Below is an outline of the inline solution, which will be demonstrated live using school textbooks:
  • Connex imposes the PDF data for the Hunkeler line and transfers them to the respective printing systems.
  • Pre-printed rolls are unwound using the Hunkeler components.
  • The paper web is then split and merged along the paper grain direction to result in a double-layer paper web. Dynamic Hunkeler cross cutting on the fly (“Dyna Cut”) enables variable trim lengths.
  • The paper is then stacked by Hunkeler into book blocks, with variable spine length, variable page counts and variable content (VDP). The book blocks are transferred to the Vareo using Hunkeler’s newly developed transfer station.