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Drupa: Morgana Launch New DigiFold & AutoCreaser

In Finishing on May 5, 2016 at 10:08 am

Morgana Systems Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, today announced it will launch the next generation DigiFold Pro and AutoCreaser Pro at this year’s Drupa event in Düsseldorf. The new machines will take centre stage alongside new additions to the company’s bookletmaking systems, and a raft of upgrades to it’s successful DigiBook range of PUR perfect binders.

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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: http://morgana.co.uk/

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The Plockmatic Group Purchase KGS srl

In Finishing on April 21, 2016 at 12:53 pm

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The Plockmatic Group, owners of UK digital finishing specialists Morgana Systems, has announced that it has completed the purchase of KGS srl.

KGS has manufactured and supplied a range of PUR binders to Morgana Systems for five years. For the last two years Morgana has been the only customer of KGS, taking 100% of the company’s production, with the units being sold under the Morgana brand as the DigiBook range of PUR Binders. Above image shows Jan Marstorp, CEO of The Plockmatic Group (left) and Marco Tumaini, Managing Director of KGS.

The KGS business was formed in 2010 by ex-Heidelberg employees to design and manufacture closed tank PUR binders. The innovative closed tank technology gives users the ability to manufacture small runs of books “on demand” while keeping start-up times and glue wastage to an absolute minimum.

The KGS factory, located in Mestrino, Italy, will continue to manufacture the market-leading range of innovative PUR binders, capable of providing productivity from 150 books per hour to 450 books per hour.

The unique, patented technology of the machines allows PUR books to be produced quickly and easily in all print environments. The binders are simple to use and ideal for the production of digital books in run lengths from one to thousands. In addition to the automatic operation of the binders, the automatic cleaning adds to their appeal.

Commenting on the acquisition of KGS, Ray Hillhouse, VP of Sales & Marketing for Morgana, said, “We have been selling the KGS manufactured products for several years now and have seen the market grow significantly over that time. We have taken the total production from the factory for the last two years, selling PUR binding products throughout the world, and now need to increase production to meet the continually growing demand from new and expanding markets.

“Owning the company will allow our expertise in supply chain and production to help KGS grow, while simultaneously reducing costs. Savings will be directly passed on to our customers and dealers.”

The full range of DigiBook PUR perfect binders will be on display at Drupa on the Plockmatic Group stand – Hall 8B, Stand A66.

About The Plockmatic Group

The Plockmatic Group, based in Stockholm Sweden, is a worldwide supplier of finishing solutions to the print and mailing markets. With over 40 years of experience, the company has built up a strong and solid reputation as an efficient and flexible solutions provider for offline and inline applications. The Plockmatic Group is a leader in the innovation, development and manufacture of new equipment and technology. The Group’s two key business units are Plockmatic International and Morgana Systems Limited.

Plockmatic International focuses on inline booklet making and feeding solutions for a growing base of print engine manufacturers, and also supplies a range of mail inserting solutions.

Morgana Systems Limited provides an unrivalled range of products designed specifically to overcome the challenges of finishing digitally printed work. Since its acquisition by The Plockmatic Group in 2013 the product portfolio has been extended with a wide range of offline booklet making systems to meet every production requirement.

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Drupa: Morgana Announces Upgrade for DigiBook 150

In Finishing on April 1, 2016 at 9:15 am

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Morgana Systems Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, has announced that among the many post-press products on show on its Drupa stand this year will be a series of enhancements to its popular Morgana DigiBook 150 entry level PUR perfect Binder.

The DigiBook 150 has been upgraded to incorporate some of the features of the higher specification DigiBook 200 model. Key additions to the machine include automatic book block clamping and a new glue nozzle system, which has been upgraded to give better control of the spine and side glue application.

Commenting on the enhancements, Ray Hillhouse, VP of Sales said: “There is great demand for the entry level machine both in the UK and in many of our export markets, however, it needed some productivity enhancements and a new user interface to bring it in line with the others models in the range, and to take advantage of the latest changes in PUR glue.”

Hillhouse continued: “This is the first of many upgrades to the DigiBook range which will be shown at DRUPA. With the DigiBook 150 costing around £20,000 it makes PUR perfect binding a cost effective option for even the smallest printers.”

Morgana offer a wide range of perfect binding equipment. The binding technique known as perfect binding is used to create books with a similar appearance to that of a paper backed book. With PUR the book blocks are milled on the spine to enable the paper to absorb the adhesive. The books are trimmed on three sides to produce a professional finished result.

The Morgana DigiBook 150 is an entry level PUR binder and is ideally suited to traditional and digital printers who require short runs of PUR perfect bound books to a professional standard.

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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