East Sussex-based digital printing specialist Impression IT 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. Impression IT has purchased the PUR solution to replace a hot-melt perfect binding system.
Commenting on the purchase business owner John Davis (pictured above) said: “The vast majority of our production is focused on training materials. These are typically short-run books that need to be durable. PUR binding is the ideal solution for finishing these products. It also allows us to use a wider range of substrates – particularly heavier stock weights and coated materials.”
John explains that he had been searching for the most effective solution for sometime. Whilst he was attracted to the DigiBook 150 product from Morgana Systems, it did require manual feeding. The introduction of the DigiBook 200, offering significantly more automation, provided the perfect machine for the job.
“Our customers can order anything from 25 up to 500 books from us, often at short notice. Whilst they are not huge runs, these publications are the key ingredient of their training courses so they have to be presentable, durable, and able to last the pace,” added John Davis. “We have been delighted with the results that we can now produce using the DigiBook 200, and have been impressed by the service received from Morgana’s service team.”
Printing at Impression IT takes place via two Canon printing units – a 135 monochrome machine and an ImagePress 6010. The company also runs a Mimaki large format unit.
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 with an effective level of automation.”
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.
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.
Started in 2000, Impression IT runs with a staff of five from its St Leonards office. The company works with clients from around the world, specialising in high quality printing and last-minute delivery all over the UK and beyond. In addition to its training focused customers the company also produces work directly for authors seeking a self-publishing partner.
See http://impressionit.co.uk for further information on the digital print company.
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/