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Graham Brewer for Morgana Sales Manager

In Finishing on June 21, 2018 at 9:11 am

Morgana Systems, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, and a part of the Plockmatic group of companies, has announced the appointment of Graham Brewer to the position of UK Sales Manager.

Graham Brewer

Graham joins the company having spent the previous three years as sales manager with Konica Minolta, managing a field based team of sales people selling both office products and print management solutions. Prior to Konica Minolta he worked for some of the country’s largest office equipment dealers and major manufacturers.

Commenting on his appointment with Morgana Systems, Graham said: “The opportunity to work for Morgana was too good to miss as it allows me to work in the print and finishing industry with one of the most highly respected UK manufacturers of equipment, and it is based in my home town of Milton Keynes.”

Graham’s experience and contacts within the main print engine manufacturers should further help to promote the Morgana product portfolio to an important audience.

“I am thrilled to be part of Morgana and the Plockmatic Group and am excited by the opportunities the company can provide,” added Graham.

Commenting on his appointment, Ray Hillhouse, vice-president offline business at Morgana, said: “We are delighted to be able to appoint somebody with Graham’s sales experience and knowledge of the print engine side of the business. I am convinced that he will be a major asset to us moving forward in the challenging UK market.”

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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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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Morgana Releases Laminator 450 & Pro 450

In Finishing on February 12, 2018 at 9:38 am

Laminator Pro 450 sml

Morgana Systems, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, has announced the release of the Morgana Laminator 450 and Pro 450 models. The product was previewed late last year at both The Print Show and at Ipex and received an enthusiastic reception.

This new high-performance compact machine combines speed, ease of operation and quality, making it the ideal solution for the in-house commercial laminating requirements of many print businesses. Two versions are available, with the Pro 450 featuring a high pile automatic feeder.

Commenting on the new unit, Ray Hillhouse, vice-president offline business at Morgana, said: “Lamination continues to grow in popularity. It protects the printed page, making it more durable, whilst also enhancing the appearance of books, boxes, and business cards. Many printers outsource the task to trade finishing houses, but this adds days onto the production schedule, as well as additional cost to the job. A compact, quality solution is being called for by a great many printers that we see.

“Designed for easy operation, the Laminator Pro 450 has a unique “heavy duty” high pile automatic feeder for true load-and-go operation. It features an integrated compressor and pneumatic system for high quality print lamination, on litho and digitally printed work measuring up to 450mm x 700mm. It is the ideal laminator for small to medium sized digital and offset print operations.

“For those handling shorter run lengths, the Laminator 450 entry-level version offers semi-automatic operation, a manual feed, with an option to add the deep pile stacker at a later date.”

Measuring just 1,700mm x 730mm the compact, single-phase Laminator Pro 450 has been designed to be both efficient and cost-effective, helping print producers to offer an all-in-one service to customers. Printers will be able to avoid the costly set-up charges and mark-ups that go with outsourcing lamination work to a trade finisher. With its fast production speed and simple to use set-up, the Laminator Pro 450 is the perfect investment for “on demand” print shops.

Utilising its deep pile automatic suction feed system, the Laminator Pro can achieve production speeds of up to 1,875 landscape SRA3 sheets per hour, allowing printers to undertake jobs requiring higher quantities and faster turnaround times with minimal set-up, wastage and supervision.

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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