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Watkiss PowerSquare Stitch-Fold-Trim and Square Spine Machine

An innovative complete book making system for digital print applications.

In a single machine, the Watkiss PowerSquare  combines the four processes of stitching, folding, spine forming and trimming to produce square spine books up to 200 pages thick. It features fully automatic setting for different book size and pagination, including variable stitch leg length for varying book thickness.

The maximum book thickness, of 10mm (200 pages or 50 sheets of 20# bond), is double that of alternative conventional booklet making machines, making it ideally suited to higher paginations or to thicker stocks. This makes the Watkiss PowerSquare a fast and cost effective alternative to perfect binding or tape binding.

Since it will also produce books from only a few sheets, it provides a single book making solution for documents from 8 through to 200 pages.

Digital print applications frequently use heavier stocks and need the flexibility to produce a wider range of finished books from a single process, with little or no operator intervention - the Watkiss PowerSquare is a perfect match.



Production Dependant on number of stitches and book thickness
  Typical set time: 7.5 sconds
Sheet sizes 4.72" x 7.87" to 14.56" x 20.47"
Stock range 70 - 250gsm dependant on paper type and quality
Book thickness 2 sheet minimum up to 50 sheet maximum
  (8 page booklet up to 200 page booklet)
Stitching 1 - 6 stitches evenly spaced on the spine


Length 73.6"
Width 51.2"
Height 52.4"
Weight 1,192 lbs.


220 VAC 1-phase

Watkiss PowerSquare brochure pdf file

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