Canon expands range of inline finishing solutions for imagePRESS digital presses with A4 landscape booklet maker

LONDON, UK, 17 APRIL 2023 – Canon Europe is expanding the range of finishing solutions offered in-line with its imagePRESS V1000 and V1350 digital toner presses, with the addition of the BLM5000 series production booklet maker from Plockmatic.

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Canon imagePRESS V1000 digital toner press, with the addition of the BLM5050 production booklet maker from Plockmatic.

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 square-back folding and full bleed three side trimming to remove feathering on the outside edge from folding multiple nested sheets. Available with staple heads in 50- or 35-sheet versions, and with stitch heads in the 35-sheet version, the BLM5000 will extend the application capabilities of print businesses, especially those producing long-sheet ‘banner’ prints with the imagePRESS.

The BLM5000 booklet maker 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 service providers to produce a broader application mix, generating more business growth opportunities.

Jennifer Kolloczek, European Planning, Marketing & Innovation Senior Director, Production Print at Canon Europe comments: “Print service providers 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 inline 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. With the introduction of the new BLM5000 series, we’re pleased to add further booklet making automation to the imagePRESS series for landscape booklets – a format often requested for high quality ‘look books’, brochures and guides.”

The BLM5000 series is available immediately via Canon sales offices throughout EMEA, for inline configuration with an imagePRESS V1000 or V1350.