Now you can have a fast and economical alternative to perfect binding and tape binding.
The Watkiss PowerSquare 224 is a production booklet maker that uniquely combines the four processes of stitching, folding, spine forming and trimming to produce SquareBack books of 8 to 224 pages thick that lie flat, stack easily and allow printing on the spine.
With its fully automatic settings for different book size and pagination, including variable stitch leg length for varying book thickness, plus fast operation, the Watkiss PowerSquare 224 is ideal for customers who want the look and utility of perfect-bound books in a fast and versatile production system.
Produces high quality, square-edged booklets of 8 to 224 pages with the look and feel of perfect-bound
Square-edged books lie flat and are easy to stack and handle
Heavy duty side-loading stitch head inserts one to six stitches, allowing 2-up or 3-up production
Fully automated with colour touchscreen graphical user interface
Ergonomic design in a small footprint
Instant-on, no warm up time
Low power requirements
Optional 2-knife trimmer
Optional book stacker
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. Perfect bound books look great but have higher production costs, while tape-bound products can look shabby and lack durability – and both processes can be too slow for today's fast-paced digital environments.
Industry trends toward shorter print runs and quicker turnaround times put constant pressure on operating efficiency
Demand for quality finished products in a wide range of finished styles and sizes strains the capabilities of workflow, equipment and staff
Digital print applications frequently use heavier stocks and require flexibility to produce a wider range of finished books
Shrinking supply of skilled labour makes it harder to find workers capable of operating complex finishing machinery
Tighter budgets, less floor space and smaller staff sizes increase demands for efficiency at all operational levels
The Watkiss PowerSquare 224 addresses the challenges of doing more with less by providing a versatile, economical and reliable solution for producing finished booklets with the attractive look and feel of perfect bound books.
Superior digital in-line stitch-fold-square-trim booklet making
Able to process jobs with up to 224 pages of 80 gsm with printable spines
Delivers flexibility and precision in producing booklets with or without squared edges
Precision stitching with as many as six stitches enables 2-up or 3-up printing for peak efficiency
Handles thicker stock and more pages than most
Automatic adjustment for page count
Improved performance on coated papers and heavier papers
Maximum paper size of 365 x 500 mm
Why Choose Xerox?
A simpler solution to finishing and booklet making, with the look of perfect bound
Proven operation with various Xerox monochrome and colour marking engines
Xerox award-winning digital presses can be enhanced with feeding and finishing equipment. Functionality may vary by product model. Contact your local sales representative for detailed compatibility information.