Finishing options combined at Drupa

Three companies that specialize in producing print finishing equipment are to collaborate with a single stand at Drupa, rather grandly titled The Centre of Print Finishing Excellence.

The three companies – Bourg, Watkiss and Challenge – already partner on various technologies, products and market activities to provide integrated finishing systems.

Paul Attew, sales director of Watkiss Automation, explains: “We want to focus on the excellent quality, service and support that we all aim to deliver; and our three companies have a long history of cooperation that has proven beneficial to our customers.  So it is logical to work together at such an important event as Drupa.  Collectively, we have a diversity of print finishing solutions that will appeal to a wide audience.

The Centre of Print Finishing Excellence will be in Hall 6 on stands C41–C61. It will focus on booklet making, feeding, cutting applications and perfect bound book production. Demonstrations will include: the Watkiss PowerSquare 224 booklet maker with Bourg-manufactured PSF Sheet Feeder, producing SquareBack books; the brand new Bourg Preparation Module (BPM) with the Challenge CMT knife-trimmer 330C for perfect bound books; the new Challenge CMT-130TC on-demand book trimmer enabled for integrated in-line and near-line feeding capabilities.





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