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Plockmatic expands range of in line finishing solutions for Canon imagePress digital presses

Finishing Solutions

Designed for customers with mid to high production volumes, the device offers the scope to produce A4 and ‘letter’ landscape format booklets, in addition to regular sized, portrait format booklets. It allows for squareback folding and full bleed three side trimming to remove feathering on the outside edge from folding multiple nested sheets. Available with staple or stitcher heads in 50 or 35 sheet versions, the BLM5000 will extend the application capabilities of print businesses, especially those producing long sheet banner prints with the imagePress. The stitcher unit can include two to four ISP stitch heads. The new range of applications include landscape format, with jobs two-up and more.

Whilst the BLM5000 can be installed in line with a Canon printer, it can also be supplied with an optional Plockmatic VFX feeder to create an off line or nearline configuration. The VFX is a high capacity vacuum feeder capable of efficiently feeding a wide range of paper types and weights, with speeds of up to 15,000 sheets per hour.

The BLM5000 bookletmaker joins the Plockmatic BLM 550+ and BLM 50/35 systems among the range of high performance third party finishing devices offered by Canon, enabling the creation of tailored and highly automated end to end production solutions. The integration of these systems also allows print companies to produce a broader application mix, generating more business growth opportunities.

‘We are really excited to expand and solidify our business relationship with Canon adding the new BLM5000-series into our joint portfolio of solutions offered to customers. The BLM5000-series will broaden the offerings to customers allowing for a wider range of applications and drive volumes for the printing community. Fulfilment is more important than ever – allowing for printers to provide end to end solutions to their customers and with the launch of the BLM5000-series more finishing options are available and adding to the business opportunities,’ said Johan Mikaelsson, vice president business unit inline, Plockmatic Group.

Jennifer Kolloczek, European planning, marketing and innovation senior director, production print at Canon Europe, commented: ‘Our digital print customers continue to look for new ways to produce professional looking documents at shorter run lengths, while maintaining or increasing profitability and productivity. This calls for more seamless end to end workflows, making cost effective in line finishing solutions a critical success factor. The latest Canon imagePress production printing systems can manage an unprecedented range of substrates and sheet sizes, while delivering exceptional image quality levels, so we are pleased to be able to offer a productive and reliable bookletmaker that is equipped for our customers’ production demands.’


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