C.P. Bourg to Begin Taking Orders on New Bourg Sheet Preparation Module
OTTIGNIES, Belgium - May 11, 2018 - The C.P. Bourg BPM is an industry first, innovative print finishing product designed for commercial and in-plant print production facilities. This revolutionary device greatly improves traditional Perfect Binding and Booklet Binding finishing workflows by significantly decreasing manufacturing time and cost.
Labor and Imaging savings - The Bourg Sheet Preparation Module is a sheet converting system that allows print professionals to automatically divide large “parent” sized printed sheets into intermediate, form sized or final sized sheets In-Line at process speed between their printer/press and finisher. This simple solution dramatically reduces page imaging costs by allowing users to print multiple pages of a document on less expensive large sheets and eliminating the inefficient and expensive manual labor used to hand process those large sheets into small usable sizes on a guillotine cutter prior to finishing.
Modular, Bi-Directional and Configurable - The BPM is modular and JDF compliant by design, allowing users to configure the product functions precisely as they require. Each unit has the ability to operate bi-directionally as either a “Left to Right” or “Right to Left” configuration and will support production toner, inkjet or liquid ElectroInk print engines from multiple manufacturers. The base unit incorporates a paper path containing sheet registration and rotation functions, additional onboard functionality may be added as required.
Options for these additional functions include:
- Bleed Trimming - two independently adjustable slitting wheels that can remove up to 100mm or 4˝ of material from the head and foot of the sheet as it passes through the paper path
- Creasing - a stepper motor driven scoring cylinder creases the center of each sheet for downstream folding accuracy and precision, eliminating toner cracking or flaking and greatly reducing fold pillowing.
- Chop Cutting - A rotary cutter divides the passing sheet in half creating two equal sized sheets for finishing
- Buckle folding - An Automated fold plate allows a single sheet to be folded in half
- Sheet ejection* - Unnecessary or excess sheets may be discarded into a reject tray prior to finishing.
BPM Scalability* - If the desired output isn’t achievable using a single Preparation Module, a second BPM may be docked In-Line with the first. This expandability feature allows the user to employ multiple additional functions on the second unit for greater flexibility in manufacturing.
In-Line, Off-Line and Dual-Mode Operation - The Bourg Sheet Preparation Module has been designed to be implemented in one of three operational modes. In-Line, docked between the printer and finisher. Off-Line, docked between the Bourg Sheet Feeder (BSF) and the finisher or in Dual-Mode, docked In-Line with the printer and the BSF allowing the system to operate either In-Line or Off-Line depending on job details. This unique mode of operation delivers unparalleled performance and the greatest manufacturing flexibility in the industry.
Print Production Applications - The Bourg Preparation Module includes two (2) up or four (4)* up page production for Perfect Binding or Booklet Making products. Each application requires different feature sets to be deployed on the BPM and each application operates at a different level of complexity. Perfect binding applications complement the full range of product dimensions.
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