Bourg Booklet Maker (BM-e)

The Bourg Booklet Maker (BM-e) is C.P. Bourg's high-end 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.
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.
- Great connectability.
The BM-e is designed to be connected directly to a wide range of production digital printers/presses such as Xerox and HP Indigo 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 BM-e also accepts sheet outputs from Bourg's proven BST-e Suction Tower typically used with analog printers/presses.
The Near-Line application BSF - BCM-e - 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.

Maximum speed 5,000 booklets/hour (5 A4 sheets, 90 gsm)
Paper weight 60 to 350 gsm

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)

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)

Power supply 120V +-10%, 60Hz, 8A
230V +-10%, 50Hz, 5A
Power consumption 1,200 W
Radiant heat 5,700 BTU/hour
Sound level 70 dB
Power consumption 350 W
Radiant heat 2,525 BTU/hour