Horizon BQ-280PUR – PUR Perfect Binder

Standard Horizon’s BQ-280PUR Perfect Binder is specially designed to handle the unique requirements of digital print – with digital print friendly processing, quick set-up and changeover for shorter production runs, book-of-one capability, and even in-line verification for document integrity. The BQ-280PUR also uses environmentally-friendly PUR glue which meets the requirements of lay-flat binding for both offset and digital prints as well as coated stock. The large color touchscreen features intuitive icons for easy operation. Simply input book block and cover information at the touchscreen for quick and automatic set-up, including carriage clamp, milling, glue tank, nipping, and cover feeder. Up to 200 jobs can be held in memory and “locked” for additional security. The automated, sensor-activated digital caliper system ensures consistent measurement of book block thickness every time, eliminating operator discrepancy. Book thickness is automatically measured by placing the book block into the digital caliper. The caliper slides into position with no manual intervention and thickness data automatically begins set-up. Easily handles the production of digitally printed books, personalized photo books, smaller sample runs, and other ultra short-run work!


Advantages at a glance

  • PUR Perfect Binding – High-quality PUR binding is assured with dual application drums and separate EVA / PSA side glue application. Drum application enables production of one-to-one variable thickness books with maximum quality control.
  • Extended spine length
  • Variable Thickness Production – Built-in thickness caliper provides greater production efficiency for instant changeover and variable thickness book production. The BQ-280PUR provides unsurpassed production efficiency in a single clamp binder.
  • EVA Glue – Low temperature EVA glue (140 °C / 284 °F or below) can be used. The system can be used for both PUR and EVA with the same tank.
  • JDF Workflow – The system can be further enhanced with Horizon's pXnet bindery control system which integrates JDF workflow from upstream devices.


Product Information

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Book Size Maximum: 15.15″ x 12.59″ (385 mm x 320 mm)
Book Size Minimum: 5.32″ x 4.14″ (135 mm x 105 mm)
Book Thickness: 0.04″ to 2.00″ (1 mm to 51 mm)
Cover Size Maximum: 15.15″ x 25.98″ (385 mm x 660 mm)
Cover Size Minimum: 5.32″ x 8.86″ (135 mm x 225 mm)
Cover Weight Range: Normal: 82 to 302 gsm | Coated: 105 to 349 gsm
Production Speed: Max 500 cycles/hr