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The Print Show: High-Capacity DigiFold & AutoCreaser

In Finishing on July 31, 2016 at 4:00 pm

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Morgana Systems Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, will give a UK show debut to the next generation DigiFold Pro and AutoCreaser Pro at this year’s Print Show event in Birmingham. The new machines take centre stage alongside the latest additions to the company’s bookletmaking systems.

Commenting on the new DigiFold Pro 385, Ray Hillhouse, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, said: “The DigiFold has long been the benchmark product in the creaser / folder sector. With the improvements in speed and productivity for the current crop of digital print engines, Morgana needs to provide an additional option for our customers. After surveying our DigiFold users, we’ve been able to address what they need as their digital production grows.”

One of the key changes from previous DigiFold models is the introduction of a high-capacity vacuum top-feeder that can take a sheet pile of up to 450mm. Once the size and thickness of stock are entered, all other feeder functions including air and vacuum settings, side guide positions, and fold roller gaps are automatically adjusted for quick and easy setup of jobs. Stock of up to 0.4mm can be creased and folded with virtually no cracking of the sheets or the toner on them.

Another new feature is the dual creasing blades, the Morgana DynaCrease, for creasing and folding applications at over 6,000 sheets per hour, and one for “creasing only mode” which allows the widest range of applications to be produced on one machine.

Ray Hillhouse added: “The new Pro 385 model will top the DigiFold range providing a heavy-duty machine for longer run applications of both digitally and litho printed work – it’s exactly what our larger customers have been asking for.”

In addition to the new DigiFold Pro, the AutoCreaser Pro 385 will also be shown, similarly benefiting from the new high-capacity feeder. Hillhouse continued: “The AutoCreaser is still our best-selling machine and the new Pro 385 will take us into higher volume applications with a heavier duty machine.”

As well as the new feeder, this version of the AutoCreaser will have a dual creasing blade and matrix, which is particularly useful if producing covers for perfect binding where the spine and hinge creases can be produced in one pass, or for those users who wish to change creasing profiles regularly. The new AutoCreaser Pro 385 can run at up to 8,500 sheets per hour.

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:



New Web STORE for manroland web systems

In Newspapers, Web Presses on July 31, 2016 at 3:51 pm

Leading supplier of web presses manroland web systems, based in Augsburg, Germany, has announced the launch of an updated web-based spare parts facility.

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The new manroland web STORE has been designed to provide for fast, easy, and affordable shopping for press spare and wear parts, whether using desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Spare parts when you need them

Modern printing businesses need a flexible spare parts management system with fast response times. The well-known online shop from manroland web systems has been revised with these needs very much in mind.

Together with customers and the company e-matters in Hamburg, manroland web systems has developed and launched this new business-to-business platform based on the e-Commerce Suite software. The new manroland web STORE provides a focus on customer needs and allows for fast, convenient, and inexpensive ordering at any time from anywhere.

With this re-launch, manroland web systems is able to offer its customers an online shop full of professional expertise, combined with convenient operation rivaling sites operating in the consumer sector. The new web STORE offers an outstanding fast, flexible, and convenient spare parts supply, representing a real added-value for users of its presses.

See the English language version of this new resource at:


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