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Estar Alpha

Automated Saddle Stitcher with Cover Feeder, Optional Stacker and 4th & 5th Knife

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  • Mid-Size Format

    16.9" Spine; Optional Upgrade to 18"+

  • Speed

    10,000 Books Per Hour

  • Warranty

    Industry Best 3-Year Warranty!

Osako Estar Alpha Automated Saddle Stitcher —

  • Push Button Automation
  • 15-Second Automatic Stitch Head Positioning, Chain Rail Timing and Automatic Center Book to Trimmer
  • (6) Pockets | Rotary Feeders
  • (1) Cover Feeder
  • (1) Trimmer (Face First Option)
  • Ask us about our New Optional Duo Dual Trimmer “Zero Makeready” 4th & 5th Trimmer



Best Graphics Group is the exclusive North American distributor for Osako Saddle Stitchers. Manufactured in Japan, Osako has a 50+ year history of producing world-class Saddle Stitching systems, with over 3,000 installations worldwide and over 400 in North America to date. Osako is the only stitcher manufacturer whose sole focus in manufacturing Saddle Stitching technology… with unmatched affordable automation, flexibility, optimal footprints and much higher ‘on the floor’ productivity.


All Osako models feature proven automation platforms that minimize set up and maximize the highest production speeds. Osako offers the most affordable automation in the industry with as little as 10-minute makereadies. In many cases, Osako Stitching systems can double production speeds and cut makereadies in half.


The Estar Alpha provides semi-automated makeready control in a mid-size format with computer setting of stitch heads & clinchers to chain rail.



  • Cover feeder: Unique registration and fold bar design
  • Reduced Makeready: 4th and 5th knife changeover in 15 minutes
  • Rotary feeders: Toolless setup, backstop and vacuum timing adjustable on-the-fly.
  • Tilt back/tilt forward feature with individual pumps
  • Wireless remote control: Aids setup
  • Touch Screen: Quick setup and diagnostics


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