The Plockmatic Group is pleased to announce the launch of the next generation of digital finishing products, the all new BM5000 and BM3000 ranges of booklet makers.
With an increasing number of printing systems available to handle larger cut-sheet sizes, letter landscape and oversize booklets can now be produced easily and cost-effectively with these new products. The new BM5035 and BM5050 products deliver these new applications by handling sheets of up to 24.4” in length, therefore capable of producing booklets in popular landscape 8.5 x 11” format, in up to 200 pages.
The all new Morgana BM5000 and BM3000 are the latest members of the Plockmatic Group booklet making family, engineered for mid-to-high volume customers with the highest quality and functionality.
An even lower cost per copy can be achieved with the BM5050S, with its four stitching heads. Users will be able to finish jobs of up to 50 sheets, that have been imposed two-up on a sheet, for higher productivity and efficiency.
The BM5050 and BM3050 can staple and fold up to 50 sheets of 20 lb Bond, to create booklets of up to 200 pages. The BM5035 and BM3035 is capable of handling 35 sheets to create up to 140-page booklets.
Maximum paper size on the BM5000 machines is 12.6 inch by 24.4 inch. On the BM3000 machines, 12-inch by 18-inch.
The booklet maker can be specified with either two or up to four stitching heads. This gives customers the ability to further tailor their system and finish a wider variety of booklet sizes. A system also can provide edge stitching in one or two locations for even more flexibility.
Both product ranges incorporate true stapling for high-quality stitching from spooled wire, providing some 50,000 stitches per spool.
The Morgana BM3000 and BM5000 products can be equipped with the vacuum VF602 dual bin feeder designed for pre-collated sets. Each bin can be loaded separately on the run to give continuous production. The BM5000 will be shown with the latest dual bin VFX Feeder, including Barcode reading for variable data applications. It can be used with an inbuilt convenience feeder for shorter run lengths.
Morgana will also feature the PowerSquare range of booklet makers – machines pioneered by UK developer Watkiss, also a part of the Plockmatic Group. The PowerSquare 160 will be interfaced with a feeder for automated production, whilst the larger capacity PowerSquare 224 with be shown as a handfed solution. Both devices are designed for use with digital and offset printing, both can be used offline or inline with a wide range of digital engines, and both carry out stitching, folding, spine forming, and trimming in a single machine. The 160 is able to product books of up 160-pages, and the 224 up to 224-pages.
The market leading compact perfect binding solution, DigiBook 300XL, will feature the alternative binding solution. The machine opens the door to high value, large format book production. Now you can offer your customers publications with a finished size of up to 18-inch x 12-inch. Applications such as deluxe catalogs, photobooks, and special editions can all be produced more economically and easily than ever.
A simple and convenient solution for finishing long printed sheets is delivered with the AutoFold Pro and AutoCut Pro combination. A long sheet conveyor can transport materials of up to 35.4 inches in length for folding and trimming on the combo – ideal for the production of gatefold brochure material for example.
Morgana’s market leading small format finishing equipment will also be featured, including products such as the DigiFold Pro, AutoCreaser and AutoFold.