Horizon

Horizon High-Production Bookletmakers

collators, set-feeders and bookletmaking systems for high and on-demand production

The Possibilities are Endless

Whatever your bookletmaking needs require Horizon has the solution! Sheet collators, sheet feeders, flat sheet stitch/fold units, saddle-stitch units, fore-edge trimmers, three-knife trimmers, in-line creasing and edge trimming, in-line and end-line delivery stackers and more make Horizon the system of choice for any bookletmaking requirement.

Sheet Feed + Collate + Stack + Stich/Fold + Trim

Horizon HOF-400 High Speed Sheet Feeder with CF-400 Cover Feeder, CR-400 Bleed Trimmer & Impact Creaser, AC-400 Sheet Accumulator, VAC-600 2-Tower Collator, ST-40 In-Line Stacker, SPF-200L Stitcher/Folder and FC-200L Face Trimmer

Sheet Feed + Collate + Saddle Stitch + 3-Side Trim

Horizon HOF-400 High Speed Sheet Feeder with CF-400 Cover Feeder, AC-400 Sheet Accumulator, VAC-600 Collator and StitchLiner 5500 Saddle Stitcher/3-Knife Trimmer

Sheet Feed + Crease + Stitch/Fold + Trim

Horizon HOF-400 High Speed Sheet Feeder with CF-400 Cover Feeder, CR-400 Bleed Trimmer & Impact Creaser, AC-400 Sheet Accumulator, SPF-200A Stitcher/Folder and FC-200A Face Trimmer

Sheet Feed + Stitch/Fold + 3-Side Trim

Horizon HOF-400 High Speed Sheet Feeder with CF-400 Cover Feeder, AC-400 Sheet Accumulator, SPF-200L Stitcher/Folder, FC-200L Face Trimmer and TBC-200L Top and Bottom Trimmer

Sheet Feed + Stitch/Fold + Trim

Horizon HOF-400 High Speed Sheet Feeder with AC-400 Sheet Accumulator, SPF-200L Stitcher/Folder and FC-200L Face Trimmer

Collate + Saddle Stitch + 3-Side Trim

Horizon VAC-600 6-Tower Collator with StitchLiner 5500 Saddle Stitcher/3-Knife Trimmer

Collate + Stitch/Fold + Trim

Horizon VAC-1000 2-Tower Collator with SPF-200A Stitcher/Folder and FC200A Face Trimmer

VAC 1000 High Speed Collator

The 10-station Horizon VAC-1000 collator features a patented rotary-pulse vacuum feed system, providing flawless feeding on virtually any stock, at speeds up to 9,900 sets per hour. The system is expandable from one to six towers, with the ability to run the system in both directions at full rated speed. All system controls are centralized on the simple but powerful icon-based touch-screen console. Accessories include single and dual-pile stackers, joggers, stitchers and the Horizon SPF-200 series bookletmakers, offering professional-quality results with high levels of automation for quick, simple changeovers.

  • Bins per Tower: 10 (Suction-feed)
  • Maximum Number of Towers: 6 (10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 Stations)
  • Bin Capacity: 2.6″
  • Sheet Size: Minimum 5.83″ x 5.83″ – Maximum 13.77″ x 19.68″
  • Paper Weight: Normal: 14 lb. to 55 lb. – Coated: 20 lb. to 55 lb. – 8-page folded signature: Up to 27 lb.
  • Production Speed(s): 10 bins: Max. 9,900 sets per hour. 20 bins: Max. 6,900 sets per hour. 30 bins: Max. 6,400 sets per hour. 40 bins: Max. 5,000 sets per hour. 50 bins: Max. 4,500 sets per hour. 60 bins: Max. 4,000 sets per hour.

VAC 600H High Speed Collator

The Horizon VAC-600H Deep-Pile Collator has five inches of bin capacity allowing for less frequent reloading of paper and long-run production efficiency and productivity. The VAC-600H uses the same patented rotary-pulse vacuum feeding system as the proven VAC-1000, and delivers exceptional speed and productivity on nearly all paper stocks. Up to six VAC-600H towers can be combined to create 6, 12, 18, 24, 30 or 36-station systems in a minimum of floor space. The deep-pile VAC-600H is equipped with a touch-screen control console for ease of operation, advanced programming, error detection and system monitoring. System functions are presented using an icon-based graphical interface.

  • Bins per Tower: 6 (Suction-feed)
  • Maximum Number of Towers: 6 (6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36 Stations)
  • Bin Capacity: 5.11″
  • Sheet Size: Minimum 4.78″ x 5.83″ – Maximum 13.77″ x 19.68″
  • Paper Weight: Normal: 14 lb. to 55 lb. – Coated: 20 lb. to 55 lb. – 8-page folded signature: Up to 27 lb.
  • Production Speed(s): 6 bins: Max. 9,900 sets per hour. 12 bins: Max. 7,000 sets per hour. 18 bins: Max. 6,600 sets per hour. 24 bins: Max. 5,000 sets per hour. 30 bins: Max. 4,500 sets per hour. 36 bins: Max. 4,000 sets per hour.

HOF-400 Sheet Feeder, CF-400 Cover Feeder and CR-400 Creaser/Bleed Trimmer

The Horizon HOF-400 High Speed Sheet Feeder feeds collated digitally printed output at up to 25,000 sheets per hour (11″ x 17″) and 35,000 sheets per hour (8.5″ x 11″). The system includes a high quality feed detection system for reliable processing.

The Horizon CF-400 Cover Feeder feeds cover stocks and also works as an inserter, merging sheets into sets fed from the HOF-400.

The Horizon CR-400 Creaser and Bleed Trimmer can be connected to the Horizon HOF-400 High-Speed Sheet Feeder to perform bleed trimming and/or impact creasing of digitally printed sheets before entering the booklet-maker. The bleed trimmer trims top and tail edge of sheets for finished three side trimmed booklets. The impact creaser avoids cracking on digitally printed applications and also produces crisp tight folded booklets.

SPF-200L and FC-200L Landscape Bookletmaker

The Horizon SPF-200L Bookletmaker and FC-200L Face Trimmer will produce landscape format booklets at speeds up to 3,500 booklets per hour. With the same reliability, durable construction and ease of operation characteristics of other Horizon bookletmakers, the SPF-200L also features improved format flexibility including 8.5” x 11” landscape capabilities, ideal for producing landscape brochures or calendars. Fully-automated set-up through the 10.4 inch color touch screen including fold roller gap adjustment, ensures user-friendly and intuitive operation for professional quality booklet production at all skill levels. The system can accept digitally printed output from any of Horizon’s HOF-400 high-speed sheet feeders and can also serve conventional offset print needs when combined with the VAC-1000 collating towers.

For enhanced productivity the Horizon TBC-200L Top and Bottom Trimmer makes three-knife trimming possible! The unit can be positioned in-line or utilized as an optional stand-alone system. Face and side trims can be gathered at the same place for space savings and efficient trim removal. Simple and easy operation using the SPF-200 series touchscreen. A4 landscape capability and up to a 12″ spine to face can be finished.

  • Sheet Size: 4.7″ x 7.1″ to 14″ x 24″ (W x L)
  • Sheet Weight Range: 64 to 157 gsm (normal paper), 84.9 to 157 gsm (art coated paper)
  • Booklet Size: 4.7″ x 3.5″ to 14″ x 12″ (W x L)
  • Production Speed: 4,000 booklets/hour (A4-Finish, Portrait), 3,500 booklets/hour (A4-Finish, Landscape)
  • Machine Dimensions SPF-200L: 73.1″ (W) x 31.9″ (D) x 49.3″ (H)
  • Machine Dimensions FC-200L: 29″ (W) x 31.9″ (D) x 41.8″ (H)

SPF-200A Stitcher/Folder and FC-200A Face Trimmer

The Horizon SPF-200A Stitcher/Folder and FC-200A Face Trimmer fully-automated combination is equipped with a user-friendly 10.4” intelligent color touchscreen that provides advanced set-up automation and centralized control. The SPF/FC-200A brings bookletmaking automation and operator ease-of-use to new heights with quick and automated setups that include folder roller gap settings. Precise stepper motors drive end stops, side guides, stitching heads and other systems to the exact location for the sheet size and finish style selected. The SPF-200A features an integrated hand-marry station for increased flexibility, and a built-in error eject tray which allows for non-stop production at speeds up to 4,500 booklets per hour.

For enhanced productivity the Horizon TBC-200L Top and Bottom Trimmer makes three-knife trimming possible! The unit can be positioned in-line or utilized as an optional stand-alone system. Face and side trims can be gathered at the same place for space savings and efficient trim removal. Simple and easy operation using the SPF-200 series touchscreen. A4 landscape capability and up to a 12″ spine to face can be finished.

  • Sheet Size: 4.7″ x 7.1″ to 14″ x 20″ (W x L)
  • Sheet Weight Range: 64 to 157 gsm (normal paper), 84.9 to 157 gsm (art coated paper)
  • Booklet Size: 4.7″ x 3.5″ to 14″ x 10″ (W x L)
  • Production Speed: 4,000 booklets/hour (A4-Finish, Portrait), 3,500 booklets/hour (A4-Finish, Landscape)
  • Machine Dimensions SPF-200A: 64″ (W) x 31.9″ (D) x 49.3″ (H)
  • Machine Dimensions FC-200A: 26.2″ (W) x 31.9″ (D) x 42.2″ (H)

StitchLiner Mark III Saddlebinder

The Horizon StitchLiner Mark III features expanded booklet size and increased productivity up to 6,000 booklets per hour. The system can produce a wider range of applications, including landscape-size booklets, 12” by 12” calendars, and pocket booklets down to 4.5” by 3.5”. The StitchLiner Mark III offers fully automated setup, including stitching head settings, with no manual adjustments required for book thickness at the trimmer, delivering higher quality booklets with greater efficiency, even for variable stitch length and variable page count booklets.

  • Sheet Size Maximum: 14″W x 20″L (356 x 508mm)
  • Sheet Size Minimum: 5.5″W x 7.6″L (140 x 194mm)
  • Sheet Weight Range: Normal: 52.3 to 350 gsm / Coated: 73.3 to 350 gsm
  • Booklet Size Maximum (before trim): 14″ x 10″ (356 x 254mm)
  • Booklet Size Minimum (before trim): 5.5″ x 3.8″ (140 x 97mm)
  • Trim Width: 0.08″ to 1″ (2 to 25.4mm)
  • Production Speed: 6,000 booklets per hour maximum

StitchLiner 5500 Saddlebinder

The Horizon StitchLiner 5500 bridges the production gap between existing flat sheet collating/bookletmaking systems and conventional high-volume saddlestitching lines. The StitchLiner 5500 eliminates signature folding as offset printed flat-sheet signatures are fed from the VAC collator to produce true saddlestitched booklets with full bleed trimming, at speeds up to 11,000 two-up booklets per hour. The system can also be equipped with the HOF-400 high-speed sheet feeder for digitally collated output (up to 27,000 sheets per hour) with guaranteed document integrity using mark, bar code, or CCD camera verification. Professionally finished booklets up to 200 pages (50 sheets) are fully comparable with booklets produced by traditional saddlestitchers.

  • Sheet Size Maximum: 13.7″W x 19.6″L (350 x 500mm)
  • Sheet Size Minimum: 5.6″W x 8.2″L (140 x 260mm)
  • Sheet Weight Range: Normal: 64 to 210 gsm / Coated: 80 to 210 gsm
  • Booklet Size Maximum (before trim): 13.7″ x 9.8″ (350 x 250mm)
  • Booklet Size Minimum (before trim): 5.6″ x 4.1″ (140 x 103mm)
  • Trim Width: 0.08″ to 1″ (2 to 25mm)
  • Production Speed: 5,500 booklets per hour maximum

Delivery Stackers and Other Accessories

PJ-77 Jogger vibrates collated sheets into perfect alignment.

CCR Criss-Cross Stacker swings 90 degrees after each cycle providing clearly separated sets.

ST-20/20R Offset Receding Stackers offer precise, clean offset or straight stacking.

ST-40 Bypass Stacker connects between the collator and bookletmaking system and serves as a high capacity offset or straight stacking device with the capability of also bypassing stacker to send collated sets right into bookletmaker without moving any equipment.

ST-60 High Capacity Dual-Pile Offset Stacker automatically diverts collated sets to a second stacker when one stacker is full allowing continuous production and easy unloading.

PK-30 Preset Kicker: According to a preset number input on the touchscreen, one booklet is skewed to easily identify and separate the end of a series.

Stitching Heads: Additional stitch heads can be mounted for up to 4-stitches per booklet. Optional stitching heads including Loop Stitch kits are also available.

IM-30 In-line Inserter helps to maximize booklet production efficiency, and is able to insert single sheets, post cards, and folded sheets into booklets stitched on the StitchLiner Saddle Binders.

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