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Tradeshows 2015

Trade Shows 2015

The Print Show – NEC Birmingham, October 13-15th, 2015
MGI Technology, Morgana, and OKI Data will all be exhibiting at The Print Show UK on October 13-15th, 2015. Click here for more information about The Print Show UK.

  • MGI will be demonstrating their award winning digital printing machines including the JETvarnish 3D.
  • Morgana will feature their off-line print finishing systems and equipment. Including the Morgana DigiFold Pro and AutoCreaser Pro, and their new range of bookletmaking and binding systems.
  • OKI Data will show case their five-color printer + clear or white for the professional print market.

SGIA EXPO – Atlanta, GA, November 4-6th, 2015
GTI Graphic Technology, Mitsubishi Imaging, and Sakurai USA will all be exhibiting at the SGIA in Atlanta on November 4-6th, 2015. Hundreds of products will be on display including wide-and-grand-format digital imaging, screen print solutions, graphic supplies, garment supplies and much more. Get your free passes today before October 14th, 2015. 

  • GTI is the leading supplier of tight tolerance lighting systems and services for critical color viewing, color communication, and color matching assessment. GTI will be demonstrating vertical wall viewing systems, simultaneous color viewer, ColorMatcher Series, color rendition demonstrator, EVS Executive Viewing Stations and much more.
  • Mitsubishi is the leading provider of innovative and affordable CTP solutions and high performance inkjet media. They have nearly every CTP option available for small to medium sized commercial, in-plant and quick printers. Mitsubishi will be featuring their specialty display films and CTF for Screen Printers.

MSL
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Graph Expo 2015 Overview

Graph Expo 2015 Overview

Graph Expo 2015 OverviewGraph Expo is a trade show in flux, in more ways than one. As the headline North-American exposition for the printing industry, it represents a changing marketplace. Changes like customer expectations, never-before-seen applications, shorter run lengths and quicker turnarounds make shows like this more important than ever.

For those who haven’t heard, Graph Expo will be moving to Orlando in 2016 and the show will be held much later in September. This is a strategic move by the show organizers to help bring in more attendance from the Latin markets. Orlando International Airport is a great hub airport and coming landing place for flights from the south.

This year at the show we saw an incremental growth in the inkjet market. There were more inkjet engines than before and quality continues to improve. As inkjet matures it becomes more clear that web printing is the natural method. Inkjet combined with powerful VDP and inkjet software combined with roll-to-roll printing and roll-to-finish has become a huge draw for engineers in our industry.

The Standard Horizon and Hunkeler booth was exceptionally busy with interested parties watching roll to book solutions and the New SmartSlitter. MGI dazzled passersby with their beautiful spot-coating and digital foil machine called the Jetvarnish 3D. Oki demonstrated the New 5 Color C942 which prints a stunning white base color for unique applications on special substrates.

We are all looking forward to next year’s expo in Orlando. We’ll wait to see if there will be new energy from the changed venue and fresh audience. The schedule shows that in 2017 we will be back in Chicago for Print 2017. This four year occurrence is somewhat of a super show with a trend to international business and more foreign exhibitors.


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

Join Akiles Products at Graphics of the Americas

Join Akiles Products at Graphics of the Americas

Join Akiles Products at Graphics of the Americas

Akiles is your number one source for binding, laminating, and finishing products.

Akiles is headed to Miami Beach for the 2015 Graphics of the Americas Expo & Conference! If you’ve never been to GOA, this is the year to attend. Here’s your chance to get product information on hundreds of brands and educational experience you need to make solid decisions – CLICK HERE to register for FREE!

Featured equipment will include binding equipment, bookletmakers, corner rounding equipment, paper trimmers, and more.

Check Out Akiles NEW ProLam Ultra-X Series @ GOA:

akiles_prolam_ultra_x10_front_angleThe Akiles ProLam Ultra-X Series laminators possess superior quality and functionality combined with commercial grade design. Its multiple roller heat system produces professional, crystal-clear and bubble-free pouches ever time.

Product Details:

  • 10 Roller Heat System
  • Removable Cover
  • LCD Control Panel
  • Settings Guide
  • 13″ Capacity
  • Air Cooling System
  • Programmable Memory Settings

Commercial grade 6 or 10 roller laminator with programmable memory settings, laminates up to 14 mil! View the Akiles ProLam Ultra-X Series laminators in action:


For additional product information, visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.


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

JETvarnish 3D wins the ‘Packaging Innovation Award’

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MGI Wins the ‘Packaging Innovation Award’ with the JETvarnish 3D & iFOIL

MGI Digital Graphic Technology is pleased to announce that the Pack Experts Committee has awarded the iFOIL with the “Innovation Award” at 2014 Packaging/Emballage Exhibition (MGI booth on Hall 6, G135).

This year’s 1,500 exhibitors submitted over 208 innovative products to the Pack Experts Committee.The Committee consists of industry experts, many from large international companies with worldwide expertise, such as: L’Oréal, Coca-Cola, and Nestlé. The top 8 entries were given the prestigious “Innovation Award,” including the MGI iFOIL solution.

The Packaging/Emballage Exhibition, held from November 17th-20th in Paris-Villepinte (France), is expecting over 100,000 visitors this year to see the packaging & handling industry’s best. With an average annual growth rate of 10%, the packaging industry is making great strides in packaging functionality and innovation.

Working in-line with the JETvarnish 3D, the iFOIL uses a revolutionary 100% digital process to create embossed hot foil effects. The duo take print jobs to the next level, adding luxury to everything from packaging, magazine covers, books, brochures, to invitations and labels. The innovative technology used by the pair has drawn a lot of international awards due to their unique inkjet technology and the 100% digital process.

The iFOIL and the JETvarnish 3D perform the following jobs:

  • Spot UV Varnish 2D/3D
  • From 3 to 200μm embossing
  • Hot foil embossing process for up to 3 simultaneous colors
  • Variable data both for Spot UV Varnish & Foiling
  • Up to 3,000 B2 size sheets an hour

For additional information on the JETvarnish 3D and iFOIL, please visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.


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

Baumfolder Corporation to Exhibit at Pack Expo 2014

baum pile folderBaumfolder Corporation continues to grow and provide unique solutions for several markets including equipment solutions for packaging, order fulfillment and select material handling applications. As a result of our growth in these areas, Baumfolder will be exhibiting one of our innovative solutions in the Baumfolder Corporation booth at the Pack Expo show in Chicago on November 2nd thru 5th.

We will be showing a BAUM deep pile feeder equipped with a designated bar code scanning system that can read multiple fonts to insure accuracy for inspection, matching and other applications. The BAUM deep pile feeder will also have a BAUM mobile delivery system at the exit end of the machine to collect and or transfer product after it has been fed and read by the bar code scanner. Baumfolder offers several more product solutions utilizing our modern manufacturing facility, in house design engineering, technical support and genuine replacement parts departments at our Sidney, Ohio, USA location.

We invite you to visit the Baumfolder Corporation booth #10804 in the Lakeside Hall at McCormick Place on November 2nd thru November 5th.

For more details on the Pack Expo show, go to http://www.packexpointernational.com


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

Creasing-Scoring for Digital Color

Creasing-Scoring for Digital Color

With the NEW Standard Horizon CRF-362, crease and fold digital output across a range of light and heavy weight stocks, coated and uncoated. Creasing and folding can be done in one pass for easy and accurate processing of a variety of applications.

Features at a glance:

  • Crease and fold up to 5,000 sheets/hour
  • Eliminates cracking on digital color output
  • Sizes up to 14.33″ x 34″
  • Capable of up to 10 lines per sheet

Visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.

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

Sakurai to Exhibit at SGIA 2014

Visit Sakurai in Booth #4019
October 22-24th, 2014

Receive a free Expo Pass!

The Sakurai exhibit at SGIA will showcase a Sakurai Maestro MS-80A cylinder screen press running in-line with a Natgraph conveyorized hot air dryer and 90cm automatic sheet stacker.

Also featured will be the new CST screen imaging system now available from Sakurai. The system images and exposes the screen directly from computer-to-screen. Sakurai Maestro cylinder screen presses are available in sizes from 20.5″ x 28.5″ to 48″ x 63″ and are backed by responsive customer service, support, parts and training.

Sakurai MS-80SD with Optical Camera Registration and Monitor

The new Sakurai MS-80SD cylinder screen press with an industry-first optical camera registration system and monitor will highlight the Sakurai exhibit at SGIA ’12 in Las Vegas.

Sakurai MS-80SDSakurai’s technological advances for the Maestro MS-80SD include a CCD camera registration system and monitor, a Laser Positioning Assist for screen frame changes and a Numerical Indications system designed to improve registration and performance.

These exclusive new systems combined with the servo driven MS-80SD’s automated features allows Sakurai to offer the most precise cylinder screen press available today for industrial and multi-color overlay printing.

Sakurai MS-80A Cylinder Screen Press

See the Sakurai MS-80A cylinder screen press running live in Booth 1163

Highlighting the Sakurai exhibit will be an operating Sakurai Maestro MS-80A cylinder screen press equipped with a Sakurai stacker.

The MS-80A is one of Sakurai’s workhorse presses and is ideal for tagless labels, heat applied transfers, pressure sensitive applications and more. This high precision, high productivity screen press accepts sheets up to 31 5/8″ x 21 3/4″ and operates at speeds up to 3,600 IPH.


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

Morgana to Launch the NEW DigiBook 200

Morgana DigiBook 200 Morgana to Launch the DigiBook 200 at Graph Expo

Visit Morgana in Booth #4013.

Morgana will use the Graph Expo event to launch the DigiBook 200 in the US. The 200 was first shown at IPEX earlier this year, with units shipping in Europe since July. The DigiBook 200 perfect binder is suited to traditional and digital printers who require short to medium runs of PUR perfect bound books to a professional standard. The DigiBook 200 is equipped with a patented closed gluing system where the spine and side gluing is automatically applied by a slot applicator for the utmost binding quality and accuracy.

PUR is the strongest, most flexible binding adhesive available and offers several additional advantages over other binding adhesives. When inks, coatings or digital print toners are present in the spine area these can compromise the strength of typical hotmelt perfect binding. PUR is resistant to this and will form a super-strong bond with all weights and finishes of paper stocks. In addition PUR works well with synthetic and recycled-content stock.

Key Product Features:

  • Up to 200 books per hour
  • Touch screen operation with automatic set up
  • Binding length (spine) from 4.3″ up to 14.9″
  • Spine thickness from 0.03″ to 1.96″
  • Adjustable spine preparation by sophisticated milling and notching device
  • Paper chip extractor
  • Patented hermetically sealed PUR application system for a spine and side gluing with automatic glue cut-off
  • Automatic cleaning and sealing of the glue head
  • Electronic connection to Morgana Autocreaser Pro for cover creasing

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

Morgana to Launch the DigiBook 200 at Graph Expo

Morgana DigiBook 200 Morgana to Launch the DigiBook 200 at Graph Expo

Visit Morgana in Booth #4013. Register for your VIP Demo today at Graph Expo!

Morgana will use the Graph Expo event to launch the DigiBook 200 in the US. The 200 was first shown at IPEX earlier this year, with units shipping in Europe since July. The DigiBook 200 perfect binder is suited to traditional and digital printers who require short to medium runs of PUR perfect bound books to a professional standard. The DigiBook 200 is equipped with a patented closed gluing system where the spine and side gluing is automatically applied by a slot applicator for the utmost binding quality and accuracy.

PUR is the strongest, most flexible binding adhesive available and offers several additional advantages over other binding adhesives. When inks, coatings or digital print toners are present in the spine area these can compromise the strength of typical hotmelt perfect binding. PUR is resistant to this and will form a super-strong bond with all weights and finishes of paper stocks. In addition PUR works well with synthetic and recycled-content stock.

Key Product Features:

  • Up to 200 books per hour
  • Touch screen operation with automatic set up
  • Binding length (spine) from 4.3″ up to 14.9″
  • Spine thickness from 0.03″ to 1.96″
  • Adjustable spine preparation by sophisticated milling and notching device
  • Paper chip extractor
  • Patented hermetically sealed PUR application system for a spine and side gluing with automatic glue cut-off
  • Automatic cleaning and sealing of the glue head
  • Electronic connection to Morgana Autocreaser Pro for cover creasing

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

Morgana – Solutions for fast and flexible finishing.

Morgana Systems USA will have a strong presence at Graph Expo 14 where the product range will be significantly enhanced and expanded following the recent acquisition by Plockmatic.

Visit Morgana in Booth #4014 at Graph Expo!

Morgana will be showing a wide range of our market leading offerings. This will include:

System 2000S with its high capacity dual bin feeder offers a flexible solution for a wide range of booklet types and sizes. The AF602 air assisted feeder has a capacity up to 21″. Pre-collated sets can be placed into both bins or covers can be placed into one of the bins when they need to be merged with collated sets.The heavy duty booklet making section comes complete with stitching heads and the Morgana Squarefold to give a professional perfect bound effect to the book.

Morgana will be showing several machines from their Pro range of creasers and folders, all controlled with the SmartScreen touchscreen. The market leading AutoCreaser 33 will be shown with the latest software which includes an application specifically designed for perfect bound cover production. The larger sized AutoCreaser Pro 50 will be running with the AutoFold Pro inline folding unit. The AutoFold Pro can be added to any existing Morgana creaser- or to other manufacturers creasing machines.

The DigiFold Pro creaser/folder will be on show and continues to be the market leader in class, offering unrivaled production in terms of quality and accuracy. This machine can crease and fold stock up to 0.015″ thick without cracking the toner or stock surface.

The new DigiBook 200 PUR Binder, equipped with a patented closed gluing system where the spine and side gluing is accurately applied by a slot applicator. Up to 200 books per hour, and up to 2″ thick, with automatic block measuring, clamp setting and nozzle adjustment.

CardXtra Plus Automate many of your finishing tasks in this one versatile cutting and creasing unit. 250 business cards can be finished in less than 2 minutes. A small job such as this would previously have needed 18 cuts on a cutter can now be offered as a “while you wait” service.

In addition to the extensive range of offline and near line solutions from Morgana USA, their parent company, Plockmatic will have a strong representation at the show with their wide range of inline solutions.


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