Building on its expertise in online cutting and stacking for sheet-fed print, Tecnau has introduced BookReady, a completely automated system for short-run and book-on-demand production inline with sheetfed digital printers.
BookReady changes applications without any manual intervention at full printing speed, enabling book printers to manage short runs and books on demand with exact page separation and no guillotine processing.
It converts SRA3+ (~13” x 19”) sheet sizes printed in 2up and 4up into final size book blocks such as A4 and A5 (letter and 5.5” x 8.5”), ready for nearline perfect binding.
The new cut-sheet finishing solution may be equipped with an automatic 90-degree turning station to rotate 2-up imposed sheets from long-edge leading to short-edge leading so that printer speed is maximized and book of one is made possible.
Book blocks are neatly cut, stacked, offset separated, and delivered to a belt conveyor ready for the next finishing process. In addition, BookReady incorporates a space-efficient design ideal for book printers.
“BookReady is designed to optimize production and facilitate finishing operations, building on the success of Tecnau’s Stack 1010 sheet-fed cutting/stacking system. The solution guarantees high efficiency while eliminating possible errors for customers who want to actively compete in the digital book sector for short runs and book on demand,” said Stefano De Marco, Tecnau’s managing director.
Tecnau offers a complete product portfolio dedicated to paper handling, monitoring, processing, and finishing for the digital printing industry.