Morgana announces DigiCoater Pro 400

Morgana, which sells offline equipment as part of the Plockmatic Group, has launched a new flat sheet UV coater, the Morgana DigiCoater Pro 400, aimed at a range of applications including greetings cards, photobooks and calendars.

It’s a modular device, with the main unit housing the roller coating station and a second module for the curing. There’s a choice of two curing modules, including one with a cold lamp UV unit that uses less power to cure and can produce up to 45mpm. The alternative is an LED curing module, complete with air cooling, that can run at up to 60mpm. Both cure at room temperatures so there’s no risk of heat damaging the substrates. Both systems are suitable for inline and offline applications. 

The DigiCoater only needs 2 – 4 grams per square metre of coating to cover each sheet. Ray Hillhouse, VP Sales and Marketing for the Plockmatic Group Offline Business Unit, pointed out that UV coating is cheaper than lamination, adding: “UV coated sheets provide for rub resistance and a more robust finish when the final piece of print needs to be frequently handled or passed through other finishing or mailing systems prior to completion. In addition, UV coating is widely considered as being a more environmentally friendly alternative to lamination, as virtually no waste is produced in the production process.”

The DigiCoater is suitable for both offset and inkjet prints, producing a glossy finish. There’s an optional IR lamp system for coating wax-based toner printed sheets. There’s an optional duplex coating capability with an inverter to turn the sheets over though you will need two coaters, one for each side. 

Morgana’s DigiCoater Pro 400 is a UV coater with both cold UV and LED curing.

The machines can be handfed but there’s a choice of two feeders. Hillhouse says that the VFL feeder is the most suitable for this machine. It takes up to 2000 sheets, up to 385 x 1300mm and up to 600gsm dependant on machine configuration and stock

The VFX feeder can take up to 5,400 sheets, up to 356 x 660mm. It can be set up with two trays for uninterrupted job production. It can be used across all of Morgana’s booklet making platforms

The DigiCoater Pro 400 is available from February 2021. You can find further details from morgana.com.


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