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Standard Horizon BQ-470V (Variable 4-clamp perfect binder)

The Standard Horizon BQ-470V “Variable” four-clamp Perfect Binder can quickly changeover from clamp-to-clamp for true on-demand production of variable thickness books.

The BQ-470V binder has “intelligent automation,” a feature that is built into all Horizon post-press products and is best illustrated by the intuitive, icon-based color touchscreen.

Designed for the short-run POD and commercial print book markets, the BQ-470V four-clamp binder is controlled via the 10.4” intelligent color touchscreen. 

A digital caliper also measures book thickness and automatically transfers the settings to the binder for quick, automated changeover and truly efficient single-edition book production.

With single-person operation, the BQ-470V can produce up to 1,350 books per hour, bind books up to 2.5” thick, and meet varying customer application requirements with interchangeable glue tanks that support both hot-melt EVA and PUR adhesives.


Book Size  
Maximum 12.59" spine length x 12.59" spine to face
Minimum 5.71" spine length x 4.14" spine to face
Book Thickness 0.015" to 2.5" (depends on paper and book size)
Cover Size 5.32"W x 8.86"L to 12.59"W x 25.98"L
Cover Weight Range 82 gsm to 348 gsm (depending on paper)
Cover Pile Height Up to 5.9"
Warm Up Time 60 Minutes
Tank Temperature 150 C to 200 C (EVA) / 110 C to 140 C (PUR)
Milling Blade Maximum Depth 0.157" (depending on paper)
Speed Up to 1,350 cycles/hr. (EVA) / 1,000 cycles/hr. (PUR)

Dimensions (not including delivery conveyor and milling blower duct)

Length 142.2"
Width 86.3"
Height 70.9"
Weight 4,344 lbs.


208-215 VAC 3-phase 60Hz

Standard Horizon BQ-470V brochure pdf file

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