Standard Horizon HT-80

Standard Horizon HT-80 Three-Knife Trimmer


The Standard Horizon HT-80 Three-knife Trimmer is designed for operation in-line with the Standard Horizon BQ-470, SB-07, and SB-09S perfect binders, or for use off-line. The HT-80 includes advanced set-up automation through a user-friendly 10.4” color touch-screen control panel to meet the requirements of the short run print-on-demand book market. After inputting the untrimmed and finished trim book sizes, automated adjustments include the infeed, jogging, and knife sections. The HT-80 allows for trimming of variable thickness books, one after another, for true on demand book production.

Precision stepper motors accurately position all guides and clamps to insure professional quality cutting at speeds up to 1,000 cycles per hour. A uniquely designed servo-motor controlled jogging mechanism helps provide accurate book registration. The swing knife movement ensures sharp and accurate trims to produce a clean finished book, and a silicon spray unit is available to keep the knife clean during operation.


Automated Set Up

Most sections can be set up automatically by inputting the untrimmed size and finished size into the intuitive color touch screen for quick and accurate change over.

Servo Motor Driven

Servo motors are employed for accurate positioning of the book block. Also, through the touch panel screen, the pressure of the press is adjusted automatically so that no mark remains on the trimmed book.

Book of One production

Books of the same size but different thicknesses can be trimmed at the same time, for true book of one production.

In-Line Production

The HT-80 can be placed in line with Horizon perfect binder models, BQ-470, SB-07, and SB-09S for effecient book production.



Untrimmed Book Size (Spine x Fore-edge): 5.71″ x 4.135″ to 13″ x 13″ (larger size possible with optional cutting module) / Finished Book Size (Spine x Fore-edge): 5.475″ x 3.9″ to 11.81″ x 11.81″ (larger size possible with optional cutting module) / Trim Width: Top-bottom up to 1.18″, Fore-edge up to 1.18″ / Trim Height: .04″ to 2″ / Production Speed: 400 to 1000 cycles/hour


Size: 102.8" D x 63.4" W x 59.7" H / Weight: TBA


200-220 VAC 3-phase 60 Hz

Compressed Air Required

10 cfm at 125 psi