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IBIS – In-line digital saddle stitching & perfect binding

Smart binding systems offering enhanced digital print processing
In-line or off-line operation provides for different production set-ups
Operation made easy with use of touch screen controls
Bar code tracking ensures rejection of poor quality books
Wide range of options available for increased versatility

  • Saddle Stitch Systems
  • Perfect Binders

Saddle Stitch Systems

IBIS Smart-binder

The Smart-binder system using individual sheet folding before collection together on the saddle, which results in excellent lay-flat even up to 200 pages. The Smart-binder may be supplied in-line with a digital cut-sheet printer (SB-1 model) or in-line with a digitally-printed CF paper web (SB-2, 3, 4 or 5) at speeds up to 180 metres/min (590 feet/min). Alternatively, it may be supplied in off-line form using an integrated sheet pile feeder which can be loaded with sheets from multiple digital printers.

For the first time ever, both wire-stitched or glued books may now be produced from the same machine. In this way the Smart-binder provides a solution for multiple different book types and formats, with the option of a separately fed cover, sheet perforating, hole punching, loop stitching, etc.

Product Features

In-line connection with highest speed digital printers, or off-line operation from a high speed sheet feeder
Individual sheet folding for optimum thick-book quality
Cover and Insert sheet feeding Unique and patented ISG cold glue binding available in place of wire stitching
Optional perfect binding available (models SB-4 and 5)
Bar code tracking of all sheets and auto-rejection of bad books, to ensure integrity
Three-knife trimming with optional centre-knifeHeavy duty construction for 24 x 7 operation
Easy-to-use touch-screen controls and comprehensive documentation in multi-languages
Complete range of book format sizes

Smart-binder SB-1 and SB-2

Dedicated high-quality saddle-stitching
‘On-the-run’ re-loading of cover sheet
Simplified easy-to-use folder and sheet collector
Multiple cover or inserting feeding available-upgradable ‘in the field’ to SB-3 or SB-4

Smart-binder SB3

Dedicated high-quality saddle-stitching
‘On-the-run’ re-loading of cover sheets
Simplified easy-to-use folder and sheet collector
Multiple cover or inserting feeding available
Includes ‘ISG’ cold gluing module to produce both saddle-glued books and saddle-stitched books

Smart-binder SB-4 One-stop-shop

Saddle-stitched booklets
Saddle-bound ISG cold-glued booklets
Perfect bound books up to 60mm thick made from ISG-glued signatures using in-line PB-600 or PB-2000 perfect binder
In-line thick book trimming available

Smart-binder SB-5 One-stop-shop

Saddle-stitched booklets
Saddle-bound ISG cold-glued booklets
Perfect bound books up to 60mm thick made from loose sheet stacks using in-line PB-600 or PB-2000 perfect binder
In-line thick book trimming available

Perfect Binders

The Sprint-binder PB-600C and PB-2000C systems are designed to be fed from a stream of sheets directly from a cut-sheet printer. Optional in-line folding can reduce the sheet format size to the required finished book size, if needed. The sheets then enter the stacker where they are collected on top of each other to form loose book blocks. These book blocks are then rotated to the vertical and pushed automatically into the clamp of the single-clamp Sprint-binder PB-600 or the 4-clamp Sprint-binder PB-2000. Optional in-line book trimming is available after binding.

  • High quality perfect binding
  • Fed directly from a digital printer, sheet pile feeder or roll unwinder
  • Optional in-line folding
  • Optional in-line book trimming

Sprint-binder Dedicated Perfect Binder PB-600C

The Sprint-binder PB-600C system produces high quality books up to 60mm thick at speeds up to 400 books/hour in-line with digital cut-sheet printer.

  • Max throughput speed (books/hr): 360-400 books/hour
  • Max book thickness: 60 mm
  • Min book thickness: Approx 2mm
  • Max book size: 385 x 320mm
  • Min book size: 210 x 139 mm
  • Min sheet weight: 60 g/m² 16 lbs bond
  • Gluing system: EVA, hot melt or PUR

Sprint-binder Dedicated Perfect Binder PB-2000C

The Sprint-binder PB-2000JC system produces high quality books up to 40mm thick at speeds up to 1500 books/hour in-line with a high speed digital CF web printer

  • Max throughput speed: 1500 books/hour
  • Max book thickness: 50mm
  • Min book thickness: Approx 2mm
  • Max book size: 280 x 320mm
  • Min book size: 120 x 140 mm
  • Min sheet weight: 60 g/m² 16 lbs bond
  • Gluing system: EVA hot melt or PUR

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