Ultimate and C.P. Bourg partner to provide improved book-finishing workflow

Ultimate TechnoGraphics (Montreal) and C.P. Bourg (Ottignies, Belgium) have announced a joint collaboration in providing a fully dynamic finishing automation workflow for printers worldwide. Ultimate Impostrip and Ultimate Bindery will now drive the C.P. Bourg BPM inline and near-line configurations available to produce books and/or booklets.

Julie Watson.
Julie Watson.

“When finishing equipment offers the mechanical flexibility to manage a dynamic paper transformation and finishing flow, print service providers can benefit from increased ROI,” said Julie Watson, CEO of Ultimate TechnoGraphics. “This software workflow implementation will enable customers to reach the full productivity and flexibility of the print workflow. Ultimate is currently demonstrating, live with C.P. Bourg, how you can maximize your print jobs using both dynamic software and hardware during the C.P. Bourg BPM Launch event right now in Ottignies Belgium. Imposition is all about finishing, and Ultimate TechnoGraphics provides unique knowledge and software technology to fully enable the data workflow to drive the full capabilities of the modern and forward-thinking finishing equipment of tomorrow. Automation drives results, and this collaboration enables us to provide a powerful, fully automated, dynamic approach to the print and finishing flow for PDF jobs coming from eCommerce platforms, B2B online portals, or jobs submissions through print management software,” she added.

Bourg Sheet Preparation Module.
Bourg Sheet Preparation Module.

“The Bourg Sheet Preparation Module (BPM) is a sheet converting system that allows print professionals to automatically divide large “parent” sized printed sheets into intermediate, form-sized or final sized sheets inline at process speed between their printer/press and finisher,” said Ronald van Hees, Global VP of Sales and Marketing at C.P. Bourg. “This simple solution dramatically reduces page imaging costs by allowing users to print multiple pages of a document on large sheets, eliminating the inefficient and expensive manual labour used to hand-process those large sheets into smaller, usable sizes on a guillotine cutter prior to finishing.”

The BPM is modular and JDF-compliant by design, allowing users to configure the product functions precisely as they require. C.P. Bourg’s BPM Launch Event began yesterday at the C.P. Bourg facility in Ottignies, Belgium, and will conclude this Thursday, May 17.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.