Canon extends its inline finishing solutions with Plockmatic

31 January 2018

Canon Australia has entered a new relationship with Plockmatic Group to bring new solutions to its Australian Production Print customers

Canon Australia is broadening its range of inline finishing solutions for Production Print through a new reseller relationship with Plockmatic Group. Through this new collaboration, Canon Australia can now further support its Production Print customers with a wider range of high quality, fully-finished products.

The relationship covers two Plockmatic devices – the BLM 50 and BLM 35 Production Booklet Makers – allowing Canon customers to now produce stapled or square-fold booklets of up to 200 and 140 pages, at rated engine speeds. Both models can handle coated, uncoated and textured stocks up to 350 gsm.

The Plockmatic BLM50 200 page (50 sheet) booklet maker features numerous performance and durability enhancements, including a number of patented technologies. The Plockmatic BLM35 is a cost effective 140 page (35 sheet) booklet maker that is built on the same engineering platform as the 50 Sheet platform, but offered at a highly competitive price point.

Plockmatic Binder converts a conventional saddle stitched booklet into a flat square spine booklet with a look similar to that of a perfect bound book. With a high level of automation, this printer delivers quality books with minimal effort needed from its operator. The system is engineered to support an average volume of up to 30,000 booklets/manuals per month. Plockmatic offers customers versatility and can be easily upgrade the BLM35 to BLM 50 anytime, onsite. The Manual Feed function allows output from another printer to be finished on the inline Plockmatic BLM50/35, even if the printer is running other jobs to the stacker.

These Plockmatic solutions complement Canon’s existing range of own and third-party finishing options, which include perfect binding, punching, folding, ring binding, booklet making and three-knife trimming.

Both Plockmatic booklet makers will be commercially available to Canon’s Australian customers from February 2018 and will initially be compatible with the Canon imagePRESS C10000VP,C8000VP, C850 and C750 presses.

Gavin Gomes, Director, Canon Business Services, said this new business relationship is an example of Canon’s commitment to continue growing its Production Print capabilities.

“Through our new relationship with Plockmatic, Canon Australia will be able to deliver new capabilities to our Production Print customers. Production Print continues to be a key focus for our Australian business.  We will continue to increase our ability to provide tailored solutions that will empower Production Print businesses to unleash their potential, through increased productivity and by helping them bring new products to their customers.”

Anjana Maikap, Product Marketing Manager, Canon Business Services, said Plockmatic is a global leader in finishing solutions and their expertise will help us deliver the best solutions to fit with Canon’s imagePRESS range.

“We were looking for booklet making solutions that would complement the high quality output of our imagePRESS range and deliver a superbly finished product that would work with a broad range of media. We also needed robust technology that would meet our customers’ needs for reliability, flexibility and productivity. Now our customers can produce beautiful square folded booklets to match the image quality delivered from the imagePRESS series”.