The Smart-binder system folds sheets individually before collection together on the saddle, which results in excellent lay-flat even up to 200 pages.
The Smart-binder may be supplied to run in-line with a digitally-printed CF paper web (SB-2, 3, 4 or 5) at speeds up to 180 metres/min (590 feet/min), or fed from a sheet pile feeder at 400 sheets/min loaded with sheets from multiple digital printers. The Smart-binder SB-1 model is designed to run in-line with slower digital cut-sheet printers.
The Smart-binder model SB-2 produces wire-stitched (stapled) booklets up to 10mm (0.4") thick. Smart-binder model SB-3 includes IBIS's patented 'ISG' (Individual Sheet Gluing) technology that replaces staples with cold-glue 'dots' between each sheet to produce more attractive, stronger, flatter and easier-to-recycle booklets (but can still include wire-stitch heads if wire stapling is also required). The SB-1 may be configured to include wire-stitching and/or ISG cold gluing.
For information about the SB-4 and SB-5 models, that add a 'perfect-binder' module to the Smart-binder, click HERE
The extended model SB-X allows production of A5 (or 5 ½ x 8 ½”) ‘portrait’ booklets 2-up, by increasing the maximum booklet spine length to 457mm.The extended model SB-W increases the maximum book width to 273 mm 10 ¾")
For the first time ever, both wire-stitched or glued books may now be produced from the same machine. In this way the Smart-binder provides a solution for multiple different book types and formats, with the option of a separately fed cover, sheet perforating, hole punching, loop stitching, etc.