Bowne Inc. Case Study

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Bowne Inc. – the oldest company on the New York Stock Exchange – is the world’s largest legal and financial printer, and the industry leader in document management. Yet, customer demand for even more delivery options and faster communication of financial information caused Bowne to seek an equipment solution that would add greater versatility and speed to its digital printing operations.

Bowne customers require many types of documents; transaction information like statements; customized communications like newsletters and prospectuses; materials for IPOs and M&A applications; and forms for government filings.

Over the last few years, Bowne had created a digital infrastructure to deliver these products, but a key piece was lacking.

“To complement our offset printing capability, we made a major investment in our digital printing operations. But we were not able to bind in one seamless process,” said Vincent Marra, president of Bowne Digital Solutions. “We had customer demand, but just couldn’t
complete the last step of finishing. We needed a solution that could print on one end and finish on the other.”

“Océ Printing Systems and its new Digi-Stitcher product provided the missing link. Océ was the only one who could complete the product and integrate the finishing process,” said Marra.

The World‘s Fastest Stitching System

The new Digi-Stitcher is the world’s fastest saddle-stitching device for inline print-on-demand applications. The Digi-Stitcher scores, staples, cuts and binds digitally printed documents. Always an innovator, Bowne is the first US installation of this breakthrough system for inline binding.

The intelligent system assembles booklets from two to 50 single or double-sided sheets and processes paper stocks from 70 to 130 g/m and sizes from A4 and US letter to A6. “Operations can run a wide gamut of products and sizes through it, and all come out fully finished,” said Guy Broadhurst, product manager for Oce Printing Systems USA.


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