The Print Show: Imprint to Show Live Links

In MIS on August 16, 2016 at 8:22 am

SFDC Job screen (002)

Imprint-MIS, the Chelmsford-based MIS specialist, will be showing V18 of its market leading Management Information System at The Print Show, IPIA Village Section, hot on the heels of it making a Drupa debut.

To better illustrate MIS in the workplace, the Imprint system at the show will be interfaced to both Horizon bindery equipment on the IFS stand (C30) and a Ryobi printing press on the Apex Digital Graphics stand (B39). Live links will show integration messaging from both the pressroom and the finishing department of a printing business.

The demonstrations will show real-time information coming into the system such as make-ready time for a job, running speed of equipment during job creation, as well as the effects of production on a real-time scheduling package running on the system.

Information delivered to the Imprint system will update the costing system, and allow straightforward comparison between the actual cost of production versus the estimated amount.

Commenting on the benefits of showing the Imprint system at The Print Show, Sales Director Wayne Beckett, said: “Because we can show live integration with equipment on the stands of our friends at Apex and IFS, visitors can get a genuine feel of how quickly the Imprint product can react to real-time information.

“Yes, we can show canned demonstrations anywhere, but to actually be able to see a press in operation on one stand at the show, see the information from that press being delivered to the MIS system, and then see the immediate effect of that information on both the production schedule and the cost of a job, for example, really does illustrate the power and the value of the product to a potential customer. The Print Show will deliver exactly what exhibitions should provide in the modern world – integration of products to show the benefits of all of the elements.”

An electronic overview of company and product performance can be delivered by Imprint to department heads or company management via a smartphone interface or via any screen that can connect to the web, meaning that the business can be monitored at all times.

Live integration with products featured on the IFS stand and the Apex stand will enable visitors to appreciate the benefits of full integration. For products where JMF is not available, Imprint offers its own SentinelNet machine monitoring, providing sensors linked together with software to provide real-time running information of a product.

Imprint V18

Imprint-MIS v18 is a software package that provides users with intelligent, responsive, and powerful solutions, including full JDF integration across the whole shop floor. The system includes Imprint’s powerful eXpert estimating, job bag create, accurate cost monitoring product control, job management, stock control, purchase order processing, and invoicing systems.

The v18 imprint desktop is a customisable window that each user logs into when using the system. Most tasks can be performed from the desktop without the need to go into different modules.

For a detailed overview of the system, see


Olympics: Steve Scott Takes Bronze in Brazil

In Offset Presses on August 12, 2016 at 11:23 am

The management and staff of M Partners, the Surrey-based printing and large format equipment distributor, were delighted to see the GB double-trap shooting star Steve Scott, sponsored by M Partners, hit a maximum 30/30 clays to clinch the bronze medal match in Brazil.

Steve and MP small

Thirty-one year old Scott, who had won gold medals at the last two Commonwealth Games events, came good at this years Olympics with perfect shooting in the third place match against England teammate Tim Kneale.

Scott’s perfect score of 30 against Kneale’s 28 secured Britain their second Rio shooting medal, after Ed Ling’s trap bronze on day three.

Speaking to the BBC after the match, Scott said: “It’s a very emotional time for me. There is a little part of me that wanted him to win as well because we worked so hard together.

“I think the expectation coming into the event was to medal, but personally I just wanted to make the final and give myself a good chance. It made me a little bit more relaxed knowing that I’m shooting off with my team-mate.”

Commenting on behalf of M Partners, Murray Lock, Joint Managing Director, (above, left, with Joint MD Mark Stribley on the right) said: “We are incredibly proud to be associated with Steve. He has performed so consistently over recent years at major international events. We look forward to celebrating his success with him when he returns to the UK.”

About M Partners

In 2010 M Partners took on the management of both sales and service for RMGT Litho Presses in the UK and Ireland. This relationship has since grown to encompass responsibility for technical service across the whole of Europe for the now re-named RMGT business. M Partners also manage spare parts storage and distribution for the former Mitsubishi branded machines across Europe.

This representation joins established products such as GUK folding and inserting equipment, primarily focused towards the pharmaceutical packaging sector. More recently the business has expanded into the digital market place following an announcement regarding exclusive distribution of large format printing equipment from Korean manufacturer DGI, and an agreement to re-sell Canon equipment, with a special focus on the unique proofing capabilities of those products.

M Partners offers manufacturers considerable marketing and business expertise across both the printing and packaging sectors and provides high-quality national coverage for sales, support and technical service.

The Joint Managing Directors established M Partners Ltd in 2006 after gaining many years of industry experience in senior management roles at a major press manufacturer and used equipment dealer. They were responsible for corporate and product marketing for pre-press, press, post-press and service, plus operational control for digital, consumables and used equipment divisions.


New US Headquarters for Plockmatic Group

In Finishing on August 10, 2016 at 8:27 am


The Plockmatic Group, owners of Plockmatic International and Morgana Systems Limited, are pleased to announce the opening of its new US headquarters based in Rochester, New York.

The new facility will house offices, a training centre, a showroom facility, and a warehouse, and will become the base for all the company’s operations in the US. The office will be located at the new Lehigh Crossing Office Park and is scheduled to open on August 1st 2016 with a series of open house events for partners and dealers.

The Plockmatic Group goes to market in North America through two business units: Plockmatic International, with a focus on the inline sector of the post-press equipment market, partnering with the key engine manufacturers to offer unique cost effective inline booklet making solutions. They also cover the mailing sector, selling inserting systems directly and through OEM partnerships.

The second business unit is Morgana Systems. This part of the business looks after all the offline products, including folders, creasers, offline booklet makers and PUR perfect binders. Product is taken to market through a key dealer network across the US and Canada.

Announcing the opening of the new office, Jan Marstorp, CEO of the Plockmatic Group, said: “The new Rochester facility gives us a base for all of our North American operations. We have big plans for growth in this market and need to increase our infrastructure and systems to provide even better support to our partners, our dealers and the customers they serve.”

In addition to long standing collaboration with Xerox and Ricoh, Plockmatic has recently announced new partnerships at Drupa with Canon and Konica Minolta. Commenting on the new facility in Rochester, Scott Russell, VP of Inline Sales, said: “The new facility in Rochester is key to our growth in the USA. We currently train over of 100 manufacturer’s technicians every year on this site, and that’s set to increase. We also offer second level technical support to our OEM partners from this base and have simply outgrown our current premises. This new office gives us a larger base to work from as we bring new partners on board, and also gives us direct control over our logistics for the region.”

The offline part of the Plockmatic business is handled by Morgana Systems – a business that has a huge base of machines in the US supported by a key dealer group. VP of Sales for the offline business, Ray Hillhouse, said: “We needed this new US facility to offer the better support to our dealer base. Previously our machine logistics were based in Canada and our parts distribution was from the UK. Having our own warehouse and staff in the US will allow us to provide a much more efficient service to our dealers, and in turn, to our base of end users.” Hillhouse continued: “Previously training was conducted either in the UK or at one of our dealers sites. Just having the technical centre alone will give us a much better opportunity to run in depth courses on all our products.”

The Plockmatic Group recently announced the purchase of KGS srl, the Italian-based manufacturer of PUR perfect binders for Morgana. Hillhouse added: “Having recently acquired KGS, we can now really increase the volume of PUR binders we are placing in North America. Having the new showroom in Rochester will allow us to demonstrate the full range of binders, and give us a place to do specific customer testing on their applications.”

About The Plockmatic Group

The Plockmatic Group, based in Stockholm Sweden, is a worldwide supplier of finishing solutions to the print and mailing markets. With over 40 years of experience, the company has built up a strong and solid reputation as an efficient and flexible solutions provider for offline and inline applications. The Plockmatic Group is a leader in the innovation, development and manufacture of new equipment and technology. The Group’s two key business units are Plockmatic International and Morgana Systems Limited.

Plockmatic International focuses on inline booklet making and feeding solutions for a growing base of print engine manufacturers, and also supplies a range of mail inserting solutions.

Morgana Systems Limited provides an unrivalled range of products designed specifically to overcome the challenges of finishing digitally printed work. Since its acquisition by The Plockmatic Group in 2013 the product portfolio has been extended with a wide range of offline booklet making systems to meet every production requirement.



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