• Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019

    March 8, 2019

    Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019 Showcased the Next Generation of High Performance Digital Printing and Finishing February 25-28, Lucerne, Switzerland   From February 25-28, print industry leaders and best-in-class manufacturers converged on the Messe Lucerne exhibition center in Lucerne, Switzerland, for the 13th iteration of Hunkeler Innovationdays, the essential industry event in high-performance digital printing. Innovationdays 2019 featured groundbreaking innovations, exciting world debuts, and a full range of practical solutions, including Hunkeler’s own Generation 8 system

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  • Finishing Takes Center Stage at PRINT 18

    October 18, 2018

    Finishing Takes Center Stage at PRINT Standard brings smarter workflow and new technology to a busy show From September 30th to October 2nd, nearly 17,000 print industry professionals converged on Chicago for PRINT 18. Now condensed into a tighter three day format, the show saw Standard’s booth bustling with visitors and conversation from start to finish, a reflection of a show-wide 38% increase of unique visitors per day. In its 50th year, the event clarified its focus to provide a snapshot of the present and a glimpse of the future of the ever-evolving landscape of print. With an emph

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  • Mark Hunt Talks Roll-fed Finishing for WhatTheyThink

    August 20, 2018

    Standard's Director of Strategic Alliances Mark Hunt recently caught up with WhatTheyThink to discuss the surging popularity of roll-fed inkjet printing, the importance of finishing, and Hunkeler's upcoming Innovationdays event in February of 2019. Follow the link below to see the video: Mark Hunt talks inkjet finishing

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  • Standard Brings Smarter Workflow, New Technology to PRINT 2018

    July 25, 2018

    Standard Finishing Systems will present a diverse lineup of feeding and finishing solutions at PRINT 18, the North American gathering place for those who thrive on the business of print, providing a clear snapshot of today’s breakthrough innovations and a vision of the road ahead. A staple at the center of the show floor, Standard’s booth 1629 will once again be packed with equipment set up for live demonstrations in die-cutting, perfect binding and trimming, slitting and creasing, folding, saddlestitching, inspection systems, and roll-fed print solutions. Machines featuring advanced au

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  • TechTalk: Inkjet Finishing Decisions

    June 12, 2018

    Whether your application is books, direct mail, transpromo, labels, newspapers, or personalized catalogs, today's in-line and off-line finishing solutions are an essential piece of the production inkjet workflow. Advances in automation and greater versatility have led to feature-laden machines that meet the unique requirements of the inkjet generation, but there are more options than ever before, and navigating all that is available can be challenging. In addition, there are many important considerations when it comes to inkjet finishing, including in-line vs off-line setup, costs and floor

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  • Access Direct Reports Impressive Statistics on Standard Hunkeler/Horizon Direct Mail Lines

    January 24, 2018

    Nearly six hundred million linear feet processed on Standard roll-fed solutions Access Direct, a Farmingdale, NY-based direct mail and marketing service company, recently reported throughput on their five Standard Hunkeler/Horizon Roll-to-Fold solutions and the numbers are astonishing. The company processed 595,703,212 linear feet on these systems in 2017 alone, enough paper to circumnavigate the globe 4.5 times! These production numbers are even more remarkable when you consider that the company started their digital operation only four years ago. In 2013, Access Direct began their transi

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  • Imprimerie Bourg Royal Installs Standard Horizon Creaser/Folder, Bookletmaking System

    November 15, 2017

    Imprimerie Bourg Royal, a full-service printing company located in Quebec City, Quebec, recently installed two Standard/Horizon finishing solutions – a creaser/folder and an inline bookletmaking system – from KBR Graphics Canada, the exclusive Canadian distributor for Standard/Horizon Finishing Systems. The three generations of the Paquet family that still to this day all work together at Imprimerie Bourg Royal invested in a Standard/Horizon CRF-362. The Creaser/Folder will handle the shop’s unique commercial requirements of creasing and folding digital colour output across a wide ran

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  • Standard at PRINT 17

    August 7, 2017

    Standard Highlights Premieres and Production at PRINT 17 September 10-14, Chicago, Illinois   ANDOVER, MA - Situated front and center on the show floor, Standard’s booth at PRINT 17 is home to an all-inclusive showcase of feeding and finishing solutions. Booth 1231 is one of the largest at the show, and is packed with equipment set up for live demonstrations in die-cutting, perfect binding and trimming, slitting and creasing, folding, saddlestitching, inspection systems, and roll-fed print solutions. An array of exciting new equipment is on display, including the new Horizon BQ-480 Per

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  • Standard Expands Field Sales Team

    May 16, 2017

    Andover, Massachusetts – Standard Finishing Systems, a leading supplier of post press and paper handling solutions, has added two industry veterans to their field sales team.  The Standard sales team provides comprehensive coast-to-coast coverage and support to Standard’s North American customer base, and partner and dealer network. Dennis Marking, Territory Sales Manager, Southwestern Region.  Dennis has 18 years of experience in operating a trade bindery business, as well as 8 years selling folding and direct mail solutions. “Dennis knows all facets of the finishing process,” sa

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  • Ohio State University Adds Horizon StitchLiner

    March 6, 2017

    Starting at Ohio State University in 1997, and moving up to the position of plant manager at UniPrint was a welcome opportunity for Jim Strapp. Today, Strapp works with 38 employees along with 15 stu­dent helpers, to turn out printed materials for the Columbus, Ohio-based university — which has had a print shop since 1914. The in-plant’s annual operating budget is $6.6 million for print production plus $6.8 million for the university’s copier/printer program. In the past two years, UniPrint has made several major equipment invest­ments to create more effi­ciency throughout the in-p

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