Category Archives: Paper Cutting

Challenge – Titan Series, Up to 26 Cuts Per Minute!

Challenge Paper Cutters - Titan 265 XG & XT Images

Challenge Titan Paper Cutter

Hydraulic Paper Cutter Series

The Titan series of hydraulic powered paper cutters offer a range of cutting options with a compact footprint. Designed to be safe and durable machines, Titan cutters fit into almost any production situation. Clamp pressure is adjustable, so clamping force can be changed to match specific job requirements. Hydraulic operation assures more power, less stock spoilage, less maintenance and greater reliability. After a few minutes of inactivity the Titan switches into an energy-conserving standby mode.

Titan 265

  • Up to 26 cuts per minute
  • Virtually maintenance-free design
  • Solid 1-inch thick tool grade aluminum table offers the strong work surface required in production environments
  • Low-pressure pre-clamping reduces operator injury (less than 66 PSI)

If you would like additional information about this product, please feel free to contact MSL at 1-800-343-4231 or via email at sales@midstatelitho.net.

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NEW! Introducing The HT-1000V Variable Three-Knife Trimmer

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Introducing The HT-1000V Variable Three-Knife Trimmer

Standard is pleased to introduce the new Horizon HT-1000V Three-knife Trimmer, capable of one-to-one variable trimming in-line with Standard perfect binders, or off-line. The trimmer features automated set-up by reading a barcode printed on the cover of each book, with no operator input required, and trims up to 1000 books of variable thickness and format size per hour. Both untrimmed and trimmed sizes can be variable for true variable format production. Designed to run in a 24/7 production environment, the HT-1000V offers high productivity and heavy duty construction for consistent high quality finishing.

Additional Features

  • Automatic offline set-up via the touch screen for same size production runs (up to 2.55” in stack height)
  • Uniquely designed, automated trim removal system ensures consistent running without jamming
  • Accepts a wide range of input sizes and delivers trimmed books from 5.7” x 4.05” up to 13.38” x 11.69”

For additional product information, contact Mid-State Litho at 1-800-343-4231 or visit MSL online 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

CardXtra – Business Card Cutter/Finishing

Morgana CardXtra

CardXtra – Business Card Cutter/Finishing

The CardXtra is the ideal on-demand cutter producing 140 business cards a minute and producing a wide range of formats in weights up to 0.016″ (130 lb cover approx).

The ultimate 12″ x 19″ Business card & Document AutoCutter that anyone can use to simplify cutting tasks and achieve higher productivity.

Fast, versatile and and very easy to use, the suction feed CardXtra is ideal for the on-demand environment and features the ability to take 12″ x 19″ sheets in weights upto 130lb cover or 16pt approx. It produces 140 business cards a minute (7  x 20 up sheets) and can also be used for postcards. It allows extremely fast set-up and has quick-change rotary blades. It has pre-select programmes for different cutters as well as pre-programmable memory for storing common jobs.

A recognition sensor allows the Cardxtra to follow the printed image. This is achievable by printing a special mark on the sheet, the size and position of which are available on the downloadable templates.

Engineered to accept 12″ x 19″ paper and card and accurately cut small, medium and high volumes of paper and card while allowing the operator to get on with other tasks.

Downloadable templates are available to help you position your business cards/postcards etc., for imposition. These are available in PDF and EPS format. Contact MSL at 1-800-343-4231 or sales@midstatelitho.net

For additional information about the Morgana CardXtra contact MSL at 1-800-343-4231

Challenge Machinery Company

Mid-State Litho

MSL works with some of the most popular manufacturers in the industry. We strive to provide our customers with the highest quality equipment and best solutions available. Over the next few months, we would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to some of our vendors, starting with Challenge Machinery.

Challenge Machinery

Challenge Machinery

Currently based in Norton Shores, MI, Challenge Machinery can trace their roots all the way back to 1870, when an electrotype foundry was established in Chicago, IL. The company reorganized as the Challenge Machinery Company and moved to Grand Haven, MI in 1903. They produced their first guillotine paper cutters in 1887. Challenge credits their success over the past 135 years to their employees resourcefulness and dedication. Their mission:

To design, manufacture and market products that provide our customers the best total value for turning printed pages into products, i.e., adding value to the printed document.

MSL is proud to offer our customers Challenge equipment. You can learn more about Challenge’s equipment on our website. Some of Challenge’s most popular finishing devices include:

Challenge Champion Paper Cutters

Champion Hydraulic Paper Cutter Series– The only UL listed in its class, this certification of safety is only on example of how this cutter has earned such a prestigious reputation. Rugged construction ensures dependability and productivity.

Titan Paper Cutters

Titan Hydraulic Paper Cutter Series– Featured before on our blog, this series offers a range of cutting options with a  compact footprint. Designed to be safe and durable machines, Titan cutters fit into almost any production situation.

MS5 Paper Drills

MS-5 Multiple Spindle Paper Drill Series– Challenge’s expertise with drilling technology brings you a drilling capacity of 2.5 inches and can range from 3 to 10 heads. Spindle drills are made for productivity.

CMT Automatic Book Trimmers

CMT Automatic Book Trimmers– These sturdy steel and cast-iron design ensure years of trouble-free operation. Hydraulic clamping and cutting action provides strength to cut through up to 2″ thick books without hesitation.

For additional product information contact Mid-State Litho at 1-800-343-4231 or our sales department at sales@midstatelitho.net. Visit us on the web at www.midstatelitho.net

The Champion 305 TC

The Champion 305 TC/XThe Challenge Champion 305 continues our well known excellence for innovation, reliability and durability. UHMW gib surfaces and composite bushings require virtually no maintenance for years of trouble-free operation. Standard features such as power soft clamp, air table, digital hand wheel, and automatic false clamp detection reduce operator fatigue and maximize productivity.

The Champion 305 meets the toughest safety standards in the industry today. Light safety curtains, enclosed rear table, two-hand timed non-repeat cut buttons, and a knife safety latch contribute to our UL and CE certification.

The intuitive 10.5″ color touch-screen TC Controller allows variable mode data entry, automatic fraction to decimal calculation and unlimited program storage capacity. Clamp mark waste is reduced or eliminated with programmable electronic clamp pressure control per cut. Innovative advances improve the task of program creation through features such as repeat and loop commands, USP port for thumb drive program delivery, network capable hardware with an Ethernet port, label cutting and sheet division tools, and more! The TC system is the first paper cutter controller in the world to recognize common .csv format program files making offline programming simple and easy to implement at any size print operation.

Proudly manufactured in the USA, the Champion 305 continues our legacy of providing… assurance you made the right decision.

  • Up to 26 cuts per minute
  • Virtually maintenance-free design
  • Fully-adjustable knife bar gibs (front and rear)
  • 30.5″ / 77.5 cm cutting width, 4″ / 10.2 cm clamp opening
  • Hydraulic clamping and cutting
  • Line-light cut position indicator
  • False clamp plate
  • Cast iron and steel construction
  • Low-pressure pre-clamping protects operator from injury (less than 66 PSI)

TC Control System Features:

  • 10.5″ Color Touch Screen control panel
  • JDF and network capable hardware
  • Electronic Clamp Pressure control
  • USB port for simple thumb drive program entry
  • Ability to receive .csv files making offline programming and memory storage simple
  • Repeat and Loop commands streamline program entry
  • Auto-programming features of sheet division and label cutting with animated graphics
  • Programmable Clamp pressure per cut
  • Automatic Fraction to Decimal Conversion
  • Unlimited program storage capacity
  • Program Lockout
  • Computer Diagnostic Tools
  • ANSI safety standard compliant and CE, UL and cUL Listed

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

 

MSL – Print & Graphic Art Supplies

Mid-State Litho

Print & Graphic Art Supplies

Search our printing and graphic arts supplies and products by visiting our webshop.

MSL offers a wide variety of printshop and graphic art supplies. A number of products are in-stock and available on our webshop, while many more are available for order over the phone.

MSL has made shopping online for your graphic supply needs simple. You can shop by solutions or manufacturer. If you need help with any items you contact us at 1-800-343-4231 or you can email us at sales@midstatelitho.net

Solutions:

Manufacturers

For additional information or ordering assistance, please contact us at 1-800-343-4231 or by email at sales@midstatelitho.net

Mid-State Litho, Inc.

MSL’s Final Digital Freedom Tour Dates

The final Digital Freedom Tour dates will be September 19th and 20th at the Ramada Plaza in Grand Rapids 3333 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 10am to 5pm. MSL’s Digital Freedom Tour features the MGI Meteor Digital Press. 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. 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. Print on unique materials like PVC, polycarbonates, Teslin, Yupo, canvas, labels and other synthetics. With the Meteor you are:

  • Free from costly clicks and contracts
  • Free of environmental risks and hazards
  • Free to print laser safe digital work
  • Free to print envelopes on a digital press
  • Free to explore new substrates

Meteor DP8700 XL Digital Press

The Meteor is not the only equipment available for demonstration on the tour. Alongside the Meteor MSL will also show:

  • Mitsubishi Thermal DigiPlate: Mitsubishi Imaging makes going green affordable with the eco-friendly Thermal DigiPlate, the 2-up CTP system ideal for small printers who want an environmentally friendly upgrade from analog and electrostatic plates. The Thermal DigiPlate System is eco-friendly because it is a truly processless system that uses thermal fusing technology to create a high-contrast image on the plate without chemical development, wash-off or ablation.

Mitsubishi Thermal DigiPlate

  • MBM Aerocut Programmable Finisher: Ideally suited for digital applications, MBM’s Aerocut slits, cuts, creases and perforates a wide variety of stocks, including brochures, business cards, post cards, greeting cards, CD jackets and more.

MBM Aerocut Programmable Finisher

  • Morgana AutoCreaser Pro 33: Provides the complete solution to the problem of cracking that occurs when folding digitally printed output. This automatic creaser is capable of handling conventionally printed card, laminates or cross-grained stock.

Morgana Autocreaser Pro 33

  • Morgana AutoFold Pro Digital Folder: free standing folding unit, the Autofold Pro was developed with both digital and litho printers in mind with its ability to fold both precreased sheets. Highly versatile, the Autfold Pro features a SmartScreen touch screen for simple operation.

Morgana AutoFold Pro

  • Dry-Lam FUJiPLA 3220 Automatic Laminator: This two-sided laminator features an automatic sheet feeder and will laminate and trim virtually unattended. Also capable of one-sided lamination, the ALM 3220 can laminate using a matte or gloss finish up to 5 mil.

Dry-Lam FUJiPLA 3220 Automatic Laminator

  • OKI DigiKing Digital Printer: The Digiking is an exciting product available only through MSL. Imagine printing full color envelopes, letterhead, and other unique items easily, efficiently, and economically. The abilities of the Digiking are like no other machine on the market.

OKI DigiKing

If you are interested in having a demonstration of any of our equipment, please call our Flint, MI location at 800.343.4231. And don’t forget to mark your calendar for the last Digital Freedom tour date!

MBM Corporation

Last week MSL introduced you to Challenge Machinery Company. Continuing with our vendor profiles, MSL would next like to introduce you to MBM Corporation.

MBM Corporation

MBM Corporation

Founded in 1936, MBM is located in Charleston, South Carolina where they manufacture some of the industry’s leading paper handling equipment and their well-known Destroyit business shredders. Some of their print finishing equipment and support products include: cutters with world class safety features; easy to use folders and creasers; versatile collators; reliable bookletmakers; trimmers with all-metal construction; paper joggers; paper drills and automatic card cutters.

You can find out more about MBM’s equipment at our website. Some of the paper handling equipment offered by MBM:

MBM Aerocut

Aerocut Programmable Finisher

Ideally suited for digital applications, MBM’s Aerocut slits, cuts, creases and perforates a wide variety of stocks, including brochures, business cards, post cards, greeting cards, CD jackets and more. The digital touch screen control panel features preset cutting modes for quick set-up.

MBM Triumph Paper CutterTriumph Paper Cutters

Triumph Paper Cutters include features such as: front safety light beams; transparent safety cover on rear table; main switch and safety lock with key; electronically controlled, true two-hand operation.

MBM Kutrimmers

Kutrimmer Series

MBM Kutrimmers have solingen steel blades, precision side guides scaled in inched and the metric system, lockable back gauges and all metal construction. Fold-away paper supports on the front gauge allow precise paper alignment.

MBM Sprint Bookletmakers

Sprint Bookletmakers

Sprint bookletmakers have long been regarded as tops in the industry. Paired with an optional trimmer, either model may be combined with a variety of collators for a complete document finishing system. Both feature easy set-up and adjustment, variable speed, and powered exit conveyors.

MBM Destroyit Business Shredders

Destroyit Business Shredders

The F.B.I. estimates U.S. businesses lose tens of billions of dollars every year due to theft of company data. All the electronic security measures in the world are useless if you’re throwing out confidential hard copies and disks by the truckload. The surest and most economical way to protect your company from data or identity theft is to shred sensitive documents in-house, at the source in the hardened steel cutting shafts of a Destroyit business shredder.

Challenge Titan Paper Cutter Series

The Titan series of hydraulic powered paper cutters offer a range of cutting options with a compact footprint. Designed to be safe and durable machines, Titan cutters fit into almost any production situation. Clamp pressure is adjustable, so clamping force can be changed to match specific job requirements. Hydraulic operation assures more power, less stock spoilage, less maintenance and greater reliability. After a few minutes of inactivity the Titan switches into an energy-conserving standby mode.

Titan Paper Cutter Series from Challenge

Request more information today, about Challenge’s Titan paper cutter series from MSL. Or call us at 800.343.4231.