Océ Introduces New Book Maker
Océ N.V., an international provider of digital document management technology and services with North American headquarters in Trumbull, Conn., announced the introduction of its new BLM500 book maker. Designed to enhance the productivity of Oce’s current offerings of cut-sheet systems, the BLM500 is being marketed by the manufacturer as a complete booking system for digital print applications, as well as a fast, cost-effective alternative to perfect or tape binding. The book maker attaches to a cut-sheet printer to provide online finishing.
“With the introduction of the BLM500, we can help ensure print operations have all the tools they need to maximize opportunities and profits in the evolving digital printing market,” said Eric de Goeijen, vice president, marketing, Océ North America.
The compact BLM500 combines stitching, folding, spine forming and long-edge trimming to produce square-spined books of up to 200 pages or 10 millimeters in thickness, which is double the capacity of previous technologies. The book maker also produces finished books from a single workflow, with little or no intervention from an operator required. “Océ is committed to leading the industry in delivering digital book printing and high-end document production solutions. … We will be the first to market a book maker that can finish booklets up to 50 sheets or 200 pages with a square spine,” said de Goeijen.
The BLM500 book maker will be available to the market in September.