Northampton-based Twenty10 Digital has added a Morgana DigiFold Pro to its finishing line-up in order speed through a growing amount of work requiring creasing and folding. The system was purchased from Morgana Systems Ltd, Milton Keynes, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing.
The Digifold Pro is the ideal product for creasing/folding heavier weight paper stock. It is designed specifically for the professional digital or litho printer with a need to crease and fold printed, heavy weight or cross grained stock.
Commenting on the purchase, Paul Riley, Managing Director of Twenty10 Digital, said: “Growing business from a greetings card client meant that we needed to take a closer look at our creasing and folding capacity. Whilst we had used the DocuMaster along with our Morgana Major folder, they are simply not fast enough to keep up with the growing volume of work that we were producing. What had been taking us five hours to produce using our existing devices can now be produced in one hour on the DigiFold Pro.”
In addition to the greetings card work, Twenty10 is also using the machine for folding an increasing volume of DL sized four-page work. “The DigiFold Pro is extremely versatile and flexible. Set-up is extremely fast, operation very simple to learn, and a skew facility allows for small adjustments in the crease and fold actions for printed sheets slightly off square, which can sometimes happen with digital print. This machine is another fine example of the robust, quality engineering provided by Morgana.”
Passing comment on this latest addition to Twenty10’s finishing suite, Ray Hillhouse, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Morgana Systems, said: “Twenty10’s award winning history is testament to the quality of work that the company produces, and we are delighted to be able to provide a wide range of Morgana products to help them achieve such excellence in the finishing department.”
Morgana DigiFold Pro employs a unique creasing rule and matrix, the DynaCrease, that eliminates tearing and, therefore, cracking on a digitally printed sheet. By using this patented technology DigiFold Pro is able to crease and fold over 6,000 A4 sheets an hour. This excellent throughput speed is achieved by creasing the sheet without stopping it, yet maintaining an accuracy of +/‐ 0.1mm.
Controlled by the same innovative seven-inch SmartScreen panel as the rest of the Morgana Pro range, DigiFold Pro is instructed how long the sheet is and which crease and fold to produce. All settings and adjustments are made using the SmartScreen and, as only symbols are used, operation couldn’t be simpler.
Twenty10 Digital is used to finishing work with Morgana equipment – the company already runs a wide range of product from the Milton Keynes based manufacturer, including a DigiBook 200 PUR binder for perfect bound products; a CardXtra for business cards and other small format jobs; a DocuMaster for bookletmaking; a Matrix laminator; Rhin-o-Tuff wire-o binding product; and a Morgana Major Folder.
The philosophy behind the business was to bring together the very best people, technology, and processes to create work that everybody involved could feel extremely proud. The company employs a total of six personnel generating a turnover in excess of £500,000. Twenty10 has been won for several national print awards, and has made a huge impact on the digital print world. The business is quickly setting the standards for others to follow.
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/