Innovative Digital Finishing Systems
8 September 2011


The off-line IBIS Smart-binder SB-3 will be on display at IBIS's Booth nr. 4058 at GRAPH EXPO in Chicago (Sept 11- 14, 2011). The Smart-binder SB-3 is the premier book finishing solution for high speed digital print operations. It produces high quality three-side trimmed booklets containing up to 200 pages and can handle variable-data, personalized booklet production. The Smart-binder system can be configured to run in-line with the highest-speed continuous web digital printers (toner, or ink-jet). Alternatively, Smart-binder can operate off-line from a high-speed sheet pile feeder (as being shown at Graph Expo) , or near-line from a roll unwinder and web cutting system.

The IBIS Smart-binder is also unique in that it can produce either saddle-stitched booklets (with wire stitches), or cold glued booklets (using ISG : Individual Sheet-Gluing). The ISG gluing process produces a higher quality bind compared with wire stitching and permits the Smart-binder to continuously vary page-count without any operator intervention.

IBIS Smart Binder SB3 videoThe Smart-binder SB-3 may be easily upgraded to model SB-4 in order to produce perfect-bound books and saddle-bound booklets from one single, integrated system. Alternatively, IBIS's in-line IBIS PB-600 system is available if only perfect-bound books are required.

Smart-binders are widely-used for insurance policy booklets, school examination-booklets, health care booklets, product manuals, and in any application calling for booklet personalization. The Smart-binder has the largest world-wide installed base for its product segment. The Smart-binder accurately and reliably controls booklet assembly using a bar code printed on each sheet. Assembly of personalized booklets is verified one-hundred percent by the system, and a detailed log file is created which can be inspected by the user.

The Smart-binder is also highly customizable, with options for dynamic page perforation, in-line punching, knife-folding, book stacking, and many more. IBIS Bindery Systems has enjoyed tremendous success by working closely with end-users and digital print manufacturers to deliver optimised booklet production systems.

So, stop by booth 4058 and get a first-hand look at the IBIS Smart-binder: the most productive digital finishing system in the industry.

Contact us using details below if you would like more information.

Yours sincerely,
John Cracknell
Managing Director, IBIS Bindery Systems


John Cracknell
Managing Director
IBIS Bindery Systems
Don Piontek
Digital Finishing Specialist
IBIS Bindery Systems
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