Morgana Systems Ltd, Milton Keynes, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, has announced details of its latest 2013 Morgana Pro Tour event. The event taking place at the Thistle Hotel, Brands Hatch on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd May, will be the first outing for the new range of Morgana booklet makers and feeders following the recent acquisition by Plockmatic.
Visitors will be able to see and try out a wide range of Morgana products, including the Morgana System 2000 booklet making line complete with the ACF510 feeder, which is capable of producing pre-collated sets from digital engines and litho printed sheets for collating.
Also on show will be the popular new PUR perfect binding machine, the Digibook 150, producing a wide range of books on mixed gloss, digital and litho sheets. Print businesses are being encouraged to bring along a quantity of sample work to test the DigiBook 150. This binder has been very well received by UK printing operations since its launch at Drupa 2012. “Companies have been asking for an affordable, high-quality PUR binding machine that is capable of handling small runs,” said Ray Hillhouse, Sales Manager for Morgana Systems. “This entry level machine still gives the same consistency of bind offered by the higher-end 300 and 450 models because it has the same nozzle application system.”
Commenting on the latest show in this continuing series of events taking place up and down the country, Ray Hillhouse added: “Regional events like this give us a great opportunity to take our product to the customer, and let print businesses try them out with their own work, at a location close to them. Hands-on tests, using customers own work where possible, are by far the best way to show a business owner the benefits of a product.”
Products on show at Brands Hatch will include:
DigiFold Pro: DigiFold has been one of Morgana’s best selling products since it was first introduced in 2001. Over 1,000 units were sold before the 5000P model was introduced at Drupa 2008. Offering greatly increased speed this model sold nearly 500 units in its first two years, illustrating the need for a fast, accurate creaser/folder. Despite all the efforts of competitor companies, DigiFold is still the market leader and the product of choice for many digital printing professionals.
AutoCreaser Pro / AutoFold Pro: The latest version of the AutoCreaser Pro is able to provide a massive 50% increase in speed on earlier models, with no loss of accuracy. Now running at 8,500 A4 sheets per hour this is Morgana’s most productive stand-alone creaser to date. AutoFold Pro is a free standing folding unit designed for folding digital stocks using our patented flying knife technology which was developed to prevent the scuffing and marking on digital stocks that are caused by folding using conventional methods.
DocuMaster Pro: Capable of producing up to 1,560 stitched books per hour, the DocuMaster Pro has the same SmartScreen module as used by the whole range of Morgana Pro machines, making it ideal for fast and easy operation. This latest version of the machine benefits from the new PosiFeed feeding system, making an already impressive feeder totally awesome!
AeroCut Quatro: The multifunction machine is now often seen as an essential for the busy print shop where space is at a premium. The AeroCut can finish a huge range of different types of job, which can be completed in one pass. This latest unit can handle the post-press operations needed for 4pp brochures, business cards, tent cards, folded business cards, CD and DVD jackets, and booklets – all with the quickest of set-ups and absolute minimum wastage.
DigiBook 150: The DigiBook 150 is Morgana’s entry-level PUR product. It 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 a hermetically sealed glue and cleaning system which gives the quickest possible start-up and shutdown of the system with minimal glue wastage.
Register online now for your place at this exciting finishing event:
About Morgana Systems Limited
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. UK-manufactured 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, such as the DocuFold and Morgana Major, which offer new levels of automation and ease of use.
Morgana provides an unrivalled range of digital finishing products from the simplest, entry-level creasing units up to highly sophisticated multi-functional systems offering a range of finishing capabilities in a single unit. Latest products from Morgana also incorporate JDF readiness and the ability to handle variable data input.
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. For further information on Morgana see http://www.morgana.co.uk