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Bookletmakers and PUR Binding in Focus at Print 13


Morgana Systems Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, has announced details of its exhibit for PRINT 2013, taking place September 8 to 12 in Chicago. The company can be found at booth #3561, close to its major customer base, the digital print engine manufacturers.

Morgana Systems USA will have a strong presence at PRINT 2013 where the product range will be significantly enhanced and expanded following the recent acquisition of the Morgana business by Plockmatic International.

Best in Bookletmakers

A complete new range of bookletmakers will take center stage, including the System 2000S – a product that is capable of producing booklets of up to 120 pages. The system will be fed by the ACF510, a hybrid feeder capable of feeding pre-collated sets from a digital print engine, collating litho printed sections, or indeed combining both into a finished book product. The heavy-duty bookletmaking section comes complete with wire stitching heads, fore-edge trimmer, and the Morgana Squarefold 2000 to give a professional perfect bound effect to the finished product.

The System 2000S will be shown with the optional CST unit. This unit can edge-trim the sheets before the bookletmaking section, meaning the work can be taken straight from the press to the finishing unit with no need to trim the edges on a guillotine. This helps to make the whole process much more streamlined. The CST comes complete with a creasing mechanism helping to eliminate cracking on digital print or cross grained cover stock.

Other bookletmaking systems on show from the range include the System 200e being fed by the AC510 feeder and the entry-level BM60 hand-fed machine for lower volume print shops and CRD’s.

PUR binding for Short-Run digital print

Another significant debut on the Morgana stand will be the US launch of the DigiBook 300 PUR perfect binding machine. This highly productive binder is well known in Europe following its introduction by Morgana at Drupa 2012. The unit can produce up to 300 A4 books per hour. A patented solution controls the application of the PUR glue with a sealed nozzle system. This makes DigiBook 300 extremely quick and effective to set-up and shut down – ideal for very short runs of PUR bound books, as often required in the digital printing world. The machine will be shown producing a wide range of both digitally printed and litho printed jobs on coated stock, and will also be shown producing book blocks with end-papers ready for casing into hard-cover books.

SmartScreen for Touch Control

In addition to these product launches, Morgana will be showing several machines from their Pro range of creasers and folders, all controlled with the SmartScreen touchscreen software. The market leading AutoCreaser Pro 33 will be shown with the latest software incorporating an application specifically designed for perfect bound cover production. It is also now available with an option of side-stop perforating, ideal for applications such as draw tickets or tear-off vouchers. The larger format AutoCreaser Pro 50 will be running with the AutoFold in-line folding unit. The AutoFold can be added to any existing Morgana creaser, or creasing equipment supplied by other manufacturing companies.

Crease and Fold in One Unit

The DigiFold Pro creaser/folder will be on show and continues to be the market leader in its class, offering unrivalled production in terms of quality and accuracy. This machine can crease and fold stock up to 0.4mm thick (approx. 400gsm) without cracking the toner or stock surface. A wide range of folds can be simply selected by touching the fold icon and entering the paper size – the machine then takes care of the remaining set-up automatically. The DigiFold can also be used for straight creasing of stock leaving sheets flat for packaging and comes standard with a perforation module.

In addition to the extensive range of off-line and near-line solutions from Morgana USA, its parent company Plockmatic will have strong representation at the show with a wide range of in-line solutions. Bookletmaking systems will be shown on both the Ricoh and Xerox booths producing a wide range of booklets, including options for full-bleed trimming and Squarefold production.

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