Category Archives: New Equipment

Andes Flatbed Cutter Auto-Load System

Andes Flatbed Cutter Auto-Load System

CET Color’s NEW 5′ x 10′ Andes flatbed cutter features a multi-functional head for quick tool changing. Available functions include oscillating, creasing, cutting, drawing, kiss cutting, routing, V-cutting, rotary cutting for fabric, and foam oscillating. The machine is compatible with materials such as Dibond, and more.

The Andes flatbed cutter also features an automated conveyor system that places sheets in position from the NEW Auto-Loader. Check out the video above or see additional Andes flatbed cutter features/options below:

  • New auto-load system now available
  • Six vacuum zones
  • LCD touchscreen
  • Maximum speed of 47″ per minute
  • Multi-functional head
  • Cutting thickness up to 2.36″
  • Conveyor system for ease of material removal and increased productivity
  • Custom configuration options are available
  • Vision registration and camera included
  • and much more!

Produce high quality results consistently and efficiently with the NEW Andes flatbed cutter. Custom configurations are available, ask your account executive for additional information or visit us online. Download your copy of the Andes brochure right here >>>


MSL
5459 Fenton Road
Flint, MI 48507
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CET Color Announces New Roll-to-Roll Printer

CET Color Announces New Roll-to-Roll Printer

CET Color Roll-to-Roll Wide Format PrinterAtlanta, Georgia, USA; May 2017 – CET Color – a manufacturer of wide-format UV flatbed and hybrid printers, announces the latest in their line of equipment. The 3200UVRTR printer is a 126″ roll-to-roll UV printer which has 2 Kyocera print heads and can boast up to 4. The unit has the capability of C, Y, M, K, Lc, Lm and WW; this unit supports Onyx or Caldera RIP software.

This 3200UVRTR is able to print on various substrates including backlits, banners, mesh, vinyl and etc. This unit also features a built in light source so you can back light your material before it goes to the take up reel, making this unit leading edge technology for the UV market.

Javier Mahmoud, CET Color Vice President of Sales and Marketing, says, “the market demand feedback from our dealers has been very strong on a roll-to-roll UV solution. We are very proud to announce this 126″ roll-to-roll UV that has the capability of printing dual rolls of media at the same time.”

CET Color offers a complete line of wide format UV printers, as well as recently introduced flatbed cutter, for use on a broad range of substrates. Their 80,000 square-foot facility, located in Atlanta, GA, includes an extensive warehouse and printer assembly hall, in addition to a large demonstration center.

CET Color
4450 Commerce Dr. SW
Atlanta, GA 30336


MSL
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
midstatelitho.net

IDEAL – Did you know?

IDEAL - Did you know?

IDEAL – Did you know?

Nothing can replace a walk in the forest, at the seaside, or in the mountains, and nothing is more important than clean and fresh air to breathe. But how can this work in your everyday professional life? Professional air purifiers create a non-polluted environment, where people feel well in a natural way. For more productivity and performance.

Nature’s self-cleaning. The interaction of plants and sun provide us pure air to breathe. Plants, and above all, tress filter harmful particles form the air, sunlight supports the reduction of pollutants from the atmosphere.

Cleaning of indoor air. IDEAL air purifiers help to improve the air in you room or office. People who can breathe clean and healthy indoor air fall ill less often and are more efficient. Good clean air with no pollutants is attainable with IDEAL’s air purifiers.

IDEAL’s Air Purifiers for Healthy Indoor Air…

  • A True HEPA Filter (Class H13) binds up to 99,97% of all airborne fine dust and ultra-small particles up to 0.3 microns; highly effective in the removal of mold, bacteria, viruses, pollen, dust mites, microbes, and allergens
  • Cigarette smoke and even chemical fumes and odors are also filtered
  • Purified and ionized air is a simple and natural principle with refreshing results:
    • a vitalizing effect on the mind and body
    • strengthening the immune system
    • protects against cell damage and premature aging process
    • protects against fatigue and diseases
  • Ideally suited for:
    • offices
    • bedrooms
    • medical practices
    • and wherever you are looking for IDEAL indoor air

IDEAL Air Purifiers are available for room sizes ranging from 150 square feet to 1,000 square feet. For additional information on IDEAL’s Air Purifiers, visit us online by clicking here!


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

Paper and Plastic Banding Solutions

Felins-Paper-and-Plastic-Bundling-SamplesPaper and Plastic Banding Solutions Overview

Why Paper & Plastic Banding?

Often referred to as the most elite form of bundling, banding has historically been used to showcase and protect delicate, high-end printed materials. Because of the many advantages, banding has grown as an elegant, cutting edge sustainable packaging solution.  As an alternative to strapping, banding provides reduced packaging costs, increased productivity, and the reduced labor costs commonly attributed to strapping.  In addition:

• Paper bands can be removed without using a cutting tool
• Transparent plastic bands showcase your product
• Labels can be eliminated by printing directly on the band
• Banding won’t damage the corners and edges of your product
• Diverse selection of banding materials and machine options

Felins offers a variety of banding machines and banding materials ranging from easy to use table top banding machines to fully automated banding systems. For additional information, contact us at 1-800-343-4231.

Felins Plastic and Paper Banding Models:


Felins US-2000-CSW-DMS_Automated_Banding_Machine_0Banding Automation – If you’re interested in increasing productivity and reducing labor costs to the fullest extent then take banding to the next step with full automation. With our years of experience and knowledgeable application specialists, we can customize a solution that solves your packaging needs and fits into your facility. Customization and application evaluation are our specialties


Felins CE-Banding_Machine_0CE Models – This semi-automatic, heat seal, table top banding machine efficiently bundles a wide variety of products and can band with both paper and plastic banding material interchangeably. The CE Models are easy to set-up, use, and maintain. Featuring digital controls, adjustable tension, highly versatile for limitless applications, and does not require costly compressed air.


Felins JD150_Plastic_Banding_Machine_0JD Models – An economical alternative to rubber banding or twist tying is the JD Series, heat seal banding machine. This model offers a versatile and compact table top design for gently banding your products. The JD series utilize a heat seal and loop style banding. Highly versatile for limitless applications and does not require compressed air. Multiple material selection options available.


Need help deciding? Contact us today for additional product information and additional options available to suit your needs. Contact us at 1-800-343-4231 or visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.

OKI – Printing with White & Clear Toner

OKI-Printing with White & Clear Toner

OKI introduces the revolutionary new multimedia production platform. Print on heavy media stock (up to 360 gsm). Print in Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, and White or Clear.

The C941dn with white toner allows you to get creative when printing on colored media. This video demonstrates the value of using white selectively, showing examples of different techniques you can use to ensure that you get great results every time you use your C914dn.

Now you can demonstrate your creativity or broaden your printed offerings by producing materials on an incredible range of media in 4-color plus solid White or Clear gloss toners.

These processes – which used to require expensive printing equipment and outside resources – are available in-house and on demand with the C941dn, a unique 5-station multimedia production platform device from OKI.

Visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net or OKI C900 Series for additional information!


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

Autonomy over Automation

Autonomy over Automation – By Steven Barrett

Manufacturing is one of the fastest changing parts of our society. Developments in products, materials, processes and procedures all have the ability to upset the status quo and usher in a new way of thinking about the same old stuff. Things don’t stop once we improve a process, instead they improve again. Today we’ll look at how automatic machines are now becoming autonomous.

Efficiency is key. Whether it’s less waste, cheaper materials, or faster output there is always room for more efficiency and as a natural order our processes relentlessly move towards it. We’ve seen milestones countless times but this latest one is a doozy. Major computational improvements combined with distinct process knowledge are turning automated equipment into autonomous equipment.

But what’s the difference? Equipment in manufacturing has been becoming automated for decades. The definition of these words are distinct yet close enough to leave some confusion. In terms of manufacturing I define automatic as a motor assisted function that does what a human typically would do manual. What makes autonomy special is that there’s a higher level of control over automatic functions; controlling them independently with a decision making process. In simpler terms, our equipment is getting smarter and beginning to make production decisions on its own.

There are also intelligent management systems that can oversee entire production scenarios. Tools like PXnet from Horizon give production managers a very detailed bird’s-eye-view of an entire facility or even multiple locations. Just having a view of the big picture can allow humans to observe processes under a new light, giving way to a whole new era of breakthroughs.

Specific equipment solutions are incorporating autonomy in new ways as well. Machines like the MBM Aerocut G2 or the Horizon CRF-362 are perfect examples. Both require a very minimal setup and of course the operator is still required to load and unload stock from the machine. However, once the machine begins its production, there are all kinds of things happening in the background that lead to seamless operation with minimal operator interaction. The Aerocut carries out no less than 4 separate operations on each sheet before delivering a finished product. The CRF-362 determines its own speed and gap settings, things that confuse new operators and cause management to worry about quality.

This form of development is exponential, it’s constantly building on itself and each step just leads us to higher goals. It’s a pleasure of mine to watch these things happen in the industry I love working in. It can be a struggle for those who are late to adopt modern equipment, they are left competing on an uneven battlefield. It’s also difficult to know when the time is right and have the gusto to pull the trigger in uncharted territory. It leaves me humble about my customers and their struggles as I try to explain the benefits of buying into automation while they grapple with costs and risks.


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

Crystal Clear Scratch Free Lamination

Crystal Clear Scratch-Free LaminationIntroducing the all new ALM3222 Automatic Laminator
Crystal Clear Scratch Free Lamination

The next generation in fully automatic laminating of digital prints, the all new ALM3222 offers many upgrades from the original ALM3220:

  • Heated rollers for crystal clear scratch-free laminations
  • Micro-adjustable side trimmers for precise flush cutting or exact border encapsulation
  • Handles up to 13″ wide sheets (12.6″ of film coverage)
  • Built in long mode operation for banner length prints
  • 25% increase in speed over the ALM3220

What remains the same is the easy “green button” operation that provides virtually labor free laminated and trimmed sheets. Excellent adhesion to even the most difficult digital prints with the same ASAP adhesive films pioneered on the ALM3220.

See what the ALM3222 can do for you!

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

Die-cut, Kiss-cut, Crease, Slit, Perforate, Hole Punch and Round Corners

Meeting the Growing Demand for Short-Run Product

NEW Rotary Die-Cut System for Digital & Offset Print! Horizon RD-4055 Die-Cut System

New Horizon RD-4055 can die-cut, kiss-cut, crease, slit, perforate, hole punch, and round corner with various substrates.


Standard is pleased to announce the New Horizon RD-4055 Rotary Die Cutter. It is designed to meet the growing demand for short-run die-cut product, with the ability to die-cut, crease, perforate, slit hole punch, and round corner in one process for digital and offset printed sheets. This system features easy change-over and simple operation. Both setup and control can be done through an intuitive touchscreen that displays easy-to-understand graphical illustrations. Vacuum belt feeding enables superior feeding. And, an ultrasonic sensor is used for double-feed detection on a wide range of substrates.

Die-cutting and Kiss-cutting can also be performed at the same time, which makes the RD-4055 ideal for producing stickers and labels.

Feeds, die-cuts, and separates in one pass at speeds up to 6,000 cycles/hour.

Creasing can be achieved to avoid image cracking making it suitable for boxes, pocket folders, and greeting cards which require an additional folding process after die-cutting. Lastly, a “Repeat Register” function allows multiple-up applications from a single-up die to minimize costs. Even run up to five repeats in a single pass! Now that’s a die cutter!

The New RD-4055 offers flexibility across a wide range of products including labels, pop-up mailers, packaging, folders, stickers and more! VIEW MORE

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

Crease, Perforate, Slit, and Gutter Cut in One Process

Introducing The Standard Horizon CRA-36 Auto-Creaser

Crease, Perforate, Slit, and Gutter Cut in One ProcessThe NEW Standard Horizon CRA-36 AutoCreaser processes high quality creasing with an automated feeding function.

Perforation can be performed by simple unit replacement. Rotary perforation, edge trim and gutter cut also possible in one pass as option. Designed for digital and offset printed sheets, the CRA-36 eliminates cracking common with digital print, cross grain and UV coating.

Features/Benefits Include:

  • Reduces costly labor steps and increases productivity for short run application
  • Quick and easy automatic setup via touchscreen without skilled labor
  • Job memory storage for common formats and repeat applications
  • Up and down creasing in one pass
  • Maximum of 10 matrix creases in one pass
  • Maximum of 10 cross perforations in one pass
  • Rotary blade perforation in feed direction (optional)
  • Rotary blade slitting, edge trim and gutter cutting (optional)
  • Perforate, crease, slit and gutter cut in one process

Applications:

Applications include greeting/note cards, menus, tri-fold brochures, book covers and dust jackets, coupons, tickets and more!

The NEW Standard Horizon CRA-36 will be available soon! Visit us online for additional information at www.midstatelitho.net.


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

Introducing the NEW SD710 Digital Duplicator

Introducing the NEW SD710 Digital Duplicator Standard Horizon has announced the NEW Standard SD710 Digital Duplicator, which replaces the SD700. The SD710 is energy-efficient without compromising print quality or productivity. It consumes less energy than conventional high-speed printing systems to make a bigger impact on your workflow and a smaller impact on the environment. The SD710 is a versatile, high-speed digital duplicator that produces up to 135 press-like quality images per minute with incredible reliability. It can handle the most demanding tasks faster, more efficiently, and more economically.

SD710 Features:

  • Produces impressive 600×600 resolution
  • Paper sizes up to 11″ x 17″
  • Easy-to-use touch screen for exceptional control of primary operating functions uses large LED-backlit keys
  • Fast drying ink delivers crisp, clean edges
  • Regulates the amount of ink consumption for exceptional halftones and precise matching with the original image
  • You can perform everyday office tasks and extended production runs with speed, convenience, and reliability
  • Connects with most stand-alone computers or networks and even prints directly from a Mac with optional Adobe PostScript 3
  • Reduced energy consumption – heat not required for printing process
  • Energy-saving mode curbs consumption even more (up to 88% – compared to standby mode)
  • Handles multiple ink colors and has a wide variety of feed capabilities
  • Automatic shut-off mode

The Standard Horizon SD710, with press-like quality and unparalleled ease of use, adds a new dimension to digital duplicator printing. Combining the latest innovations in ink and master technology, the SD710 has a printing speed of up to 135 sheets per minute. For additional information, CLICK HERE or visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.

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