Morgana attend The Print Show
Morgana Leads with High Capacity Bookletmakers and Valiani Cutting Table
Morgana Systems Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, has announced details of its exhibit for the forthcoming Print Show, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, from October 13 to 15, 2015.
Star attractions on stand XXX for the post-press specialist will include the latest addition to its leading bookletmaking range: the high capacity BM500 – a machine capable of producing booklets of up to 200 pages; the highly versatile Valiani cutting table, introduced recently at a Morgana open house event; and the market leading DigiBook 200 PUR binding product.
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. On show for the first time in the UK will be a Bar Code Reading system for variable data applications. Hillhouse adds: “We’re being asked for barcode reading from sectors where there is a need for absolute set integrity or the need to produce booklets with variable page counts, such a personalised financial reports. This system answers these needs perfectly.”
“We will have the product linked it to our recently launched AF602 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 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 is likely to include the AeroCut Nano, Matrix 360 and 560, BM AF2000S bookletmaker, DigiFold Pro, AutoCreaser Pro, AutoFold Pro, EBA 5560 guillotine, Major folder, and DocuFold Pro.