Book on Demand

Book Blocks On-Demand

With the Flyfolder and Plowfolder production lines, Hunkeler has two systems for the on-demand production of perfectly glued book blocks for further processing in the perfect binder. Variable page counts and variable format lengths are among the outstanding features of these two book block solutions.

The Flyfoder as well as the Plowfolder book solutions can be used offline as well as inline at a printer or perfect binder.


Solutions

Roll to stack solution,
for 1-up to 4-up loose leaf book stacks

High-performance Gen8 finishing line for the roll-to-stack production with CS8 cutting module, separation module and LS8 stacking module. Web widths of 22.5-inches will be processed at 590 ft/min. DynaCut function for variable-format production allows cut-off length changes while running up to a sheet length of 762 mm (30″ / B2 format). Gen8 technology is ready for future printing speeds. Reliable processing of demanding products in full-color on coated and uncoated standard paper, from light-weight to heavyweight grammages. The new Hunkeler Workflow Manager provides user-fiendly and convenient operation of the production line.

Flyfolder Book solution,
for book of 1

The Flyfolder book solution is an equally innovative and revolutionary simple concept for modern Book-on-demand production. The system switches “on-the-fly” between four- and six-page signatures without stopping production. Thanks to perfect book block stacks in the Star Wheel Delivery SD7-II-F, a reliable finishing in the perfect binder is guaranteed. The fully automatic format changeover is performed “on the fly” without any manual intervention. The Flyfolder book solution can be used offline as well as inline at a printer or perfect binder.

Flyfolder FB6 folding types:

Plowfolder Book solution,
for short and medium book runs

Outstanding features of the Plowfolder book solution are the on-demand production of book blocks with variable page count and format lengths (when using the DynaCut function) as well as perfectly glued book blocks for reliable finishing in the perfect binder. In addition to processing 4-, 6- and 8-page signatures into glued book blocks, it is also possible to produce loose stacks for thread-sewn books. The Plowfolder book solution can be used offline as well as inline at a printer or perfect binder.

Plowfolder folding types:


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