In the Clear Creek Valley Business Park

6260 W. 52nd Avenue, Unit #114  ●  Arvada, (Denver) CO 80002
303 619-6812  ●  FAX 303 532-1804

Normal Hours of Operation:  Monday Through Thursday 8:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.
FRIDAY ONLY, 8:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.

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It Collates
It Folds
It Stitches
It Trims

And it's a
Real Workhorse!

Horizon 30-Bin Vacuum-Fed Bookletmaker / Collator

30 Bin Bookletmaker

Horizon Vacuum-Fed Collating and Saddle
Stitching System

Provides fast, accurate collating of a wide range of jobs, on both coated and uncoated stock from 11# bond to 12 pt. cover stock.

From saddle stitched booklets, side stitched manuals or
corner stitched collated flat sheets. It does them all!

Saddle stitched booklets in finished sizes from 4.6 square for  CD cases to 3 x 5 up to 9 x 14   Booklets with more than 20 sheets are easily produced in one operation, limited only by actual paper thickness and grain direction.

Corner, Side or Top stitching of flat sheets from 5 x 8 up to 14 x 16

Collates flat sheets up to 14 x 19

4-Plate folder right angle modified for refolding.

Refolding of Booklets

We can score and refold saddle stitched booklets in-line, either parallel or at a right angle to the spine.

Half fold or letter fold, up to 4 sheets of 60# offset.

Minimum booklet size 5 x 8 folded to 4 x 5.

We also refold side stitched or corner stitched documents when needed, either half fold or letter fold.

Bookletmaker Basics

Bookletmakers in one form or another have been around for many years.  The basic concept is to utilize precut paper, which is then collated, jogged, stapled while still flat, folded then face trimmed to make a finished saddle stitched booklet.  Accurate cutting of the sheets will assure a high quality finished job.


Our state-of-the-art bookletmaker features vacuum-fed bins with extremely accurate sensors capable of detecting blank sheets or double feeds, thus assuring perfect saddle stitched booklets every time.

After collating, the sheets accumulate in the stitching section, where they are jogged then stitched while still flat.  We use 27 gauge premium stitcher wire on most jobs, thinner than the usual wire, thus making a nicer appearance for the finished booklet, particularly thinner booklets where the wire might be thicker than the entire booklet.  For thicker saddle stitched booklets, we change over to the thicker 25 gauge stitcher wire.

All dimensions for tight jogging and accurate stitching of saddle stitched booklets are quickly and accurately modified from default settings as needed for highly critical jobs.

The jogged and stitched booklet is then transported into the folding section where it is aligned squarely then folded between two stainless steel rollers, followed by two hard rubber rollers to further tighten the fold.

All final fold dimensions for saddle stitched booklets are also quickly adjusted for accurate center fold position as well as squareness, using the simple computer screen.

The saddle stitched and folded booklet is then transported into the trimming section, where it is accurately aligned against a steel stop block, clamped, then face trimmed.  Minimum trim is dependent upon the paper and booklet thickness, approximately 1/16", and maximum trim is approximately 1".

Trimming dimensions of saddle stitched books often need to be fine-tuned to assure a smooth edge and accurate sizing.  The final size is quickly changed using the touch screen.

Located in Arvada, Colorado, close to Denver

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