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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 NEW Photo Book Trimmer is here!

Challenge Machinery CMT-330 TC Photo Book TrimmerThe NEW Photo Book Trimmer is here!

CMT-330 TC Three-Knife Trimmer

The new generation of CMT-330TC three-knife trimmer features expanded capabilities making it the perfect machine to trim photo books. Featuring a 10.5″ color touch screen control panel for ease of use; Integrated bar code reading system for automated set up; Integrated in-line and near-line book feeding components; Graphical display of book path throughout the system; Automatic book size detection; Trims landscape formatted books up to 12″ x 12″ (305mm x 305mm), perfect for photo books; Powerful hydraulic powered cutting; Trims books up to 2″ thick; True three-knife on-demand book trimming.

The CMT-330 TC will be unveiled at Graph Expo 2016 in Challenge Machinery’s Booth #1025. Stop by and see their latest paper cutting equipment up close!

Features:

  • New 10.5″ Color Touch Screen control panel
  • New Integrated Bar Code reading system for automated set up
  • New Integrated In-line and Near-line book feeding components
  • New Graphical display of book path throughout the system
  • New Automatic book size detection
  • New – Trims landscape formatted books up to 12″ x 12″ – perfect for photo books!
  • Powerful hydraulic powered cutting
  • Trims books up to 2″ thick
  • True three-knife on-demand book trimming

Additional information coming soon. Visit our website for more information about Challenge Machinery’s NEW CMT-330 TC three-knife trimmer.


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

Baum 20 VFM Scoring/Perforating/Slitting Solution

Baum 20 VFM Scoring/Perforating/Slitting Solution

The BAUM 20 VFM SCORING/PERFORATING/SLITTING Units are your answer to provide you with a complete solution for Scoring, Perforating and Slitting.

The 20 VFM can be used by itself or in conjunction with other Baum Equipment such as the Baum CF20 Folder or in- line with other manufacturer’s equipment such as a U V Coater. The Baum VFM can also do timed slitting and perforating by adding the Timed Perforation attachment.

The BAUM 20 VFM design incorporates the already well proven robustness and superior features of the popular BAUM 20 Pile feed with 1st, 2nd and 3rd station folders. Since the 20VFM utilizes rotary scoring and perforating verses strike scoring and or perforating is much faster and more versatile. This with reduce your scoring and perforating costs considerably.

Each BAUM 20 VFM section has three sets of removable cartridge slitter shaft assemblies that use the same tooling as the BAUM 20 folders.

The three slitter shaft design provides superior sheet control and alignment for multiple applications. This allows you to do multiple lines of scoring and perforating in a single pass. The three shaft design allows you to place your perforations and/or scores much closer together than on a single shaft design. Click here to learn more about the BAUM 20 VFM>>>


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

Three Years Later, the John P. Pow Company Explains How the MGI JETvarnish 3D Changed Their Business Model

Three Years Later, the John P. Pow Company Explains How
the MGI JETvarnish 3D Changed Their Business Model.

3rd Generation Publishing Services Specialist Looks Back on MGI Digital Finishing Investment with New Customers and Business Growth.


MELBOURNE, FL (USA), September 8th, 2015 – Three years ago, the John P. Pow Company and MGI Digital Graphic Technology joined forces to help expand digital finishing options for the book publishing industry. Since then, JP Pow has been building and growing the range of its publishing and printing services portfolio with the MGI JETvarnish 3D Digital Finishing Solution. Together, John P. Pow Co. & MGI are helping publishers sell more books.

A Tradition of American Publishing & Printing Goes Digital
For over 70 years, the John P. Pow Co. has been providing expert lithography & print finishing services to some of the world’s finest publishers – with a nationally recognized specialty in both paperback book covers and hardback dust jackets. “Our original investment in the MGI JETvarnish 3D was designed to provide our clients with the highest quality standards and most flexible design options possible.” said Mr. Mark Finneran, JP Pow’s Vice President.

“MGI’s technology helped launch us towards the digital future.” added Mr. Finneran. “We’ve expanded our trade service business and experienced successful growth in “touch-centric” book cover market categories in publishing like holiday, seasonal, children’s, home décor, cooking and technical works”.

“Now we have more finishing options for all kinds of book covers and other types of commercial printing projects as well. The JETvarnish 3D produces strong, finely detailed textures and a durable enhancement effect that customers love.”

MGI System In-House Leads to Improved Quality & Project Management
“Prior to working with MGI, we outsourced our Spot UV work. Now, by bringing the JETvarnish 3D in-house, we can manage our costs, ensure high quality, offer more customer options and manage our production schedules more effectively. For the last three years, the machine has been in continual production mode – at times going 2 shifts non-stop.”

Profitable Prototyping, Short Runs & POD Services
”Furthermore, the JETvarnish 3D’s ability to quickly prototype new designs and implement short runs has helped us increase our capacity for highly profitable customized projects such as limited editions, private printings and E-Commerce-driven Print-on-Demand (POD) services.”

Improved Competitive Position
“The addition of MGI Digital Finishing Services has helped us establish a better competitive position.”, Finneran continued, “The ability to quickly prototype and implement short runs gives us a sales advantage in our key target markets. The features & functions of the JETvarnish 3D give us something new to sell and show customers. The MGI digital enhancements are a brand new change in the industry and are a sexy & exciting advance towards the future of the print finishing business.”

Increased Quality Enhances Customer Experiences
Mark Finneran summarized JP Pow’s experience with MGI digital finishing technology by saying, “Our relationship with key clients has growth and strengthened with the high quality output, improved job scheduling, more flexible project management and greater customer satisfaction that comes from the MGI JETvarnish 3D Spot UV 2D coats & 3D texture effects.”

“We’re honored to help contribute to the creative skillcraft of such a respected firm as JP Pow. For three generations they have helped publishers produce great books that get noticed, purchased and read.” said Kevin Abergel, MGI Vice President of Marketing & Sales.

MGI’s JETvarnish 3D digital finishing product supports production printing applications to produce eye-catching, luxurious-feeling 3D foil & embossed textured effects. The JETvarnish 3D streamlines spot UV coating, embossed tactile coating and foiling through a fully digital process that requires no screens or dies and no minimum runs. MGI’s creative enhancement options help graphic artists & printers utilize their craft experience to offer dynamic new digital designs, features and formats.


About the JP Pow Company: Premier Printing & Publishing Specialist
In 1935, John Percy Pow started using a one-color letter press to produce advertising material for Boston businesses. The business grew when John Pow’s son Jack entered the business. In the late 50’s, Jack Pow teamed up with Tom Finneran Sr. and the two became partners. Soon afterwards, the firm moved to offset printing ranging from one to four color technology.

From then on, John P. Pow Co. steadily built a reputation for providing publishers with high-quality book components along with top-notch, personalized customer service. John Pow branched out and is now serving customers both locally and nationally. JP Pow is a strong reliable business with nearly 50 employees working day and night at their South Boston location. Even with this growth, John P. Pow continues to offer the type of personalized customer service a small firm does best. They remain a family-owned business, with the founders’ grandchildren now actively involved in operations.


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


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

The Ultimate Tabletop Folders

The Ultimate Tabletop FoldersThe Ultimate Tabletop Folders

BAUM continues to provide the most reliable and rugged tabletop folders in a compact and convenient design.

714XA The BAUM 714XA offers all of the rugged features of the popular manual setup BAUM 714XLT folder and then adds automation and state of the art features to meet today’s demanding needs along with modern styling. The 714XA is designed to meet the needs of all printing and imaging folding applications with these key features:

    • PLC touch screen control panel
    • Feed table extension that can handle longer sheet lengths, enabling tri-folding of 25.5″ long sheets from brochures, etc.
    • Six pre-programmed fold settings
    • Programmable memory settings for 20 custom folds
    • Batch counter that can count up or count down

  • Variable batch data entry
  • Total counter
  • PLC touch screen control panel with pictographs and color display
  • Sound covers standard
  • Flip deflector, non-marking fold plate technology
  • Diagnostic messages/fault detection
  • Jam detection using input and output sensors
  • Motorized delivery stacker
  • Automated fold plate setup

The BAUM 714XLT is rugged and compact. With a convenient size, this easy to setup folder is ready to go to work for you anytime and anyplace you need it. It can easily handle coated stocks as well as high-speed copier and laser printed stocks.

  • Heavy-duty construction
  • Built-in totalizing counter
  • Easy make-ready:
  • Handy fold-chart for easy fold pan set-ups
  • Scales on fold plates for accuracy
  • Stacker scales for easy set-up of delivery
  • “Easy-set” sheet caliper
  • Multiple air adjustments

Scoring/ Perforating and Slitting on the 714XLT Ultrafold 1st Station Folder

There are multiple ways to complete scoring, perforating and slitting applications on the 714XLT  Ultrafold 1st station folders. All 714XLT Ultrafold 1st station folders are equipped standard with a set of easily removable “Fixed” center to center slittershafts that are an assembly. All new 714XLT Ultrafold 1st station folders are equipped with tooling for this “Fixed” slittershaft design as standard equipment. The tooling provides the capability to perform either one line of standard “soft” scoring or one line if piercing perforating using a 41 tooth blade.

Click here for more information on BAUMFOLDER and additional tabletop models.


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

FREE Product Video from Standard

New Equipment at Standard

FREE Product Video from Standard

We are pleased to share some information on our latest products and invite you to view a product video now. We’d be happy to assist you in evaluating new solutions for your bindery and would like to arrange a visit with you soon. Please call Mid-State Litho at 800-343-4231 with any immediate needs.

Request your FREE DVD or view a Product Video now!

 

Standard's BQ 470 HT 80

Perfect Binding & In-line 3-knife Trimming
Easily handles trimming of variable thickness books, one after another, for true on-demand book production.
StitchLiner HO Flores_225
Standard Horizon StitchLiner + HOF
Saddlestitching for Digital Output
The HOF-20 allows you to feed pre-collated digitally-imaged sheets into the StitchLiner for complete booklet processing in one step!

AF_566T4F_PerfectFolderStandard Horizon AF-566T4F
Fully Automated Buckle-Buckle Folding

New 6+4-buckle modular concept allows for simple to complex fold patterns. Short make-ready with fully automated set-up, including roller gap adjustment. User-friendly design and large color touch-screen. View a Product Video Now > >

 

BQ160_225Standard Horizon BQ-160
Affordable PUR Perfect Binding

With single-person operation, the BQ-160 with PUR capability can bind at speeds up to 180 cycles per hour with books up to 1.57″ thick. Ideal for personalized photo book production! View a Product Video Now > >

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Standard VAC-100 Finishing System

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Standard VAC-100 System Standard VAC-100 Finishing System

The SpeedVAC is a revolutionary collating and saddle-stitching system that brings profitability back to short runs. Each Standard Horizon system is designed for quick and easy set-up with changeovers offering square folds, accurate stitch alignment, and precise crossover registration.

Adding even more efficiency and productivity to the well-established VAC-100 is the 6-bin deep pile VAC-60H. This model can also be combined with a complete line of accessories for quality high-speed collating and booklet making. An easy-to-use, graphical user interface on the touch screen allows anyone in your production area to operate the system without any special skills or training. Misfeeding, double feeding and jamming are detected by opacity sensors on each bin and graphically illustrated for easy identification and quick resolution.

Horizon’s unique suction rotor feeding system can easily feed a wide variety of paper stocks at a maximum production speed of up to 9,720 sets in an hour.

Bring high levels of profitability back to your operation with the revolutionary SpeedVAC saddle-stitching system from Standard Horizon and your most reliable printing partner – Mid-State Litho.

For additional product information contact Mid-State Litho at 1-800-343-4321 or visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net

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

ElectroCreaser – Fast & Felxible Finishing

Morgana ElectroCrease

 

ElectroCreaser – Fast & Felxible Finishing

The ElectroCreaser is designed for the smaller printer or inplant, the ElectroCreaswer is available in 36 & 52cm widths with two creasing profiles. Easily set up to handle jobs needing multiple creases. Handles stock up to 0.015″ (approx 150lb cover)*.

The semi-automatic ElectroCreaser is the ideal unit for printers who need something faster than a manual creaser – such as the Morgana DocuCrease – but do not have the volume of work to justify a fully automated machine like the Morgana AutoCreaser.Creasing versus Scoring. Traditional rotary scoring machines use circular blades that are in constant motion as the stock passes through them. This creates a ploughing action that actually cuts through the top fibres of the paper or card in order to create a score. Inevitably this weakens the paper and encourages cracking. In contrast, the Morgana DocuCrease employs a unique creasing rule and matrix as illustrated overleaf, that eliminates tearing and, therefore, cracking.Key Product Features

  • Fast & easy to setup
  • Semi-automatic
  • Foot switch operation
  • Takes stock up to 0.015″ (approx 150lb cover)*
  • Rule and matrix guaranteed for life
  • Heavy duty
  • 36cm or 52cm sizes
  • Crease without cracking

The ElectroCreaser is ideal for the smaller printer or inplant. A compact, table-top unit, it is fast to set up and simplicity itself to operate.

Like other Morgana products, it employs a blade and matrix action which, unlike scoring, will not cause any damage to the substrate, and will produce a superb crease on stocks up to 0.015″ (approx 150lb cover)* including laminated material.

Unlike scoring, which can damage card or paper, the Morgana blade and matrix method ensures a clean sharp fold without damage to the substrate. It provides 2 creasing widths as standard, 0.04″ and 0.06″ – with the ability to change from one to another in seconds. It also has a special “Super Speed” stop system, which greatly simplifies jobs that call for multiple creases. The creasing matrix is electronically activated by a foot switch for increased accuracy and productivity.

For additional product information contact MSL at 1-800-343-4231 or you can reach our sales department at sales@midstatelitho.net. Visit 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

 

MBM Aerocut G2

Mid-State Litho BannerThe Aerocut G2About the MBM Aerocut G2

The Aerocut G2 is a Digital Print Finishing System. Slit, Cut, Crease, and Perforate a wide variety of jobs including brochures, business cards, post cards, greeting cards, CD jackets, etc. with laser-sharp accuracy.

Ideally suited for digital applications and up to 2 times faster than base Aerocut model with greater (4″ stack) sheet capacity. A wide range of stocks including gloss, laminated, UV coated, and large format (up to 63″) can be creased without cracking, even with full-bleed ink coverage.

Large, color touch screen control panel for quick and easy set-up features addition and preset cutting modes. The G2 has over 263 pre-programmed cutting templates and up to 90 additional custom programs can be stored in memory.


For additional information about MBM’s Aerocut G2, 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s New at Mid-State Litho? Check it out now!

Now, Variable PUR Perfect Binding in a Compact<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
                  Footprint!

What’s New at Mid-State Litho? Check it out now!

Variable PUR Perfect Binding in a Compact Footprint from Mid-State Litho Inc.Standard Horizon’s newest perfect binder is specially designed to handle the unique requirements of digital print – with digital print friendly processing, quick set-up and changeover for shorter production runs, book-of-one capability, and even in-line verification for document integrity. The BQ-280 also uses environmentally-friendly PUR glue which meets the requirements of Lay-Flat binding for both offset and digital prints as well as coated stock. Easily handles the production of digitally printed books, personalized photo books, smaller sample runs, and other ultra short-run work!Watch a Product Video now!Or, call 810-238-7370 to arrange a personal demonstration in your area.

Standard Horizon BQ-280PUR Professional Quality with a Compact Design
Book-of-one production capability with single-person operation – designed specifically for short-run, high quality PUR binding! Features fully automated set-up and sensor-activated digital caliper system for consistent measurement of book block thickness. Handles extended spine length up to 15.5″. Production speeds up to 400 books/hour!
Watch a Product Video Now > >
Standard Horizon BQ-280PUR

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