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Morgana Release New Larger Format PUR Binder

In Finishing on September 12, 2017 at 1:19 pm

Morgana Systems, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, has announced the release of the DigiBook 300XLPro PUR binder – an updated version of its existing DigiBook 300. The machine incorporates several new features to address some specific applications posed by the market.

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Commenting on the new unit, Ray Hillhouse, vice-president offline business at Morgana, said: “The first important change to the new model is we have made it a single-phase machine. The previous version required a three-phase power supply, which limited its potential installation to larger print shops and factories that had access to three-phase power. The 300XLPro is now a 32-amp single-phase machine, and this will allow its installation in most commercial premises and print businesses.

“Another key change, and perhaps the most significant, is the book format. Several machines of the previous specification were sold with special extended cover kits to allow for the production of books larger than A4 size. We also had a number of requests for landscape A3 or 11”x17” finished size books.” (see UK Sales Manager Paul Williams opening an A3 publication bound on the 300XLPro)

The new DigiBook 300XLPro now has an even larger cover kit fitted as standard, and can produce books with a spine length of up to 450mm. This provides the ability to produce landscape SRA3 format books, with spine thickness of up to 50mm, thus opening up another whole range of applications.

“This latest addition further enhances our range of PUR binders – machines that have proven to be very popular with printers of all sizes both here in the UK and throughout the world,” added Ray Hillhouse.

Two additional options are now available for the 300XLPro: one is the gauze station, which will allow for the production of book blocks ready for case binding. The other option, that may be useful for customers producing longer runs, is the high capacity paper chip extractor. This unit has a 78-litre capacity for paper dust, allowing long uninterrupted runs of even the thickest books.

In addition to these changes, the machine is still equipped with the same hermetically sealed PUR glue application system. This system is the most efficient nozzle system on the market, with fast start-up and shutdown and minimal wastage. It has automatic cleaning and sealing of the head at the end of the production run.

The machine is available for order now, with a lead-time of approximately 4 to 6 weeks.

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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Second PUR Plus High-Capacity Creaser for Belfast’s Northside

In Finishing on June 12, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Northern Ireland’s premier digital print business, Northside Graphics Ltd of Belfast, has added further Morgana finishing equipment in order to maintain its speed of delivery of digitally printed work.

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This latest investment consists of a Morgana DigiBook 200 PUR perfect binding machine – the second such machine for the Roundtower Industrial Estate premises – and a Morgana AutoCreaser Pro 385 creasing machine, the first of the new high-capacity units to be installed in Northern Ireland. The new equipment has been purchased through and installed by Reprocentre NI, the Morgana dealer for Northern Ireland.

Commenting on the purchase decision, Richard Campbell, Operations Director at Northside in Belfast, said: “The recent purchase of a second Morgana DigiBook binder and high-capacity AutoCreaser has been made necessary by the huge growth in demand for PUR books from both Northside clients in Northern Ireland and from Northside’ s online business at the www.digitalprinting.co.uk web site.

“After working with the first DigiBook 200 for over a year, the purchase of a second machine was, for us, an easy decision and allowed us to keep up with the large growth in our customers’ demand for PUR bound books. We are able to produce any size and page content of book with quantities from 1 to 500 or more.

“The second Morgana DigiBook 200 has been purchased to replace an older PUR binder that had simply not been able to keep up with the quality, speed, and efficient production of the Morgana machine.”

Northside already has a number Morgana AutoCreasers and were about to purchase an additional machine to work alongside the new binder when the local dealer introduced the new Pro 385.

“The main benefit of the 385 is that we can crease covers for our PUR books in one pass rather than two thanks to its dual creasing capability, as well as produce other creased products faster than was previously possible. The new AutoCreaser Pro 385 sits with our two PUR binders so that we can quickly and easily crease all the covers for PUR bound books as we need them. The 385 is the first piece of equipment that we have bought without a live demo simply on the strength of our relationship with both Reprocentre and Morgana. We know and trust their products.”

Northside produce a wide range of digital print including leaflets, flyers, folders, labels, invites and booklets. The company currently employ 47 staff at the Belfast plant, providing a recently introduced 24-hour production capability. Northside’s current turnover is approximately £4 million per year.

Commenting on the installation, Bill Forde of Reprocentre NI, said: “We are delighted to have been able to assist Northside once again with the post-press equipment needs of the company. Having installed Northern Ireland’s first DigiBook 200 there almost a year ago, the need for a second such unit shows the growth of the customer, as well as their confidence in the equipment provided by Morgana. They now have the first AutoCreaser Pro 385 in Northern Ireland.”

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.

AutoCreaser Pro 385

The introduction of a high-capacity vacuum top-feeder that can take a sheet pile of some 450mm is ideal for a busy print plant. Once the size and thickness of stock are entered, all other feeder functions including air and vacuum settings, and side guide positions are automatically adjusted for quick and easy setup of jobs. Stock of up to 0.4mm can be creased with virtually no cracking of the sheets or the toner on them.

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.

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Billingham Press Latest to Install DigiBook 200

In Finishing on January 13, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Tees Valley-based Billingham Press 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. The Billingham Press purchase was made via Morgana dealer for the North East, Inkland.

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Commenting on the purchase, Ian Dodds, Managing Director of Billingham Press, said: “We have been enjoying an increasing demand for our digitally printed work, and whilst we have a fully operational bindery for our litho printing, digital really demands equipment that is specific to short-run production.

“We began working with Morgana equipment some 18 months ago with the purchase of a DocuMaster bookletmaking machine. The square back capability of the system makes it ideal for a wide range of design agency booklet work that we produce – typically A4 or A5 in size, with runs in the region of two to four hundred copies.

“Having taken the decision to then seek an efficient in-house perfect binding solution, Morgana were naturally one of the companies that we approached.”

Whilst Billingham Press had never been involved in perfect binding production on-site before, the cost, the lead time, and the amount of overs being asked for by trade suppliers prompted Ian and his team to seek a more effective solution.

Ian tasked son Thomas Dodds – who has only been working in the business for a couple of years – to review the market. “Thomas saw product from a number of suppliers, including Duplo and Morgana, and his conclusion was that the Morgana DigiBook product provided the best solution for our needs,” said Ian Dodds.

Local Morgana dealer Inkland, already a pre-press supplier to Billingham Press, took the order and delivered the Morgana DigiBook 200.

“We are not producing huge volumes of work on the machine as yet,” said Ian. “But the work that we have produced – typically short-run booklet work – shows a tremendous quality of bind. The machine offers great flexibility, and our staff tell me that it is a very user friendly machine: easy to learn and simple to operate.”

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.”

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.

PUR Range

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.

About Billingham Press

Established in 1942 by Mr H. Dodds, grandchildren Ian Dodds and Susan Stokes now run the 24-hour print business, aided by 29 experienced and dedicated staff members. Billingham Press works to the most demanding of schedules and offer the most competitive of prices. Confidentiality of embargoed, sensitive or personal information is guaranteed at all times. In addition to an ever-increasing range of production equipment, the company is delighted to offer a new online quoting and ordering system, demonstrating a commitment to changing customer needs and new technologies. The business is fully equipped to provide both high quality litho and digital printing.

About Inkland

Morgana dealer Inkland was founded in 1979 and has since become the largest independent graphic arts and commercial print solution provider in the North East. The company is a member of the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF). Its commitment to customer service has previously been rewarded with the BPIF “Supplier of the Year” excellence award. From the outset Inkland sought to supply only from recognised leading manufacturers, thereby providing customers with high quality and consistent supply together with independent, impartial advice.

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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