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The Bourg Booklet Maker (BM-e) is C.P. Bourg’s premium award winning booklet maker that utilizes the latest technology with unparalleled quality and speed to produce on-demand booklets. 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.

The color touchscreen interface (GUI) and the automated tool-less set-up capability makes the booklet maker very easy to use.

The BM-e offers you the ultimate flexibility! You can start using it Off-Line and later decide to use it In-Line with a growing number of production printers/presses or combine both worlds thanks to the BSF. This booklet maker is bi-directional. 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 for example - or a left to right process - and work In-Line with Xerox printers for example!

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.

Great connectability

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.

Media / Sheet sizes Media sizes
Features Advantages Benefits
Fully symmetrical machine
  • The paper-path can follow either a right to left process or a left to right process
  • The paper-path direction can be changed after installation
  • The BM-e works both In-Line with the HP Indigo 5500, 5600 and 7000 Series Digital presses and with Xerox printers
  • Flexibility to change the In-Line press/printer
Folds up to 120 page booklets
Stitches up to 60 sheets
  • Stitch fold trim up to 30 sheets (75 gsm)
  • Top/corner stitches up to 55 sheets (without fold nor cut)
  • Ability to process jobs with more content
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • User-friendly industrial grade color touchscreen
  • Single GUI for entire finishing line can be connected wirelessly to any tablet, smartphone or computer
  • Easy to use interface
  • Control your entire finishing remotely
  • Remote diagnostics, statistics and much more
In-operation adjustments
  • Job adjustments can be performed via the GUI "Run" menu
  • Fine tuning adjustments of stitch, fold, trim while BM-e is in operation
Stitch fold module
  • Automatic stitch head adjustment
  • Heads can be disengaged
  • Unique folding belt technology applies a maximum pressure of 300 kg (661 lbs) via book press
  • Automatic top, corner, side, or saddle stitching
  • Flatter booklets
2 to 4 stitch heads
  • 2 to 4 Hohner or Deluxe heads
  • Large range of stitching possibilities
DELUXE head features
  • Tool-less cassette replacement
  • Plug & Play stitch heads
Purge feature
  • Automatic ejection of faulted jobs enabling continuous production
  • Minimal time lost to faulty jobs
Eject tray
  • Secondary exit for jobs that do not require folding
  • Enables ejection of faulty jobs
  • Multipurpose secondary exit
  • Can be used as small stacker
Visible straight paper path
  • Complete job visibility
  • Ease of intervention and traceability
Loop Stitch
  • Hohner can accommodate a loop kit
  • Offers extra stitching possibilities
  • Ideal booklet binding style for bound material meant to be inserted and used in a ring binder
Trim module
  • Self-adjusts to booklet thickness
  • Blade-against-blade trimming
  • Fully automated trimming
  • Highest quality cuts
Barcode reader capabilities 1D and 2D
  • Automatic integrity check
  • Automatically process variable data jobs
  • Automatic job setup
  • Guaranteed job integrity
  • Saves time configuring/processing variable data jobs
JDF automation with the bourg box (bb)
  • Full automatic job setup
  • Workflow integrity check
  • Touchless Web-to-Finish workflow
  • Maximize throughput and time between jobs
  • Minimize potential for human errors and waste
  • Optimize turnaround time
Interface Feeder Booklet maker (IFB)
  • Automatic ejection of job in case of double feed or wrong barcode
  • Minimal time lost to faulted jobs
  • Enables manual feeding of faulted jobs
Dimensions Dimensions
Maximum speed 5,000 booklets/hour (5 A4 sheets, 90 gsm)
Paper weight 60 to 350 gsm
SAddle stitching
Minimum paper size 119 x 180 mm (4.68 x 7.08 in)
Maximum paper size 370 x 600 mm (14.57 x 23.62 in)
Booklet thickness (with fold and cut) 2 to 30 sheets of 75 gsm or equivalent (cover included)
TOP/side stitching
Minimum paper size 119 x 170 mm (4.68 x 6.69 in)
Maximum paper size 370 x 300 mm (14.57 x 11.81 in)
Booklet thickness (without fold nor cut) 2 to 55 sheets of 80 gsm or equivalent (cover included)
Minimum paper size 119 x 70 mm (4.68 x 2.75 in)
Maximum paper size 370 x 300 mm (14.57 x 11.81 in)
Booklet thickness (fold and cut) 2 to 30 sheets (8 to 120 pages) of 75 gsm or equivalent (cover included)
Face trimming 0 to 25 mm (0 to 0.98 in)
Dimensions of BM-e (Stich Fold module) (L x W x H) 177,5 x 71 x 155 cm
(69.88 x 27.95 x 61.02 in)
Dimensions of trim module (optional) (L x W x H) 69 x 71 x 155 cm
(27.16 x 27.95 x 61.02 in)
ITE (only necessary if connected to a collator BST-d / BST-e) 27 cm (10.63 in)
ISF (only necessary with some printers) 37,3 cm (14.68 in)
Delivery conveyor 87,5 cm (34.44 in)
Input/output paper path without ITE 86 cm (33.85 in)
Input/output paper path with ITE 61 cm (24.01 in)
Weight of BM-e (Stich Fold module) 420 kg (926 lbs)
Weight of trim module 180 kg (397 lbs)
Weight of ITE 13 kg (28.5 lbs)
Weight of ISF 28 kg (62 lbs)
Weight of delivery conveyor 34 kg (75 lbs)
Electrical / Acoustic
Power supply 120V ±10%, 60Hz, 8A
230V ±10%, 50Hz, 5A
Operational mode
Power consumption 1,200 W
Radiant heat 5,700 BTU/hour
Sound level 70 dB
Standby mode
Power consumption 350 W
Radiant heat 2,525 BTU/hour
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