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MSL Holiday Hours

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We would like to wish all of our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

In observance of the Holidays, MSL will closed for the Monday, December 25th – Tuesday, December 26th and Monday, January 1st – Tuesday, January 2nd. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!

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5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
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Round-Cornered Products

Round-Cornered Products

Successful Round-Cornered Products

Following these five tips will help your Challenge Machinery customers avoid many mistakes that commonly occur when working with round-cornering equipment:

  • Keep the knife and die sharp and in good alignment. Dull knife and other poor adjustments lead to irregular cuts. Carefully sharpen knives with a 35-degree bevel and finely hone them (#32 micro cut or better) to remove coarseness and burrs.
  • To ensure good corners, always firmly place paper against the left and back guides.
  • Are you experiencing unusual noises and irregular action when you run your machine? A maintenance check is probably due. Have your machine checked by a qualified person.
  • Exercise care when handling and changing the knives.
  • NEVER leave the machine running unattended!

Challenge SCM Hydraulic Cornering Machine

The Challenge Single Cornering Machine (SCM) is the perfect solution for production-level round cornering requirements. Available as either hydraulic or manual, the SCM features a table designed to handle any size stock, six sizes of precision, heavy-duty knife and die sets, integrated chip catch bin, and high pile capacity. Both models are designed to ensure years of trouble-free production. Challenge cornering machines minimize operator fatigue and provide the power needed for cornering difficult jobs of index and coated stock. Give you jobs the added professional quality with our dependably accurate cuts with each cornering stroke of our single cornering machines. Read more here>>

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.

Additional product information is available at www.midstatelitho.net or if you would like to receive a brochure for Challenge please contact MSL at sales@midstatelitho.net. MSL can also be reached at 1-800-343-4231.


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

Colordyne’s Digital Conversion Program

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Colordyne’s Digital Conversion Program

1600pcColordyne’s digital conversion program allows you to turn your existing press into a state-of-the-art hybrid digital web press. The Colordyne CDT 1600PC Retrofit digital label and tag printing platform offers an industry-leading combination of high print quality, fast job production, and low equipment cost.

The 1600PC Retrofit is an ideal print production solution for Label Converters looking to add full color digital inkjet printing to their existing flexographic press. Avoid setup expenses by printing small jobs digitally and add full color variable data to traditional analog processes. The superior performance and price proposition, ease of use, self-maintainability, and scalability of the 1600PC Retrofit platform create a powerful productivity tool suitable for use in a variety of business environments. Label converters can utilize the 1600PC to profitably augment and grow current CMYK printing activities on print jobs of 5,000 feet (1,530 m) or less.

Features:

  • Variable Data Integration
  • Color Management Software
  • Over 100 Recognized Substrates
  • Full Process CMYK+S
  • 1600 x 1200 dpi
  • Print Speed 160ft/min
  • 8.69″ Max Print Width
  • Waterfall Print Head Technology
  • 70,4000 Nozzles per Print Head
  • 1.2 Pico Liter Drop Size
  • Water Based Dye Ink
  • 10 L Ink Tank Per Color
  • Operator Touch Screen
  • 24″ Raised Vacuum Platen

For additional information, please visit MSL at www.midstatelitho.net or call 1-800-343-4231.

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

Aerocut G2 – Digital Print Finishing System

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 Aerocut G2 – Digital Print Finishing System

The introduction of the Aerocut digital print finishing system revolutionized on demand finishing by economically consolidating slitting, cutting, and creasing into a single operation. In addition to the faster production speeds and increased capacity, it comes with an improved color touch screen interface, increased memory, and cross-perfing capability. The G2 slits, cuts, creases, scores, and perforates a wide variety of jobs including brochures, business cards, post cards, CD jackets and more with laser-sharp accuracy. A wide range of stocks including laminated, UV coated, and large format (up to 63 inches) can be creased ans scored without cracking, even with full-bleed coverage. The G2 Fiery compatible and an Adobe plug-in allows designers to set up jobs and easily transfer the templates directly from their workstation, saving valuable time. The proven air suction feed system and register mark detection sensor ensure perfect accuracy on every job, every time. Aerocut G2-built for those who demand a step above the best.

For additional product information, contact Mid-State Litho at 1-800-343-4231 or at info@midstatelitho.net

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

 

Featuring MGI Meteor DP8700 XL and more!

Featuring MGI Meteor DP8700 XL and more!

You’re Invited! Mid-State Litho’s 2013 Remote Demo

MSL's 2013 Remote Demo - Featuring MGI Meteor DP8700 XL and more!

 Mid-State Litho will be at Weber’s Inn, Ann Arbor for our 2013 Remote Demo. 

Mid-State Litho’s 2013 Remote Demo

Location: Weber’s Inn 3050 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

 RSVP to  MSL’s 2013 Remote Demo by Clicking Here

MSL’s Remote Demo features MGI’s Meteor DP8700 XL:

Free to Print in Large Versatile Formats
Free From Costly Clicks & Contracts
Free of Environmental Risks & Hazards
Free to Print Laser Safe Digital Work
Free to Print Envelopes on a Digital Press
Free to Explore New Substrates

The Meteor is not the only equipment being featured at MSL’s Remote Demo. MSL will

also provide demonstrations for:  Xanté, Morgana, MBM, Standard, and more!

 
 

Meteor DP8700 XL

MSL's MGI Meteor DP8700 XL

Free from costly click charges and contracts

Large manufacturers have cornered print manufacturers into a strict structure of deceptively expensive click charges and mandatory service contracts. Keep the profits you’ve earned with freedom from clicks. The Meteor offers the market a new segment of dealer supported print engines, freeing you from the hassle of dealing with corporate muscle putting the squeeze on your pocketbook and pinching your margins.

Free to print in large, versatile formats

Free to print in large, versatile formatsPrint sheet sizes up to 13 x 47 inches! The Meteor’s construction brings a market exclusive ability to print in super format. Use this to your advantage and provide services that no other print manufacturer can. Super format is terrific for quad-fold brochures, banners, calendars, dust-covers and many other unique items. Show your customer your abilities and help them dream of the possibilities.

Free of environmental hazards

Free of environmental hazardsWe are all committed to preserving and taking care of our environment. Recyclable consumables, freedom from fuser oils, and landfill-safe toner are part of what makes MGI the environmentally-friendly option. Show your customers what you’ve done to take care of Planet Earth and share with them the ability to market that fact.

Free to print laser safe digital work

The Meteor’s revolutionary silicone oil-free toner brings print manufacturers new abilities. Improved surface adherence allows high quality printing on substrates from super smooth plastics to textured canvas. Minimal wax content gives you the ability to print letterhead without remelting the image. High-definition toner means no smudging or ghosting. Your customers will feel confident in the high quality work the Meteor provides.

Free to print envelopes on a digital press

An available envelope feeder brings the ability to run envelopes of all sizes for universal branding, something all modern print buyers desire. Your customers will be able to use their own unique branding consistently across all of their printed items. Be the entire solution!

Free to explore new substrates

The patented infrared pre-heater, powerful print engine and enhanced toner compositions give you the freedom to print on a wide variety of stocks and substrates. The Meteor can open doors into new markets. Print on unique materials like PVC, polycarbonates, Teslin, Yupo, canvas, labels and other synthetics. Bring customers something they couldn’t do before and become their partner in success.

RSVP to Mid-State Litho’s 2013 Remote demo by emailing Billi at  billi@midstatelitho.net or by CLICKING HERE and completing the form. You can always visit MSL online at www.midstatelitho.net

 

Super Cool Fold of the Week from Fold Factory!

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Professionals turn to foldfactory for custom folding templates, folding ideas and videos, folding resources, specialized software services and more. Proper folding is critical to the success of your printed materials, so whether it’s a brochure, pamphlet or flyer, specialty or proprietary fold you’re looking for, foldfactory is your one-stop resource for all things folding.

Standard is a proud sponsor of Fold Factory. To receive a Free Standard DVD or to view a product video Click Here!

For additional information on folding equipment contact Mid-State Litho at 1-800-343-4231. MSL is your leader in print and finishing equipment and visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net

Graphic Whizard Vivid Coater

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Graphic Whizard XDC 530 MicroMid-State Litho’s 1-machine and 1-time offer only  for the Graphic Whizard VividCoater XDC-530 Micro.

The VividCoater XDC-Micro is a low maintenance, ultra-violet cured coating system tht produces a high quality finish to the printed sheet. By producing richer and more vibrant colours on digitally or offset printed pieces the VividCoater XDC-Micro offers the on-demand print market the opportunity to have more effective and expressive printed products at a very low cost per page.

The XDC-Micro has a frootprint that is less than 3’x3′ (100 cm square) and has a variable speed of up to 2700 sheets per hour. It can be easily moved through any standard door.

The machine is easy to operate and allows for variable coating thickness control and variable speed control. Features such as easy set handles, standard IR and wiper blade, and vacuum hold down ensure that this machine is user friendly, and quick to set up.

If you are interested in pricing and product details contact Mid-State Litho at 1-800-343-4231 or contact our sales department at info@midstatelitho.net


 

If you cannot view the video chick this link: Graphic Whizard VividCoater XDC-530 Micro

*This video is used for demonstration purposes only. This video is not promising any additional equipment that is featured in the video.  Information is subject to change without notification. Contact MSL for additional product information at info@midstatelitho.net  and features that are not posted.

MSL-Tips & Advice, Adobe Premiere Pro

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Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Tip – Finer control of keyframe edits 

This feature improves the control and precision when dragging keyframes in a confined space. For example, audio gain values can jump dramatically in coarse amounts when dragging an audio volume rubber band or keyframe in the confirmed vertical space of an audio track. To more precisely set the gain value, drag while holding down modifier keys to yield finer control of the rate of change in the parameter value. Hold down Option (PC: Alt) to change the numeric value by 1; hold down Command (PC: Ctrl) to change the numeric value by 0.1.

Tip provided by Dave Helmly

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