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Bourg Bleed Crease Module (BCM-e) In-Line / Off-Line / Near-Line / Dual-Mode

Bourg Bleed Crease Module (BCM-e)

The Bourg Bleed Crease Module (BCM-e) has a unique design which enables it to process individual sheets at very high speeds while maintaining extreme precision in creasing and bleed/trim. Offering the highest quality knife creasing, superior to wheel creasing, the BCM-e can adapt to the variable speeds of connected equipment.
The BCM-e is designed to be connected with several C.P. Bourg Near-Line, Off-Line and In-Line products as well as select Xerox, HP Indigo, etc. high volume digital printers/presses.

The BCM-e can register and trim printed sheets top and bottom to produce full-bleed booklets from 178 x 203 mm (7.00 x 7.99 in) to 364 x 600 mm (14.33 x 23.62 in). Cover sheets and content pages can be precision-creased at full production speed to produce quality finished documents with folds, trims and stitches that maximize the visual power and color integrity of every printed sheet.

Connection flexibility

Used In-Line, the BCM-e is the only bleed-crease system on the market able to match the full rated speed and large format size of Xerox iGen and Nuvera printers and HP Indigo 5000 and 7000 Digital Series presses and more.

The BCM-e can also be used for Off-Line/Near-Line production with the Bourg Sheet Feeder (BSF) and the Bourg Document Finishers (BDF-e and BDFN-x), or with the Bourg Booklet Maker (BM-e) for stitch-fold-trim finishing.

Finally, in a Dual-Mode environment with Xerox printers, utilizing the same production line to stitch, fold and trim documents (e.g., BSF + BCM-e + BM-e) coming from various digital print workflows dramatically enhances productivity, and boosts utilization of the finishing equipment to further maximize the user's return on investment.

Taking finishing to the "Next Level" of automation and productivity

The BCM-e is capable of precision trimming up to 350 gsm coated or uncoated stock in sizes from 178 x 203 mm (7 x 7.99 in) to 364 x 600 mm (14.33 x 23.62 in) – the largest format of any bleed-trim device designed for digital printing. Advanced stepper-motor scoring cylinder technology unique to C.P. Bourg creases sheets on the fly as they travel through the machine, without impeding productivity. An oversized waste bin makes it possible for the BCM-e to run up to four hours before being emptied on the fly as the machine continues production, while a bypass function affords BCM-e model the flexibility to crease without trimming, or to allow sheets to pass through with no action taken.

Media / Sheet sizes Media sizes
Features Advantages Benefits
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • User-friendly industrial grade color touch screen shared with the booklet maker
  • Single GUI for entire finishing line can be connected wirelessly to any tablet, smartphone or computer
  • Control your entire finishing remotely
  • Remote diagnostics, statistics and much more
Bleed trim function
  • Sheets entering the BCM-e are registered and both lateral strips are cut
  • Bleed trim function may be bypassed
  • Removes white borders of digitally printed sheets
  • Capable of correcting printing imperfections with asymmetric trimming
Crease function
  • Highest quality knife creasing at top speeds
  • Crease function may be applied to cover, all sheets, or bypassed
  • Five positions are available
  • Optimal productivity creasing
  • Allows the booklet maker to fold without breaking paper grain (especially for heavy covers)
  • Allows for different creasing depth (to adjust creasing for paper weight)
Waste bin
  • Up to 4 hours of capacity in operation
  • Can be emptied while machine is in operation
  • Easy and efficient waste disposal
Interface Feeder Booklet maker (IFB)
  • Enables manual feeding and ejects double feeds
  • The ejected content can be easily re-used
  • Provides more flexibility
Dimensions Dimensions
Maximum speed 12,000 sheets/hour
Paper weight 50 to 350 gsm
Min paper size (input) 178 x 203 mm (7 x 7.99 in)
Max paper size (input) 364 x 600 mm (14.33 x 23.62 in)
Min paper size (output) 127 x 203 mm (5.00 x 7.99 in)
Max paper size (output) 356 x 600 mm (14.01 x 23.62 in)
Bleed function
Top & bottom cut 4 to 25,4 mm (0.15 to 1 in)
Dimensions (L x W x H) 147 x 92 x 106 cm
(57.87 x 36.22 x 41.73 in)
Weight 295 kg (650 lbs)
Electrical / Acoustic
Power supply 120V ±10%, 60Hz, 6A
230V ±10%, 50Hz, 4A
Operational mode
Power consumption 1,000 W
Radiant heat 3,500 BTU/hour
Sound level < 70 dB
Standby mode
Power consumption 100 W
Radiant heat 400 BTU/hour
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This In-Line Bourg booklet making solution with the Océ i300 digital press pays for itself within 2.5 years. Everything is more efficient. It takes us less time to get work out of the door and the end results look great.

John DerBoghossian, CEO


New York, United States

We wanted to increase our capacity. We had small machines from competing manufacturers In-Line and Off-Line. The volumes, settings, and capacities did not provide the required production speeds. The C.P. Bourg booklet-making equipment (BSF + BCM-e + BM-e + SQE) allows us to speed up our post-printing production. We've gained in speed (higher production capacity) and quality. The C.P. Bourg machines are really intuitive and easy to manage.

We’ve also gained in productivity: we load the stacks of paper from the carts into the BSF sheet feeder. There’s no more manual work involved in producing brochures now. Everything’s automatic - it’s a great advantage. It means that we’ve doubled and nearly tripled our daily capacity. And this in turn means that our staff can work comfortably at a speed that wasn’t possible with the old equipment.

Thanks to C.P. Bourg booklet-making (BSF + BCM-e + BM-e + SQE), all digitally-printed short runs are handled in house. This guarantees that more work is done in house and all the files are managed upstream. So we ourselves deliver to the clients, which enables us to check the quality of the work done, and to make sure the clients are pleased with the result. In other words, the whole production process is controlled from start to finish.

Our old booklet-maker from a competing manufacturer could only handle 3,000 or at most 5,000 booklets an hour. It was really holding back production. With the C.P. Bourg booklet-maker, we’ve taken a big step forward.

This solution adapts to our production flow: this booklet-maker allows us to handle both digital and offset work, and even both together. This is why we also acquired collators. It means that we can produce the covers digitally with the inside done in offset. Result - a fine, square-edged booklet. This booklet-making solution gives us all the flexibility we need for our production method. We are delighted with it! Because the Bourg Sheet Feeder is so easy to load, our production capacity has been almost tripled.

Hervé Veinguertener, Production Manager



During the tender, we tested different solutions from competitor’s brands. The Bourg Booklet Making was the most adapted to our needs: the most productive solution, the fastest and the most intuitive which enables the operator to be more versatile.

The Bourg Sheet Feeder (BSF) enables several presses to work with a single booklet making solution. We have a production capacity which suits to our digital presses.

The Bourg Booklet Making solution BSF + BCM-e + BM-e + SQE offers numerous advantages: (1) This system is more intuitive and easier to use. Everything is programmed via the touchscreen. It is a solution which pleased printing agents. They became versatile on printing and finishing systems; (2) it uses less operator time: it frees them up time to concentrate on other tasks; (3) Before, with thicker books, we had to use hotmelt perfect binding or spiral binding. It was more expensive and took more time. Now, we offer precise and good quality stitched square back books; (4) We reduced by half the time taken for finishing which initially took three days. Delivery time has considerably been reduced. In addition, this Bourg booklet making system enables production of smaller formats, variable data and thicker books.

Bernard Besson, technical manager of digital printing service

Les Aéroports de Paris


Thanks to the Bourg Booklet Maker solution (i.e., BSF + BM-e + BCM-e) working In-Line with the Xerox iGen printer, Print Bound has dramatically cut the cost to produce a booklet. It eliminates make ready-time and printed paper waste to increase efficiency on short runs.

Furthermore, printers can use Print Bound’s capabilities to produce the personalised brochures without investing in new kit they may only use occasionally.

Naresh Gulati, chief executive of parent company OCA

Print Bound


To complement the new Heidelberg Linoprint CP digital press (OEM’d version of the 130ppm Ricoh Pro C9110), Pensord has ordered a C.P. Bourg BB3002 PUR-C perfect binder, Bourg Sheet Feeder (BSF) with In-Line Bourg Bleed Crease Module (BCM-e) and Bourg Booklet Maker (BM-e), all supplied by UK agent Integra.

"Again we looked at all the main players, but I just liked the build quality, engineering and simplicity of the Bourg machines, the compact adhesive system from Nordson on the binder was particularly impressive", said Karl Gater, Operations Director at £13m-turnover Pensord.

Karl Gater, Operations Director


United Kingdom

We bought the Ferrari of digital printing (i.e., HP Indigo 5600 Digital Press) and finishing equipment (i.e., In-Line Bourg finishing equipments: BSF + BCM-e + BM-e + SQE) and it performs accordingly. Our new approach is bringing our entire business to the next level. With it, we’re winning additional work for our printing services and green screen technology segments and new contracts for Green Apple Studios. And if our volume grows higher than expected, we know the HP and Bourg equipment can handle it.

Our booklets are much more exciting than loose-leaf portrait sell-sheets and they have a longer shelf life. They commonly end up on kitchen tables and coffee tables where they can inspire parents and grandparents to see the range of possibilities and place additional orders for prints, calendars and other products.

From an equipment standpoint, we had to learn a lot about digital printing and finishing in a short time. But HP and Bourg provided solid training and support. Plus their equipment’s ease of use and high level of automation also made for short learning curves, allowing us to come up to speed on digital production methods fairly quickly.

Robert Ste-Marie, president



Having an in-house operation makes it possible to achieve both goals. It also means we can handle jobs at the 11th hour that often can’t be done outside. Plus, with the Bourg BCM-e(x) and BDF-e(x), we’re able to finish full-bleed marketing materials printed on our large-format iGen4 - something that even many commercial printers can’t do. If we didn’t have floor-space limitations, I would add a second Bourg Bleed Crease Module for our other iGen4.

The color and accuracy of print from the iGen4 Press is superior even compared to the iGen3 Press, and every bit as good as the print from a Heidelberg press. Adding the Bourg BCM-e(x) and BDF-e(x) finishers ensure their finished products maintain that high quality.

Jeffrey Taranto, Manager

Highmark In-Plant printing services

Pennsylvania, United States

The pressman knows his equipment like the back of his hand, and the bindery operator has his own expertise. By keeping the two processes physically separate, the operators can collaborate, but no component gets in the way of the other. The presses can run at their full speed, the Bourg production line (BSF + BCM-e + BM-e) can run at its full speed and we have the freedom to take on a greater variety of work, including capacity overflow from other printers.

Before we got the Bourg BSF line (BSF + BCM-e + BM-e), we would fold everything, gather it, put it on a handstitcher, and take it to a cutter for three-sided trimming. The BSF Sheet Feeder with the BCM-e module and BM-e Booklet Maker eliminates all that extra labor and time. And it's amazingly consistent. When a customer places an order at the ZenPrint website, it just blows through our system. Because the entire line is so automated and operator-friendly, once the job is set up at the BM-e Booklet Maker and collated page sets and covers are brought to the sheet feeder on stacking carts, the operator can literally walk away and work on other tasks.

There are other sheet feeders on the market, but nothing as automated, operator-friendly, as well made or designed to operate so seamlessly as the Bourg BSF line.

Plus the work it produces just looks more solid – more professional – and the entire line has a smaller footprint, despite its larger sheet format.

All in all, the Bourg BSF production line has just been awesome, and we couldn't be happier with C.P. Bourg.

Justin Erskine, Director of Production and Fulfillment Services

ZenPrint - Internet book publisher Heritage Makers

Utah, United States