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Solent Design Adds AeroCut, Creasing & Folding


Solent Design Studio, Southampton, has expanded on its range of finishing capabilities with the purchase of a suite of post-press equipment from Morgana Systems Ltd, Milton Keynes, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing.

Products purchased by the design and print business are the AeroCut Nano small-format cutting device, a Morgana AutoCreaser Pro50, and a Morgana AutoFold Pro.

Commenting on the purchase of the post-press products, Craig Reynolds, Operations Director at Solent, said: “The AutoCreaser saves us a huge amount of time on both creasing and perforating jobs. Previously we had used both cylinder and our Ryobi litho press for these tasks. This was time consuming to set-up and it meant that one of only two people in the company could really undertake the work. The AutoCreaser and AutoFold products are just so easy to set-up and operate that we can quickly train anybody in the business to use the products.”

The AeroCut Nano from Uchida is a revolutionary card cutter that can take sheets of up to SRA3 in size, in weights of up to 350gsm. It feeds, slits and cross cuts to finish printed sheets into business cards, post cards, leaflets, or flyers. AeroCut Nano has two single slitter blades and two double slitter blades. The slitter blocks can be adjusted manually or fixed with via its InstaSet bar – a patented mechanism that can snap on to the machine to set-up the unit for common formats.

“The AeroCut is especially useful for business cards, and also useful just cutting two-up leaflets to size. We have this machine sitting next to the digital print engines so that we can just take the printed jobs and finish them immediately. Again, it’s a product that anyone can use – you don’t need to be a skilled guillotine operator to produce business cards with the AeroCut – and it’s fast too,” commented Craig Reynolds.

Print at Solent Design Studio is produced via both litho and digital equipment, with two and four colour Ryobi presses and Xerox digital equipment printing a wide range of commercial work.

About Solent Design Studio

Southampton-based Solent Design Studio began life as a graphic design business some 30 years ago, moving into providing the printed product ten years later. The business focuses on finding the most suitable solution for a customer, and seeks to deliver the very best results whilst making financial savings along the way where possible. The company’s broad range of capabilities includes design, litho and digital print, a wide variety of finishing capabilities, as well as storage and distribution, enabling it to meet the unique and diverse requirements of businesses from a range of sectors.

A team of 10 at Solent Design Studio deliver a proven skill set to produce high quality print intended to make an impact, raising the profile of a customers’ brand, and ensuring that their messages to the market are well and truly heard!

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