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System 2000S Bookletmaker - Gosport Borough Councils adds more finishing  (Gosport Borough Council)

The brief

The Reprographics Team at Gosport Borough Council has updated and expanded its finishing capabilities having found its workload increasing, but its ageing post-press equipment having difficulty in keeping up.

Some of the finishing area kit was as much as 15-years-old. Production of work such as a long run quarterly newsletter – a publication distributed to all residents in the Borough – was taking far too long to leave the department.

Reprographics at Gosport Borough Council is also producing work for a number of neighbouring Local Authorities in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, making finishing an ever more important part of the operation.

The solution

The solution provided by Morgana Systems has included the purchase of a Morgana System 2000S bookletmaker, a DocuFold Pro, and AutoCreaser Pro 33, and a MultiNak S twin-headed stapler.

“These latest purchases will help our team be even more productive,” said Graeme Jesty, Reprographics Team Leader at Gosport Borough Council. “The System 2000S bookletmaker offers significant advantages over our previous kit, and will help us to take days off the production time of our quarterly newsletter. It will allow us to finish the product some three times quicker, as well as meaning that we can be significantly more efficient on other work.”

The System 2000S bookletmaker is capable of producing booklets of up to 120 pages. It can be equipped with a hybrid feeder capable of feeding pre-collated sets from Gosport’s digital print engine or collating litho printed sections as produced on its Presstek 34DI four-colour printing solution. The System 2000S bookletmaker can even combine both types of print into a finished book product. The heavy-duty bookletmaking section comes complete with ISP or Honner wire stitching heads, fore-edge trimmer, and the Morgana Squarefold 2000, to give a professional perfect bound effect to the finished product.

The result

With regard to the decision to purchase from Morgana Systems, Graeme added: “We have, of course, used and viewed other products, but Morgana machinery fits the bill for us. It is compact – space for in-plant print shops is always an issue – and it provides both speed and reliability. When service is needed, the response is always excellent, as you would expect from a brand leader.”

The recently enhanced DocuFold Pro and AutoCreaser Pro products have also impressed. “The touch-screen technology incorporated into the Morgana range makes operating the systems really easy and straightforward. They are fast to set-up and perform swiftly once up and running: you can’t ask for more than that,” added Graeme Jesty.

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