The Xerox® Automated Book Factory Solution is a complete solution to grow your business to include book publishing. Documents are printed, collated, and perfect bound in a seamless production process – emerging from the system ready to be packed and shipped. Its ability to switch from in-line to off-line at the push of a button and optionally transform A4-size sheets into perfectly bound A5 books makes the Manual+Book Factory the ideal perfect binding system for both commercial and in-plant printers looking to expand their finishing repertoire while keeping costs down and meeting tight turnaround times.
Fully automated in-line perfect binding, synchronized mechanically and electronically with a range of Xerox printers
Produces quality commercial pre-trimmed perfect bound books on-demand, with a single operator
Superior milling and notching ensures deep glue penetration for maximum cover adhesion
Switches from in-line to off-line at the push of a button
Easily integrates pre-printed book covers with optional cover feeder
Supports cover sheets of 80-300 gsm, coated or uncoated, and inner sheets of 60 to 200 gsm coated or uncoated
Automatically adapts all features to the thickness of each job and processes each book most productively – no pre-measurements required. Book thickness is automatically recorded during the loading process
Highest quality of creasing with up to 13 positive or negative creases. The BB3002 utilizes a knife-creasing technology which offers greater flexibility and superior results compared to competing wheel scoring binders
Power milling wheel with notching for EVA / defibering tool for PUR applications ensures deep glue penetration for maximum cover adhesion
Shorter turnaround times, smaller job runs and tightening budgets are forcing even the best print shops to do more with less equipment, floor space and staff. Meanwhile, there's no shortage of customer demand for quality finished products that can be in quantities as big as thousands or as small as "books of one."
Industry trends toward shorter print runs and quicker turnaround times put constant pressure on operating efficiency
Shrinking supply of skilled labor makes it harder to find workers capable of operating complex finishing machinery
Relentless demand for quality finished products in a wide range of finished styles and sizes strains the capabilities of workflow, equipment and staff
Absolute requirement for set integrity in digital, variable data environments requires minimizing finishing production errors
Wider variety of coated and uncoated stock for color and monochrome work demands more sophisticated paper handling
Tighter budgets, less floor space and smaller staff sizes increase demands for efficiency and automation at all operational levels
Lost time due to bottlenecks associated with the traditional offline binding process
The Xerox® Automated Book Factory Solution can turn your Xerox digital press into a profitable book publishing business. It produces expertly bound books with superior efficiency automatically by operating in-line with a Xerox press. Superior milling, notching and gluing guarantee quality.
Processes books at speeds up to 250 cycles per hour to achieve tight turnaround times in digital production environments
Fully synchronized with a range of Xerox printers and optional modules to provide exceptionally high productivity and workflow flexibility
Superior creasing, milling and gluing delivers the highest quality finished products
The entire end-to-end process can be run by a single operator
Dramatically lowers imaging costs by producing 4-page signatures from a single sheet
Dynamically senses the thickness of the book block during the clamping operation, making it ideal for printing short runs of books with varying thickness
Connectable solutions from C.P. Bourg create the ideal Book Factory application set for in-line and off-line production
Why Choose Xerox?
A simpler solution for Xerox in-line finishing and perfect binding, driven by synchronized technology
Proven operation with various Xerox monochrome and color marking engines
Chosen as the Xerox 2012 Overall Business Innovation Partner for the eighth consecutive year – this reflects C.P. Bourg's enduring and steadfast commitment to Xerox and its customers
Designed to deliver the full measure of C.P. Bourg cornerstones of Quality, Innovation and Efficiency
Xerox award-winning digital presses can be enhanced with feeding and finishing equipment. Functionality may vary by product model. Contact your local sales representative for detailed compatibility information.