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MSL at Drupa 2016

MSL at Drupa 2016

There are tradeshows for the graphic arts industry, and then there is Drupa. Drupa is know for being the launchpad for new products from manufacturers from all over the world and for being the leading trade fair for print and cross-media solutions. This is the place where you learn about new changes in the print industry and view state-of-the-art technologies first-hand. Here are a few highlights from our manufacturers:

  • Standard Horizon
    • Live presentations emphasized Smart Finishing in Horizon
    • Horizon introduced the NEW BQ-480 PUR Perfect Binder
    • Roll-to-Booklet demonstrated the pXnet digital workflow system to create a total JDF production workflow including scheduling, equipment setup, job status, and reporting
  • Morgana
    • Debut of the DigiFold Pro 385 and AutoCreaser Pro 385
    • DigiFold Pro 385 now features a deep file feeder and ideal for longer runs
    • AutoCreaser Pro 385 also features a deep pile feeder and ideal for longer runs
    • Launched the BM500 bookletmaking system
  • Graphic Whizard
    • Unveiled new finishing systems
    • Numbering machines and coating devices were also on display
  • Challenge Machinery
    • The NEW CMT-130TC made its debut at drupa featuring:
      • Three-side trimming for perfect bound books
      • On-demand book trimming
      • New integrated in-line and near-line book feeding components
      • New automatic book size detection
      • Trims books up to 2″ thick
    • Corner rounding machines, paper drilling machines, and paper cutting machines were also on display

Check out these pages for more information about drupa and additional highlights on our manufacturers at drupa:

  1. Standard Horizon @ Drupa 
  2. Morgana @ Drupa
  3. 5 Reasons Why We Will Always Have Someone at Drupa

MSL
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Morgana: Graph Expo Show Update

Morgana: Graph Expo Show Update

Morgana BM500 & BM350 Bookletmakers

Morgana’s Latest Product Introductions

Morgana featured the NEW BM500 for the first time at Graph Expo 2015. The NEW BM500 is capable of producing booklets up to 200 pages and is the first Morgana bookletmaker to incorporate the NEW Full-Color Touchscreen Interface. The NEW BM350, a similar platform producing booklets of up to 35 sheets, was also featured.

The Latest in Vacuum Feeding

The NEW high-capacity feeder, the VF602, previewed for the first time. This new vacuum feeder is equipped with a bar code reading system for variable data applications. Ideal for producing booklets with variable page counts and personalized information. The VF602 will be available for the NEW BM500 later this year.

For additional information, visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net or contact us directly at 1-800-343-4231.


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net
Toll Free: 1-800-343-4231

Morgana to Launch the NEW DigiBook 200

Morgana DigiBook 200 Morgana to Launch the DigiBook 200 at Graph Expo

Visit Morgana in Booth #4013.

Morgana will use the Graph Expo event to launch the DigiBook 200 in the US. The 200 was first shown at IPEX earlier this year, with units shipping in Europe since July. The DigiBook 200 perfect binder is suited to traditional and digital printers who require short to medium runs of PUR perfect bound books to a professional standard. The DigiBook 200 is equipped with a patented closed gluing system where the spine and side gluing is automatically applied by a slot applicator for the utmost binding quality and accuracy.

PUR is the strongest, most flexible binding adhesive available and offers several additional advantages over other binding adhesives. When inks, coatings or digital print toners are present in the spine area these can compromise the strength of typical hotmelt perfect binding. PUR is resistant to this and will form a super-strong bond with all weights and finishes of paper stocks. In addition PUR works well with synthetic and recycled-content stock.

Key Product Features:

  • Up to 200 books per hour
  • Touch screen operation with automatic set up
  • Binding length (spine) from 4.3″ up to 14.9″
  • Spine thickness from 0.03″ to 1.96″
  • Adjustable spine preparation by sophisticated milling and notching device
  • Paper chip extractor
  • Patented hermetically sealed PUR application system for a spine and side gluing with automatic glue cut-off
  • Automatic cleaning and sealing of the glue head
  • Electronic connection to Morgana Autocreaser Pro for cover creasing

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Morgana to Launch the DigiBook 200 at Graph Expo

Morgana DigiBook 200 Morgana to Launch the DigiBook 200 at Graph Expo

Visit Morgana in Booth #4013. Register for your VIP Demo today at Graph Expo!

Morgana will use the Graph Expo event to launch the DigiBook 200 in the US. The 200 was first shown at IPEX earlier this year, with units shipping in Europe since July. The DigiBook 200 perfect binder is suited to traditional and digital printers who require short to medium runs of PUR perfect bound books to a professional standard. The DigiBook 200 is equipped with a patented closed gluing system where the spine and side gluing is automatically applied by a slot applicator for the utmost binding quality and accuracy.

PUR is the strongest, most flexible binding adhesive available and offers several additional advantages over other binding adhesives. When inks, coatings or digital print toners are present in the spine area these can compromise the strength of typical hotmelt perfect binding. PUR is resistant to this and will form a super-strong bond with all weights and finishes of paper stocks. In addition PUR works well with synthetic and recycled-content stock.

Key Product Features:

  • Up to 200 books per hour
  • Touch screen operation with automatic set up
  • Binding length (spine) from 4.3″ up to 14.9″
  • Spine thickness from 0.03″ to 1.96″
  • Adjustable spine preparation by sophisticated milling and notching device
  • Paper chip extractor
  • Patented hermetically sealed PUR application system for a spine and side gluing with automatic glue cut-off
  • Automatic cleaning and sealing of the glue head
  • Electronic connection to Morgana Autocreaser Pro for cover creasing

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Morgana – Solutions for fast and flexible finishing.

Morgana Systems USA will have a strong presence at Graph Expo 14 where the product range will be significantly enhanced and expanded following the recent acquisition by Plockmatic.

Visit Morgana in Booth #4014 at Graph Expo!

Morgana will be showing a wide range of our market leading offerings. This will include:

System 2000S with its high capacity dual bin feeder offers a flexible solution for a wide range of booklet types and sizes. The AF602 air assisted feeder has a capacity up to 21″. Pre-collated sets can be placed into both bins or covers can be placed into one of the bins when they need to be merged with collated sets.The heavy duty booklet making section comes complete with stitching heads and the Morgana Squarefold to give a professional perfect bound effect to the book.

Morgana will be showing several machines from their Pro range of creasers and folders, all controlled with the SmartScreen touchscreen. The market leading AutoCreaser 33 will be shown with the latest software which includes an application specifically designed for perfect bound cover production. The larger sized AutoCreaser Pro 50 will be running with the AutoFold Pro inline folding unit. The AutoFold Pro can be added to any existing Morgana creaser- or to other manufacturers creasing machines.

The DigiFold Pro creaser/folder will be on show and continues to be the market leader in class, offering unrivaled production in terms of quality and accuracy. This machine can crease and fold stock up to 0.015″ thick without cracking the toner or stock surface.

The new DigiBook 200 PUR Binder, equipped with a patented closed gluing system where the spine and side gluing is accurately applied by a slot applicator. Up to 200 books per hour, and up to 2″ thick, with automatic block measuring, clamp setting and nozzle adjustment.

CardXtra Plus Automate many of your finishing tasks in this one versatile cutting and creasing unit. 250 business cards can be finished in less than 2 minutes. A small job such as this would previously have needed 18 cuts on a cutter can now be offered as a “while you wait” service.

In addition to the extensive range of offline and near line solutions from Morgana USA, their parent company, Plockmatic will have a strong representation at the show with their wide range of inline solutions.


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

PUR Binding in Focus

Morgana: Bookletmakers and PUR Binding in Focus

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morgana2000_11046999A complete new range of bookletmakers will take center stage, including the System 2000S—a product that is capable of producing booklets of up to 120 pages. The system will be fed by the ACF510, a hybrid feeder capable of feeding pre-collated sets from a digital print engine, collating litho printed sections, or indeed combining both into a finished book product. The heavy-duty bookletmaking section comes complete with wire stitching heads, fore-edge trimmer, and the Morgana Squarefold 2000 to give a professional perfect bound effect to the finished product.

The System 2000S will be shown with the optional CST unit. This unit can edge-trim the sheets before the bookletmaking section, meaning the work can be taken straight from the press to the finishing unit with no need to trim the edges on a guillotine. This helps to make the whole process much more streamlined. The CST comes complete with a creasing mechanism helping to eliminate cracking on digital print or cross grained cover stock.

PUR for short-run

digibook300_11046997Another significant debut on the Morgana stand will be the U.S. launch of the DigiBook 300 PUR perfect binding machine. The unit can produce up to 300 8.5×11″ books per hour. A patented solution controls the application of the PUR glue with a sealed nozzle system. This makes DigiBook 300 extremely quick and effective to set-up and shut down—ideal for very short runs of PUR bound books, as often required in the digital printing world. The machine will be shown producing a wide range of digitally printed and litho printed jobs on coated stock, and will be shown producing book blocks with end-papers ready for casing into hard-cover books.

SmartScreen for touch control

In addition to these launches, Morgana will be showing several machines from their Pro range of creasers and folders, all controlled with SmartScreen touchscreen software. The market leading AutoCreaser Pro 33 will be shown with the latest software incorporating an application specifically designed for perfect bound cover production. It is also available with an option of side-stop perforating, ideal for applications such as draw tickets or tear-off vouchers. The larger format AutoCreaser Pro 50 will be running with the AutoFold in-line folding unit. AutoFold can be added to any existing Morgana creaser, or creasing equipment supplied by other manufacturers.

Crease and fold in one unit

The market leading DigiFold Pro creaser/folder will be on display offering unrivalled production in terms of quality and accuracy. This machine can crease and fold stock up to 0.015″ thick without cracking the toner or stock surface. A wide range of folds can be simply selected by touching the fold icon and entering the paper size—the machine then takes care of the remaining set-up automatically.

In addition to the extensive range of off-line and near-line solutions from Morgana USA, its parent company Plockmatic will have strong representation at the show with a wide range of in-line solutions. Bookletmaking systems will be shown in the Ricoh and Xerox booths producing a wide range of booklets, including options for full-bleed trimming and Squarefold production.

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Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

 

Bookletmakers and PUR Binding in focus at Graph Expo

McCormick Place, Chicago, IL USA
Visit Morgana Systems at Graph Expo in Booth #4013

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Morgana Systems Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, has announced details of its exhibit for GRAPH EXPO 2014. The company can be found at booth #4013, close to its major customer base, the digital print engine manufacturers.

Morgana Systems USA will have a strong presence at the show where the product range will be significantly enhanced with latest product introductions in heavy duty bookletmaking and a brand new addition to the PUR binding range.

Dual Bin for faster feeding

Product on show at the event will include the latest version of the System 2000S bookletmaker, featuring the high capacity dual bin feeder offering a flexible solution for a wide range of booklet types and sizes. The AF602 air assisted feeder has a capacity of up to 21″. Pre-collated sets can be placed into both bins or covers can be placed into one bin when they need to be merged with collated sets. The heavy-duty bookletmaking section comes complete with stitching heads and the unique Morgana Squarefold to give a professional perfect bound effect to the book.

New PUR Binder makes a debut

Making its show debut in the US, the new DigiBook 200 PUR Binder is equipped with a patented closed gluing system where the spine and side gluing is accurately applied by a slot applicator. The DigiBook 200 provides up to 200 books per hour, and up to 2″ thick, with automatic block measuring, clamp setting and nozzle adjustment.

Get Smart with SmartScreen

Morgana will be showing several machines from their Pro range of creasers and folders, all controlled with the SmartScreen touchscreen. The market leading AutoCreaser 33 will be shown with the latest software, which includes an application specifically designed for perfect bound cover production. The larger sized AutoCreaser Pro 50 will be running with the AutoFold Pro inline folding unit. The AutoFold Pro can be added to any existing Morgana creaser or to other manufacturers creasing machines.

The DigiFold Pro creaser/folder will be on show and continues to be the market leader in class, offering unrivalled production in terms of quality and accuracy. This machine can crease and fold stock up to 0.015″ thick without cracking the toner or stock surface.

Quick cutting with CardXtra Plus

CardXtra Plus automates many of finishing tasks in this one versatile cutting and creasing unit. 250 business cards can be finished in less than 2 minutes. A small job such as this would previously have needed 18 cuts on a guillotine, but can now be offered as a “while you wait” service.

In addition to the extensive range of offline and near line solutions from Morgana USA, parent company Plockmatic will also have a strong representation at the show with its wide range of inline solutions.


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Morgana reveals Ipex launches

Morgana reveals Ipex launches
By Hannah Jordan, Friday March 07 2014
Original Article Available Here

digifold-pro-500Morgana will use Ipex to unveil the next generation models of its DigiFold Pro and Autocreaser Pro machines.

At 6,000 A4 sph the new DigiFold Pro-500 is no faster than its Ipex 2010-launched third generation predecessor, however it incorporates key changes such as a high capacity vacuum top feed that can take sheet piles of up to 500mm compared to just 60mm. The device handles paper stocks up to 400gsm.

Other new features include dual creasing blades, which can be set for up or down creasing profiles as well as different creasing thickness and automatic set up of folding rollers, previously set manually.

Morgana sales and marketing director Ray Hillhouse said: “Digital print continues to grow, the page rates are coming down and people are doing longer runs. A lot of our customers were asking for a deeper pile so we introduced it because it means they can just put the stack in and let it run rather than have to top it up frequently.”

Meanwhile the new AutoCreaser Pro-500, which also features a new high capacity vacuum top feeder, will be launched at Ipex as well. The 8,500sph device incorporates dual creasing blades and matrix rather than the single blade of its predecessor, meaning users don’t need to change blades for different stocks.

Additionally two different profiles for hinge and spine creasing can now be selected, which Hillhouse said would particularly appeal to those doing perfect binding work.

“Before, the sheets had to go through the machine in two passes, but now people can produce covers for perfect binding with the two different profiles of crease in a single pass,” said Hillhouse.

“Traditionally customers have been digital print shops but that is changing because most big litho printers now have a digital section. These are heavier duty machines and we see them fitting with higher volume customers,” he added.

The units, which will be marketed at the top end of the DigiFold and AutoCreaser range, will be available to order at Ipex, with first shipping from Morgana’s Milton Keynes manufacturing site expected in June.

Prices have yet to be finalized.

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Partnering with Education Expo

Mid-State Litho and Jackson Area Career Center (JACC) are teaming up to help bring a new generation of Michigan Students into the printing industry. By raising awareness through new technologies, our Equipment Expo will inform, inspire, educate, and connect future industry professionals with leading organizations [you]!

Join us on Wednesday, April 30th and Thursday, May 1st, 2014 – to explore new opportunities for today and the future. Featured equipment will include MBM, OKI Data, Morgana, MGI, Mitsubishi, Colordyne, and Foliant.

MSL will be showcasing and providing live demonstrations for the latest equipment from OKI Data Solutions, Colordyne, Foliant, MBM, Morgana, and Mitsubishi. Special Guests include MBM Corporation’s, Phil Foss and OKI Data Solutions, Ted Schaffer.

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Live Demonstrations Available for:

OKI Data Solutions
proColor 900DP – The competitive advantage you’re looking for

The OKI proColor series delivers high-quality and reliability with low operational costs – the affordable Digital Color Printer for your short-run on-demand color print needs. Fast, professional digital printer series with high quality color and vast media flexibility that levels the field and raises the bar.

Colordyne Technologies
CDT 1600 C – Continuous Roll Digital Color Printer

Eliminate label inventories with digital print. With the CDT 1600 C, print on demand has never been easier. Using digital print allows you to eliminate pre-printed label inventories and reduce costs. In one step, add color to your tags and labels, integrate variable data, and print what you need, when you need it.

Foliant
Gulliver C-520A – Automatic Industrial Laminator

The Foliant Gulliver C-520A is a fully automatic industrial laminating machine with feeder, laminator and separator. It is equipped with a pneumatic system of laminating rollers, pressure with an easy thrust control, and a small compressor is integrated inside the machine frame.

MBM Corporation
Aerocut G2 – Pre-programmed Digital Finisher

Slit, cut, crease, score, and perforate a wide variety of jobs including brochures, business cards, post cards, greeting cards, CD jackets, and etc. with laser sharp accuracy. Ideally suited for digital applications, you can crease and score a wide range of stocks without cracking.

Morgana Systems
DigiFold Pro – Creaser/Folder

The DigiFold Pro features Morgana’s patented flying knife technology which was developed to prevent the scuffing and marking on digital stocks that are caused by folding using conditional methods. This creaser/folder can be used performing both functions in a single pass, as a stand alone creaser when folding is not required or as a perforator when creasing and folding are not required.

Morgana Systems
AutoCreaser Pro 33 – Creaser/Folder

The AutoCreaser Pro series provides the complete solution to the problem of cracking that occurs when folding digitally printed output. This automatic creaser is capable of handling conventionally printed card, laminates or cross-grained stock.

Mitsubishi Imaging
ECHO 1630IIIR – Plate Setting System

The efficient, environmentally friendly SDP-ECO 1630IIIR platesetting system features a patented, self-contained processor that operates with two ready-to-use solutions for imaging Silver DigiPlate paper or polyester plate materials. This CTP platesetting system uses up two-thirds less chemistry and produces precisely the right plate for every job – one color, two-color or process color.

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Digital Finishing for Digital Printers

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Morgana Creasers and Folders

Digital Finishing for Digital Printers

Morgana’s Product Portfolio consists of Creasers, Creaser/Folders, Folders, Numberers, Card Cutters & Creasers, UV Coaters, and Feeders.

The New Morgana AutoCreaser Pro 33 sets the standard. The intuitive 7″ touch-screen that controls all the main functions. Using the screen is simplicity itself. Key in the sheet length (popular sizes are pre-set), touch the fold type for the finished product (letter, gate etc) and press the green button. The AutoCreaser Pro33 will automatically calculate where the creases need to be and set them accordingly.

As its name suggest the AutoCreaser Pro 50 is the ‘big brother’ of the AutoCreaser Pro 33. Offering the same features and benefits, it runs at the increased speed of 8,500 sheets per hour. The new PosiFeed feeding system that allows a large pile to be loaded and fed is used on the AutoCreaser Pro 50 (along with all of our suction fed machines).

The high-speed creasing and folding of the DigiFold Pro features new touch screen patented technology. IT takes sheet sizes 27.5″ x 15.1″ and handles material up to 0.015″ (approx 150lb cover)*, including laminated material and runs at 6000 sheets per hour. Perforating as standard. Vastly increased speed makes it viable for Litho Printers who suffer the same cracking as Digital Printers.

To received a Morgana Product Portfolio Brochure or to RSVP for MSL’s 2013 Remote Demo – contact Bill at billi@midstatelitho.net. Additional product information can be viewed on our website at www.midstatelitho.net

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
Toll Free: 1-800-343-4231
www.midstatelitho.net