Horizon BQ-480 – Perfect Binder

The Standard Horizon BQ-480 Perfect Binder features the quickest set-up and changeover for variable book production in its class, especially for book-of-one. With interchangeable PUR and EVA glue tanks, the binder also offers advanced automation through a movable color touchscreen including adjustments for roller height, nipping height, and amount of side glue. Specially designed to meet the requirements of PUR book binding, the BQ-480 includes a gentle elevator delivery system with a mere 5mm drop, and also accommodates the lowest temperature setting for PUR glue.


Advantages at a glance

  • Higher Level of Automation – In addition to dimension-based automation, the BQ-480 features customized automated set-up accounting for paper type, signature vs. loose sheet, sewn book blocks, notch binding and other key factors for higher quality with less effort.
  • Book-of-One Production – Maximum production speed of 800 books/hour for book-of-one production (production speed changes depending on thickness change from book-to-book).
  • Gentle Book Delivery System – Uniquely designed book delivery mechanism delivers the book gently for high quality books, even with 2.56” (65 mm) thickness books or PUR bound books.
  • Selection of Glue Types – The BQ-480 supports both EVA hot-melt glue and PUR hot-melt glue. Two different tanks are available for each glue type.


Product Information

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Book Size Maximum: 12.59″ x 12.59″ (320 mm x 320 mm)
Book Size Minimum: 5.71″ x 4.14″ (145 mm x 105 mm)
Book Thickness: 0.04″ to 2.56″ (1 mm to 65 mm)
Cover Size Maximum: 12.59″ x 26.37″ (320 mm x 670 mm)
Cover Size Minimum: 5.32″ x 8.86″ (135 mm x 225 mm)
Cover Weight Range: Normal: 81.4 to 302.4 gsm | Coated: 104.7 to 348.9 gsm
Production Speed: EVA: Max 1,350 cycles/hr | PUR: Max 1,000 cycles/hr