Morgana PowerSquare 224
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" (approximately 208 pages 80 gsm / 21 lb bond, 224 pages 70 gsm / 18 lb 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.
SquareBack Booklets. 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 70 gsm, 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";
Max: 370 x 520 mm / 14.5" x 20.5".
Min: 60 gsm / 16 lb Bond;
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 80 gsm bond paper with 2 stitches.