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Morgana to Join APME 2015 May Conference

In Finishing on May 21, 2015 at 9:15 am

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Morgana Systems Ltd, Milton Keynes, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, has announced that it will exhibit at this years Association of Print Managers in Education (APME) conference, which will take place from Sunday May 31 through to Wednesday June 3 at Shrigley Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire.

The aim of the conference is to provide a full and topical programme to stimulate debate and to provide real developmental sessions that keep APME members informed of current trends across design and print amidst the culture of change that will never quite be “business as usual”.

For its part, the post-press for digital print specialist plans to show a range of the latest finishing equipment suited to such customers, including BM60 compact bookletmaker, which will be shown with the PL104 square back option, the recently introduced AeroCut Nano small format cutting device, and the Bindomatic 7000 thermal binder for fast and efficient finishing of documents.

Conference Theme: “A Culture of Change”

As a vital cog in the wheel, university print and creative teams must adapt. They must provide new and creative solutions to standards that are higher than ever before, and be certain that they are are providing cost-effective services that equal value for money.

Universities are dynamic, living breathing environments that push the frontiers of knowledge. They inspire. Universities also have to balance the books and generate surpluses to support world-changing research as well as the costs of teaching and learning.

Many APME members have to manage far more than traditional print or copying. Together they span photography, video, creative design, scanning, and distance learning for example, and are likely to want to branch out further if they can demonstrate value.

From 2015, universities in England will be able to recruit as many students as they like. Competition between institutions nationally and globally is accelerating. Innovators will stand the best chances of recruiting the best students, attracting/retaining the best staff and offering the best experiences. The stakes are high. Printed marketing materials must stand out and be produced to higher standards that ever before.

Commenting on the decision to show the company’s products at the APME event, Ray Hillhouse, Vice President Offline Business at Morgana Systems, said: “Along with the continued growth in digital print, demands on post-press production in the education sector have also increased. This event will give Morgana a tremendous opportunity to both show and discuss our latest products for this ever more sophisticated market. It will be a delight to meet with both old friends and new from the APME membership.”

Full details of the APME 2015 Conference can be found here.

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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New Hemel Premises for Apex Digital Graphics

In Offset Presses on May 21, 2015 at 9:01 am

Apex Digital Graphics, Hemel Hempstead and Leeds, the official UK distributor of Ryobi MHI printing equipment, Screen and CRON computer-to-plate solutions, and UK dealer for Konica Minolta digital equipment, has announced that it has made a move to new premises in its home town of Hemel Hempstead.

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Following the end of the lease at its Maxted Road premises the decision was taken to re-house the business in recently constructed offices providing a slightly better-sized facilities for the current shape of the business. “We have enjoyed a very successful ten years in Maxted Road,” said Managing Director Bob Usher. “As we all know, the printing industry has changed since the recession, and we have adjusted our operations to fit the needs of our customers. The new building is ideal for our current needs and what we anticipate will be our requirements moving forward.”

The new 15,000 square foot premises will provide a storage and distribution centre for supplies and spare parts, a showroom facility for litho presses, digital printing equipment, and pre-press products, as well as office and meeting room space for the company.

The move brings the company close to the offices of Print Efficiently partner IFS – the post-press specialist that moved to Boundary Way in October of 2014 – but also closer to the Buncefield oil refinery: the site of a huge explosion soon after Apex had moved to its previous premises. “Thankfully there is a lot less fuel stored at the facility now, and one would like to think that there are more stringent safety measures in place as well,” added Mr Usher.

A showroom facility is currently under construction, and an official opening of the new premises is being scheduled for later in the year and will be fully operational for the Print Efficiently event being staged together with IFS on 6/7/8 and 20/21/22 October 2015.

Full Apex Digital Graphics postal address:

Unit 1, ATA House

Boundary Rd, Hemel Hempstead HP2 7SS

Telephone number (unchanged): 01442 235 236

About Apex Digital Graphics

Apex Digital Graphics Limited is a specialist in the supply and service of pre-press and press equipment. Apex is the official UK distributor for the Ryobi range of printing presses and ECRM polyester platesetters. Apex also distributes the Screen range of thermal and violet platesetters, and the Konica Minolta range of digital printing equipment. The company offers national service coverage, and a one-stop shop for print consumables featuring next day delivery. Apex Digital Graphics can be contacted on 01442 235 236 or via the www.apexdigital.co.uk web site.

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Solent Design Adds AeroCut, Creasing & Folding

In Finishing on May 7, 2015 at 8:25 am

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Solent Design Studio, Southampton, has expanded on its range of finishing capabilities with the purchase of a suite of post-press equipment from Morgana Systems Ltd, Milton Keynes, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing.

Products purchased by the design and print business are the AeroCut Nano small-format cutting device, a Morgana AutoCreaser Pro50, and a Morgana AutoFold Pro.

Commenting on the purchase of the post-press products, Craig Reynolds, Operations Director at Solent, said: “The AutoCreaser saves us a huge amount of time on both creasing and perforating jobs. Previously we had used both cylinder and our Ryobi litho press for these tasks. This was time consuming to set-up and it meant that one of only two people in the company could really undertake the work. The AutoCreaser and AutoFold products are just so easy to set-up and operate that we can quickly train anybody in the business to use the products.”

The AeroCut Nano from Uchida is a revolutionary card cutter that can take sheets of up to SRA3 in size, in weights of up to 350gsm. It feeds, slits and cross cuts to finish printed sheets into business cards, post cards, leaflets, or flyers. AeroCut Nano has two single slitter blades and two double slitter blades. The slitter blocks can be adjusted manually or fixed with via its InstaSet bar – a patented mechanism that can snap on to the machine to set-up the unit for common formats.

“The AeroCut is especially useful for business cards, and also useful just cutting two-up leaflets to size. We have this machine sitting next to the digital print engines so that we can just take the printed jobs and finish them immediately. Again, it’s a product that anyone can use – you don’t need to be a skilled guillotine operator to produce business cards with the AeroCut – and it’s fast too,” commented Craig Reynolds.

Print at Solent Design Studio is produced via both litho and digital equipment, with two and four colour Ryobi presses and Xerox digital equipment printing a wide range of commercial work.

About Solent Design Studio

Southampton-based Solent Design Studio began life as a graphic design business some 30 years ago, moving into providing the printed product ten years later. The business focuses on finding the most suitable solution for a customer, and seeks to deliver the very best results whilst making financial savings along the way where possible. The company’s broad range of capabilities includes design, litho and digital print, a wide variety of finishing capabilities, as well as storage and distribution, enabling it to meet the unique and diverse requirements of businesses from a range of sectors.

A team of 10 at Solent Design Studio deliver a proven skill set to produce high quality print intended to make an impact, raising the profile of a customers’ brand, and ensuring that their messages to the market are well and truly heard!

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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