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Plockmatic Enjoys King of Sweden’s Visit

In Finishing on April 7, 2014 at 7:53 am

Plockmatic International, owners of UK manufacturing company Morgana Systems Ltd, Milton Keynes, and itself a leading European manufacturer of post-press equipment, recently enjoyed a visit of His Majesty the King of Sweden to its Plockmatic Riga SIA production site in Latvia. The visit, which took place on March 27, was a part of their Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden’s two-day State visit to the country.

The King of Sweden (centre) is introduced to post-press kit

The King of Sweden (centre) is introduced to post-press kit

This State visit to Latvia was part of an exchange of visits between the heads of state and marks the good relations existing between Sweden and its near neighbour. The purpose was to lay the foundations for better personal relationships and increased trade and cultural exchanges between the countries.

Plockmatic Riga SIA was selected as one of the companies to visit during the State visit. Mr Salvatore Grimaldi, owner of Grimaldi Industri (the owner of Plockmatic International AB) participated in the delegation that accompanied their Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden during the two-day state visit in Latvia.

Plockmatic Riga SIA was launched in 2001. It was created to develop both its own market in Latvia, as well as to further develop suppliers in Latvia with a “lean production philosophy” in industry, financing and other sectors.

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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Morgana Celebrate Significant Success at Ipex 2014

In Finishing on April 4, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Morgana Systems Ltd, Milton Keynes, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, has detailed success on a number of fronts, making Ipex 2014 one of its most successful UK shows of all time.

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The introduction of a number of new models, including the DigiBook 200 perfect binding machine; the AF602 two-station bookletmaker feeder; and two new high-capacity units, the DigiFold Pro 500 and AutoCreaser Pro 500, was certainly one highlight, according to Managing Director Quen Baum.

“We were delighted that our 300 square meter stand was one of the largest at the show, and that we were able to fill it with our largest ever product range, including four significant new product introductions. We were very pleased our order intake value was some 20% more than Ipex 2010, and to see so many of our international dealers at the event, including all of our European representatives and many from the Middle East and Africa.

“We also signed new dealers from South America – those kind of successes are hard to measure in terms of overall contribution to the show, but they are certainly one of the great bonuses of exhibiting at Ipex.”

Commenting on the visitors to the stand, Ray Hillhouse, Sales and Marketing Director at Morgana Systems, said: “We recorded a more-or-less 50/50 split between UK and international orders, and were especially delighted by the interest shown in our latest product introductions. Our PUR binding range attracted significant interest, especially the brand new DigiBook 200 – that was especially pleasing as it was a very late addition to the line-up for the show. The decision to show it was only finalised on the Friday before the event opened! Although overall visitor numbers were down, we got to count this show as being a success for Morgana”

About Morgana Systems Limited

Morgana Systems Limited provides an unrivaled 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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Denny Bros Purchases Xeikon’s 3500 with ICE Toner

In Digital Presses on March 31, 2014 at 11:20 am

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Bury St Edmunds-based specialist printer Denny Brothers has confirmed its first Xeikon digital label press purchase on day two of Ipex 2014, signing an order for a Xeikon 3500 equipped running ICE toner.

Xeikon’s 3500 digital label printing engine can handle substrates up to a width of 516mm, whilst ICE toner allows the engine to image onto heat sensitive substrates, further expanding the use of the press.

Commenting on the purchase of the Xeikon system, Graham Denny, Commercial Director, said: “We have examined the digital label market for over two years, looking at all of the leading suppliers in that time. The wider format of the Xeikon 3500 will allow us to offer something different to our competition.”

Denny Bros sees opportunities for the machine in the healthcare / pharma sectors, and sees the potential for digital to offer serialisation on label production for these markets.

Colin Hunt, Production Director, added: “Run lengths are coming down all the time. It is the right time for us to turn to digital, rather than adding another flexo machine. Customer orders are more typically for a few thousand products rather than 100′s of thousands, and that suits digital perfectly.”

The company’s production staff also visited the Xeikon stand at Ipex in order to view the new digital press purchase, and learn a little about the product from the Xeikon demonstration staff.

The company currently uses Xerox equipment for monochrome digital work.

Denny Bros is especially well known for its innovative “Fix-A-Form” label product. The company’s own web site describes this unique multi-page labelling solution: “When space is at a premium, Fix-a-Form multi-page labels occupy the same area as a standard label, but offer so much more. These inventive labels come in a range of different shapes and sizes that can be personalised to meet your exact requirements.”

ICE Toner

The recently introduced ICE toner is ideal for heat sensitive substrates including PE facestock (polyethylene) and thermal labels. It opens up the potential for a whole range of new applications. PE has a good flexibility and pliability making it widely used for the surface of packaging used on regular and irregular containers which need to keep away from humidity and chemical solvents – typical examples include tubes and bottles which need to be squeezable, or bags that need to be pressed.

Commenting on the development of the toner, Filip Weymans. Director Segment Marketing and Business Development Labels and Packagingat Xeikon, said: “Until now dry toner technology was not expected to be able to work with substrates for this type of job. Following requests from our user base, Xeikon specifically developed ICE toner to be suited for heat sensitive materials and therefore had to push back the boundaries in toner development and digital label printing. ICE toner is undoubtedly a real breakthrough in dry toner technology.

“The new ICE Toner is tailored to the needs of our label customers. Xeikon listens to its customers, and has a team dedicated to product development in this area of the market. ICE toner has been designed to perform at the right temperature, and has been engineered to perfection for this additional demand, delivering only the very best in Xeikon quality. With ICE toner digital label production has just become even more versatile and powerful,” added Filip Weymans.

Xeikon 3500

The unique combination of 1200 x 3600 dots-per-inch addressability and 4-bit variable dot density offers rich colour depth and subtle contrasts across a 516mm wide substrate. Sharp and crisp details enable the addition of the smallest and most intricate images, such as micro text to prevent counterfeiting.

The Xeikon 3500 uses the Pericles screening library. The screen ruling can be adjusted for every image element, resulting in images pleasing to the eye.

An inline densitometer enables the user to calibrate a press to ensure uniform and accurate colour and colour consistency between jobs and between presses. The four process colours plus one of a range of standard or custom-made spot colours provide an extended colour gamut. One-pass opaque white helps to create immaculate images on transparent and metallic label stock.

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