Newprint returns to Morgana for more finishing
Newprint has returned to Morgana Systems for additional post press products. A DigiFold 385, the recently released Laminator 450, and an EBA guillotine have been added to existing Morgana products at the busy Newmarket print shop.
Existing Morgana equipment includes the BM500 bookletmaker and KB 2000 perfect binding machine, along with an FSN numbering unit.
DigiFold 385 is Morgana’s easy to use, high capacity, standalone paper folding and creasing machine. The original DigiFold has been one of the company’s best selling products since it was first introduced back in 2001. Morgana DigiFold products employ a unique creasing rule and matrix, the DynaCrease, that eliminates tearing and, therefore, cracking.
Commenting on the new additions, David Prior, managing director of Newprint, said: ‘We saw the new Lamintor 450 at last year’s Ipex exhibiton – it was just what we were looking for. Our existing laminator needed to perforate the whole of the substrate, rather than just the film. On heavier weight stocks that could cause problems and, as it was a hand fed unit, it was difficult to clear a problem whilst feeding the machine. It could become a slow process.’
The new Laminator 450, delivered just before Christmas, perforates the film, making sheet separation far more effective and reliable. It is also a suction fed system, speeding up the whole process. ‘We are now actively seeking more laminating work, rather than trying to avoid it!’ said David.
With regard to the DigiFold 385, he added: ‘We didn’t need to see it in action. We have worked with Morgana for many years and know the product range. This was the ideal machine for us to move to. We had a creasing system before, but DigiFold creases and folds, and it does both tasks very well. The high capacity model means that we can load the machine and, once we have set the machine up, we can just let it run – no need to keep loading prints into the feeder.’
Printing at Newprint consists of both litho and digital equipment.