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Masar Printing Sets New Standards with FoldLine

In Digital Presses, Finishing on March 30, 2016 at 10:43 am

The printing company Masar Printing & Publishing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has integrated the folding solution FoldLine from manroland web systems into its new digital printing workflow, connecting the post-press unit with a Kodak Prosper 6000 C. With this configuration Masar enjoys production flexibility and can actively adapt to readers’ behavior.

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With the order from Masar Printing & Publishing in Dubai, digital inline finishing equipment from Augsburg has entered another important printing market in the world. In the United Arab Emirates technical advance is always in demand; everybody knows about the architectural masterpieces and high-tech fondness of the country. In the future, the FoldLine, in a workflow with a Kodak Prosper 6000 C, will ensure premium performance in the printing room.

“Masar is the first in the world to acquire the fastest digital press, Kodak Prosper 6000 C. That is why we decided to also invest in the highly developed FoldLine from manroland web systems in order to approach full and comprehensive flexibility between printing and finishing. We aim to run the Kodak Prosper 6000 C in multi-shift-operations, a one-stop-shop from reel to delivering the final product – which exceeds the customers’ expectations,” comments Faisal Bin Haider, Chief Executive Officer, Printing & Distribution Sector at Dubai Media Inc.

He further adds: “Markets and customers are variable factors, their requirements may change in minutes. This is why the Kodak Prosper 6000 C was built to handle the full range of today’s print applications while still meeting the business goals of newspaper and book publishers as well as those of direct-mail service providers. By gathering these technologies under one roof, Masar Printing & Publishing will have a competitive advantage, providing the local and regional customers with key solutions for making minute differences in delivering the product at the right cost, quality, and quantity, and right on time.”

The World’s Most Modern FoldLine

The fully equipped FoldLine for Masar incorporates all possible options for maximum flexibility during production making it the most efficient system of its class worldwide. From book blocks to newspapers and glued, as well as stitched, commercial products: everything can be produced with the folding system.

“Masar is always committed to getting the best out of the technology, be it with its LITHOMAN or now with digital printing. We want to support them in this with our digital know-how in hardware and software,” explains Christoph Blank, Executive Sales Manager at manroland web systems.

With the software plug-ins WorkflowBridge and MasterQ from manroland web systems as an extension to the Kodak workflow, the customer can optimize, sort, and verify job sequences. The entire configuration is designed to fully utilize the processing benefits of digital printing at a maximum production speed.

Developing Digital Business Models

“Masar always thinks of the future and is setting a standard early on with investments in digital printing,” acknowledges Ziegler. “This way, the customer can digitally rebuild products from the offset sector and additionally develop in-house digital innovations.” Masar responds to the changes in media behavior with its entrance and investments in digital printing. Right now, it is very important for the printer to establish flexible business models. These include personalized advertisements in newspapers, as well as personalized flyers, booklets, and brochures. They also aim to boost production of book blocks.

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Morgana & Konica Minolta Stage [S]PRINT to FINISH in Salford

In Digital Presses, Finishing on March 24, 2016 at 11:28 am

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Morgana Systems Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, along with Konica Minolta, EFI, Rosefox, and Compass, invite print businesses to Salford City Stadium, Manchester, on April 19th and 20th to see the very latest in digital printing and finishing solutions.

Morgana will show a wide range of post-press equipment in Salford including the DigiBook 200 PUR perfect binder, Valiani cutting system, DigiFold Pro, AutoCreaser Pro 50, DigiCreaser, AutoFold Pro, Major Folder, the AeroCut range of multi-function devices, and booklet makers VF2000S with bar code reader and an ACF500.

The [S]PRINT to FINISH event will also include exhibits from:

Konica Minolta: The digital print company’s successful Digital 1234 initiative guides the printer through the stages of the digital print process, helping to identify, assess, justify and implement the necessary steps to enable a business to process work. Whether the primary concern is to become more productive or reduce costs, Digital 1234 can assist.

Rosefox: Substrates from Rosefox provide paper and packaging for professionals. With the widest range of substrates for digital printers the company provides the products, expertise and service that will help a print business stay ahead in a rapidly changing market.

Compass: Compass has enjoyed a long association with finance for the print industry. The business prides ourselves on its knowledge and understanding of the sector. Over many years, Compass has financed many businesses within the print market, and can illustrate it’s ability to structure a finance package suited to either litho or digital print, pre-press or post-press equipment.

EFI Fiery: EFI leads the transformation from analog to digital imaging with scalable, digital, award-winning products. Based in Silicon Valley, California, with offices around the world, EFI develops breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalized documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process, increasing your competitiveness and boosting productivity.

Commenting on the [S]PRINT to FINISH event, Ray Hillhouse, Vice President Offline Business at Morgana Systems said: “We are delighted to be teaming up with an impressive collection of partners for this exciting event. Our previous experience at this venue was excellent. Many northern based printers took advantage of the opportunity to see equipment in action, and to discuss the future success of their businesses with a range of leading industry suppliers.”

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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“All About Automation”: A Must See Event for Printers

In Finishing on March 23, 2016 at 9:33 am

Morgana Systems Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, along with a number of industry partners, would like to invite printers to join them on the Thursday, April 7th, between 9:30am and 4:30pm at the Morgana Showroom, Milton Keynes, for an event entitled All About Automation”.

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The focus for the event is how the services of the participants can help power today’s print businesses forward, producing higher levels of productivity, enhancing workflow, and helping businesses to market themselves effectively. The event will aim to show printers how to make all of the pieces fit!

In addition to Morgana Systems full range of highly productive post-press equipment, visitors will be able to gain a detailed insight into the benefits of web-to-print with Vpress, a thorough appreciation of the modern MIS system with Tharstern, digital printing demonstrations with Konica Minolta and its Smart Print Technology, an overview of the role that substrates have to play in the whole digital print equation from Antalis, and expert marketing initiatives under the “Marketing for Growth” banner from Ice Blue Sky.

Throughout the process from creation, submission, through to print and final finishing, print service providers meet many of the same challenges every day. The “All About Automation” event will aim to explore how much automation can cut out unnecessary human intervention, and now much it can help to streamline the whole print process, reducing errors and enhancing profits.

Commenting on the “All About Automation” event, Ray Hillhouse, Vice President Offline Business at Morgana Systems said: “We’re excited to be hosting a number of industry specialists who will share best practice and provide printers with realistic and achievable improvements. Moreover, we will introduce ideas that can assist in the way that you market your business, helping you to retain existing customers and even find more clients.”

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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