Fast Fiery finishing from Morgana and EFI
Morgana Systems has collaborated with EFI to develop a time saving integration between Fiery driven print engines, Fiery workflow software, and Morgana
Templates are now available for the most common jobs, such as business cards or postcards, to use in Fiery Impose. These match the finishing templates on the Morgana AutoCut Pro multifunction finishing device, saving up to 70% in set up time.
The finishing templates come pre-set with measurements for the margins and gutters as well as finished sizes. The templates use cut registration marks that let the Morgana AutoCut Pro compensate for image shift automatically without manual intervention during the production run. The templates are available in both metric and imperial measurements.
Commenting on the introduction of this enhanced automated finishing solution, Ray Hillhouse, general manager, UK operations, Plockmatic Group, said: ‘Customers are continually seeking ways to cut production time on printed jobs whilst increasing profitability at the same time. This is our latest automated solution to assist users in finishing regular work – saving time, ensuring accuracy, speeding up production, and therefore increasing profit on the job.
‘EFI’s Fiery RIP is used extensively across the industry. Users will now have access to the Morgana templates used on our AutoCut Pro product. The Fiery RIP’s Impose module can then impose jobs to match the needs of our finishing device.’
The Morgana AutoCut Pro is a multifunction finishing device for cutting, slitting and creasing. The unit has been designed for busy digital print shops that have a need for high speed creasing and trimming for a wide range of products, including business cards and promotional products.
The tri-suction feeding mechanism is able to handle paper weights from 120 to 350 g/m2, whilst sheet sizes can range from 210 x 210 mm to 330 x 700 mm in length. AutoCut Pro has a double feed detection sensor to avoid wasting valuable printed stock, as well as a skew adjustment facility and a cut mark sensor capable of reading any image drift to ensure a consistent finish without the need for operator intervention.
Running at speeds of up to 5000 sheets per hour on standard creasing applications, a typical run of 250 business cards can be finished in less than two minutes.