The new Bourg Booklet Maker ExPress has passed rigorous testing to ensure conformance to HP Indigo 7000 Series printing metrics. These tests confirm that the Bourg Booklet Maker ExPress can transport and finish high-value end products finished on coated and uncoated stock from 80 gsm to 350 gsm without marking, scuffing or tracking -- even when printed at ink densities up to 400% black.
First customer looks beyond web-to-print
The first print shop worldwide to order the new Bourg Booklet Maker ExPress is Onlineprinters, a high-growth, 430-employee online print service provider based in Neustadt, Bavaria, Germany, serving more than 250,000 customers in over 30 European countries.
The company's CEO, Walter Meyer, describes Onlineprinters as specialists in producing short- and medium-run jobs on demand.
"Every customer wants fast turnaround," he says, "so to compete effectively across our market, we need to deliver finished jobs of the highest quality within hours of receipt -- no matter how demanding the printing and finishing specifications may be.
"Until now, we had to pause for rush print jobs to complete printing, or wait for a full stack of jobs to accumulate if we wanted to finish jobs efficiently. With the in-line Bourg Booklet Maker ExPress on our HP Indigo 7600, we will be able to start the finishing process immediately, and handle even ultra-short-run jobs with 'Bourg quality,'in less time and with less stress!" Mr. Meyer explains. "For us, the availability of C.P. Bourg in-line booklet-making for the HP Indigo 7600 Digital Press is huge!"
Distribution and service worldwide
In the United States, the Bourg Booklet Maker ExPress will be sold and serviced by xpedx via a reference sales model with the HP Indigo sales force. This model will enable xpedx and selected Bourg dealers to sell and service the new solution. xpedx, one of the largest business-to-business distribution companies in North America, distributes a wide variety of printing, packaging, and facility supplies and equipment to printers, manufacturers, retailers and commercial facilities.
"xpedx looks forward to adding C.P. Bourg's new in-line booklet-making capability for the HP Indigo 7000 Series Digital Presses to our diverse offering of products available for the U.S. graphic arts marketplace," said Dennis Killion, xpedx Director of Marketing-Graphics.
Outside North America, the Bourg Booklet Maker ExPress is being sold and serviced through a growing number of HP channel partners and C.P. Bourg's international distribution network.
Live Demonstrations at PRINT 13
At PRINT 13, the new in-line booklet-making system will be connected as a fully integrated system in-line with an HP Indigo 7600 Digital Press producing documents that demand exceptional finishing quality. These jobs include a full-color multi-page photo book, and a "401K" retirement plan application.
The demonstrations will take place in the HP booth, #1241.