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Standard Horizon HCB-2

The Standard Horizon HCB-2 Case Binder brings ultra-short-run hardcover book production to print-on-demand environments.

The system allows hardcover books to be produced with more automation and less operator skill than ever before, with a professional quality that is equivalent to the look-and-feel of a commercially case-bound book.

Applications for the HCB-2 include the on-demand color photo and memory book markets.

The HCB-2 is ergonomically designed, simple to operate, has an optional bar code verification system to ensure the correct matching of cover and book block, and can produce up to 180 books per hour.

Operators simply enter the book size on the color touchscreen, and the display guides them through all case preparation steps with a high degree of automation.

Horizon has applied their automation and bookbinding expertise to simplify the case binding process for short-run efficiency.

Book blocks can be EVA or PUR adhesive-bound on a Standard Horizon BQ-series perfect binder.


Book Block 5.27" x 5.39" to 12" x 12"
Book Block Thickness 0.12" to 0.98"
Cover Material 6.68" x 12.69" to 13.42" x 26.80"
Front and Back Board 5.50" x 5.26" to 12.24" x 11.88"
Spine Board 5.50" x 0.28" to 12.24" x 0.98"
Cover Material Weight Range 104 gsm to 160 gsm
Speed Up to 180 books per hour


Length 70.9"
Width 41.4"
Height 60.3"
Weight 1,005 lbs.


208-215 VAC 60Hz 1-phase or 115 VAC 60Hz

Standard HCB-2 brochure pdf file

Download the brochure and call 877.460.1212 toll free to speak to a sales representative.