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Hunkeler and Ultimate Simplify Setup for Modular Book Block Solutions


Montreal, Switzerland, May 25 2016, Ultimate TechnoGraphics Inc., leader in imposition and finishing automation software, and Hunkeler AG, a world leader in high-performance paper handling systems, are proud to announce their strategic partnership bringing to market integrated and simplified file preparation imposition for the Hunkeler Modular Book Block Solution for print service providers in the digital inkjet market.

Automating digital print finishing requires specific marks content and placement as well as dynamic imposition dealing with varying sizes and length. When implementing a new finishing line, the setup of a precise, consistent and unique workflow is required. Hunkeler and Ultimate have collaborated in putting together a solution to enable easy setup and configuration for the Hunkeler Modular Book Block Solution PF7 and SR7 with Ultimate Impostrip Scalable providing precise imposition, layout, page numbering, marks, and barcodes to deliver consistent quality output.

The Hunkeler Modular Book Block Solution offers the production of optionally glued book signatures inline with high speed digital continuous feed printing systems up to 30″ wide. At a speed of up to 200 meters per minute, the Double Plow Folder can be used for the most powerful full colour digital printing systems available on the market. Apart from the production of signatures, loose leaf stacks can also be made by opening the fold with an edge trim in the CS6 cutting module.

Ultimate’s Impostrip Scalable is an advanced, dynamic and scalable imposition solution for high speed digital inkjet printing. Impostrip Scalable is the ultimate tool box on the market today for automating high speed imposition with all the necessary requirements for any digital inkjet print service provider using Hunkeler finishing equipment.

Not only does Impostrip Scalable offer the capability of imposing hundred thousand pages per day, but it now offers a quick setup to Hunkeler’s automated book line. By installing the Impostrip Scalable and the Hunkeler configurations, Print Service Providers will easily get up and running and ready to produce on demand books.

“The powerful Impostrip Scalable solution with the Hunkeler modular book block imposition templates makes an automated finishing workflow down to “book of one” with all necessary control marks an easy task”, says Hans Gut, VP of Marketing & Sales for Hunkeler.

“Configuring specific markings or imposition setups can be a tedious task if a PSP does not have the right tool box, says Julie Watson, Ultimate TechnoGraphics’ Executive Vice President, not only do we offer the most complete, dynamic and flexible imposition tool box, but we now also provide the configurations. Setting up and producing for a Hunkeler Modular Book Block Solution is made easy and quick thanks to this partnership.”

Impostrip Scalable can be seen at Drupa in Hunkeler booth C20 / Hall 8.


About Hunkeler – Excellence in Paper Processing

Working for the printing industry since 1922, Hunkeler AG is an independent, owner-managed family business which today employs some 280 persons round the world. Here our performance is concentrated on advanced pre- and post solutions for high performance digital printing systems for print on demand, data centers, direct mailing and the security printing industry.

About Ultimate TechnoGraphics Inc.
Automation drives results in printing. This is the foundation of all Impostrip® product developments and today printers swear by Impostrip®’s speed, power, flexibility and ease of use in a digital or hybrid environment. Ultimate TechnoGraphics invented digital imposition with the first release of Impostrip® in 1989, and has continued to play a leading role in the market ever since while providing the most innovative and progressive imposition products. Ultimate today leads in imposition and finishing automation software solutions. The company has a rich history of providing and integrating imposition technologies into hardware and software workflow solutions for print industry leaders.


For more information:

Julie Watson

  • Ultimate Impostrip
  • Ultimate Impostrip Automation
  • Ultimate Impostrip Pro
  • Ultimate Impostrip Scalable