Zechini Red Arrow 2 Children's Board Book Machine

Zechini Red Arrow 2 Children's Board Book Machine

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Red Arrow 2 by Zechini is an automatic machine for the production of cardboard book blocks. Such book blocks are usually used for the production of pre-school children's books. Book blocks consist of four-page signatures glued together back to back. They may feature die-cut windows, jigsaw puzzles, die-cut moving figures, and gadgets. Red Arrow 2 works with printed spreads, which must previously be created (or kiss-cut, in cases of thick board) at the page's middle. The machine's modular structure allows high personalization and versatility. It is also possible to add units later, such as additional feeders (up to a total of 12), a spacer feeder, and/or a book block feeder. This revolutionary machine is a must-have for producing high-quality children's books.

Up to 13 Sheet Feeders

Non-stop feeding of up to 12 non-folded sheets:

  • Paperboard sheets creased in the middle
  • Paperboard sheets with die cut windows or pop-up
  • Board sheets with die cut puzzles

Folding Station

One of the most compact folding stations on the market. With it's plough fold and simple set-up, this folding station can handle a wide range of sizes. Subsequently, the signatures are calendered on the fold line to flatten the back.

Spacer Feeder

The spacer (reinforcing board) feeder inserts boards in empty spaces between the signatures in order to increase the book thickness and/or to provide a printered background for packages containing puzzles or windows.

Cold Glue Application

One gluing unit with programmable nozzles is sufficient for the whole machine. Dedicated software enables simple and intuitive programming of the gluing pattern, which can even be different for every sheet of the book.

All gluing programs may be saved and called up in a few minutes.


Book Block Feeder

The book block feeding station is used when the book is composed of more signatures than the number of the feeders, with which the machine is equipped. The total book block assembly is being done in two steps, combining the new signatures with the one previously made.

Book Block Building and Pressing Station

Pressing of collated signatures

Automatic non-stop operation

Alignment from all four sides

Two opposite sides are aligned at a time

Double alignment in case of adding a previously bound part of the book block

Quick set-up

Capital Equipment Solutions is proud to represent Zechini, an esteemed Italian manufacturer globally recognized for its innovative bookbinding and luxury packaging equipment. With over 65 years of experience, Zechini’s mastery caters to businesses with medium to low-run orders and special requests.

Zechini stands as a leader in Italy’s bookbinding machinery market and successfully exports 80% of its products to over 30 countries. Their equipment is designed with the highest standards of quality and innovation, ensuring their stature as a prime choice in both bookbinding and luxury packaging sectors worldwide.

At Capital Equipment Solutions, we are committed to offering you the best of Zechini’s impressive and versatile machine line, tailored to meet your specific business needs with exceptional precision and efficiency. 


ModelRed Arrow 2 Gluing and Mounting Machine