Standard Horizon HCB-2 Case Binder
The Standard Horizon HCB-2 Case Binder brings ultra-short-run hardcover book production to print-on-demand environments. The system allows hardcover books to be produced with more automation and less operator skill than ever before, with a professional quality that is equivalent to the look-and-feel of a commercially case-bound book. Applications for the HCB-2 include the on-demand color photo and memory book markets.
The HCB-2 is ergonomically designed, simple to operate, has an optional bar code verification system to ensure the correct matching of cover and book block, and can produce up to 180 books per hour. Operators simply enter the book size on the color touchscreen, and the display guides them through all case preparation steps with a high degree of automation. Horizon has applied their automation and bookbinding expertise to simplify the case binding process for short-run efficiency. Book blocks can be EVA or PUR adhesive-bound on a Standard Horizon BQ-series perfect binder.