The Morgana PowerSquare 224 is a unique and innovative complete book making system for digital and offset print applications. It enables you to produce SquareBack books up to 224 pages - perfect for high paginations or heavier paper stocks. SquareBack books can carry print on the spine, just like a perfect bound book. They are easy to handle, stack and pack.
In a single machine it combines the four processes of stitching, folding, spine forming and trimming to produce SquareBack books up to 224 pages thick. It features fully automatic settings for different book size and pagination, including variable stitch-leg length for varying book thickness.
The maximum finished book thickness - 10.4mm / 0.4" (approx 208 pages 80gsm / 21lb bond, 224 pages 70gsm / 18lb bond), is double that of alternative conventional booklet making machines, so it is ideally suited to higher paginations or to thicker stocks. This makes the Watkiss PowerSquareTM 224 a fast and cost-effective alternative to perfect binding or tape binding. Digital print applications frequently use heavier stocks and need the flexibility to produce a wider range of finished books from a single process, with little or no operator intervention - the Watkiss PowerSquare is a perfect match.
With an ever increasing demand for high quality booklets on a wider range of media the PowerSquareTM 224 and 224VF will deliver booklets produced with the unique SquareBackTM finish to the spine. The proven SquareBackTM process produces a superior quality finish. The automatic set thickness sensing ensures optimum book quality to deliver professionally finished booklets for you and your customer.
SquareBack books can carry print on the spine, just like a perfect bound book and are much easier to handle, stack and pack.
The Power SquareTM224 and 224VF can produce a wide range of formats including A6, A5, and A4. Booklets of up to 224 pages of 70gsm, or up to a thickness of 10.4mm can easily be produced, replacing the need for perfect binding of many publications.
Static Stitching head
Static stitching head and clincher gives consistent alignment and quality
The PowerSquareTM 224 has a single stitch head which inserts one to six stitches in the spine of the book. The stitch head and clincher are static, the sheets move to the stitch, not vice versa. This means the stitch head and clincher never have to be moved, so alignment and stitch quality is consistently good.
Up to 6 staples can be applied to one set for 2-up or 3-up production, It also features fully automatic settings for different book size and pagination, including variable stitch-leg length for varying book thickness.
Typical set time 7.5 seconds
Input sheet size (Min) 120 x 200 mm / 4.72" x 7.87"
Input sheet size (Max) 370 x 520 mm / 14.5" x 20.5"
Paper weight (Min) 60 gsm / 16 lb Bond
Paper weight (Max) 400 gsm / 150 lb Cover
Minimum trimmed book size 78 mm
Maximum trimming 28 mm
Minimum trimmed book size 120 mm
Maximum side trim 40 mm each side
Standard stacker 35 books*
Book Stacker (optional) 930 mm
*standard book is made from 20 sheets of 80gsm bond paper with 2 stitches