000 cycles per hour and accepts sheet sizes up to 15.74 x 21.65 inches, at a thickness of up to 0.5mm (0.019 inches). Creasing is also available for applications that require additional folding after die-cutting, such as boxes, pocket folders, and greeting cards. The RD-3346 runs at 3,000 cycles per hour on sheet sizes up to 13 x 18 inches at .35 mm (0.013 inches) thick.