The Watkiss PowerSquare 224, a complete bookmaking system for digital and offset print applications, can now be fully automated via Ultimate Technographics’ Bindery Workflow for Finishing. The combined solution accelerates the crossover point from offset to digital, said Montreal-based Ultimate. The Watkiss PowerSquare can stitch up to 224 square-edged pages. In this workflow, Ultimate Bindery validates jobs for to ensure that only certified print jobs will finish appropriately. Once the projects are validated, Ultimate Bindery delivers finishing job tickets to automate make-readies. It operates between prepress and the Watkiss PowerSquare to eliminate manual set-ups. Ultimate Bindery saves time with a faster turnarounds and eliminates waste.
“We’re delighted to bring forward the addition of the Watkiss PowerSquare to Ultimate Bindery, as it’s well known by its users for producing quality products,” said Julie Watson, Ultimate TechnoGraphics CEO. “Integrating the Watkiss PowerSquare 224 to a fully dynamic finishing workflow, we’re delivering a responsive approach to touchless workflow for quality digital printing. Reducing costs and standardizing set-ups enables a direct increase on a print service provider’s or on an in-plant printer’s annual revenues.”
“We’ve long been a proponent of integrated workflows to enhance customer experiences and improve productivity through reduced set-up times and reduced waste,” said Mike Watkiss, Technical Director at Watkiss Automation Limited. “The PowerSquare 224, which enables customers to print and publish on-demand with the industry’s leading digital printers, delivers professional quality booklets in a fast and versatile production system. With the Ultimate Bindery workflow, greater automation helps to increase profitability and margins for business,” he added. Ultimate Bindery’s finishing automation hub offers a flexible and reliable approach – “unlike using static templates or making frequent set-up errors, this solution will empower users with major productivity enhancements,” said Ultimate.