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WhiteOak install Morgana BM4050 booklet maker

WhiteOak install Morgana BM4050 booklet maker

WhiteOak install Morgana BM4050 booklet maker

WhiteOak Printing, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (PA), USA, has become the latest printer to install a Morgana BM4050 booklet maker, manufactured by Morgana Systems Ltd, a Plockmatic International post-press product business.

The Morgana BM4000 suite of booklet makers, introduced in the third quarter of 2022, provide the finishing solution for work with low- to mid-volume digital production printers. The BM4050 delivers booklets of exceptional quality, and is able to feed long printed sheets to produce a wide variety of applications, including Letter-landscape format booklets, which are becoming increasingly popular with customers.

The new system at WhiteOak was installed and ready for action from the beginning of 2023. With regard to the arrival of the new booklet maker, Brad Kauffman, Production Manager at WhiteOak, said: “We have been familiar with Morgana equipment for some time – we have two Morgana AutoCreaser products – so when we were looking to change our existing booklet making machine, they were an obvious place for us to look.

WhiteOak install Morgana BM4050

“We found our previous unit, from another supplier, a bit of a challenge at times. The Morgana unit, in comparison, was so user friendly. The job set-up is very straightforward – you just select the size, number of pages, the desired format, the run length, and then you are all set to go. The finer detail can also be tweaked, such as the position of the folds, and the staples.

“With typical production runs of about 2,000 copies, the BM4050 just whizzes through the work, meaning that our turnaround times for jobs have been reduced. Our finishing department is just delighted with the binder.”

Work produced at WhiteOak Printing on the new booklet maker can now include the square-back finish – when a wire-stitched booklet can take on the appearance of a perfect bound product.

Typical throughput at WhiteOak includes graduation commencement programs, school sporting event programs, concert programs, manuals for construction equipment, church bulletins, and many other general commercial publications.

Morgana Systems BM4000

The Morgana Systems BM4000 series of booklet makers produce consistently high-quality booklets in a wide range of sizes and media types. The basic configuration, with hand feed capability, enables users to make booklets in an offline mode, meaning that one binder can service multiple print engines.

BM4050 can produce corner stapled documents in portrait Letter format, as well as edge stapled documents in portrait, plus the popular landscape Letter, with up to 200-page booklet capacity. The unit can also support long sheets of up to 26-inches (660mm), without the Creasing and Side slitting module (CST) or 24.5-inches (620mm) with CST.

The unit’s heavy duty staple mechanism has been designed for durability, and is maintenance free thanks to a patented solution that eliminates periodic service intervals. Users are able to adjust both the staple and fold positions through the easy initial set-up. The BM4000 series machines have a patented “set positioning mechanism” that allows the operator to adjust the staple position and direction of travel via the intuitive user interface.

Operators can now also compensate for the skew caused when feeding long sheets with a simple adjustment in the user interface, on the fly. WhiteOak can now produce SquareFold booklets in sizes from 4.1 x 5.8-inches to Letter-sized Landscape, or the Letter-square and even the largest 11.96″ x 11.96″ format.

Morgana BM4050 Booklet Maker

About WhiteOak Printing

Established in 1984 this locally owned business began life in Marietta, Pennsylvania. In 1987 the business moved to downtown Lancaster, and then in the next decade, 1995 to be exact, the company moved into its present day 18,000 square-foot building in Dillerville Road, Lancaster. In 2001 the company installed its first digital colour press – an Indigo UltraStream. In 2004 the business created its own online ordering system. By 2012 the business was ready for growth, and it acquired the promotional products company, GPI Marketing, and the growth continued the following year when it acquired another promotional company, Creative Promotions Plus. Print growth continued, and in 2021the latest and greatest piece of equipment, an HP Indigo 12000 was installed.

WhiteOak install Morgana BM4050