|Watkiss launches new PowerSquare™ 224 book maker
Designed and manufactured in the UK by Watkiss, the PowerSquare 224 book maker is a complete booklet making solution for digital printers. It is engineered for the digital production environment where it will produce stitched, SquareBack books up to 224 pages thick. It follows on from the success of its predecessor, the PowerSquare 200.
Paul Attew, Sales Director at Watkiss comments on the new product: "The PowerSquare 224 is an exciting introduction. It brings greater automation to the booklet making process without any compromises to quality, it connects to a wider range of printers than ever before; and it has been optimised for the production environment, handling both black and white and colour output with ease. "
The PowerSquare 224 is available in three configurations: offline, nearline and online. It connects to a wide range of digital printers, including both centre and side registered systems such as the Xerox iGen. Optional accessories include a high capacity book stacker and a full bleed trimmer for colour documents.
Watkiss has increased the specification of this model to include a larger online sheet size (365x500mm), an increased book thickness (10.4mm) and a higher average monthly production volume (50,000 books). The paper path through the machine has been enhanced to optimise performance with the high quality papers used in colour digital print applications.
The machine also features a new dynamic auto-adjustment system that ensures quality performance regardless of book thickness, allowing uninterrupted running when streaming jobs, or when printing variable content documents that have different page counts. Uniquely, the PowerSquare 224 produces a perfect stitch regardless of whether the book has two pages or 224 pages, without operator intervention.
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