C.P. Bourg has launched Book-Trac, a new and highly cost-effective workflow platform for softcover book production that boosts manufacturing productivity and eliminates waste in fast-paced, high-volume digital printing environments.
Developed by C.P. Bourg strategic partner Productive Solutions Inc., the new Book-Trac system is aimed at higher-volume print shops planning to participate in the rapidly growing global market for digitally-printed photo books, course texts, out-of-print books, catalogs and other on-demand and short-run book production applications. Target installations cut a broad swath, and can include photo book printers, publishing distributors and book binderies, as well as busy commercial and in-plant printers migrating to digital production.
The Book-Trac system has been proven on near-line and on-line bookbinding systems producing literally millions of books at C.P. Bourg customer facilities. One user, Agawam, Mass.-based Bridgeport National Bindery recently implemented the Book-Trac system on a Bourg BBF2005 Book Factory operating with a monochrome digital press and a Challenge CMT330 trimmer to automate book production from Web-based order entry.