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Morgana and Konica in Manchester for Pro Tour

In Digital Presses, Finishing on July 10, 2014 at 9:50 am

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Morgana Systems Ltd, the Milton Keynes based finishing equipment manufacturer, has announced details of a two-day event taking place in conjunction with digital engine supplier Konica Minolta. The event will be staged at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester on July 22nd and 23rd.

The Pro Tour will see the “roadshow” debut of both the DigiBook 200 PUR perfect binder from Morgana and the new Konica Minolta bizhub C1100.

Speaking about the event, Wendy Baker, Marketing Project Manager at Morgana Systems, said: “Morgana Systems is the technological leader in finishing for digital print. We don’t wait for a trend to emerge onto the market – instead we come up with finishing solutions that lead the way in speeding up print production.”

She continued: “Finishing is the last thing you do with a job, but the first thing your customer sees. Poor finishing can ruin a prestige piece of digital print, whereas a well-finished piece of work can impress even the most demanding of clients. At the Morgana / Konica Minolta Pro Tour we will be demonstrating a full range of print finishing systems designed specifically for digitally printed documents to give any print producers customers’ the best possible results.”

The Morgana Systems DigiBook 200 PUR perfect binder handles spine lengths from 110 to 320mm and the maximum thickness is 50mm. Retractable spine milling means that the device can go from soft- to hard-cover binding at the flick of a switch. Side gluing for the cover hinge is adjustable depending upon the cover style required.

Demand for PUR binding from digital printers has been growing swiftly in recent years. The DigiBook range from Morgana Systems has proved extremely popular with print operations seeking a more effective and substantial bind than that offered by regular hot-melt devices.

This Pro Tour event in Manchester will also feature partners Rosefox Papers, Vpress, and Compass Finance, plus a host of guest speakers, including print experts Matthew Parker, Neil Falconer, and Charlotte Graham Cumming.

Full details at: http://morgana.co.uk/news-and-events/pro-tour/

About Morgana Systems Limited

Morgana Systems Limited provides an unrivalled range of digital finishing products from the simplest, entry-level creasing units through to highly sophisticated multi-functional systems offering a range of finishing capabilities in a single unit. Since its acquisition by Plockmatic in 2013 the product portfolio has been extended with a wide range of booklet making systems to meet every production requirement.

Beginning with the launch of the revolutionary AutoCreaser in 2000, Morgana Systems has led the way in developing new and innovative solutions to cope with the special requirements of the digital printer. Morgana products that have achieved worldwide success during this time include the AutoCreaser, the DigiFold combination creaser and folder, the DocuMaster total finishing system, and several specialist folders.

Morgana’s purpose built factory in Milton Keynes produces more than 4,000 finishing products each year, with over 80% of these destined for the company’s rapidly growing export markets.

Full details of Morgana’s product line-up can be found at: http://morgana.co.uk/

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Looking for a Great Finish? Morgana Open Days

In Finishing on July 8, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Morgana Systems Ltd, the Milton Keynes based finishing equipment manufacturer, has announced details of a series of open days at its Milton Keynes premises taking place from July 7th through to July 11th.

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The Great Finishing Event will showcase the latest range of post-press equipment suited to both digital and offset litho printed work. Following an extremely busy Ipex show earlier this year, the company will again offer an opportunity for visitors to the open days to get a close up viewing of some of the “stars of the show”, the new DigiBook 200 perfect binding machine and the System 2000 bookletmaker featuring the new AF602 dual bin feed option, allowing both digital and offset produced work to be combined within the same booklet.

Free DigiCreaser with a DigiBook 150

As a special offer during the event the company will be giving a free Morgana DigiCreaser with every order for a Morgana DigiBook 150 PUR binder. This entry level perfect binding machine has been extremely popular with UK print focused businesses and inplants since its launch two years ago.

The DigiBook 150 is capable of approximately 150 cycles per hour, and can bind publications with spine thicknesses from 2mm through to 50mm, in book sizes up to 380 x 320mm. A key feature of the 150, and across the DigiBook range, is the patented glue application system. Spine and side glue is applied using an adjustable slot applicator allowing accurate control over both functions to give the best possible results. All the machines have an hermetically sealed glue and cleaning system which gives the quickest possible start-up and shutdown of the system with minimal glue wastage.

Pre-Owned Product Offers

Special offers will abound for visitors to The Great Finishing Event, with the company looking to clear space in its Milton Keynes factory to enable more room at the facility for newly manufactured machinery. A good number of pre-owned finishing products will be available for visitors to view and “test drive”.

For further details on The Great Finishing Event call 0800 1381 882 or to register for the event, visit www.morgana.co.uk/events/finish

About Morgana Systems Limited

Morgana Systems Limited provides an unrivalled range of digital finishing products from the simplest, entry-level creasing units through to highly sophisticated multi-functional systems offering a range of finishing capabilities in a single unit. Since its acquisition by Plockmatic in 2013 the product portfolio has been extended with a wide range of booklet making systems to meet every production requirement.

Beginning with the launch of the revolutionary AutoCreaser in 2000, Morgana Systems has led the way in developing new and innovative solutions to cope with the special requirements of the digital printer. Morgana products that have achieved worldwide success during this time include the AutoCreaser, the DigiFold combination creaser and folder, the DocuMaster total finishing system, and several specialist folders.

Morgana’s purpose built factory in Milton Keynes produces more than 4,000 finishing products each year, with over 80% of these destined for the company’s rapidly growing export markets.

Full details of Morgana’s product line-up can be found at: http://morgana.co.uk/

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PeterLynn Upgrades to Xeikon 3300 Label Press

In Digital Presses on July 2, 2014 at 9:27 am

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PeterLynn Ltd, Corby, has announced details of an upgrade to its 2012 Xeikon digital colour press purchase in order to cope with the increased volume of label production being demanded by its customers. The field upgrade has enhanced the Xeikon 3030 machine to the productivity levels of the top end Xeikon 3300 model.

Commenting on the need for the upgrade, James Lindsay, General Manager of PeterLynn, said: “The Xeikon has performed exceptionally well for us in the 18 months since it has been in production. Our own sales efforts have managed to fill the capacity offered by the original configuration to the point where we needed to evaluate our best move forwards.

“The ability to field upgrade the Xeikon was part of our initial decision making process when we selected the 3030 label press, and it seemed the logical move for us to make in order to increase our production capacity.”

The Xeikon 3300 digital label press hardware offers variable web width ranging from 200 mm (7.9 inches) up to 330 mm (13 inches). The machine now offers PeterLynn a top speed of 19.2 m/min (63 ft/min) and it can handle production volumes of up to 380 square meters/hour (589 MSI/hour).

Vicky Waine, Sales & Marketing Manager for PeterLynn, is delighted with the addition of the new digital capacity: “The original purchase of the Xeikon machine meant that we were able to offer our customers high quality, short-run four-colour labels without incurring expensive plate and set-up costs. This makes it ideal for the shorter run requirements that are becoming more typical of the market, with many customers seeking to reduce their inventory.

“Our discussions with customers since the installation of the Xeikon machine have been very successful and the quantity of digital labels being ordered by our customer base has been increasing swiftly over the time that the machine has been running here.

“We have strong relationships with a number of companies involved in the brewery sector – companies that we have worked with since their very early days – and as their businesses have grown the quantity of labels they require has, of course, grown with it. Our work within the food sector has grown significantly in the time that we have been able to offer food-safe digitally printed labels.”

Typical applications that are perfect for digital production include labels for pharmaceutical, asset, food, cosmetics, and beauty products, as well as many others. Because of the ability to laminate or varnish as part of the process, digital produced products are ideal for chemical resistant labelling.

Established in 1985, PeterLynn Ltd manufactures custom roll labels, plain paper labels, laser labels, tickets and tags. It provides a range of products for specific applications, including synthetic materials, write and seal labels, mobile printer labels, high temperature and cryogenic label products.

Commenting on behalf of the machine manufacturer, Filip Weymans, Director Segment Marketing and Business Development Labels and Packagingat Xeikon, added: “The Xeikon 3000 Series offers the unique opportunity to upgrade entry level presses, such as the Xeikon 3030, in speed or substrate width in the field. It allows businesses moving into digital for the first time to enter at a lower price point and then expand their production capabilities as the amount of work being produced grows.”

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