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Horizon BQ-160 Binder + CRB-60 Cover Creaser

Horizon BQ-160 Binder + CRB-160 Cover CreaserBQ-160 Semi-Automatic Binder + CRB-160 Cover Creaser
Eliminate the problem of image cracking of heavier covers & digital printed sheets.

A cover creaser that communicates with the BQ-160 binder. Even heavy-weight cover stock can be used to build crisp, clean and tight books. The BQ-60 Semi-Automatic Binder with PUR capability in-line with the CRB-160 Cover Creaser which receives crease position data directly from the binder. The system is ideal for short-run digital photo books and other applications.

Product Features

  • Scoring position is set automatically according to the book thickness inserted into the BQ-160.
  • Clean and sharp creases can be made even with heavier and laminated stock.
  • Stand alone model is also available with an integrated touch screen operation console.
  • A wide variety of scoring patterns can be selected from the touch screen.
  • Suitable for crease covers, restaurant menus, greeting cards and all digital print applications.

Operation console – the CRB Creasers can be set-up through the BQ-160 color touch screen. Cover creasing and a variety of other creasing patterns can be selected from the touch screen.

Creasing section – creasing position is automatically set according to the book thickness inserted into the BQ-160. Depth of the creasing can also be set depending on cover thickness.

CRS-36 (Stand alone model) – a stand alone model is available with built in touch screen. Suitable for creasing restaurant menus, greeting cards and various types of heavier stocks.

Visit us online for additional product information/specifications.


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

High Quality Binding and Compact Desktop Design

High Quality Binding and Compact Desktop DesignSuperior binding strength and compact desktop design make this the ultimate office binder! The BQ-P60 gives you high quality binding and professional looking documents.

Features of the BQ-P60

  • Easy Operation: The display Indicator lambs on the operating panel guide you through the simple operating steps
  • High Productivity: 180 books/hour
  • Professional Binding Quality: A cover is glued to the book spine then clamped to create an attractive finished appearance
  • Flexible Binding Styles: Choose from three different binding styles
  • Comfortable Operation: An integrated smoke extractor and filter system is a standard feature to clean the air and remove any glue odors from office environments
  • Eco-Friendly: Low temperature glue and eco-mode, reduces power consumptions

Simple and easy to use, the BQ-P60 allows you to finish fast with push-button operation. (1) Choose the binding style and insert the book block. (2) Press the start button. (3) Insert a cover, then press the start button. (4) The book is finished!

easy-operation

Three different binding styles are supported:

  • Binding with cover: a cover and a book block are bound with hot-melt glue
  • Binding with tape: simple book bound with cloth tape
  • Pad binding: simple binding used for making memo-pads

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

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

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It’s Smooth Sailing to the Ultimate Finish…
Visit Standard at Graph Expo and See How!

Join Zeno Office Solutions, Inc. for a Finishing Demonstration at Graph Expo!

Zeno Office Solutions, Inc. will be in Standard Booth 1923 at Graph Expo in Chicago where we’ll demonstrate a complete line-up of Horizon finishing solutions. These systems are specially designed to efficiently navigate the unique requirements of shorter, variable production runs – guaranteed to provide a smooth workflow in the bindery and a competitive edge for your business!

Register for Your Free Pass into the show, or Schedule a Demonstration now!

Graph Expo 2014
September 28 – October 1
McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL
See a Video Preview Now!

Featured Solutions from Horizon…

RD-4055 Rotary Die Cutter 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. Repeat register function allows multiple-up applications from a single die pattern to minimize costs.

CRF-362 Creaser/Folder 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″. Crease and fold up to 5,000 sheets/hour. Optional perforating available.

AF-406F Automated Small-Format Folder Features 6 fold plates and optional 6-buckle second unit for sheet sizes from 1.9″ x 3.1″ up to 16.9″ x 25.5″. Performs small folds down to .78″ – ideal for pharmaceutical, inserts, and outserts. Speeds up to 30,000 sheets/hour.

For more information or to set up an appointment, call us at 800-343-4231. Visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net for additional product info.

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

It’s Smooth Sailing to the Ultimate Finish…

It’s Smooth Sailing to the Ultimate Finish…
Visit Standard at Graph Expo and See How!

Join Zeno Office Solutions, Inc. for a Finishing Demonstration at Graph Expo!

Zeno Office Solutions, Inc. will be in Standard Booth 1923 at Graph Expo in Chicago where we’ll demonstrate a complete line-up of Horizon finishing solutions. These systems are specially designed to efficiently navigate the unique requirements of shorter, variable production runs – guaranteed to provide a smooth workflow in the bindery and a competitive edge for your business!

Register for Your Free Pass into the show, or Schedule a Demonstration now!

Graph Expo 2014
September 28 – October 1
McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL
See a Video Preview Now!

Featured Solutions from Horizon…

RD-4055 Rotary Die Cutter 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. Repeat register function allows multiple-up applications from a single die pattern to minimize costs.

CRF-362 Creaser/Folder 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″. Crease and fold up to 5,000 sheets/hour. Optional perforating available.

AF-406F Automated Small-Format Folder Features 6 fold plates and optional 6-buckle second unit for sheet sizes from 1.9″ x 3.1″ up to 16.9″ x 25.5″. Performs small folds down to .78″ – ideal for pharmaceutical, inserts, and outserts. Speeds up to 30,000 sheets/hour.

For more information or to set up an appointment, call us at 800-343-4231. Visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net for additional product info.

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

It’s Smooth Sailing to the Ultimate Finish…

It’s Smooth Sailing to the Ultimate Finish…
Visit Standard at Graph Expo and See How!

Join Zeno Office Solutions, Inc. for a Finishing Demonstration at Graph Expo!

Zeno Office Solutions, Inc. will be in Standard Booth 1923 at Graph Expo in Chicago where we’ll demonstrate a complete line-up of Horizon finishing solutions. These systems are specially designed to efficiently navigate the unique requirements of shorter, variable production runs – guaranteed to provide a smooth workflow in the bindery and a competitive edge for your business!

Register for Your Free Pass into the show, or Schedule a Demonstration now!

Graph Expo 2014
September 28 – October 1
McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL
See a Video Preview Now!

Featured Solutions from Horizon…

RD-4055 Rotary Die Cutter 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. Repeat register function allows multiple-up applications from a single die pattern to minimize costs.

CRF-362 Creaser/Folder 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″. Crease and fold up to 5,000 sheets/hour. Optional perforating available.

AF-406F Automated Small-Format Folder Features 6 fold plates and optional 6-buckle second unit for sheet sizes from 1.9″ x 3.1″ up to 16.9″ x 25.5″. Performs small folds down to .78″ – ideal for pharmaceutical, inserts, and outserts. Speeds up to 30,000 sheets/hour.

For more information or to set up an appointment, call us at 800-343-4231. Visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net for additional product info.

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

Register for Graph Expo today!

Graph Expo 2014

Graph Expo 2014 Free Registration with MSL

Graph Expo 14, together with co-located show CPP Expo, is the most comprehensive “selling” trade show for Digital, Inkjet, Offset, Flexo, Gravure and Hybrid technologies, products and services for the Commercial, Transactional, Converting and Package Printing, Publishing, Mailing, In-Plant, Photo Imaging, Marketing and Industrial Printing industries this year!

Less than 5 weeks left until Graph Expo and if you have not registered for your Free Attendee Badge, you can do so by selecting the link below and completing the form: Register for Graph Expo Here!

When: September 28 – October 1, 2014

Where: McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL USA

Show Dates & Hours:

  • Sunday, September 28, 12 noon – 5 pm
  • Monday, September 29, 10 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday, September 30, 10 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday, October 1, 10 am – 3 pm

Check out our vendors at Graph Expo 2014:

  • Standard #1923
  • Morgana #4013
  • Challenge Machinery #3621
  • Akiles Products #4048
  • Baum #4704
  • Deluxe Stitcher Co. #3940
  • Drylam #3963
  • Ferris State University #4945
  • MBM Corporation #4051
  • MGI #3013
  • Mitsubishi Imaging #1643
  • Okidata #4231
  • Rena #2602
  • James Burns (Foliant) #1941

For a complete list of vendors, visit www.graphexpo.com. Housing for Graph Expo 14 is open, visit Graph Expo’s hotel and travel section here!


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

Best Kept Secret in Folding 2

Best Kept Secret in Folding, Part II | By Doug Barrett

If you are folding digital print, automation is a must. In the old days when folding offset work you had a nice stack of set up stock you could use to set up your folder. That is not the case with digital. I cannot tell you how many times I see a printer waste 50-100 sheets to get a fold just right on a 50-100 sheet run. The difference with digital is that the 50-100 thrown away for set up cost exactly the same as the ones that were delivered. Chances are you had to go back to the print engine to run more to complete the count due to waste.

The price of an automated folder is higher but the cost of ownership and production is far lower. When doing super short runs the setup time and waste is more critical than the run. When doing fold jobs that are 500 or less the set up can be far longer than the run on a manual folder. With long print runs that were folded, you sold folding time and included or charged a fee for setup. In today’s digital print world you are selling the setup not the running of the job. A really good folder operator might be able to set up a trifold in 5-10 minutes plus a few sheets of waste and then the folder will run for 5 minutes while the 500 sheets are run.

That same job on a Horizon folder will be set up and tweaked in about 2 minutes maximum with no more than 1 or 2 sheets of set up waste. Then the machine will run the job in 5 minutes. Complicated folds on manual folders can take hours to dial in and a lot of skill that only experienced folder operators have. I can teach anyone to easily dial in complicated folds using the touch screen interface and the tools that Horizon gives you.

You can buy a manual folder for about half of the price of fully automated. It is very difficult for buyers to understand that they should spend the extra money for automation. They look at the price and say, “I can set up a lot of jobs for the extra money.” That is true to a point but these machines will last 20 years. Every day that you use the automation you will be paid back with time savings and the near elimination of waste of expensive digital output for complicated fold set ups. Horizon folders are “time machines”, I say that because every time your operator touches the Horizon you get paid back for your intelligent investment in an automated folder.

This is a pure case of  the price of the machine being higher but in the long run being the lowest cost of ownership and operation. When I say higher priced I am comparing Horizon to competitive manual folders. If you compare apples to apples the Horizon will be more automated and be less money.  None of the other folder manufacturers even have the same degree of automation that Horizon folders have.

Don’t get caught up in the big names of the past, those guys don’t come close to Horizon and what they bring to the market today. When you buy from the traditional folder manufacturers you are buying the name. When you buy Horizon you are getting the ultimate in automation and that pays you back every time you turn it on.

Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself!

Spring 2014 Issue of the Standard Newsletter!

Standard Horizon Spring 2014 NewsletterWe invite you to check out the spring issue of Standard’s FinishLine newsletter, packed with new customer success stories, industry updates, and the latest product introductions in feeding and finishing! We hope this publication will serve as a valuable resource for your business.

In this issue…

  • Featured Article: EBSCO Media Birmingham, AL expands into the custom book publishing arena with the Horizon BQ-470 PUR Perfect Binder, HT-30 Three-side Trimmer, and a new Standard Hunkeler Cut/Stack solution.
  • Ask the Expert: Standard’s Customer Service Team offers 110 years of combined experience serving Standard customers, dealers, and partners with dedication to outstanding support.
  • Show Wrap-up: Standard showed various finishing solutions – BQ-270 Binder, BQ-280PUR Binder, HT-30 Three-side Trimmer, and the CRF-362 Creaser/Folder – and also premiered the Horizon SmartStacker in-line with the HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press at Dscoop.
  • Customer Snapshots: Puerto Rico-based Model Offset Printing has been using Standard Horizon technologies to grow its business since the 1980s, while BR Printers’ Kentucky production facility relies on its new Standard horizon BQ-470 Perfect Binder with in-line HT-1000V zero make-ready three-knife trimmer to excel at their book-of-one projects.

If you did not receive your copy of Standard’s FinishLine newsletter in the mail, download your copy here >>> Standard Horizon Spring 2014 FinishLine


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

set up in as little as 14 seconds

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Designed for commercial printers, in-plant printers, and binderies, the Standard Horizon AF Series Floor Model Folders include advanced set-up automation, including gap settings, through a user-friendly color touch-screen control panel. Up to two hundred different jobs can be stored in memory with set-ups accomplished in as little as fourteen seconds. Precise stepper motors drive end stops and fold plates to the exact location for the sheet size and fold style selected.

Consistent Fold Quality

AF Folders ensure consistent fold quality with steel and soft-formed polyurethane combination rollers.

Reliable and High Speed

An advanced rotary suction-feed system guarantees fast, smooth feeding of a very wide range of stocks.

 

   
AF-406A

The AF-406A small-format automated 6-buckle folder with pile feed and suction head has an optional 6-buckle second unit that can be added straight or cross-wise…for sheets down to 1.99″ x 3.94″. This provides application flexibility, especially for the insert, outsert, and pharmaceutical markets.

AF-566T4F

The NEW AF-566T4F Buckle-buckle folder is a fully automated folder that can store up to 200 custom jobs in memory for easy recall, with automated make-ready in as little as 14 seconds. it is equipped with 6 buckles on the first station and 4 on the second station – which can be added straight or at an angle – for maximum application flexibility.

Click Here to view all Standard Horizon AF Folders!


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