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TG Print Wins Trade Business with DigiBook 200

In Finishing on January 31, 2015 at 12:34 pm

TG Print & Design, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, has become the latest UK print business to install a Morgana DigiBook 200 PUR perfect binding machine. Morgana Systems Ltd, Milton Keynes, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, launched the DigiBook 200 last year at Ipex 2014 as the latest addition to its popular PUR perfect binder range.

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The company prints both litho and digital work and offers its binding services out to the trade. Litho work at TG Print & Design is handled with a Heidelberg XL75, with a combination of Konica Minolta 6000 and MGI Meteor machines handling the digital throughput. Wide format production is undertaken on both EFI flat-bed and HP equipment. The business is on target to achieve a £3 million turnover in its current financial year.

Commenting on the latest Morgana purchase, Dave Duhig, Managing Director of TG Print & Design, said: “We had been considering the benefits of bringing PUR binding in-house for some time. We have an excellent relationship with the team at Morgana, and they offered us a trail of the DigiBook 200, suggesting that this machine would be more than capable of handling the work that we needed to produce, with the quality of bind that we were looking for. The trial was a great success – in fact it was so good that we picked up two new trade jobs because of it!”

The DigiBook 200 joins a range of other Morgana equipment, including an AutoCreaser, DigiFold Pro, and one of the suppliers laminating products.

“In addition to winning new trade work, the DigiBook means that we are saving money on placing PUR work out ourselves, and keeping a much tighter hold on production schedules. The fact that we can now produce PUR binding at a more cost effective price means that we have been able to tempt a number of customers to try it – they then become hooked on the quality of bind they get back.”

Commenting on the performance of the machine, Dave added: “We might not use it for several days, but when we need PUR it is available immediately, and like everything we buy from Morgana, it is reliable, efficient, and affordable.”

Short-run work completed on the DigiBook 200 at TG Print & Design has included the production of advance copies and even proof copies of publications. “It makes a big difference to how customers view you as a supplier when you turn up with a couple of finished books rather than a whole bundle of loose sheets,” said Dave.

Passing comment on this latest machine order from the PUR range, Ray Hillhouse, Sales and Marketing Director at Morgana Systems, said: “We have been delighted over the last year with the reception of the DigiBook 200. TG Print illustrates yet again that the product offers the ideal solution for print businesses seeking quality PUR binding for short to medium-run work. The quality of bind, the speed of production, and the cost of the system are making it an essential tool for today’s fast turnaround print business.”

The DigiBook 200 handles spine lengths from 110 to 320mm and the maximum thickness is 50mm. Retractable spine milling means that the device can go from soft- to hard-cover binding at the flick of a switch. Side gluing for the cover hinge is adjustable depending upon the cover style required.

Demand for PUR binding from digital printers has been growing swiftly in recent years. The DigiBook range from Morgana Systems has proved extremely popular with print operations seeking a more effective and substantial bind than that offered by regular hot-melt devices.

PUR Range

The DigiBook range of machines are suited to both traditional and digital printers who require either short-run or production capacity PUR perfect bound books to a professional standard. The innovative DigiBook range of machines are equipped with a patented closed gluing system, where the spine and side gluing is applied by a slot applicator for the utmost binding quality and accuracy.

DigiBook machines are innovative bookbinding products designed and built for the very latest market requirements. They are easy to use, even by non-specialised personnel, via a touch screen panel with icon graphics, suitable for the programming of all precision operations in just a few seconds. These include both start-up and shutdown and use a new, innovative system that is covered by a number of international patents.

The applicator is direct, and is hermetically sealed, without odour or toxic fume emissions, meaning that no extractor fan is required. This solution allows for the use of polyurethane glue in cartridges of up to 3kg, all adding up to simple and waste-free binding.

About TG Print & Design

The company started life as a small printing operation in 2000. Now based in prestigious offices in Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, the business has shown steady growth over the years, and can boast a national client base. Offering 24-hour turnaround on many jobs, along with a highly competitive pricing structure, has put TG Print in the premier league of UK printers. An ever-growing range of printed products includes security foil tickets, banners, roller banners, and canvas prints mounted on frames.

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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Billingham Press Latest to Install DigiBook 200

In Finishing on January 13, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Tees Valley-based Billingham Press has become the latest UK print business to install a Morgana DigiBook 200 PUR perfect binding machine. Morgana Systems Ltd, Milton Keynes, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, launched the DigiBook 200 last year at Ipex 2014 as the latest addition to its popular PUR perfect binder range. The Billingham Press purchase was made via Morgana dealer for the North East, Inkland.

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Commenting on the purchase, Ian Dodds, Managing Director of Billingham Press, said: “We have been enjoying an increasing demand for our digitally printed work, and whilst we have a fully operational bindery for our litho printing, digital really demands equipment that is specific to short-run production.

“We began working with Morgana equipment some 18 months ago with the purchase of a DocuMaster bookletmaking machine. The square back capability of the system makes it ideal for a wide range of design agency booklet work that we produce – typically A4 or A5 in size, with runs in the region of two to four hundred copies.

“Having taken the decision to then seek an efficient in-house perfect binding solution, Morgana were naturally one of the companies that we approached.”

Whilst Billingham Press had never been involved in perfect binding production on-site before, the cost, the lead time, and the amount of overs being asked for by trade suppliers prompted Ian and his team to seek a more effective solution.

Ian tasked son Thomas Dodds – who has only been working in the business for a couple of years – to review the market. “Thomas saw product from a number of suppliers, including Duplo and Morgana, and his conclusion was that the Morgana DigiBook product provided the best solution for our needs,” said Ian Dodds.

Local Morgana dealer Inkland, already a pre-press supplier to Billingham Press, took the order and delivered the Morgana DigiBook 200.

“We are not producing huge volumes of work on the machine as yet,” said Ian. “But the work that we have produced – typically short-run booklet work – shows a tremendous quality of bind. The machine offers great flexibility, and our staff tell me that it is a very user friendly machine: easy to learn and simple to operate.”

Passing comment on this latest machine order from the PUR range, Ray Hillhouse, Sales and Marketing Director at Morgana Systems, said: “We have been delighted over the last year with the reception of the DigiBook 200. The product offers the ideal solution for print businesses seeking quality PUR binding for short-run work.”

The DigiBook 200 handles spine lengths from 110 to 320mm and the maximum thickness is 50mm. Retractable spine milling means that the device can go from soft- to hard-cover binding at the flick of a switch. Side gluing for the cover hinge is adjustable depending upon the cover style required.

Demand for PUR binding from digital printers has been growing swiftly in recent years. The DigiBook range from Morgana Systems has proved extremely popular with print operations seeking a more effective and substantial bind than that offered by regular hot-melt devices.

PUR Range

The DigiBook range of machines are suited to both traditional and digital printers who require either short-run or production capacity PUR perfect bound books to a professional standard. The innovative DigiBook range of machines are equipped with a patented closed gluing system, where the spine and side gluing is applied by a slot applicator for the utmost binding quality and accuracy.

DigiBook machines are innovative bookbinding products designed and built for the very latest market requirements. They are easy to use, even by non-specialised personnel, via a touch screen panel with icon graphics, suitable for the programming of all precision operations in just a few seconds. These include both start-up and shutdown and use a new, innovative system that is covered by a number of international patents.

The applicator is direct, and is hermetically sealed, without odour or toxic fume emissions, meaning that no extractor fan is required. This solution allows for the use of polyurethane glue in cartridges of up to 3kg, all adding up to simple and waste-free binding.

About Billingham Press

Established in 1942 by Mr H. Dodds, grandchildren Ian Dodds and Susan Stokes now run the 24-hour print business, aided by 29 experienced and dedicated staff members. Billingham Press works to the most demanding of schedules and offer the most competitive of prices. Confidentiality of embargoed, sensitive or personal information is guaranteed at all times. In addition to an ever-increasing range of production equipment, the company is delighted to offer a new online quoting and ordering system, demonstrating a commitment to changing customer needs and new technologies. The business is fully equipped to provide both high quality litho and digital printing.

About Inkland

Morgana dealer Inkland was founded in 1979 and has since become the largest independent graphic arts and commercial print solution provider in the North East. The company is a member of the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF). Its commitment to customer service has previously been rewarded with the BPIF “Supplier of the Year” excellence award. From the outset Inkland sought to supply only from recognised leading manufacturers, thereby providing customers with high quality and consistent supply together with independent, impartial advice.

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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Twenty10 Digital Installs DigiBook 200 PUR Binder

In Finishing on October 22, 2014 at 8:12 am

Twenty10 Digital, Northampton, has become one of the first UK print businesses to install a Morgana DigiBook 200 PUR perfect binding machine. Morgana Systems Ltd, Milton Keynes, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, launched the DigiBook 200 earlier this year at Ipex 2014 as the latest addition to its popular PUR perfect binder range.

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The newest model in the range sits above the entry level DigiBook 150, featuring more automation than the basic version. As hinted at in the name, the product can bind up to 200 books per hour.

Commenting on the purchase, Paul Riley, Managing Director of Twenty10 Digital, said: “Nobody in the Northampton area has anything like this. We were struggling to find a quality PUR binding service that was even relatively local. We did find, however, that binding services that we were able to use wanted 30 or 40 overs for jobs of just a few hundred copies in order to set-up their equipment. That kind of additional print demand can make a huge difference between making a profit or not on a digital job!

“The only solution was for us to install our own short-run PUR solution. Twenty10 has been a Morgana customer for a good few years now, and their PUR products had a very good reputation in the industry. When we saw the DigiBook 200 in action we knew that it was the product to solve our difficulties. We have already started to bring in trade binding work from other print operations in the area. The fast set-up and quality bind produced by the DigiBook 200 is a fantastic combination.”

Passing comment on this latest addition to the PUR range, Ray Hillhouse, Sales and Marketing Director at Morgana Systems, said: “Customers like the range that we offer, but they had been asking for that perfect product: the one that sits just above entry level, but is not as expensive as the 300 books per hour model! We introduced the DigiBook 200 at Ipex earlier this year and it was extraordinarily well received. As with any new product, it took us a little while to get finished production machines out into the market, but the early orders are now being installed, and customers are delighted with the productivity and quality they are producing with the product.

“The book block measuring capability is typical of the features that have been added to this unit. It sets the heads automatically, meaning that users can switch from one size of book to another very swiftly and easily. The gluing heads are the same across the range, so the bind quality is identical.”

The DigiBook 200 handles spine lengths from 110 to 320mm and the maximum thickness is 50mm. Retractable spine milling means that the device can go from soft- to hard-cover binding at the flick of a switch. Side gluing for the cover hinge is adjustable depending upon the cover style required.

Adding further user comment, Paul Riley is especially pleased with the added flexibility the new binding system has provided: “We are more than happy now to consider a run length of one copy! One major new customer requires “prototype copies” of their entire catalogue before the final full run is produced. To print these press-proofs digitally and then bind them with DigiBook 200 is so easy and simple – and the customer is extremely impressed with the presentation. For another job that appeared this week, we had to remove the cover from an existing publication; print a new updated page; and then re-bind the product. It was only 100 copies, and that just would not have been possible to do with out the DigiBook 200.”

The company is also producing mechanics publications for Suzuki UK. Whilst a CD is made available to dealerships, mechanics far prefer a printed paper version of the books – they can find things a lot easier, the medium is far more portable, and users can add their own notes to a page if necessary. The significant thickness of the publications, along with the none to gentle handling in the workshop, demand quality PUR binding.

Demand for PUR binding from digital printers has been growing swiftly in recent years. The DigiBook range from Morgana Systems has proved extremely popular with print operations seeking a more effective and substantial bind than that offered by regular hot-melt devices.

Twenty10 Digital is used to finishing work with Morgana quality equipment – the company already runs a wide range of product from the Milton Keynes based manufacturer, including a CardXtra for business card and other small format jobs; a DocuMaster for bookletmaking; a Matrix laminator; Rhin-o-Tuff wire-o binding product; and a Morgana Major Folder.

PUR Range

The DigiBook range of machines are suited to both traditional and digital printers who require either short-run or production capacity PUR perfect bound books to a professional standard. The innovative DigiBook range of machines are equipped with a patented closed gluing system, where the spine and side gluing is applied by a slot applicator for the utmost binding quality and accuracy.

DigiBook machines are innovative bookbinding products designed and built for the very latest market requirements. They are easy to use, even by non-specialised personnel, via a touch screen panel with icon graphics, suitable for the programming of all precision operations in just a few seconds. These include both start-up and shutdown and use a new, innovative system that is covered by a number of international patents.

The applicator is direct, and is hermetically sealed, without odour or toxic fume emissions, meaning that no extractor fan is required. This solution allows for the use of polyurethane glue in cartridges of up to 3kg, all adding up to simple and waste-free binding.

About Twenty10 Digital

The philosophy behind the business was to bring together the very best people, technology, and processes to create work that everybody involved could feel extremely proud. The company employs a total of six personnel generating a turnover in excess of £500,000. Twenty10 has been nominated for several national print awards, and has made a huge impact on the digital print world. The business is quickly setting the standards for others to follow.

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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