Horizon BQ-160 Perfect Binder

Standard Horizon

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Single-Clamp Perfect Binder

The Standard Horizon BQ-160 Single-clamp Perfect Binder is equipped with an intuitive, icon-based color touchscreen for fingertip adjustment of key parameters. This “intelligent automation” feature is built into all Horizon post-press products. With single-person operation, the BQ-160 can produce three popular types of binding: perfect binding, tape binding and pad binding – at speeds up to 180 cycles per hour with books up to 1.6” thick. The BQ-160 is specifically designed for cut sheet applications, and offers very simple operation so any operator can easily produce professional quality books with minimal training. Other BQ-160 advantages include an electric book clamp, two-way notching, an efficient paper dust vacuum system, nipper height and tilt adjustment from the touchscreen, and a dynamic nipper table for auto book sizing.

Simple touchscreen operation and an efficient binding procedure achieves production rates up to 180 books/hour.

Color Touchscreen

  • A graphical icon-based color touchscreen is provided for easy set-up and operator navigation.
  • Ecology Functions: Power saving mode (stand-by mode): If the system is not used for predetermined period, the glue tank heater will automatically adjust to lower the temperature.
  • Auto shut down mode: if the system is not used for predetermined period of time, the system automatically shuts down.

Clamping Section - The clamp opens and closes with the simple press of a button for operator convenience.

Notching Section - The double-pass notching function produces strong book binds. Notching can be easily set ON or OFF from the touchscreen.

Glue Tank Section
- Uniquely designed glue tank ensures superior glue application to the book spine for quality binding.

Nipping Section
- Strong nipper mechanism ensures quality book binds. Nipping pressure, nipping height and angle can be adjusted form the touch screen.

Cover Section - Perfect binding, tape binding and padding can be performed. Tape width can be adjusted automatically by selecting desired width from the touchscreen.


  • Color Touchscreen
  • Clamper Section
  • Notching Section
  • Glue Tank Section
  • Nipping Section
  • Cover Section
  • Optional Smoke Extractor: SF-16
  • Binding Mode: Binding with cover sheet, Padding & binding without tape
  • Number of Carriage Clamps: 1
  • Max. Book Block Size: 13.7" x 11.8"
  • Min. Book Block Size: 2.8" x 5.1"
  • Book Thickness: .04" x 1.6"
  • Max. Cover Size: 13.6" x 25.1"
  • Min. Cover Size: 2.8" x 10.1"
  • Cover Weight Range: 82 to 302 gsm (22 to 80lb)
  • Warm Up Time: 20 min
  • Glue Temperature: 130 to 200° C (266 to 392° F)
  • Production Speed: 120 books/hr. (padding), 180 books/hr. (perfect binding)