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Standard Horizon’s New Multi-Function Systems Make Any Finishing Job Possible!

Standard Horizon's New Multi-Function Systems Make Any Finishing Job PossibleStandard Horizon’s New Multi-Function Systems Make Any Finishing Job Possible!

Make any finishing job possible

Say “YES” to virtually any job with a new line-up of Standard Horizon solutions from Mid-State Litho! Now you can perform multiple functions in a single pass for a vast and varied range of output possibilities. Each system can process a variety of finished product independently with efficiency and ease, or combine system capabilities to handle even more applications. Crease, Fold, Cut, Die-Cut, Perforate, and more to achieve ultimate production flexibility. The Sky’s the Limit!

MSL can help you automate your bindery for efficiency and profit.

  • STANDARD HORIZON CRF-362 CREASER/FOLDER

    CREASING AND FOLDING FOR DIGITAL PRINT
    Eliminates cracking on digital color output and accepts a wide range of coated, uncoated or laminated stocks from 24 lb. bond to 18 pt. on sheets up to 14.33″ x 34″. Features 7 selectable fold patterns and 6 selectable cover creasing patterns for perfect binding. Stores up to 200 jobs in memory.

    Crease and fold up to 5,000 sheets/hour. Optional perforating available. Ideal for restaurant menus, greeting cards, book covers, and marketing collateral. Learn more here >>>

  • STANDARD HORIZON RD-4055 DIE CUTTER

    ROTARY DIE CUTTING IN A COMPACT DESIGN
    Die-cut, kiss-cut, crease, perforate, slit, hole punch, and round corner on a wide range of substrates in one process for digital and offset prints. Up to 6,000 cycles/hour on sheet sizes up to 15.74″ x 21.65″. Repeat register function allows multiple-up applications from a single die pattern to minimize costs! Creasing also available for applications that require additional folding after die-cutting, such as boxes, pocket folders, and greeting cards. Learn more here >>>

  • STANDARD HORIZON SMSL-100 SMARTSLITTER

    CREASE, PERFORATE, AND CUT IN ONE PASS
    Introducing an all-in-one smart sheet processing system that can slit, gutter cut, edge trim,cross-cut, perforate, and crease all in one pass. Print mark registration adjusts for digital print image shift from sheet-to-sheet. Simple operation and easy job set-up via barcode. Ideal for greeting cards, table tents, invitations, and business cards. Skip perf feature can produce T- and L-perfs for tickets, coupons, and reply cards. Learn more here >>>


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

The Ultimate Weapon for Digital Printers

The Ultimate Weapon for Digital PrintersThe Ultimate Weapon for Digital Printers

Demo the the NEW MBM Aerocut Velocity at our Open House on September 14-15, 2016!

The Aerocut Velocity is one of the top-end slitter/cutter/creasers in the industry. The Aerocut Velocity has the capability to perforate stocks both across and along feeding direction by adding on optional perforating units.

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.

>>Click here to learn more about MBM’s Aerocut Velocity.


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

Kelvyn Press Goes Digital with MGI…

def8ce2c-364d-4e64-b87f-0f1a1c669705Kelvyn Press Goes Digital with MGI’s JETvarnish 3D, iFOIL & Meteor DP8700XL+

81 Year-Old Commercial Printing Leader Expands Services & Revenue Streams with MGI Digital Printing & Finishing Technology

MELBOURNE, FL USA (August 31st, 2015) – Kelvyn Press, Inc. in Broadview, IL, started in a garage across from Kelvyn Park in Chicago many decades ago. It grew and moved into The Donahue Building in ChiTown’s storied “Printer’s Row” neighborhood. In 1968, the Malacina family took over the business and has since expanded nationally by creating a separate firm, called Financial Graphic Service (FGS) with a dedicated focus on government, financial, banking, securities, health care, legal and regulatory projects.

Kelvyn Press & MGI 2015 Print Industry Awards

In 2015, the Printing Industries of America (PIA) recognized the quality of Kelvyn’s work with MGI digital technology with a coveted “Premier Print Award” (popularly known as a “Benny” after Benjamin Franklin, the founding father and leading printer of the American Republic). Additionally, the Binding Industries of America (BIA) awarded them a Product of Excellence (POE) Award. The PIA also recognized the MGI iFOIL product in 2015 with an internationally prestigious “InterTech Technology Award” to match the one earned by the JETvarnish 3D in 2013.

Kelvyn Press & MGI Partnership: Digital Helps the Business Grow

After 80 years in business, Kelvyn Press invested in MGI technology in 2014 to launch a new Digital Print Department with the Meteor DP8700XL+ press and the JETvarnish 3D & iFOIL integrated finishing suite. They also upgraded the JETvarnish 3D with the T2 option – a second row of inkjet heads that can double throughput speed and Spot UV elevations up to 200 microns. Since then, the machines have not stopped running and their business has grown with new work producing brochures, catalogs, invitations, envelopes, business cards, books and many more profitable new enhanced print applications.

Printing Industry Trend: The Move to Digital Technology

Tony Malacina, Kelyvn’s Director of Operations, stated “Digital has been getting bigger each year. The whole industry is going digital. It is an inevitable business transition of technology. The MGI JETvarnish & iFOIL finishing solutions have opened up a whole new doorway to new business opportunities.”

MGI Digital Printing & Finishing Business Impact

“The MGI digital technology sells itself. Customers fall in love with their samples. We prepare “Before & After” samples of client work to highlight the dramatic impact & enhancement of the JETvarnish 3D Spot UV Coater & iFOIL products.”

“Working with the prototyping options of the JETvarnish 3D & iFOIL allows customers to play with ideas and experiment with different choices. The MGI digital technology brings out their creative spirit and helps them appreciate the value of print.”

“With MGI, there are so many foil, color, texture and substrate options to choose from. Customers love being able to pick and choose which variations of 2D spot coats, 3D enhanced textures and embossed foil coloring they want. We find this helps build good customer relationships, leads to more referrals and ultimately generates more revenue for the firm.”

MGI VDP Personalization & POD Customization Value:

“Clients can change their print selections and enhancement options to adapt to changing business conditions or market cycles. For example, for each season, the output can have a different theme for Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter – or an English or Spanish Version personalized for each recipient.”

Print Samples as Sales Tools:

“We’ve also created a gallery of samples in our visitor area. Customers get inspired to use their imagination for new projects – which leads to new revenue. With MGI digital printing & finishing technology, all we need is a PDF file to print a new brochure or publish a new book.”


MGI Media Contact:
Kevin Abergel
Vice President of Marketing & Sales
MGI USA, Inc.
k.abergel@mgiusa.com
+1 321 751-6755


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

Perfect Creases for Digital Printing Output

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Perfect Creases for Digital Printing Output

To ease bindery and production woes while adding versatility, a fine line of Technifold finishing tooling is available from Baumfolder. For use with your digitally printed material, the EZ-Fit and EZ-Fold Tri-Creasers completely eliminate fiber cracking on stock ranges from 90# text and up and produce a crease that is as good as, or better, than a letterpress. Easily produce multiple crease settings for any imaginable print/stock combination; and watch the tools work like magic on difficult, toner based, digital output.

The BAUM 20 Versatile Finishing Module (link to product page) with 1-1/8 adjustable shafts is the newest product to accommodate these waste-saving tools. Other BAUM models, with specific-sized, adjustable center-distance capable shafts include:

  • BAUM 714XLT
  • BAUM 15, 18 & 20 Pile Feed Folders
  • BAUM 20 Auto Set, Continuous, and Inline Feed Folders
  • BAUM 20 Legend Continuous and Pile Feed Folders
  • BAUM 26 Continuos Feed Folders
  • BAUM 30 Continuos Feed Folders

Please Note: Technifold finishing tools will only work on specific-sized, adjustable, center-distance shafts.

Perfect Perfing

Micro-perf is a special, very fine perforation that tears clean when pulled apart. This perforation is used for stocks that need perforations and must be fed again through copiers and printers.

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There are kits available for both 7/8” and 1-1/8” shaft sizes. The key to whether your machine can utilize a micro-perf is dependent upon if your machine has adjustable slitter shafts. The adjustment occurs in the center to center distance between the shafts. Because the micro-perf crushes the paper between a blade and a hardened metal ring, a fine adjustment is necessary to prevent tearing the paper or damaging the blade.

There is now an adjustable slitter shaft assembly available for 714 folders which can allow your table top machine to run a micro-perf assembly. This will work on certain 714 parallel machines starting with the “XE” in 1991. You can contact us to find out if your specific machine is capable of this upgrade.

Article Provided by Baumfolder – March 24, 2015


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

Be the First to See MGI’s DF-Pro

Be the First to See MGI's DF-Pro

Be the First to See MGI’s DF-Pro

CUTTING | TRIMMING | CREASING | PERFORATING

The DF Pro is the perfect inline finishing solution for your Meteor Digital Press. This option allows you to finish all your printed jobs in one pass, saving you both time and money by having professionally printed and finished products ready for delivery. Finish up to 47 inches with trimming, cutting, up and down creasing, even strike perforation.

The DF Pro can reach up to 4,360 finished sheets per hour, and for any given document, up to 20 distinct operations can be applied, all in one pass such as:

  • horizontal and vertical cutting
  • positive and negative creasing
  • horizontal and vertical perforating

The DF-Pro is a compact module and both printing and finishing are monitored from a single workplace.

Product Advantages:

  • Easy to Setup
    • The DF-Pro can be installed in just a few minutes
    • The DF-Pro also has a pass-through mode when your sheets do not need any finishing
  • Interchangeable Tools
    • 2 interchangeable tools can be loaded in the DF Pro simultaneously
    • Change your tool in seconds without additional equipment
    • Other specific tools as an option
  • Touch Screen
    • Easy & intuitive browsing
    • Access to a large predefined format library
    • Storage & recall of your regular applications

Product Advantages: 

  • Easy to Setup
  • Interchangeable Tools
  • Touch Screen
  • Horizontal & Vertical Cutting
  • Positive & Negative Creasing
  • Horizontal & Vertical Perforating
  • Offset Feeder Table
  • User Friendly Interface

Digital Finisher Pro is the perfect finishing solution for your Meteor Digital Press. This option allows you to print and finish most of printed jobs in one pass, saving you both time and money by having professionally printed and finished products for delivery.

Register for the Graphics of the Americas 2015 Expo today at no cost! Complete the form to receive your free pass.


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

JETvarnish 3D Takes digital spot UV coating to a new dimension

MGI JETvarnish 3D

The award-winning JETvarnish 3D takes digital spot UV coating to a new dimension, featuring increased throughput for flat spot UV jobs and amazing 3D raised effects.

Ideal for operations with offset and/or digital presses up to 52×105 cm format, the JETvarnish 3D is the perfect solution for 3D or traditional flat spot UV coating on runs from one to thousands, providing printers with true value-added services. Gain new customers & profitable markets and your clients will receive visually stunning pieces that allow them to differentiate themselves and with customization not available through traditional and analog spot UV coating methods.

A pioneer and industry leader in spot UV coating, MGI first presented the JETvarnish 3D at drupa 2008 and boasts the industry’s largest install base. JETvarnish 3D series customers hail from all Graphic Arts sectors such as offset commercial printers, digital printers, finishing houses, silk screen printers, specialty photo printers and book publishers. The most popular jobs include book covers, brochures, business & invitation cards and packaging.

Advantages

  • Flat or 3D Spot Coating, you have the choice!
  • Amazing 3D raised effects
  • Increased productivity – up to 3,000 B2 sheets/hour
  • 100% coverage of a B2 sheet
  • Fine details or high coverage areas are no problem
  • Anticipate your printing costs prior to production
  • Perfect register every time
  • No plates or Screens
  • A new 3D high gloss coating formula at 99% G.U.
  • Extended paper formats up to 52 x 105 cm
  • Internet cannot compete

The JETvarnish 3D can handle all kinds of sheet sizes including the very popular 52×74 cm/20×29″. The 3D varnish takes digital spot UV coating to a new dimension. These new capabilities produce beautiful, tactile 3D effects that enhance visual appeal and bring new sensory dimension to all printed projects. Nobody can resist!

Contact us for additional information 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

NEW Digital Finishing System – MBM AeroCut Nano

NEW Digital Finishing System – MBM AeroCut Nano

NEW Digital Finishing System - MBM AeroCut NanoStable air suction feed system featuring InstaSet Bar and touch screen for accurate slitter positioning.

Stable air feed mechanism takes a wide range of paper stocks. Cuts and cross cuts prints in one pass. Elevated feed table separates digital stocks to avoid mis-feedings, damages and roller marks. Density sensor for true double feed detection. 2 single blade margin slitters and 2 double blade gutter slitters are easily adjustable for various stock sizes. InstaSet bar indicates and fixes slitter positions accurately. Intuitive touch screen holds 16 pre-programmed jobs and 40 customized jobs.

Product Features

InstaSet Bar – Unique InstaSet bar indicates and fixes slitter positions accurately and can be easily adjusted manually without tools.

Stable Feed Mechanism – Stable upper-belt air suction feed system elevates separate digital stocks to avoid mis-feedings, damages and roller marks.

Intuitive Touch Screen – The touch screen control module comes pre-programmed with 16 jobs and can store up to 40 additional custom programs.

For additional information about the MBM AeroCut Nano, visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.


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

Digital Finishing for Digital Printers

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Morgana Creasers and Folders

Digital Finishing for Digital Printers

Morgana’s Product Portfolio consists of Creasers, Creaser/Folders, Folders, Numberers, Card Cutters & Creasers, UV Coaters, and Feeders.

The New Morgana AutoCreaser Pro 33 sets the standard. The intuitive 7″ touch-screen that controls all the main functions. Using the screen is simplicity itself. Key in the sheet length (popular sizes are pre-set), touch the fold type for the finished product (letter, gate etc) and press the green button. The AutoCreaser Pro33 will automatically calculate where the creases need to be and set them accordingly.

As its name suggest the AutoCreaser Pro 50 is the ‘big brother’ of the AutoCreaser Pro 33. Offering the same features and benefits, it runs at the increased speed of 8,500 sheets per hour. The new PosiFeed feeding system that allows a large pile to be loaded and fed is used on the AutoCreaser Pro 50 (along with all of our suction fed machines).

The high-speed creasing and folding of the DigiFold Pro features new touch screen patented technology. IT takes sheet sizes 27.5″ x 15.1″ and handles material up to 0.015″ (approx 150lb cover)*, including laminated material and runs at 6000 sheets per hour. Perforating as standard. Vastly increased speed makes it viable for Litho Printers who suffer the same cracking as Digital Printers.

To received a Morgana Product Portfolio Brochure or to RSVP for MSL’s 2013 Remote Demo – contact Bill at billi@midstatelitho.net. Additional product information can be viewed on our website at www.midstatelitho.net

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