The Morgana AutoCreaser Pro XL paper creasing system is an easy-to-use product with a highly efficient vacuum top feeder. The unique creasing rule in the AutoCreaser Pro XL eliminates paper tearing and, therefore, cracking. Richardson & Son, based in Hawick in the Scottish Borders, has invested in this system, purchased through Morgana dealer CLC.
The Pro XL runs at a maximum of 8500 A4 sheets per hour, with no loss of accuracy. Commenting on the need for the AutoCreaser Pro XL, Jamie Richardson, co-director at Richardson & Son, said, ‘We do a lot of creasing and perforating on our other 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.’
‘One of the team had seen something about more automated creasing products online, so we made enquiries to three of our print finishing equipment suppliers. All of them came back with the same answer – that the Morgana AutoCreaser Pro XL would be able to handle our needs.’
Would this new arrival make the existing trusty platen products redundant? ‘No, we’ve kept the platens, and our cylinder. Although the cylinder will probably never run again, we are not really short of space, and it is an impressive bit of kit – also I guess we could be a little sentimental. The platens though are still used for die-cutting, and creasing heavier stock on a regular basis.’
The Pro XL is Morgana’s most productive creaser to date, complete with the ability to handle longer sheets. The new AutoCreaser Pro XL takes a sheet size of up to 385 x 1300mm with the table extension. Its feeder boasts an ultrasonic double sheet detection, an inline rotary perforation system with the capacity for up to five perforations at the same time, as well as the option of a cross perforation unit.
‘The machine has done a lot of varied tasks. It perforates our raffle tickets, creases menus, order of service sheets, greeting cards, sock bands, swing tickets, and many more. The biggest plus, of course, is the make-ready time between jobs – it’s just so quick and simple. The machine runs every day, doing a variety of different jobs, and has definitely helped us increase our productivity.’