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Standard Horizon BQ-160 / Perfect Binder-Padder-Tape 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.


Book Size  
Maximum 13.7" spine length x 11.8" spine to face
Minimum 2.8" spine length x 5.1" spine to face
Book Thickness 0.04" to 1.6" (depends on paper and book size)
Cover Insertion Manual
Warm Up Time 20 Minutes
Spine Preparation Notching
Speed Up to 180 books per hour (Perfect Binding)


Length 53.9"
Width 21.2"
Height 50.4"
Weight 450 lbs.


115 VAC 60Hz

Standard Horizon BQ-160 brochure pdf file

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