Using the dual-mode BSF positioned in-line between the printer and the finishing equipment, operators can easily shift between in-line and off-line/near-line modes, increasing productivity while maintaining the integrity of collated output.
Electronic orders can be written in JDF or JMF format and synchronized with virtually any type of digital printer and finishing equipment through the Bourg Box protocol converter. For integrity checks, the BSF can be equipped with a 1D and 2D barcode reader with real-time stats.
New end-to-end automated solution for stitched books & booklets
Also at the Xerox booth, a Xerox iGen 5 printer will be shown working in-line with the Bourg Booklet Maker, an integrated finishing solution combining the BSF, Bourg Booklet Maker (BM-e), Bourg Bleed Crease Module (BCM-e), and Bourg Square Edge (SQE). With this automated solution, no operator intervention is required from web all the way to finish.
According to Jim Tressler, Vice-President of Sales, C.P. Bourg Inc., “drupa marks the first time the Bourg booklet making solution for stitched books and booklets will be presented working in-line with the Xerox iGen 5 printer. It is the most integrated and automated booklet-maker C.P. Bourg has developed, and is sure to have a tremendous impact on the book making industry.”
The Bourg booklet-making solution (BSF + BCM-e + BM-e + SQE) offers the most flexibility on the market today. It accommodates paper path inversion (right-to-left or left-to-right) even post-installation.
The combined solution offers tremendous spine finishing flexibility, enabling both square back binding, which is ideal for books and booklets with either heavy paper and/or a large number of sheets, and for lay-flat binding, suited to smaller professional stitched booklets.