Washington Post installs a Morgana BM5000 booklet maker supplied by AGS
The Washington Post, based-in Springfield, Virginia, USA, created a digital printing operation earlier this year, in March 2022, for the production of inserts for its world-famous newspaper, plus suitable commercial work. It’s first post-press booklet maker, a Morgana BM5035, was installed at the end of May by Atlantic Graphic Systems, the Plockmatic dealer based in Maryland and servicing the greater Mid-Atlantic area (Morgana is the offline post-press company of Plockmatic International).
Morgana DigiFold Pro addition for ARC, Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona-based ARC Impressions has recently added a Morgana DigiFold Pro to its range of post-press equipment.
Business owner Tony Cordova (shown right) explained the need for his busy print shop: “The purchase of our DigiFold Pro was driven by the need to score digitally printed materials in-house and improve our folding capability.”
AutoCreaser Pro XL for Richardson & Son, Hawick
Richardson & Son, based in Hawick in the Scottish Borders, has invested in a Morgana AutoCreaser Pro XL, purchased through Morgana dealer CLC. Commenting on the need for the AutoCreaser Pro XL, Jamie Richardson, Co-Director, said: “We do a lot of creasing and perforating on our Thomson Platen machines, but it takes quite a bit of skill and time to make-ready those machines. A lot of the jobs we do are small runs, like sock bands and swing tags, for example, so make-ready was taking longer than the time to actually produce the work.”
Pelican Print invests in high-end Morgana booklet maker
Pelican Print Ltd, the Aylesbury-based digital, litho, and large-format printer, has invested in a Morgana PowerSquare™ 224 booklet maker for the production of SquareBack™ books of up to 224 pages for the company’s digital print operation.
The Morgana PowerSquare 224 booklet maker is perfect for the binding of high pagination or heavier stock publications, but is equally at home with smaller formats. The unique SquareBack finish for books or booklets is able to carry print on the spine, giving an appearance similar to that of perfect bound books. The finished shape makes books and booklets easier to handle, stack, store, and pack.
Kellmatt moves up to Morgana DigiFold Pro XL
Borehamwood-based digital print company Kellmatt Limited has upgraded its Morgana DigiFold Pro to the latest DigiFold Pro XL.
“It was a straightforward decision for us to upgrade to the latest version. We have been a Morgana user for 20-years-plus, and most of our post-press equipment comes from them, so there was no need to look elsewhere. Morgana equipment is solidly built and has served us very well over that time.”
A third PowerSquare 224 system added at HDC
Inchinnan, Renfrewshire based HDC (Homework Diary Company) has announced its third installation of a PowerSquare 224 bookletmaker. This latest machine is an off line Morgana PowerSquare 224VF, complete with high capacity dual bin feeder. The machine was sold by Canon UK, an authorised dealer of Morgana off line and Plockmatic in line finishing units.
Colour Company upgrades to Morgana DigiFold Pro XL
Leading Southampton general print business, Colour Company, has upgraded its creasing and folding capability by installing a Morgana DigiFold Pro XL from Morgana Systems. The new unit joins an existing Morgana DigiFold Pro and a Morgana AutoCreaser.
Snap Queen Street invests in Plockmatic Pro 35
Snap Queen Street uses a remote site to produce much of the production work submitted into the city location. Simon Morcom is the franchisee and also owns the Snap in Maroochydore north of Brisbane and in Latrobe Melbourne. He has a Pro50 on Color 1000i at the Melbourne location, so familiar with the quality of Plockmatic products.
Snap Melbourne invests in SD500
Snap Little Collins St in Melbourne is owned and operated by Michael Waugh and this Case Study presents his experience with the new Plockmatic SD500 inline booklet maker and how it has helped his business grow. Michael has owned the 18 year old store for the last 8 years. They specialise in onsite digital print and finishing along with wide format and graphic design. One can also get offset print done through this Snap location but the jobs are outsourced. The main operator, Jarrod enjoys the ease of use of the SD500 along with the increased productivity.
Jossimo Print t/a MinuteMan Press
“I love talking Plockmatic!” – Simon Crabtree, Owner MMP Melbourne locations Simon is the owner of three Minuteman Press locations in Melbourne; Knox, Glen Waverly and Hawthorn. We recently had a chat about his business and where Plockmatic has been an important chapter in his story. I was also able to spend some time talking to his production manager Mel Shilland, who has worked for Simon for the past 9 years.