Morgana Systems Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, is delighted to announce the addition of Valiani Mat Pro flatbed automated cutting tables to its UK range of post-press products.
The Italian manufactured cutting tables are available in three models: the Mat Pro Ultra 80, 120 and 150, with the largest having a working area of 1,515 x 1,051mm. All the models are available in a vacuum version for more demanding applications. A key feature of the Mat Pro Ultra is the patented tool change mechanism allowing tools to be changed in less than 30 seconds, meaning that the user can move from cutting to creasing, perforating or embossing very swiftly. A range of software and hardware accessories allows each cutting machine to be customised for different production requirements.
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V-Studio is the Valiani Operating Software that drives the cutting, creasing, perforating and embossing operations, with specific modules available for particular tasks, such as packaging or board-mount applications.
Commenting on the reasons for adding the products to Morgana’s extensive range of finishing equipment, Ray Hillhouse, Vice President Offline Business at Morgana Systems said: “Many of our customers involved in digital production also produce large format printing. There is often a need for a cutting table for point-of-sales products and for ultra-short runs of digital packaging items, both for cut-sheet applications and large format. In addition to these, we have received interest from some of our die-cutting customers who are keen to make prototypes before going to the expense of having long run dies made. The Valiani range of cutting tables offers excellent value for money and great versatility.”
The Valiani products were initially introduced into Morgana’s sister companies PDF Sweden AB and PDF Baltics earlier this year. Both have had a great response from end users, with initial installations running extremely well.
As a business Valiani, based in Firenze, Italy, has almost 40 years experience in manufacturing cutting tables primarily for the framing industry, and has recently ventured into the graphics industry. The partnership with Morgana gives them instant access to a wide customer base entrenched in digital printing applications. Cutting thicknesses can be adjusted right through to a maximum of 5mm (5/16”) in 0.1mm increments.
Systems range from around £15,000 to £25,000, depending on configuration and software options.
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/