Selsey Press Ltd, West Sussex, U.K., invested in more finishing equipment with the purchase of a DigiFold machine from Morgana Systems (Booth 3561). The business recognized creasing as an essential step when folding heavier weight stocks. Standard buckle folders in use at the company are not suited to handling such materials. The team had been using a Morgana AutoCreaser and then hand folding sheets—not the most time-efficient solution.
The DigiFold is one of Morgana’s best selling products. Over 1,000 units were sold before the 5000P model was introduced at drupa 2008. Offering greatly increased speed, this model sold nearly 500 units in its first two years.
Commenting on the combined creasing and folding, David Lamdin, a Director of Selsey Press, says: “The combination of creasing and folding thicker stock in one unit is a tremendous time saver. The machine will handle this work in one pass, and it will also be able to process the majority of our short-run folding work a lot more effectively than the larger machines.”
Lamdin adds: “The Morgana takes just a minute to set-up on standard sized work. Our heavier duty folding equipment can take up to 15 minutes to set-up, which is fine for long runs, but DigiFold wins every time on the shorter run work that is more typical of digital print orders.”
Speaking about the installation, Ray Hillhouse, Sales Manager for Morgana Systems adds: “DigiFold is the ideal product for companies needing to fold heavier weight stocks. Buckle fold devices are great for papers, but will always struggle to fold heavier weight stocks due to the design of the product. Work produced on card printers will benefit from the unique creasing and knife folding solution offered by Morgana’s DigiFold.”
Selsey Press operates from a purpose-built factory and works from concept and design, through prepress to printing via litho or digital, finishing and binding, to packing and mailing, providing the complete package.