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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

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

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

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 – Quick Printing Top Products 2013

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2013 Quick Printing Readers’ Choice Top Products Awards

By Karen Hall, May 1, 2013

The inaugural Quick Printing Readers’ Choice Top Products Awards competition was conducted in early 2013. The goal was to gather opinions from print service providers about what they consider to be the most significant products introduced to the commercial printing industry between September 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012. We asked readers to vote for the products within each category that had the strongest impact on their businesses or created the most excitement in the industry.

The contest covered 21 categories, from digital color printers and offset presses to finishing equipment, inks, software, prepress, and mailing products. There was only one winner in each category.

MBM Aerocut G2 digital print finishing system comes with an improved color touch-screen interface, increased memory, and micro cross-perfing capability. An Adobe plug-in allows users to set up jobs and easily transfer the templates from their workstation to the G2, saving production time. The proven air suction feed system and register mark detection sensor ensure perfect accuracy on every job, every time.

Next year’s contest will include products introduced to the industry between January 1 and December 31, 2013. View the entire article

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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 />
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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!
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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

 

AutoFold Pro – High Quality Folding

Morgana AutoFold Pro

AutoFold Pro – High Quality Folding

High quality folding when linked to any manufacturer’s creaser

The AutoFold Pro is an automatic folding machine designed specifically for the professional digital or litho printer who has the need to fold pre creased sheets. The AutoFold can be aligned to any Morgana or other manufacturer’s creaser to give perfectly folded results on a wide range of both digitally or litho printed stocks.

Key Product Features:

  • SmartScreen Touch Screen Operation
  • 6240 sph
  • Takes Stock Up-To 0.015″ (approx 150lb cover)*
  • Alpha-Numeric Memory
  • Highly Versatile
  • Long Conveyor for Longer Sheets
  • 35.4″ x 15″ Sheet Length

Controlled by the same innovative 7″ SmartScreen panel as other machines in the Pro range, the AutoFold is instructed how long the pre-creased sheet is and which fold to produce.

The beauty of the AutoFold Pro is its simplicty allowing the user of ANY manufacturer’s creaser to invest in one and to improve their productivity and quality immediately.

2010 AutoFold Short with AutoCreaser

Picture shows AutoFold Pro with Morgana AutoCreaser

Contact Mid-State Litho, Inc at 1-800-343-423 for additional product information or you can reach our Sales Department at sales@midstatelitho.net

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

DRYLAM…Digital Laminating that STICKS!

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Dry-Lam is taking lamination of On-Demand Digital Prints to a new level. With the Fujipla ALM 3220,laminating of Digital Prints has never been easier! The ALM 3220 will automatically feed, laminate and trim Digital Prints virtually unattended, freeing you to work on other profitable tasks. When coupled with our ASAP film, the ALM 3220 becomes an instant profit-generator for you! Get this amazing machine only from Dry-Lam, America’s Leader in Digital On-Demand and Wide Format Printing Lamination.
Mid-State Litho, Inc. can be reached at 1-800-343-4231 or at info@midstatelitho.net
Visit us on the web at www.midstatelitho.net
Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
Toll Free: 1-800-343-4231