C.P. Bourg Inc. Debuts 4-Up Bourg Sheet Preparation Module
The C.P. Bourg (PRINTING United Booth 7811) Preparation Module (BPM) is an industry first, innovative print finishing product designed for commercial and in-plant print production facilities. The BPM is a sheet converting system that allows print professionals to automatically divide large “parent-sized” printed sheets into intermediate, form- or final-sized sheets in-line at process speed between their printer/press and C.P. Bourg finisher. This automated 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.
This revolutionary device automates the traditional perfect binding and booklet making workflows by significantly decreasing manufacturing time and costs. The BPM Module can function with two-up or four-up page production workflows and is scalable so that 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 deploy multiple additional functions on the second unit for greater flexibility in manufacturing.
Options for these additional functions include:
Bleed Trimming: Two independently adjustable slitting wheels that can remove up to 100 millimeters or 4 inches 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.
In-Line, Off-Line, Dual Mode, JDF and Bi-Directional Operation: The BPM has been designed to be implemented in one of three operational modes:
- In-line, docked between the printer and desired finisher
- Off-line, docked between the Bourg Sheet Feeder (BSF) and the desired finisher
- Dual Mode, docked in-line with the printer and Bourg Sheet Feeder, allowing the system to operate either in-line or off-line depending on job details.
The BPM is JDF compliant allowing users to configure the product functions precisely as they require. Each unit can operate bi-directionally as either a “Left to Right” or “Right to Left” paper path direction and will support production toner, ink jet or liquid electro ink print engines from multiple manufacturers.
"Productivity is the key requirement in production finishing today,” said James Tressler, VP of Sales, C.P. Bourg Inc. “The BPM sets a new standard in finishing workflow automation. Our users are eliminating costly procedures and wasteful touch points in their manufacturing processes which, in turn, is making them more profitable and competitive in the market.”