Bourg Booklet Maker (BM-e)
The paper flow follows a stitch–fold–trim process with guaranteed set integrity, a maximum of 120 pages per booklet (30 sheets) and a maximum speed of 5,000 booklets/hour – the best of its category.
Large sheet sizes of 370 x 600 mm (14.57 x 23.62 in) can be processed through the BM-e with ease and create, for example, oversized B3 calendars formats and A4 (US letter) landscape booklets.
To accommodate offset production needs, the BST-e collator can also be connected to the BM-e.
Within the BM-e, the paper-path can follow either a right to left process - and work In-Line with the HP Indigo 5500, 5600 and 7000 Series Digital presses - or a left to right process - and work In-Line with Xerox printers- offering a great flexibility!
Furthermore, the color touchscreen interface (GUI) and the automated tool-less set-up capability makes the booklet maker very easy to use.
The BM-e responds to the needs of commercial printers and in-plant printing institutions that have shorter turnaround time, smaller job runs and tightening budgets.
Highest quality and speed booklet production
Final dimensions of booklets produced by the BM-e range from 70 x 119 mm (2.75 x 4.68 in) up to 300 mm x 370 mm (11.81 x 14.57 in) to a maximum speed of 5000 booklets/hour - the best of its category.
The BM-e is able to stitch fold trim up to 30 sheets, stitches up to 55 sheets, and folds up to 120 pages booklets without marking, scuffing or scratching.
The maximum trimming distance is 25 mm (0.98 in). Booklets produced can therefore be of an extremely small size.
As the book press is integrated in the folder, booklets are systematically flatter and more aesthetically-pleasing.
Like others C.P. Bourg booklet makers, the possibility of automatically measuring the thickness of each booklet in operation is a standard in our equipment. This enables you to have zero waste and increase your productivity.
The BM-e is designed to be connected directly to a wide range of production digital printers/presses such as those of Canon/Océ, HP Indigo, Kodak and Xerox but also to various C.P. Bourg products.
The BM-e can work with the Bourg Sheet Feeder (BSF), which is designed to dramatically improve the efficiency of Near-Line production finishing for environments with on-demand printing, including collated digital variable data print (VDP) output. By being connected to the BSF, the BM-e also integrates the advantages of Off-Line and In-Line finishing, ideal for customers hesitating between Off-Line and In-Line finishing (see the description of the BSF).
The Near-Line (or In-Line - according to your needs) application BSF – BPM – BM-e is an ideal solution for digital printers/presses. Output from any engine (digital or pre-collated offset) can easily be placed into the Bourg Sheet Feeder (BSF). Through this solution, sheets will follow an automated bleed, crease, stitch, fold, trim process to create booklets of up to 120 pages (30 sheets).
In brief, the BM-e uniquely integrates with your current and future workflow.