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Solent Design Adds AeroCut, Creasing & Folding

In Finishing on May 7, 2015 at 8:25 am

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Solent Design Studio, Southampton, has expanded on its range of finishing capabilities with the purchase of a suite of post-press equipment from Morgana Systems Ltd, Milton Keynes, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing.

Products purchased by the design and print business are the AeroCut Nano small-format cutting device, a Morgana AutoCreaser Pro50, and a Morgana AutoFold Pro.

Commenting on the purchase of the post-press products, Craig Reynolds, Operations Director at Solent, said: “The AutoCreaser saves us a huge amount of time on both creasing and perforating jobs. Previously we had used both cylinder and our Ryobi litho press for these tasks. This was time consuming to set-up and it meant that one of only two people in the company could really undertake the work. The AutoCreaser and AutoFold products are just so easy to set-up and operate that we can quickly train anybody in the business to use the products.”

The AeroCut Nano from Uchida is a revolutionary card cutter that can take sheets of up to SRA3 in size, in weights of up to 350gsm. It feeds, slits and cross cuts to finish printed sheets into business cards, post cards, leaflets, or flyers. AeroCut Nano has two single slitter blades and two double slitter blades. The slitter blocks can be adjusted manually or fixed with via its InstaSet bar – a patented mechanism that can snap on to the machine to set-up the unit for common formats.

“The AeroCut is especially useful for business cards, and also useful just cutting two-up leaflets to size. We have this machine sitting next to the digital print engines so that we can just take the printed jobs and finish them immediately. Again, it’s a product that anyone can use – you don’t need to be a skilled guillotine operator to produce business cards with the AeroCut – and it’s fast too,” commented Craig Reynolds.

Print at Solent Design Studio is produced via both litho and digital equipment, with two and four colour Ryobi presses and Xerox digital equipment printing a wide range of commercial work.

About Solent Design Studio

Southampton-based Solent Design Studio began life as a graphic design business some 30 years ago, moving into providing the printed product ten years later. The business focuses on finding the most suitable solution for a customer, and seeks to deliver the very best results whilst making financial savings along the way where possible. The company’s broad range of capabilities includes design, litho and digital print, a wide variety of finishing capabilities, as well as storage and distribution, enabling it to meet the unique and diverse requirements of businesses from a range of sectors.

A team of 10 at Solent Design Studio deliver a proven skill set to produce high quality print intended to make an impact, raising the profile of a customers’ brand, and ensuring that their messages to the market are well and truly heard!

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 Celebrate Significant Success at Ipex 2014

In Finishing on April 4, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Morgana Systems Ltd, Milton Keynes, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, has detailed success on a number of fronts, making Ipex 2014 one of its most successful UK shows of all time.

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The introduction of a number of new models, including the DigiBook 200 perfect binding machine; the AF602 two-station bookletmaker feeder; and two new high-capacity units, the DigiFold Pro 500 and AutoCreaser Pro 500, was certainly one highlight, according to Managing Director Quen Baum.

“We were delighted that our 300 square meter stand was one of the largest at the show, and that we were able to fill it with our largest ever product range, including four significant new product introductions. We were very pleased our order intake value was some 20% more than Ipex 2010, and to see so many of our international dealers at the event, including all of our European representatives and many from the Middle East and Africa.

“We also signed new dealers from South America – those kind of successes are hard to measure in terms of overall contribution to the show, but they are certainly one of the great bonuses of exhibiting at Ipex.”

Commenting on the visitors to the stand, Ray Hillhouse, Sales and Marketing Director at Morgana Systems, said: “We recorded a more-or-less 50/50 split between UK and international orders, and were especially delighted by the interest shown in our latest product introductions. Our PUR binding range attracted significant interest, especially the brand new DigiBook 200 – that was especially pleasing as it was a very late addition to the line-up for the show. The decision to show it was only finalised on the Friday before the event opened! Although overall visitor numbers were down, we got to count this show as being a success for Morgana”

About Morgana Systems Limited

Morgana Systems Limited provides an unrivaled 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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Preview of Next Generation DigiFold and AutoCreaser

In Finishing on March 11, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Morgana Systems has announced that it will preview the next generation DigiFold Pro and AutoCreaser Pro at this months Ipex event in London. The new machines will take centre stage alongside the previously announced System AF2000S booklet making line.

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Commenting on the new DigiFold Pro-500, Managing Director Quen Baum said: “The DigiFold has long been the benchmark in the creaser / folder sector. With the improvements in speed and productivity of the latest digital print engines, Morgana needed to provide an additional option for our customers. After surveying our DigiFold users last year, 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 500mm, as highlighted in the naming convention adopted for the new models. A unique variation designed into the Morgana PosiFeed system transfers the sheets into the creasing and folding section of the machine. Stock of up to 0.4mm can be creased and folded with virtually no cracking of the sheets or the toner on them.

Other new features include dual creasing blades, which can be set for up and down creasing profiles, or for different thickness of crease, and automatic set-up of the folding rollers – these are manually set in current models.

Ray Hillhouse, Sales and Marketing Director, added: “The new Pro-500 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-500, the AutoCreaser Pro-500 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-500 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-500 can run at up to 8500 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.

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