22 September 2019 Finishing

Morgana adds to booklet makers with Print Show launch

The UK company introduced new products at the NEC event combining its own expertise with that of Plockmatic and Watkiss.

Visitors to the Print Show last week were among the first to see Morgana’s BM5050 and BM5035 booklet makers.

The sleek appearance is standard for both models, one able to handle 50 sheets, the other limited to 35 sheets. Both will deliver A4 landscape products from printed sheets to 620mm in length. And both can deliver square back stitched products. There are also options on two or four stitching heads, and a corner stapling option.

The unit is fully enclosed when running. It is operated though a touch panel display, which can make adjustments on the fly and can switch the viewing glass on and off. In normal operation the glass is frosted over, when the operator needs to watch the machine working, the glass becomes clear.

The feature prevents sensors being triggered by a source of light inside the factory which can trip the machine.

The company is taking orders for first shipments at the end of November from entry level of £13,990, increasing with the addition of two or four IFS stitching heads and styles of feeder.

This has a barcode reader to deliver variable content products without a change in speed. It will cope with a greater range of substrates that can be printed digitally.

Ray Hillhouse, general manager, UK operations for Plockmatic, says: “Customers are demanding more media versatility from digital print, and Morgana needs to be equipped to follow that demand. This latest range of Morgana products have been designed from the ground up to work with today’s coated, uncoated and textured paper stocks.

“Both product ranges incorporate true stapling for high quality stitching from spooled wire, providing some 50,000 stitches per spool.”

Morgana will badge the models that are for offline operation. Versions that run inline with digital presses will be branded as Plockmatic.

The company demonstrated a full range of products at the NEC show, including the Digibook binders, the Mohr guillotines that it has recently taken on, and a standalone trimmer that uses the same core technology as the new booklet maker to deliver side trims and a foreedge trim that is absolutely square.

By Gareth Ward

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