Digital Print Zone, Surrey, UK, works primarily for print brokers and graphic designers. The 12 strong team produces work for customers throughout the UK and in international markets. The company also involves itself in Web design.
Following significant growth in the production of digital print, the company knew that it had to bring its finishing equipment up to date in order to keep up with customer demand—it was fully appreciative of that fact that good finishing equipment is critical for a high-quality job.
Following in-depth discussions of the company’s needs, Morgana (Booth 3561) proposed three pieces of equipment that would improve both the quality of basic finishing requirements and increase the productivity of the postpress operation at DPZ. The package consisted of three products: an AutoFold Pro, AutoCreaser Pro 33, and DocuMaster Pro.
AutoFold Pro: A free standing folding unit designed for folding digital stocks using Morgana’s patented flying knife technology, developed to prevent the scuffing and marking on digital stocks that can be caused by folding using conventional methods.
AutoCreaser Pro 33: Designed to work in tandem with the AutoFold Pro product, the AutoCreaser focuses on the benefits provided in creasing digitally printed work prior to folding the sheet
DocuMaster Pro: Designed to overcome the difficulties associated with finishing pre-collated, digitally printed page sets, the DocuMaster Pro product produces high-quality booklets, including the creasing of covers and internal pages prior to folding in order to help eliminate unsightly cracking in the fold. The new Pro version of the machine has doubled productivity offered by the DocuMaster thanks to the introduction of PosiFeed, an enhanced Morgana designed feeding system.
Commenting on the purchase decision, Ali Buckman, a Director of Digital Print Zone, says: “This investment has replaced several ageing items of finishing equipment and brought us right up to date with our post-print capabilities.
“Digital print production has changed the way that customers want to buy printed products. Purchases are now more often made in quantities of 250 or 500 printed items, not thousands. This is ideal for digital printing equipment, but the finishing end of production needs to be right for the job as well. Good finishing equipment is critical for a high-quality job.”
Of the three items purchased, the DocuMaster Pro has extended the finishing options at Digital Print Zone the most: “This unit has provided an increase in our ability to produce great saddlestitched work. The square-back capability of the DocuMaster Pro solution is one example of the quality features provided by the Morgana equipment. Customers’ might not even realize that such a solution exists—therefore they can’t ask for it initially. Once they do know about the ability to produce a square-back on stitched work, and once they have seen it on their publication, they want it every time, simply because it looks better. We are now retaining and winning work because we can produce such a quality finish. Digital printers with other binding solutions can’t provide anything quite like it.”
Commenting on the installation at Digital Print Zone, Ray Hillhouse, Sales Manager of Morgana Systems, says: “The team there represent one of the UK’s leading digital print production houses in terms of the quality of work produced. We are delighted to be able to furnish their postpress operation with three Morgana products, and are especially delighted to see the DocuMaster Pro helping to win the company even more business.”