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The Print Show: High-Capacity DigiFold & AutoCreaser

In Finishing on July 31, 2016 at 4:00 pm

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Morgana Systems Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, will give a UK show debut to the next generation DigiFold Pro and AutoCreaser Pro at this year’s Print Show event in Birmingham. The new machines take centre stage alongside the latest additions to the company’s bookletmaking systems.

Commenting on the new DigiFold Pro 385, Ray Hillhouse, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, said: “The DigiFold has long been the benchmark product in the creaser / folder sector. With the improvements in speed and productivity for the current crop of digital print engines, Morgana needs to provide an additional option for our customers. After surveying our DigiFold users, 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 450mm. Once the size and thickness of stock are entered, all other feeder functions including air and vacuum settings, side guide positions, and fold roller gaps are automatically adjusted for quick and easy setup of jobs. Stock of up to 0.4mm can be creased and folded with virtually no cracking of the sheets or the toner on them.

Another new feature is the dual creasing blades, the Morgana DynaCrease, for creasing and folding applications at over 6,000 sheets per hour, and one for “creasing only mode” which allows the widest range of applications to be produced on one machine.

Ray Hillhouse added: “The new Pro 385 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, the AutoCreaser Pro 385 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 385 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 385 can run at up to 8,500 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.

Full details of Morgana’s product line-up can be found at: http://morgana.co.uk/

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Drupa: Morgana Launch New DigiFold & AutoCreaser

In Finishing on May 5, 2016 at 10:08 am

Morgana Systems Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, today announced it will launch the next generation DigiFold Pro and AutoCreaser Pro at this year’s Drupa event in Düsseldorf. The new machines will take centre stage alongside new additions to the company’s bookletmaking systems, and a raft of upgrades to it’s successful DigiBook range of PUR perfect binders.

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Commenting on the new DigiFold Pro 385, Ray Hillhouse, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, said: “The DigiFold has long been the benchmark product in the creaser / folder sector. With the improvements in speed and productivity for the current crop of digital print engines, Morgana needs to provide an additional option for our customers. After surveying our DigiFold users, 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 450mm. Once the size and thickness of stock are entered, all other feeder functions including air and vacuum settings, side guide positions, and fold roller gaps are automatically adjusted for quick and easy setup of jobs. Stock of up to 0.4mm can be creased and folded with virtually no cracking of the sheets or the toner on them.

Another new feature is the dual creasing blades, the Morgana DynaCrease, for creasing and folding applications at over 6,000 sheets per hour, and one for “creasing only mode” which allows the widest range of applications to be produced on one machine.

Ray Hillhouse added: “The new Pro 385 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, the AutoCreaser Pro 385 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 385 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 385 can run at up to 8,500 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.

Full details of Morgana’s product line-up can be found at: http://morgana.co.uk/

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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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