Category Archives: Paper Cutting

MBM Aerocut Velocity

MBM Aerocut Velocity

aerocut-velocityMBM’s Aerocut Velocity is the refined model of the Aerocut Classic slitter/cutter/creaser and features enhanced productivity and user-friendliness.

Feeding is an important and essential part for any print finishing device. This machine has an innovative patented feeding mechanism, that drastically reduces the risk of double feeds and mis-feeds. An optional perforating unit is located inside for an accurate registration.


The Velocity is twice as fast and includes more adjustments than base Aerocut Classic with a greater (4”) sheet capacity.The robust all-metal construction keeps top level accuracy and finishing quality on every job. Includes 268 preset cutting jobs and up to 150 additional custom programs can be stored in memory.

The Velocity is an ideal solution for finishing, especially for short-run digital printed applications, such as business cards, post cards, invitations, greeting cards, leaflets, tickets and more. Flex mode allows operators to cut multiple size cards from a page and add the desired number of creases on these; It enables designers and printers to create new aspects of applications. Self-correcting cut mark registration function and air suction feed system ensure accurate cuts every time.

Channel creasing allows the Velocity to offer world-class quality creases on digitally printed stocks. Creasing pressure can be adjusted in 5 levels instantly by shifting the lever. Magnetic paper guides are easily adjustable for various stock sizes. The handy business card collection tray snaps into place for neat stacking of finished cards.

The Velocity also features 2 single blade slitters to trim the top and bottom margins, and 2 double blade slitters for center gutters and precise accuracy. The durable blades cut stocks up to 400 gsm. The air-suction top feeding system easily feeds coated, digital, gloss and other stocks precisely without damage. Includes the Lytrod VisionDirect software to simplify the task of formatting, imposing, and adding personalized information to documents for fast and efficient cutting on the Velocity.


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

Titan 265 TC Paper Cutter

Titan 265 TC Paper Cutter

The Titan 265 TC paper cutter features a 10.5″ color touch screen TC controller with variable data entry mode, automatic fraction to decimal calculation and unlimited program storage capacity. Clamp mark waste is reduced or eliminated with programmable electronic clamp pressure control per cut.

Innovative advances improve the task of program creation through features such as repeat and loop commands, USP port for thumb drive program delivery, network capable hardware with an Ethernet port, labeling cutting and sheet division tools and more!

The TC System is the first paper cutter controller in the world to recognize common .csv format program files making offline programming simple and easy to implement at any size print operation.

Features:

  • Electronic clamp pressure control – programmable
  • Variable mode data entry (fraction, decimal, metric)
  • Automatic fraction to decimal calculation
  • Line light cut position indicator
  • Automatic false clamp plate detection
  • Hydraulic cutting & clamping
  • Rugged steel & cast iron construction – solid 1” thick aluminum table
  • UHMW adjustable knife bar gibs
  • 2-year warranty
  • Up to 26 cuts per minute
  • Ability to receive .csv files making offline programming and memory storage simple
  • Repeat and loop commands streamline program entry
  • JDF and network capable
  • USB port for simple thumb drive program entry

Learn more about the TC Control System Operation below:


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

How to Know When Your Cutter Knife Needs Sharpening

challenge-paper-cutter-knife_12How to Know When Your Cutter Knife Needs Sharpening

Sharp knives result in better cuts. Frequent sharpening helps your cutter knives perform at their best. As a rule of thumb, your cutter knife needs to be sharpened around every 2,000 to 5,000 cuts.

Here are a few telltale signs that it’s time to sharpen your knives:

  • The knife hesitates or stalls while making a cut.
  • The sheets are not all cut to the same length (usually the top few sheets are longer than the rest of the sheets – this is sometimes called “draw”).
  • Cut marks appear on the paper’s cut face.
  • The profile of the cut (side view) is not perpendicular to the table.
  • The cut does not appear straight when viewed from the top.
  • The knife makes a “rougher” sound as it passes through paper.
  • Nicks are visible on the cutting edge of the knife.

The Challenge Advantage

At Challenge Machinery, our goal is to design, manufacture, and market equipment that adds value to your customers’ printed products. We offer drills, paper cutters, book trimmers, cornering machines, and other print finishing equipment that can improve your customers’ productivity and make their lives easier.

Contact Mid-State Litho, Inc. if you have any questions about a specific product at 1-800-343-4231 or email us at sales@midstatelitho.net.

Visit us on the web at www.midstatelitho.net


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

Challenge Machinery – Got Digital?

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Challenge Machinery – Got Digital? Today’s print market places great demands on your business. Investments in cutting-edge wide format, inkjet, and digital print engines ensure you meet your customer’s diverse needs. Finish your upgrades with a Challenge Titan 230.

The Titan 230 is built on a foundation of solid cast iron and steel construction for maximum durability. UHMW gib surfaces, composite bushings, and a one-inch thick solid tool aluminum table require virtually no maintenance for years of trouble-free operation.

The Titan 230 meets the toughest safety standard in the industry today. Category 4 light safety curtains, enclosed rear table, two-hand timed non-repeat cut buttons, and a knife safety latch contribute to our UL and CE certification.

The intuitive menu-driven controller allows variable mode data entry with up to 99 jobs / 9,801 total cut position storage. Advanced label cutting and the sheet division assistant allows for even the most novice operator to program complex jobs. Optional electronic clamp pressure control further reduces waste. Machine self-diagnostics and error indication walk the operator through any difficulties.

Proudly manufactured in the US, The Titan 230 continues our legacy… assurance you made the right decision.

  • Full hydraulic clamping and cutting
  • Solid cast iron and steel construction ensure years of trouble-free operation
  • Solid 1-inch thick tool aluminum table offers the strong work surface required in your production environment
  • Bright Red LED line light is easy to see and needs no replacement
  • Fully programmable controller offers intuitive operation and up to 9,801 total cut position storage

Extended Information:

Safety – Standard equipment includes the finest Category 4 light curtain to monitor the cutter opening. These self-checking beams ensure the highest degree of safety for the operator.

Speed – The keypad features an advanced, light touch variable speed pinpoint backgauge control to quickly position stock. Depending on the portion of the pin-point control you touch, the backgauge moves forward to backward at varying speeds. Or, simply type the desired position and press the “Send” key. The computer positions the backgauge prior to each cut for maximum productivity.

Durability – Since designing our first paper cutters in 1887, Challenge has become well known for building machines that last. The Titan’s solid cast iron and steel construction provides maximum durability. Our one inch thick solid cast tool grade aluminum table provides the strong work surface requires in a production setting.


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

TC Console for Challenge Paper Cutters – Operational Video

Operational Video of the Challenge Machinery TC programmable console. Available on the Titan 200 and 230 paper cutters and standard on all Titan 265, Champion 305, and 370 paper cutters.

Champion-305TCChallenge Champion 305 TC Paper Cutter
The NEW Champion 305 TC Paper Cutter is durable, accurate and easy to use programmable hydraulic powered paper cutter. With many new features and innovations improving efficiency, this work horse for cutting is still the only cutter available in this size range that ships from the factory CE, UL, and cUL safety standard certified and is in full compliance with the ANSI standard for paper guillotines and trimmers for North America.

Challenge Titan 200 TC Challenge Titan 200 Paper Cutter
The Titan 200 is based on a solid cast iron and steel construction for maximum durability. The intuitive menu-driven controller allows variable mode data entry with up to 99 jobs/9,801 total cut position storage. The optional electronic clamp pressure control minimizes waste. Machine self-diagnostics and error indication walks the operator through any potential difficulties.

Titan_230_WebChallenge Titan 230 Paper Cutter
The Titan 230 is built on a foundation of solid cast iron and steel construction for maximum durability. The Titan 230 meets the toughest safety standards in the industry today. Category 4 light safety curtains and intuitive menu-driven controller allows variable mode data entry with up to 99 jobs/9,801 total cut position storage. Machine self-diagnostics and error indication walk the operator through any potential difficulties.

Challenge has been recognized as the industry leader in providing innovative paper cutters that are built to last. Challenge’s current line of paper cutters continue the long legacy of Challenge safety, productivity, innovation, and durability.


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

Office & Entry Level Equipment

Office & Entry Level EquipmentNot every print project requires heavy-duty equipment. For this reason, MSL offers a variety of tabletop printing equipment along with other office and tabletop equipment. If you are looking for quality tabletop and office equipment including printers, copiers and shredders, MSL gives you the best options. Contact us today at 1-800-343-4231 or visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net


MBM Simplimatic Tabletop Folder

Simplimatic manual tabletop folder is compact in size with a feed table that folds in for storage. Dial selector for easy setting of standard or custom folds. Automatic feed of single sheets or manual feed of up to 3 stapled sheets (up to 20 lb. bond). No separator to set for variations in paper thickness. Fully enclosed fold plates for quiet operation. Low-maintenance snap-out roller cartridge and anti-static strip for high static environments and carbonless paper. Speed 8,400 sheets/hr*. Paper size of 5 3/4″ x 6″ to 8 1/2″ x 14″. Paper weight 16-60 lbs, sheet capacity of 150*.


MBM Bookletmaker Jr

The Bookletmaker Jr. is semi-automatic and  entry-level bookletmaker. The space-saving, compact design that is easy to set up and operate. Makes booklets up to 40 pages*. Featuring automatic paper centering, dual staple heads, and fold rollers. All-metal construction is durable for long-lasting use. UL and C UL approved. Speed – 250 sets/hr.**, sheet capacity – 10*, paper size – 8 1/2″ x 11″ to 11″ x 17″, power supply – 115 V, 60 Hz.


VersaMac Modular Punch

With more power and more versatility than any other binding punch in its class, the Akiles® VersaMac is one of the most productive punches on the market today. With a maximum punching capacity of up to 55 sheets at a time, easy-to-use interchangeable die feature, and efficient modular design, Akiles® VersaMac is compatible with commercial volume workloads in all binding styles. Count on VersaMac’s rugged construction to get your job done on-time, especially in critical moments when you can’t afford downtime. VersaMac’s modular design and interchangeable die feature means you can expand on your VersaMac’s functionality any time by purchasing more accessories and binding modules.


For additional information or to schedule a demo, please visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net

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

NEW Challenge Champion 305 TC Programmable Paper Cutter

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NEW Challenge Champion 305 TC Programmable Paper Cutter

Challenge announces the arrival of the NEW GENERATION of the Champion 305 Paper Cutter – The CHAMPION 305TC!

Champion-305TCContinuing the Champion reputation for innovation, the Champion 305TC is a durable, accurate and easy to use programmable hydraulic powered paper cutter. With many new features and innovations improving efficiency, this work horse for cutting is still the only cutter available in this size range that ships from the factory CE, UL, and cUL safety standard certified and is in full compliance with the ANSI standard for paper guillotines and trimmers for North America.

The intuitive 10.5″ color touch-screen TC Controller allows variable mode data entry, automatic fraction to decimal calculation and unlimited program storage capacity. Clamp mark waste is reduced or eliminated with programmable electronic clamp pressure control per cut. Innovative advances improve the task of program creation through features such as repeat and loop commands, USP port for thumb drive program delivery, network capable hardware with an Ethernet port, label cutting and sheet division tools, and more! The TC system is the first paper cutter controller in the world to recognize common .csv format program files making offline programming simple and easy to implement at any size print operation.

Proudly manufactured in the USA, the Champion 305 continues our legacy of providing… assurance you made the right decision.

New Features:

  • 10.5” Color Touch Screen
  • Challenge proprietary software and operation system
    Network ready with Ethernet and USB Ports
  • Accepts .csv format program files making offline and automatic program loading simple and convenient
  • Faster backgauge positioning
  • Solid one piece frame weldment construction
  • Improved streamlined program entry with repeat cut sequence commands

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

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

Econocraft-Great for transfer taping & vinyl headaches

LEDCO Econocraft with StandEconocraft Laminators are the solution to transfer taping and vinyl application headaches. They automate the application of transfer tape and other pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes or films. They will apply background vinyl or PSA films to sign blanks, transfer-taped vinyl to any flat sign material, clear PSA over-laminates to finished signs or promotional materials, and they are great for vehicle wraps.

The Econocraft can be used to apply any type of pressure-sensitive film or tape to any substrate up to ½ inch thick or can be used for mounting. Designed for graphics applications, Econocraft machines are used for vehicle wraps and in sign shops, photo-finishing labs, reprographics shops, and manufacturing plants.

Features:

  • Flexible & Easy to Use
  • Great Value & Reliable
  • Integrated Release Liner Take-Up
  • Variable Speed Motor Control

Options:

  • Pre-Feed Slitter Attachment cuts material on the supply roll for application to narrower substrates for multiple-up production or for striping.
  • Bottom Supply Roll Feed Assembly provides roll-fed application of materials such as transfer tape to weeded vinyl or transfer-taped vinyl to banner material.
  • Precision Feed Table for precise, low-tolerance feeding.
  • Stand (pictured above)
  • Available Sizes: 30″, 44″, and 60″

See a complete list of LEDCO laminators and cutters.

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

Challenge – Titan Series, Up to 26 Cuts Per Minute!

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Challenge Titan Paper Cutter

Hydraulic Paper Cutter Series

The Titan series of hydraulic powered paper cutters offer a range of cutting options with a compact footprint. Designed to be safe and durable machines, Titan cutters fit into almost any production situation. Clamp pressure is adjustable, so clamping force can be changed to match specific job requirements. Hydraulic operation assures more power, less stock spoilage, less maintenance and greater reliability. After a few minutes of inactivity the Titan switches into an energy-conserving standby mode.

Titan 265

  • Up to 26 cuts per minute
  • Virtually maintenance-free design
  • Solid 1-inch thick tool grade aluminum table offers the strong work surface required in production environments
  • Low-pressure pre-clamping reduces operator injury (less than 66 PSI)

If you would like additional information about this product, please feel free to contact MSL at 1-800-343-4231 or via email at sales@midstatelitho.net.

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NEW! Introducing The HT-1000V Variable Three-Knife Trimmer

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Introducing The HT-1000V Variable Three-Knife Trimmer

Standard is pleased to introduce the new Horizon HT-1000V Three-knife Trimmer, capable of one-to-one variable trimming in-line with Standard perfect binders, or off-line. The trimmer features automated set-up by reading a barcode printed on the cover of each book, with no operator input required, and trims up to 1000 books of variable thickness and format size per hour. Both untrimmed and trimmed sizes can be variable for true variable format production. Designed to run in a 24/7 production environment, the HT-1000V offers high productivity and heavy duty construction for consistent high quality finishing.

Additional Features

  • Automatic offline set-up via the touch screen for same size production runs (up to 2.55” in stack height)
  • Uniquely designed, automated trim removal system ensures consistent running without jamming
  • Accepts a wide range of input sizes and delivers trimmed books from 5.7” x 4.05” up to 13.38” x 11.69”

For additional product information, contact Mid-State Litho at 1-800-343-4231 or visit MSL online at www.midstatelitho.net

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