PowerSquare™ 224

The Watkiss PowerSquare™ 224 is a unique and innovative complete book making system for digital and offset print applications. It enables you to produce SquareBack books up to 224 pages – perfect for high paginations or heavier paper stocks. SquareBack books can carry print on the spine, just like a perfect bound book. They are easy to handle, stack and pack.

In a single machine it combines the four processes of stitching, folding, spine forming and trimming to produce SquareBack books up to 224 pages thick. It features fully automatic settings for different book size and pagination, including variable stitch-leg length for varying book thickness.

The maximum finished book thickness – 10.4mm (approx 208 pages 80gsm, 224 pages 70gsm), is double that of alternative conventional booklet making machines, so it is ideally suited to higher paginations or to thicker stocks. This makes the Watkiss PowerSquareTM 224 a fast and cost-effective alternative to perfect binding or tape binding. 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.


Typical set time
7.5 seconds
Input sheet size (Min)
120 x 200 mm / 4.72" x 7.87"
Input sheet size (Max)
370 x 520 mm / 14.5" x 20.5"
Paper weight (Min)
60 gsm / 16 lb Bond
Paper weight (Max)
400 gsm / 150 lb Cover

Fore-edge Trimming

Minimum trimmed book size
78 mm
Maximum trimming
28 mm

Side Trimming

Minimum trimmed book size
120 mm
Maximum side trim
40 mm each side

Stacker Capacity

Standard stacker
35 books*
Book Stacker (optional)
930 mm
*standard book is made from 20 sheets of 80gsm bond paper with 2 stitches