Konica Minolta's Watkiss PowerSqaure 224 Enhances Book Making Productivity

By CIOReview | Thursday, August 20, 2015

RAMSEY, NJ: Konica Minolta, a provider of enterprise content management, technology optimization and cloud services announces the release of Watkiss PowerSqaure 224, a book making system for digital print applications.

The latest launch is an addition to the company’s monochrome bizhub PRESS products. It is a single machine that combines the four processes of stitching, folding, spine-forming and trimming to produce SquareBack books up to 224 pages thick. The book –maker has automatic settings for different book sizes and pagination, including flexible stitch-leg length for SquareBack Books, Thin Books, Manuals, Catalogs, Brochures, Pamphlets, Magazines and Reports.

The organization claims that the booklet- making machine is a fast and cost-effective alternative to perfect binding or tape binding and can achieve book thickness of 10.4mm which is double of what conventional machines can produce, thereby making the product suitable for higher paginations and thicker stocks. Through an online connection to a printer, the machine’s layout delivers finished books increasing productivity and reducing operator fatigue.

“Konica Minolta continually looks to bring solutions to our customers that increase the value of their output and expand their market opportunities, only the PowerSquare 224 can offer added value by producing a sharper, higher quality finished product.” says Kevin P. Kern, Senior VP, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions.

PowerSquare 224 is intended for mid- and high-production environments. It requires a small floor space and is easy to use. A user has to enter the parameters into the touch-screen and press ‘Start’. Settings are saved each time with a unique name for instant recall therefore saving time and confusion.