Morgana debut next generation DigiFold Pro 385 and AutoCreaser Pro 385
Morgana Systems (Stand D30) will introduce its next generation DigiFold Pro and AutoCreaser Pro 385 products to the Print Show 2016 audience. These new additions to the Morgana range offer high-capacity vacuum top-feeders – enhancements that have been requested by users.
Morgana Systems will have a strong presence at the show where the equipment range on display will include the latest product introductions in heavy-duty, high page-count bookletmakers, the company’s leading PUR binding equipment and the next generation AeroCut range of multifunction finishing solutions.
DigiFold Pro 385 and AutoCreaser Pro 385
The new DigiFold Pro 385 and AutoCreaser Pro 385 now feature high-capacity vacuum top-feeders that can take a sheet pile of some 450mm. Once the size and thickness of stock are entered, all other feeder functions including air and vacuum settings, and side guide positions are automatically adjusted for quick and easy setup of jobs. Stock of up to 400gsm can be creased with virtually no cracking of the sheets or the toner on them
Bookletmaker for up to 200-Page Publications
Following on from last year’s debut, product at this year’s event will include a System VF500, a machine capable of producing booklets of up to 200 pages. The bookletmaker incorporates a new full-colour touchscreen interface giving very clear visible instructions to the operator on all machine functions. The bookletmaker can be supplied with a lead edge trimmer and with the Morgana Squarefold option for flat edged books. A System VF2000S will also feature on the stand, offering a highly versatile bookletmaking solution. The product is capable of producing booklets by combining output from both digital presses and litho machines.
Commenting on this latest addition to Morgana’s already comprehensive range of bookletmakers, Ray Hillhouse, Vice President Offline Business at Morgana Systems, said: “There is a definite demand in the market for higher page count booklets and booklets created using much thicker paper stocks. Along with the ability to stitch larger publications, this bookletmaker can be supplied with a lead edge trimmer and the Morgana SquareFold option to produce flat edged books." The BM500 is the first Morgana bookletmaker to incorporate the new full-colour touchscreen interface, providing very clear visible instructions to the operator on all machine functions.
We will have the product linked it to our recently launched VF602 feeder, incorporating dual high-capacity bins, to provide the market with a unique solution to higher page count booklets at a very cost effective price. The BM500 can be supplied with either the VF/AF602 or other popular feeders in the Morgana range. There is also a BM350 available, which is built on a similar platform and can produce up to 35 sheets of 80gsm – giving booklets of up to 140 pages.
Valiani Cutting Tables: Fast and Versatile
The unique and highly versatile cutting table, the Valiani Mat Pro Ultra V, first shown by Morgana at a recent open house event in Milton Keynes, will make its “major show” debut in Birmingham, where the company expect a great deal of attention. “It’s the sort of device that gets printers thinking of lots of jobs that they could now take on,” said Ray Hillhouse. “It’s incredibly versatile, being able to perform a wide range of cutting, creasing, perforating and embossing operations. For those involved in large format print production will immediately see its potential for the creation of point-of-sale products, and printers involved in very short run packaging products – such as marketing or test products – will be very keen to see this unit in action.”
The Italian manufactured cutting tables are available in three models: the Mat Pro Ultra 80, 120 and 150, with the largest having a working area of 1,515 x 1,051mm. All the models are available in a vacuum version for more demanding applications. A key feature of the Mat Pro Ultra is the patented tool change mechanism allowing tools to be changed in less than 30 seconds, meaning that the user can move from cutting to creasing, perforating or embossing very swiftly. A range of software and hardware accessories allows each cutting machine to be customised for different production requirements.
V-Studio is the Valiani Operating Software that drives the cutting, creasing, perforating and embossing operations, with specific modules available for particular tasks, such as packaging or board-mount applications.
DigiBook PUR Binders
Morgana’s very popular DigiBook 200 PUR binder will be shown. The DigiBook 200 perfect binder is suited to traditional and digital printers who require short to medium runs of PUR perfect bound books to a professional standard. The DigiBook 200 perfect binding machine is equipped with a patented closed gluing system where the spine and side gluing is automatically applied by a slot applicator for the utmost binding quality and accuracy. The DigiBook 200 handles spine lengths from 110mm to 320 mm and a maximum thickness of 50mm.
These three units will be complemented by a selection of other cutting, creasing and folding products from the Morgana Systems range, which will include the AeroCut range, Matrix Laminators, Bookletmakers, DigiFold Pro, AutoCreaser Pro, AutoFold Pro, EBA 5560 guillotine, Major folder, and DocuFold Pro.