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Fire-hit printer back in business following kit refresh  (Tansleys)

Tansleys Printers, in Seaford, East Sussex, had the misfortune to experience a fire at the end of 2017. The fire did serious damage to the printing equipment at the company, forcing the owners, through their insurance company, to re-equip much of the machinery on site. Morgana Systems, the UK’s largest manufacturer of finishing equipment for the digital print sector, was able to come to the rescue with like-for-like replacements in the finishing area of the business.

Daniel Tansley, Managing Director of Tansley Printers, takes up the story: “We had visited Ipex to see the Morgana DigiFold Pro product. We liked what we saw and placed an order for the combined folder / creaser. However, before we could actually take delivery of the new machine we had the fire. It damaged much of our finishing equipment as well as both our digital and litho printing presses.

“We had mostly Morgana equipment in the finishing area, and the company were very supportive of our efforts to get back into operation as quickly as possible, with a number of the replacement products coming out of their showroom.

“The BM350 bookletmaker package is the biggest part of the installation. It has replaced a combined Horizon and Morgana set-up, giving us the equivalent collating and binding production but in a more effective solution.”

BM350 is capable of producing stitched booklets of up to 140 pages. The patented folding mechanism employed provides a sharp and professional finish. It can work with standard A4, A3, B4, SRA4, and SRA3 paper sizes, as well as custom sizes.

“With regard to the new part of the package – the DigiFold Pro – that has been a revelation for us. It has replaced the old Heidelberg Cylinder press for creasing, producing work that then needed to be hand folded. Now the DigiFold carries out both operations in a single pass, allowing us to rattle through jobs at great speed.”

DigiFold Pro is Morgana’s easy to use, stand-alone paper folding and creasing machine. The product has been one of the company’s best selling products since it was first introduced back in 2001. Morgana DigiFold Pro employs a unique creasing rule and matrix, the DynaCrease, that eliminates tearing and, therefore, cracking.

Tansleys Printers, a family run printing business since 1981, undertakes a wide variety of commercial work. It is highly valued by customers for providing a remarkably dependable, prompt and helpful service. Printing now takes place with a new Xerox digital system, a five-colour Heidelberg SM52 (a machine that was purchased to replace a fire damaged six-colour press), a Komori Sprint 28 two-colour B2 machine, and a GTO 52 single colour with numbering and perforating.

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