Konica Minolta Releases Watkiss PowerSquare 224 for Combined Book-Making Process

Online booklet maker is easy to use, space-saving in design and economical in operation

Ramsey, NJ – August 10, 2015 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services, announced today its release of the Watkiss PowerSquare 224, a complete book-making system for digital print applications, for its monochrome bizhub PRESS products.

In a single machine, the PowerSquare combines the four processes of stitching, folding, spine-forming and trimming to produce SquareBack books up to 224 pages thick. The maximum book thickness of 10.4mm is double that of conventional booklet-making machines, making it ideal for higher paginations or thicker stocks. The Watkiss PowerSquare 224 is a fast and cost-effective alternative to perfect binding or tape binding. This booklet maker includes fully-automatic settings for different book sizes and pagination, as well as variable stitch-leg length for varying book thickness. The PowerSquare supports booklets of various types and sizes for:

  • SquareBack Books
  • Thin Books
  • Manuals
  • Catalogs
  • Brochures and Pamphlets
  • Magazines
  • Reports

Generally intended for mid- and high-production environments, the PowerSquare only requires a small floor space and is easy to use. To create a job, simply enter the parameters into the touch-screen and press ‘Start.’ For instant recall, job settings are conveniently saved — each with a unique name to save time and confusion. While operating with online connection to your printer, the PowerSquare’s ergonomic layout delivers finished books close to the normal operator position, increasing efficiency and reducing operator fatigue.

“Konica Minolta continually looks to bring solutions to our customers that increase the value of their output and expand their market opportunities,” says Kevin P. Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “Only the PowerSquare 224 can offer added value by producing a sharper, higher quality finished product.”

About Konica MinoltaKonica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers’ speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. The All Covered IT Services division offers a range of  IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant on the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for eight consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for three years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @konicaminoltaus.


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Press Contact:

Kristina Marchitto, Public Relations Manager

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

+1 201.236.4399



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