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Newprint Returns to Morgana for More Finishing

In Finishing on February 20, 2018 at 4:58 pm

Newprint, Newmarket, has returned to Morgana Systems, the UK’s largest manufacturer of finishing equipment for the digital print sector, for additional post-press product. A DigiFold 385, the recently released Laminator 450, and an EBA guillotine have been added to existing Morgana products at the busy Newmarket print shop.

Newprint Laminator sml

Existing Morgana equipment at Newprint includes the BM500 bookletmaker and KB 2000 perfect binding machine, along with an FSN numbering unit.

DigiFold 385 is Morgana’s easy to use, high capacity, stand-alone paper folding and creasing machine. The original DigiFold has been one of the company’s best selling products since it was first introduced back in 2001. Morgana DigiFold products employ a unique creasing rule and matrix, the DynaCrease, that eliminates tearing and, therefore, cracking.

Commenting on the new additions, David Prior, Managing Director of Newprint (pictured above), said: “We saw the new Lamintor 450 at last years Ipex exhibiton – it was just what we were looking for. Our existing laminator needed to perforate the whole of the substrate, rather than just the film. On heavier weight stocks that could cause problems and, as it was a hand fed unit, it was difficult to clear a problem whilst feeding the machine. It could become a slow process.

The new Laminator 450, delivered just before Christmas, perforates the film, making sheet separation far more effective and reliable. It’s also a suction fed system, speeding up the whole process. “We are now actively seeking more laminating work, rather than trying to avoid it!”

With regard to the DigiFold 385, David added: “We didn’t need to see it in action. We have worked with Morgana for many years and know the product range. This was the ideal machine for us to move to. We had a creasing system before, but DigiFold creases and folds, and it does both tasks very well. The high capacity model means that we can load the machine and, once we have set the machine up, we can just let it run – no need to keep loading prints into the feeder.”

Commenting on one of the first installations of the Laminator 450 product, Morgana’s Ray Hillhouse said: “We are delighted to have been able to assist David with his laminating issue – the Laminator 450 and 450 Pro offer a range of printers the ideal in-house laminating solution. First shown at Ipex last year, we have been delighted with the interest shown in the product.”

Printing at Newprint consists of both litho and digital equipment, with two Konica Minolta 1070 machines producing a wide range of short-run general commercial work. A team of four full-time and one part-time employees take on work from a range of local customers.

For further information on Newprint visit www.newprint.co.uk

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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