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DigiBook 200 - Perfect binding with PUR  (Your Printing Solutions)

The brief

Print company Your Print Solution, High Wycombe, needed a perfect finishing solution to match the short to medium production runs undertaken at its digital print business.

Commenting on the company’s requirements, Steven Brown, Managing Director of Your Print Solution, said: “We had looked at hot melt binding as a solution, but the latest range of Morgana’s PUR machines really impressed us with the quality of bind produced and the range of materials that it could handle.

“We had been using a short-run fast bind solution previously, working with EVA glue, but we were finding this unsuitable for larger publications and certainly troublesome for digitally produced pages on certain stocks. PUR seems to be able to cope with just about anything we need to bind, delivering a solid, reliable finished publication.

The solution

Typical binding work at the company can be anything from runs of one through to 200 copies or more. The DigiBook 200 handles spine lengths from 110mm to 320 mm and a maximum thickness of 50mm.

“During this first few weeks of operation with the DigiBook 200 our team has been able to test out the product on a wide variety of work, including a run of brochures consisting of 300 copies. Production has been fast and the strength of bind is fantastic.”

In addition to producing digital print via its Indigo 7000, the company also produces a comprehensive range of wide format work via the latest HP Designjet L26500. The near-ten-year-old business employs a team of 17 at its West Wycombe Road premises. The PUR binder joins a Morgana DigiFold machine and a host of other finishing solutions including bookletmaking, folding, case-bound book production, and wire-o-binding.

Web-to-print is an important focus for the company. Its largely bespoke system manages the print requirements of a number of major customers, including Wimpy, Twentieth Century Fox, and YMCA. Taking the work it produces for Wimpy as an example of the power the system brings to job preparation, Steven Brown explains: “We produce four different menus per restaurant, for 150 locations, but as they are all franchised businesses each has its own pricing: that is quite a challenge, but it’s the sort of thing that our web-to-print system helps us to produce quickly, accurately and effectively.”

The result

“This new machine will help us move into the short-run digital photobook market, where the business-to-business sector will be in sharp focus for us. We are also intending to expand our trade binding services as there are currently no other short-run PUR capabilities in this area,” added Steven Brown.

Commenting on the installation at Your Print Solution, Ray Hillhouse, Vice President Offline Business at Morgana Systems said: “DigiBook 200 is fast becoming the UK’s short to medium run perfect binder of choice, and Your Print Solution has the perfect mix of work for the machine. It will be the ideal finishing solution to help them into the photobook market.

“As many companies have recognised, hot melt binding is not the ideal system when dealing with short-run digitally printed output. The unique range of DigiBook PUR products from Morgana offer the ideal solution for printers that need to produce quality binding for digitally printed publications.”

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