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Come Fly Away! Print 2 Finish Event, Hendon

In Finishing on April 24, 2017 at 1:23 pm

Morgana Systems invite you to join them at Print 2 Finish at the RAF Museum, Hendon, on 17th and 18th May for a hands-on look at the future of the printing business.

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In a 24/7 online world, the future of print is evolving and becoming increasingly challenging. To meet customer demands and grow your print business you need integrated print applications that enable you to offer fresh products or services. Print 2 Finish gives you the opportunity to connect with like-minded organisations and industry leading suppliers of Production Print Technology, including Morgana, Konica Minolta, Vivid and EFI.

All attendees to the event will get free entry to the museum and a 4D theatre experience of the world famous Red Arrows aerobatic team, or alternatively enjoy a Eurofighter Simulator ride with either the Red Arrows – a thrilling flight with Red 7, or the Eurofighter Typhoon.

Join Morgana at the RAF Museum in Hendon and see how together we can help your business grow!

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 US Headquarters for Plockmatic Group

In Finishing on August 10, 2016 at 8:27 am

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The Plockmatic Group, owners of Plockmatic International and Morgana Systems Limited, are pleased to announce the opening of its new US headquarters based in Rochester, New York.

The new facility will house offices, a training centre, a showroom facility, and a warehouse, and will become the base for all the company’s operations in the US. The office will be located at the new Lehigh Crossing Office Park and is scheduled to open on August 1st 2016 with a series of open house events for partners and dealers.

The Plockmatic Group goes to market in North America through two business units: Plockmatic International, with a focus on the inline sector of the post-press equipment market, partnering with the key engine manufacturers to offer unique cost effective inline booklet making solutions. They also cover the mailing sector, selling inserting systems directly and through OEM partnerships.

The second business unit is Morgana Systems. This part of the business looks after all the offline products, including folders, creasers, offline booklet makers and PUR perfect binders. Product is taken to market through a key dealer network across the US and Canada.

Announcing the opening of the new office, Jan Marstorp, CEO of the Plockmatic Group, said: “The new Rochester facility gives us a base for all of our North American operations. We have big plans for growth in this market and need to increase our infrastructure and systems to provide even better support to our partners, our dealers and the customers they serve.”

In addition to long standing collaboration with Xerox and Ricoh, Plockmatic has recently announced new partnerships at Drupa with Canon and Konica Minolta. Commenting on the new facility in Rochester, Scott Russell, VP of Inline Sales, said: “The new facility in Rochester is key to our growth in the USA. We currently train over of 100 manufacturer’s technicians every year on this site, and that’s set to increase. We also offer second level technical support to our OEM partners from this base and have simply outgrown our current premises. This new office gives us a larger base to work from as we bring new partners on board, and also gives us direct control over our logistics for the region.”

The offline part of the Plockmatic business is handled by Morgana Systems – a business that has a huge base of machines in the US supported by a key dealer group. VP of Sales for the offline business, Ray Hillhouse, said: “We needed this new US facility to offer the better support to our dealer base. Previously our machine logistics were based in Canada and our parts distribution was from the UK. Having our own warehouse and staff in the US will allow us to provide a much more efficient service to our dealers, and in turn, to our base of end users.” Hillhouse continued: “Previously training was conducted either in the UK or at one of our dealers sites. Just having the technical centre alone will give us a much better opportunity to run in depth courses on all our products.”

The Plockmatic Group recently announced the purchase of KGS srl, the Italian-based manufacturer of PUR perfect binders for Morgana. Hillhouse added: “Having recently acquired KGS, we can now really increase the volume of PUR binders we are placing in North America. Having the new showroom in Rochester will allow us to demonstrate the full range of binders, and give us a place to do specific customer testing on their applications.”

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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London’s City Printing Installs PUR from Morgana

In Finishing on May 20, 2016 at 9:41 am

London-based City Printing Ltd has become the latest UK print business to equip itself with a PUR binder from Morgana Systems, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing. The DigiBook 200 installation also included a Morgana AutoCreaser Pro 33 to further assist the post-press operation of the busy London print business.

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Whilst City Printing Managing Director Michael Peters has been a big Morgana fan for some 20 years, his first venture with PUR binding had been with another supplier: “We had used a competitors machine, but we were not able to produce the ultra short-runs as cost effectively as we had hoped. The DigiBook 200 is definitely a significant improvement – it requires minimal set-up, produces minimal waste, and because of the sealed glue tank, you can produce a single copy of a publication and not waste huge amounts of adhesive.”

City Printing handles a wide range of digitally printed run-lengths from one through to several thousand. The DigiBook 200 has proved to be both cost efficient and highly productive whatever the quantity.

“We produced one job recently – a booklet with a run of 200 copies. We were able to print and bind the job in a single afternoon. We used to have to put PUR work out to a trade binder, so having this machine in-house effectively saved us over two days compared to the last time that we produced it!”

The company also added a Morgana AutoCreaser Pro 33 to its range of finishing equipment in order to crease publication covers prior to binding.

Commenting on Morgana as a supplier, Michael Peters said: “They are a great company to work with. The machines do exactly what Morgana say they will do, the machines are reliable, simple to operate, the technical back-up from the company is excellent, and, very importantly, they are really nice people!”

Digital printing at City Printing is created via a mix of Xerox, Ricoh, and OKI engines, producing a wide range of commercial work. The company employs a team of ten people.

Commenting on this latest Morgana equipment order, Ray Hillhouse, Vice President Offline Business at Morgana Systems said: “The variety of production speeds offered by our DigiBook range provides machines to suit all print businesses. The 200 model is ideal for the needs of City Printing, where the fast turnaround of orders in a variety of quantities is the typical requirement. The quality of PUR bound books is fast becoming the standard that print buyers are expecting. Companies that are serious about providing quality bound products now know that a PUR investment is an essential.”

PUR Binding from Morgana

PUR is the strongest, most flexible binding adhesive available. When inks, coatings or digital print toners are present in the spine area of printed pages these can compromise the strength of typical hot-melt perfect binding. PUR overcomes this issue and will form a super-strong bond with all weights and finishes of paper stocks. In addition PUR works well with synthetic and recycled-content stock.

The DigiBook 200 is a truly innovative binding machine designed and built for today’s market requirements. It is easy to use, even by non-specialised personnel, via a touch screen panel and icon graphics that allow the programming of all precision operations in just a few seconds, including start-up and shut-down. Glue application is direct and hermetically sealed, without odour or toxic fume emissions, therefore not requiring extraction fans. The polyurethane glue is delivered via 2kg cartridges in a simple and waste-free manner.

About City Printing Ltd

Hornsey Road, London N7-based City Printing Ltd is celebrating 40 years in business this year. The company provides full graphic design, print and marketing services for customers, from large organisations, small businesses, charities, to members of the public. For more information on City Printing see http://www.cityprintingltd.co.uk or call 020 7281 5867.

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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