C.P. Bourg Offers PUR Perfect Binder ROI Analysis Tool
Headquartered in New Bedford, Mass., C.P. Bourg, a leading developer and supplier of innovative in-line and near-line document feeding, binding and finishing equipment, developed the ROI Analysis tool for its Bourg BB3002 PUR perfect binder, and is offering the tool free of charge on request via e-mail.
The ROI Analysis tool is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that provides constants for cost of the binder, financing, PUR usage and electricity, and allows its user to supply his or her own anticipated system utilization, labor cost, price per bind and daily utilization. The ROI Analysis tool then calculates revenue and gross profit per hour and per day. It also generates a break-even analysis, expressed in books per day, minutes of system use per day and days per year.
The Bourg BB3002 PUR is the first single-clamp PUR perfect binder to fully automate short-run manufacturing to bind all types of books and manuals from directories and training materials to corporate, retail and personal titles. The Bourg BB3002 PUR enables fast, economical production of professional bound “books of one” or of hundreds, on demand.
The market for on-demand book publishing is soaring. Bowker, the official ISBN agency for the United States, recently projected that 285,394 books were produced in the United States in 2008 on demand, a staggering 132 percent increase over the 2007 total of 123,276 titles. The 2008 level reflected the second consecutive year of triple-digit growth in the on-demand segment, and 462 percent above 2006 levels, Bowker reported.
To tap the power of PUR adhesive for short-run digital or mixed production workflows, Bourg engineers collaborated with Nordson to develop new communications links between the proven Bourg BB3002 EVA Perfect Binder and the precision Nordson VersPail melter, and extended key aspects of Bourg's proven BB3002 feature set to deliver optimal PUR gluing efficiency and effectiveness while maintaining a safe operating environment.