DigiBook 200 helps to win trade business
(TG Print & Design)
Commenting on the background to his latest Morgana purchase, Dave Duhig, Managing Director of TG Print & Design, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, said: “We had been considering the benefits of bringing PUR binding in-house for some time. We have an excellent relationship with the team at Morgana, and they offered us a trail of the DigiBook 200, suggesting that this machine would be more than capable of handling the work that we needed to produce, with the quality of bind that we were looking for. The trial was a great success – in fact it was so good that we picked up two new trade jobs because of it!”
The company prints both litho and digital work and offers its binding services out to the trade. Litho work at TG Print & Design is handled with a Heidelberg XL75, with a combination of Konica Minolta 6000 and MGI Meteor machines handling the digital throughput. Wide format production is undertaken on both EFI flat-bed and HP equipment. The business is on target to achieve a £3 million turnover in its current financial year.
The DigiBook 200 joins a range of other Morgana equipment, including an AutoCreaser, DigiFold Pro, and one of the suppliers laminating products.
Morgana’s DigiBook 200, released to the UK market at Ipex 2014 as the latest addition to the company’s range of PUR binders, 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.
“In addition to winning new trade work, the DigiBook means that we are saving money on placing PUR work out ourselves, and keeping a much tighter hold on production schedules. The fact that we can now produce PUR binding at a more cost effective price means that we have been able to tempt a number of customers to try it – they then become hooked on the quality of bind they get back.”
Commenting on the performance of the machine, Dave added: “We might not use it for several days, but when we need PUR it is available immediately, and like everything we buy from Morgana, it is reliable, efficient, and affordable.”
Short-run work completed on the DigiBook 200 at TG Print & Design has included the production of advance copies and even proof copies of publications. “It makes a big difference to how customers view you as a supplier when you turn up with a couple of finished books rather than a whole bundle of loose sheets,” said Dave.
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. TG Print illustrates yet again that the product offers the ideal solution for print businesses seeking quality PUR binding for short to medium-run work. The quality of bind, the speed of production, and the cost of the system are making it an essential tool for today’s fast turnaround print business.”