Watkiss announces new booklet maker

Watkiss has added a new model to its PowerSquare range of booklet makers. The PowerSquare 160 uses the same technology as the more powerful PowerSquare 224 model but is aimed at mid-volume digital printers.

It’s a complete booklet making system that staples, folds, forms and trims in a single pass. It produces SquareBack books. It uses Watkiss’ patented fold-and-form technology to produce the square spine at the same time as folding – which Watkiss claims results in a sharper, better quality finish.

It can be used inline, nearline or as an offline solution. It’s a modular system that can include two suction-fed sheet feeders. It can be set up for dual-mode functionality for flexible workflows when used inline. It’s compatible with JDF and JMF information.

It comes with a face trimmer as standard, with optional full bleed trimming for colour booklets. By trimming the book as the final process, Watkiss claims to produce a neater and more accurate result than the more common pre-slitting.

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