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Bourg Sheet Feeder (BSF) In-Line / Near-Line / Dual-Mode

Bourg Sheet Feeder (BSF)

For customers hesitating between Off-Line and In-Line finishing, C.P. Bourg offers the best of both worlds with the Dual-Mode Bourg Sheet Feeder (BSF). It allows multiple printers/presses to share one finishing device. Positioned In-Line between a printer/press and the finishing equipment, the BSF allows digital and offset print shops with different printers to easily shift and/or merge job production using the Dual-Mode (by shifting between In-Line and Off-Line/Near-Line modes), achieving productivity increases while maintaining integrity of collated output.

The BSF consists of two feeding stations which allows for a wide range of applications and flexibility. Thanks to the innovative air-table design, the lower feeding station has the capacity to accept a trolley fully stacked with collated sets of paper directly from a Canon/Océ, HP, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Xerox, etc. trolley/cart/pallet. No manual transfer of heavy stacks of collated paper sets from stacker carts to a sheet feeder is required. The cart/trolley is easily inserted in the machine. This results in increased productivity and reduces the risk of damaged sheets, stacking errors and personal injuries.

The top feeding station has the capacity to load up to 140 mm (5.51 in) of printed papers, laminated or coated materials. The paper is then fed using suction belt and air separation technology, enabling high feeding speeds of up to 18,000 sheets/hour even when media is waved or curled.

The BSF is the only one in its category capable of handling a wide range of media sizes from 203,2 x 120 mm (8 x 4.72 in) to 660,4 x 364 mm (26 x 14.33 in): the perfect complement to  most  digital printers/presses.

Fast and flexible

The BSF is the only one in its category that is able to feed up to 18,000 sheets/hour and  accept wide paper formats from 203,2 x 120 mm (8 x 4.72 in) to 660,4 x 364 mm (26 x 14.33 in).

The BSF offers three possible applications for greater job flexibility:

  1. Automatic flow of sheets from the printer/press through the BSF and into the C.P. Bourg Finishing products (standard In-Line application). Sheets, such as laminated covers, may be inserted via the BSF during the In-Line process;
  2. Autonomous running of a C.P. Bourg Finishing product in an Off-Line/Near-Line Mode while the printer is turned off;
  3. Dual-Mode enables your printer/press to pass sheets to an attached In-Line finisher or accepts stacks from other printers/presses in order to feed the In-Line finishing device while your printer is not in use or printing to the stacker.

Exclusive to C.P. BourgUnique BSF Tandem offers unparalleded productivity

By connecting two BSFs together, you get a Tandem BSF which automatically switches between units to allow non-stop finishing of jobs from In-Line and Off-Line printers/presses, and ensures peak finishing efficiency. Once the first feeder runs out of paper, the system automatically switches to the second one. Output is uninterrupted and productivity is maintained at 100%.

No manual transfer of collated paper sets saves you time and money

By automatically transferring print output from different manufacturers’ stacker carts into the sheet feeder and centering the stack,  the BSF makes it easier for users in on-demand print environments to reap the productivity benefits offered by Off-Line/Near-Line volume finishing.

Stacker carts/trolleys compatibility

To provide you a great flexibility, we offer over 20 carts and trolleys compatible with various printers/presses and stackers (from HP Indigo, Kodak, Konica Monolta, Océ/Canon and Xerox) that can easily feed stacks of pre-collated documents (digital color, digital monochrome or from offset presses) in the Bourg Sheet Feeder (BSF).

Great connectabilityExclusive to C.P. Bourg

The BSF can be connected to all of the following C.P. Bourg finishing modules, print engines and other machines:

  1. For booklet-making applications: Bourg Bleed-Crease Module (BCM-e), Bourg Document Finisher (BDF-e), and Bourg Booklet Maker (BM-e);
  2. For perfect binding applications: BB3202, Bourg automated In-Line/Off-Line perfect binder composed of the Bourg Book Compiler (BBC). An additional accessory is the Bourg Perforating Rotating Folding module (BPRF);
  3. The Off-Line/Near-Line solution: BSF – BCM-e – BM-e is an ideal booklet-making solution for digital printers. Output from any engine (digital and/or pre-collated offset) can be placed into the BSF with ease. The content of the BSF will follow an automated bleed, crease, stitch, fold, trim process of up to 120 page booklets (30 sheets);
  4. The BSF also allows stacks of pre-collated documents to be fed into the BB3202 perfect binder;
  5. Thanks to the new left-exit, the BSF can operate In-Line with the right-to-left paper path of digital presses such as HP Indigo as well as with the left-to-right paper path of digital printers such as Xerox;
  6. The BSF can be connected to various machines such as the Bograma BSR 550 Servo packaging machine, the Epic coater, the SquareBack™ booklet-maker WatKiss PowerSquare 224, Rollem machines and many others. The list continues to grow as we are validating other partner products. The BSF, with its Bourg Box technology, offers a large range of solution & flexibility to the printers!

Furthermore, the OMR mark recognition system and the ultrasonic double and miss control are standard features.

The barcode reader enables automatic job set-up by reading the barcode on the first sheet which contains specific job information (sheet size, number of pages, etc). Additional barcodes may be placed on every sheet to guarantee job integrity.

In brief, the BSF uniquely integrates with your current and future workflow and maximises your asset utilization.

Media / Sheet sizes Media sizes
STANDARD FEATURES
Features Advantages Benefits
Dual feeding stations
(drawer and high pile)
  • Top feeding station for covers and inserts
  • Lower feeding station for high pile of paper
  • Greater job flexibility
CART Compatibility
  • Bourg Sheet Feeder cart and over 20 carts/pallets from  HP Indigo, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Océ/Canon and Xerox
  • Only for the high pile
  • Faster high pile loading
  • Avoids sheet damage and stacking errors
Compressed airflow positioning
  • Easy paper pile positioning
  • Faster high pile loading
  • Avoids sheet damage and stacking errors
Suction belt & air sheet separation technology
  • Less friction/paper damage
  • No double/misfeeds
  • Better feeding performance and reliability
  • Fully automated
  • Avoid reprints and waste
Optical Mark Recognition sensors (OMR)
  • Partial set integrity check
  • Automatic job processing
  • Saves time entering job data
In-operation adjustments
  • Accuracy adjustments in operation up to 1 mm (0.04 in) increments of 0,02 mm (0.0008 in) via the GUI “Run” menu
  • Fine tuning adjustments are possible while BSF is in operation
Ultrasonic Double Miss Control (DMC)
  • Superior to optical detection
  • No calibration required
  • Different paper weight/quality does not affect detection
  • Prevents double feeds and no feeds
Purge feature
  • Automatic ejection of faulted jobs enabling continuous production
  • Minimal time lost to faulted jobs
CART COMPATIBILITY KITS FOR XEROX & KONICA MINOLTA included If the BSF has TAG 039 (valid from 01/2015), the following cart compatibility kits are included in the machine:
  • Konica Minolta BizhubPress
  • Xerox ColorPress
  • Xerox iGen 3&4 (20.5")
  • Xerox iGen 150 (26")
  • Carts can be directly inserted in the BSF, no need to purchase the compatibility kits separately
OPTIONS
FEATURES ADVANTAGES BENEFITS
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • User-friendly industrial grade color touch screen
  • 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
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
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
Media (in Off-Line mode)
Maximum Speed 18,000 sheets/hour (A4 sheets, 90 gsm)
Minimum paper size (top feeding station/drawer and bypass mode) 203,2 x 120 mm (8.00 x 4.72 in)
Maximum paper size (top feeding station/drawer and bypass mode) 660,4 x 364 mm (26.00 x 14.33 in)
Minimum paper size (lower feeding station/high pile) 203,2 x 177,8 mm (8.00 x 7.00 in)
Maximum paper size (lower feeding station/high pile) 660,4 x 364 mm (26.00 x 14.33 in)
Paper weight 60 to 350 gsm
Physical
Dimensions (L x W x H) 133 x 91,3 x 131,6 cm
(52.36 x 35.94 x 51.81 in)
Weight 470 kg (1036.17 lbs)
Number of stations 2 stations (drawer, high pile)
Drawer capacity (pile height) 140 mm (5.51 in)
High pile capacity (pile height) 500 mm (19.68 in)
Electrical / Acoustic
Power supply 120V ±10%, 60Hz, 10.5A
230V ±10%, 50Hz, 6.5A
Operational mode
Power consumption 760 W
Radiant heat 2,580 BTU/hour (1029 VA)
Sound level 75 dB
Standby mode
Power consumption 160 W
Radiant heat 546 BTU/hour (200 VA)
Carts / Pallets / Trolleys
Universal 26" Cart for BSF

Universal 26" Cart for BSF

Universal 26" Cart for BSF (includes an airtable). One universal cart is supplied with every BSF. Read more
Cart for Canon/Océ VP6000, imagePRESS C800, C10000VP/C8000VP and i200/300

Cart for Canon/Océ VP6000, imagePRESS C800, C10000VP/C8000VP and i200/300

Cart for Canon/Océ VP6000, imagePRESS C800, C10000VP/C8000VP and i200/300 - (Airtable not included)

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Cart Air Table HP Indigo 3500, 5000 and 7000 series

Cart Air Table HP Indigo 3500, 5000 and 7000 series

Cart (air table with wheels) for BSF family to be used with HP Indigo 3500, 5000 and 7000 series stackers

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Cart Air Table Kit Xerox DocuColor DC 5000-8000 Series

Cart Air Table Kit Xerox DocuColor DC 5000-8000 Series

BSF air table kit includes: 1 kit to enable DC8000 compatible carts in BSF + 1 alternate DC8000 cart compatible with BSF

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Cart Air Table Kodak Digimaster High Capacity Stackers

Cart Air Table Kodak Digimaster High Capacity Stackers

Double Air Table Cart kit for Kodak Digimaster stacker (includes: 2 alternate carts for Digimaster compatible with BSF)

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Cart Air Table Nexpress 20.5" stacker

Cart Air Table Nexpress 20.5" stacker

Cart kit for Nexpress SX2100+, 2700, 3300, 3900 20.5" stacker

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Cart Air Table Nexpress 26" stacker

Cart Air Table Nexpress 26" stacker

Cart kit for Nexpress SX2100+, 2700, 3300, 3900 26" stacker

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Cart kit Konica Minolta BizhubPress

Cart kit Konica Minolta BizhubPress

Cart kit for Konica Minolta BizhubPress stacker

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Pallet Air Table HP Indigo 3500, 5000 and 7000 series

Pallet Air Table HP Indigo 3500, 5000 and 7000 series

Pallet (air table without wheels) for BSF family to be used with HP Indigo 3500, 5000 and 7000 series stackers

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Cart Air Table Kit Xerox iGen 3&4 (20.5")

Cart Air Table Kit Xerox iGen 3&4 (20.5")

Cart Air Table Kit Xerox iGen 3&4 (20.5")

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Cart Air Table Kit Xerox iGen 150 (26")

Cart Air Table Kit Xerox iGen 150 (26")

BSF Cart Compatibility Kit for Xerox iGen 150 (26") - (Airtable included)

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BSF kit for Xerox mediaCart device

BSF kit for Xerox mediaCart device

BSF kit for Xerox mediaCart device (includes: 1 kit to enable MediaCart usage on BSF with BSF air table)

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Cart Air Table Kit Xerox DocuTech & Nuvera upgrade kit for DS5000 stacker

Cart Air Table Kit Xerox DocuTech & Nuvera upgrade kit for DS5000 stacker

DS5000 cart air table upgrade kit for BSF

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Cart Xerox Air Table Nuvera upgrade kit for DS3500 stacker

Cart Xerox Air Table Nuvera upgrade kit for DS3500 stacker

DS3500 cart air table upgrade kit for BSF

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Cart Kit Xerox ColorPress 800/1000 / Versant 2100 / Iridesse

Cart Kit Xerox ColorPress 800/1000 / Versant 2100 / Iridesse

Cart kit for Xerox ColorPress stacker compatible with Versant 2100 and Iridesse (includes: 1 kit to upgrade cart to BSF)

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Cart / Pallet / Trolley Compatibility Kits
BSF Option - Konica Minolta BizhubPress Compatibility

BSF Option - Konica Minolta BizhubPress Compatibility

Option for BSF purchased before 01/2015 - Standard feature for BSF purchased after 01/2015 (with TAG 039).

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BSF Option - Ricoh Compatibility Kit

BSF Option - Ricoh Compatibility Kit

BSF Cart Compatibility Kit for Ricoh - (Airtable not included)

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BSF Option - Xerox ColorPress Compatibility

BSF Option - Xerox ColorPress Compatibility

Option for BSF purchased before 01/2015 - Standard feature for BSF purchased after 01/2015 (with TAG 039).

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BSF Option - Xerox DocuColor Compatibility

BSF Option - Xerox DocuColor Compatibility

Option for BSF - Xerox DocuColor Compatibility

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BSF Option - Xerox iGen 3&4 (20.5") Compatibility

BSF Option - Xerox iGen 3&4 (20.5") Compatibility

Option for BSF purchased before 01/2015 - Standard feature for BSF purchased after 01/2015 (with TAG 039).

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BSF Option - Xerox iGen 150 (26") Compatibility

BSF Option - Xerox iGen 150 (26") Compatibility

Option for BSF purchased before 01/2015 - Standard feature for BSF purchased after 01/2015 (with TAG 039).

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GUI (Touch Screen Interface)
BSF UI

BSF UI

BSF UI

Barcodes
Barcode Reader Kit 1D + 2D (High Pile and Drawer)

Barcode Reader Kit 1D + 2D (High Pile and Drawer)

Barcode Reader Kit for BSF 1D + 2D (High Pile and Drawer)

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Barcode Reader Kit 1D Only (High Pile and Drawer)

Barcode Reader Kit 1D Only (High Pile and Drawer)

Barcode Reader Kit for BSF 1D Only (High Pile and Drawer)

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Barcode Reader Kit 1D Only (reads sheets face down in conveyor)

Barcode Reader Kit 1D Only (reads sheets face down in conveyor)

Barcode Reader Kit for BSF 1D Only (reads sheets face down in conveyor)

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BSF Handheld barcode reader

BSF Handheld barcode reader

Kit with Handheld Barcode Scanner for BSF

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Ultimate ImpoStrip Automation Software

Ultimate ImpoStrip On Demand Automation Software

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Ultimate 3h Operator Training

Ultimate ImpoStrip On Demand Automation Software Operator Training Package (Mandatory with Software Package)

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Ultimate ImpoStrip Automation Software Annual Titanium Plan

Ultimate ImpoStrip On Demand Automation Software Annual Titanium Plan (Mandatory with Software Package)

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Ultimate ImpoStrip Econo + Software

Ultimate ImpoStrip Econo + Software

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Ultimate ImpoStrip Econo + Software Annual Titanium Plan

Ultimate ImpoStrip Econo + Software Annual Titanium Plan

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Ultimate Bindery Base Software

Ultimate Bindery Base Software

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Ultimate Bindery Base Software Annual Titanium Plan

Ultimate Bindery Base Software Annual Titanium Plan

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Machine Driver

Machine Driver

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Machine Driver Annual Titanium Plan

Machine Driver Annual Titanium Plan

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Docking DFA
Docking Plate to connect BSF with BDF-e

Docking Plate to connect BSF with BDF-e

Docking Plate to connect BSF with BDF-e

Registration Plates
Registration plate and jacks for BSF 26"

Registration plate and jacks for BSF 26"

Registration plate and jacks for BSF 26"

First Aid Kits
BSF First Aid Kit

BSF First Aid Kit

BSF First Aid Kit

Additional Options
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Bourg Box Communication Interface

Bourg Box Communication Interface

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BWO

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IFB 26"

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HP Indigo 5000 Series

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Ricoh Pro C7000 series

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Partner products

The PowerSquare™ 224 is an innovative complete booklet making system for digital print applications. To suit different workflows: it works in Off-Line/Near-Line, In-Line and Dual-Mode with the Bourg …

Epic Coater

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Ricoh SK5030

Ricoh High Capacity Stacker SK5030

For stacking up to 5,000 sheets of paper. Up to two stackers can be configured per engine.

DS3500

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Production Stacker

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Xerox Stacker 26" 860mm

Xerox Stacker 26" 860mm

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

Camelot

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

Copiver

France

The Near-Line version of the PowerSquare 224, fitted with the Bourg Sheet Feeder (BSF) is very cost effective because the time spent setting up and monitoring is minimal. There’s nothing quite like it on the market. There’s no warm-up time, it’s very ‘press and go’, you just set up the job parameters on the touch screen and that’s it. It offers great flexibility not just on stock thickness, we normally produce between A4 and A5, but the specification is much wider.

It’s got a very compact design meaning the floor space requirement is minimal, and the working area required around the machine is low. Plus there are so many failsafes on it, you have to call it idiot proof!

The installation process for the Near-Line PowerSquare with the Bourg BSF was brilliant and the training has been exceptional. If we’ve had any issues, the response from Watkiss and Bourg has been first class; generally if we ring up they are here the same day.

The BSF with the PowerSquare 224 transformed the way we work. We can print books in book block form, while printing the covers separately – this keeps the presses running at optimum speed. We can then set the binding line up, and once we’ve checked the first two or three copies the operator can walk away and leave it running. We just have to keep loading it occasionally.

Typically perfect bound jobs have to be trimmed Off-Line, but not with the PowerSquare 224 with the BSF; we can just put the sheets in, it trims the fore edge and tidies it up. Sometimes we will pre-score the thickest covers if the job requires it, but in the vast majority of cases this machine doesn’t require any intervention at all to produce great results. We love it!

The BSF with the PowerSquare is not just our ‘go to’ machine when it comes to larger paginations, it also does a great job without square backing for short run bespoke finishing jobs at very low paginations.

Paul Tetley, Print and Design Solutions Manager

University of Sheffield

United Kingdom

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

France

With the traditional offset gathering lines, we could only do one print at a time. We had to wait for the end of the printing before collating. With the C.P. Bourg BSF In-Line with the C.P. Bourg BM-e, we produce on demand. The job is digitally printed, saddle-stitched, trimmed and packed. We have no loss of time. We doubled our production capacity. It’s awesome!

As the alignment is extremely fast and accurate, the BM-e allows making 3-4 copies, as well as 10-12 000 or 20 000 copies of 1, 4 or up to 30 sheets.

Another advantage is that the BM-e makes no scratching and no mark. When a famous cosmetics maker asks you to make a short-run of laminated brochures on a black gold paper, which costs a fortune per unit, you simply have no room for error.

Finally, thanks to this booklet-making solution BSF + BM-e, we met two new demands: (1) The ability to produce of small newspapers in 30 minutes. It was impossible before. Our courier could not leave at 8 o’clock when we received the files at 7:30 a.m. Nowadays, we fill the motorbike trunk as we required. It is very quick. (2) The ability to produce car maintenance log books, which are 42 cm (16.53 in) long but only 10, 5 cm (4.13 in) high. It is the only booklet making module on the market which does that. Even in manual mode, the log books are quickly saddle-stitched. It gives us an advantage over the competition.

Vincent Garnier, Production Manager

AB Printed

France

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

Australia

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

Pensord

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

36Pix

Canada

We just load the top and bottom trays with 1,000 sheets each, and the BSF is so fast, we get a job off in a matter of minutes.

Michael Habingreither

Bill's Printing Services

Pennsylvania, United States

We needed a more flexible approach to booklet-making that would allow us to use the personalized color output from our digital presses to produce high-quality stitched booklets with faster turnaround. At the end of the day, our client needed a true partner who could get everything up and running, and that’s what the Bourg BSF Power Square solution gives us.

Now, we can load the BSF system, push a couple of buttons and in a short time produce quality booklets that are ready to be shipped. The conversion has been critical in meeting the challenges of our print-on-demand program. With web-to-print, quick set up and ease of use require a non-traditional stitching model and that’s exactly what we have achieved with the addition of the Bourg BSF.

John Tenwinkel, Vice-president

Diversified Global Graphics (DG3)

New Jersey, United States

With the Bourg BSF line (BSF + BCM-e + BM-e), we can produce jobs automatically that most printers have to assemble by hand. So when we get a job for 200 album-style 11 x 8.5-inch booklets like we did yesterday, we can get it out the door within hours of it coming in, which gives ZenPrint and our customers a big marketing edge.

Justin Erskine, Director of Production and Fulfillment Services

ZenPrint - Internet book publisher Heritage Makers

Utah, 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

We own several C.P.Bourg products such as a feeder and a perfect binder and we now would like to purchase a Bourg Book Loader. The key features we like from C.P. Bourg are the automation and barecode solutions, its service and the fact that we can really trust their machines.

Jorn Varaker, Partner

Renessanse media

Norway