Category Archives: New Equipment

Six Solutions, One Binder

Fastback binding strips are the highest quality, on-demand binding products on the market! Fastback strips come in various styles, textures, thicknesses, and colors – so you and your customers never have to compromise.

Create strip bound, image bound, softback, easyback, hardback, and custom hardback books / documents with the Fastback 20 in less than 15 seconds! Watch the video below!

Fastback Strip Bound – How to bind a document in 15 seconds!

Fastback Model 20

Create super strong, impressive books in 15 seconds or less, with the Fastback Model 20.

The Fastback Model 20 is the perfect binding machine for copy shops, financial institutions, government agencies, or educational environments. It will produce excellent results at a very low cost, whether it’s binding presentations, yearbooks, or important documents.

This machine is not just for the office, it is a real workhorse and can be used 24 hours per day!

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

How to bind a document in 15 seconds with Fastback!

Create super strong, impressive books and documents in 15 seconds or less with the Fastback Model 20. That’s 3.5 times faster than punch and bind systems.

Bind thin to thick documents from 10 – 700 page documents (or up to 350 sheets) with minimal, space-saving supply inventory. Supports lengths up to 12″, including letter and A4 paper sizes.

The Fastback binding is strong, durable and attractive. Pages in a Fastback document can withstand more than 50 pounds of pull. The tough thermoplastic adhesive will not become brittle with age, so it’s perfect for archival storage.

Your first book is good, there is zero waste and zero spoilage! See how fast and easy binding can be with the Fastback 20 by watching the short video below…

With Fastback binders you can create perfectback books indistinguishable from high-quality production perfectback. Fore more information, please contact us at 810.238.7370 or click the button below for more information.

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

OKI C931DPe: The most affordable digital printer

Introducing the OKI C931DPe!

Sometimes “simple” is all you need. Now you can print envelopes, letterhead, business cards and much more in-house. OKI’s Award Winning Digital Envelope Solutions give you high definition color output on a variety of different medias, that is waterproof and laser safe. The Multi-Media Input Feeder is easy to set up and load. With a straight-through paper path, it’s easier to run thicker stocks and prints are delivered straight up for immediate quality control.

The OKI C931DPe offers the same four-color digital envelope printing, but at a lower cost. OKI has simplified the envelope printing process when a conveyor is not needed. Don’t wait any longer to join thousands of print shops already working with OKI Digital Envelope Printers.

OKI C931DPe & Envelope Feeder
OKI C931DPe + Envelope Feeder

OKI’s C9 Envelope Feeder simplifies job setup, while delivery both high levels of production and reliability. It’s flexibility allows it to handle the broadest range of sizes and printing applications, from envelopes to double-sided brochures – all with no slow-down and in a single pass!

Start printing full-color envelopes in-house! View our product page below for additional product information!

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
PH: 810.238.7370

Baumfolder Poly Bag Folding System

Need help folding your poly bags?

Check out the NEW Baumfolder Poly Bag Folding System!

If you are manually folding poly bags for customer returns and medical samples, we have the solution for you!

Baumfolder has developed a system to feed, fold, and convey Poly bags based on your customers required end size.

Baum Poly Bag Folding System Features Benefits:

  • Continuous feeding
  • Designed to select variable folds when ordered
  • Shingle conveyor holds 300 to 500 folded bags
  • Can achieve 40 to 50 bags per minute
  • Designed to have variable sizes when ordered
  • Requires low maintenance
  • Durable heavy-duty commercial construction
  • Maximize daily throughput

Check out Baum’s poly bag folding solution by clicking here and stop hand folding your poly bags. Want more information on this system or something similar? Just give us a call at 810.238.7370 and we will work with you to customize a solution that is right for your business. 

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

Andes Flatbed Cutter Auto-Load System

Andes Flatbed Cutter Auto-Load System

CET Color’s NEW 5′ x 10′ Andes flatbed cutter features a multi-functional head for quick tool changing. Available functions include oscillating, creasing, cutting, drawing, kiss cutting, routing, V-cutting, rotary cutting for fabric, and foam oscillating. The machine is compatible with materials such as Dibond, and more.

The Andes flatbed cutter also features an automated conveyor system that places sheets in position from the NEW Auto-Loader. Check out the video above or see additional Andes flatbed cutter features/options below:

  • New auto-load system now available
  • Six vacuum zones
  • LCD touchscreen
  • Maximum speed of 47″ per minute
  • Multi-functional head
  • Cutting thickness up to 2.36″
  • Conveyor system for ease of material removal and increased productivity
  • Custom configuration options are available
  • Vision registration and camera included
  • and much more!

Produce high quality results consistently and efficiently with the NEW Andes flatbed cutter. Custom configurations are available, ask your account executive for additional information or visit us online. Download your copy of the Andes brochure right here >>>

5459 Fenton Road
Flint, MI 48507

CET Color Announces New Roll-to-Roll Printer

CET Color Announces New Roll-to-Roll Printer

CET Color Roll-to-Roll Wide Format PrinterAtlanta, Georgia, USA; May 2017 – CET Color – a manufacturer of wide-format UV flatbed and hybrid printers, announces the latest in their line of equipment. The 3200UVRTR printer is a 126″ roll-to-roll UV printer which has 2 Kyocera print heads and can boast up to 4. The unit has the capability of C, Y, M, K, Lc, Lm and WW; this unit supports Onyx or Caldera RIP software.

This 3200UVRTR is able to print on various substrates including backlits, banners, mesh, vinyl and etc. This unit also features a built in light source so you can back light your material before it goes to the take up reel, making this unit leading edge technology for the UV market.

Javier Mahmoud, CET Color Vice President of Sales and Marketing, says, “the market demand feedback from our dealers has been very strong on a roll-to-roll UV solution. We are very proud to announce this 126″ roll-to-roll UV that has the capability of printing dual rolls of media at the same time.”

CET Color offers a complete line of wide format UV printers, as well as recently introduced flatbed cutter, for use on a broad range of substrates. Their 80,000 square-foot facility, located in Atlanta, GA, includes an extensive warehouse and printer assembly hall, in addition to a large demonstration center.

CET Color
4450 Commerce Dr. SW
Atlanta, GA 30336

5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507

IDEAL – Did you know?

IDEAL - Did you know?

IDEAL – Did you know?

Nothing can replace a walk in the forest, at the seaside, or in the mountains, and nothing is more important than clean and fresh air to breathe. But how can this work in your everyday professional life? Professional air purifiers create a non-polluted environment, where people feel well in a natural way. For more productivity and performance.

Nature’s self-cleaning. The interaction of plants and sun provide us pure air to breathe. Plants, and above all, tress filter harmful particles form the air, sunlight supports the reduction of pollutants from the atmosphere.

Cleaning of indoor air. IDEAL air purifiers help to improve the air in you room or office. People who can breathe clean and healthy indoor air fall ill less often and are more efficient. Good clean air with no pollutants is attainable with IDEAL’s air purifiers.

IDEAL’s Air Purifiers for Healthy Indoor Air…

  • A True HEPA Filter (Class H13) binds up to 99,97% of all airborne fine dust and ultra-small particles up to 0.3 microns; highly effective in the removal of mold, bacteria, viruses, pollen, dust mites, microbes, and allergens
  • Cigarette smoke and even chemical fumes and odors are also filtered
  • Purified and ionized air is a simple and natural principle with refreshing results:
    • a vitalizing effect on the mind and body
    • strengthening the immune system
    • protects against cell damage and premature aging process
    • protects against fatigue and diseases
  • Ideally suited for:
    • offices
    • bedrooms
    • medical practices
    • and wherever you are looking for IDEAL indoor air

IDEAL Air Purifiers are available for room sizes ranging from 150 square feet to 1,000 square feet. For additional information on IDEAL’s Air Purifiers, visit us online by clicking here!

Mid-State Litho
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507

Paper and Plastic Banding Solutions

Felins-Paper-and-Plastic-Bundling-SamplesPaper and Plastic Banding Solutions Overview

Why Paper & Plastic Banding?

Often referred to as the most elite form of bundling, banding has historically been used to showcase and protect delicate, high-end printed materials. Because of the many advantages, banding has grown as an elegant, cutting edge sustainable packaging solution.  As an alternative to strapping, banding provides reduced packaging costs, increased productivity, and the reduced labor costs commonly attributed to strapping.  In addition:

• Paper bands can be removed without using a cutting tool
• Transparent plastic bands showcase your product
• Labels can be eliminated by printing directly on the band
• Banding won’t damage the corners and edges of your product
• Diverse selection of banding materials and machine options

Felins offers a variety of banding machines and banding materials ranging from easy to use table top banding machines to fully automated banding systems. For additional information, contact us at 1-800-343-4231.

Felins Plastic and Paper Banding Models:

Felins US-2000-CSW-DMS_Automated_Banding_Machine_0Banding Automation – If you’re interested in increasing productivity and reducing labor costs to the fullest extent then take banding to the next step with full automation. With our years of experience and knowledgeable application specialists, we can customize a solution that solves your packaging needs and fits into your facility. Customization and application evaluation are our specialties

Felins CE-Banding_Machine_0CE Models – This semi-automatic, heat seal, table top banding machine efficiently bundles a wide variety of products and can band with both paper and plastic banding material interchangeably. The CE Models are easy to set-up, use, and maintain. Featuring digital controls, adjustable tension, highly versatile for limitless applications, and does not require costly compressed air.

Felins JD150_Plastic_Banding_Machine_0JD Models – An economical alternative to rubber banding or twist tying is the JD Series, heat seal banding machine. This model offers a versatile and compact table top design for gently banding your products. The JD series utilize a heat seal and loop style banding. Highly versatile for limitless applications and does not require compressed air. Multiple material selection options available.

Need help deciding? Contact us today for additional product information and additional options available to suit your needs. Contact us at 1-800-343-4231 or visit us online at

OKI – Printing with White & Clear Toner

OKI-Printing with White & Clear Toner

OKI introduces the revolutionary new multimedia production platform. Print on heavy media stock (up to 360 gsm). Print in Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, and White or Clear.

The C941dn with white toner allows you to get creative when printing on colored media. This video demonstrates the value of using white selectively, showing examples of different techniques you can use to ensure that you get great results every time you use your C914dn.

Now you can demonstrate your creativity or broaden your printed offerings by producing materials on an incredible range of media in 4-color plus solid White or Clear gloss toners.

These processes – which used to require expensive printing equipment and outside resources – are available in-house and on demand with the C941dn, a unique 5-station multimedia production platform device from OKI.

Visit us online at or OKI C900 Series for additional information!

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

Autonomy over Automation

Autonomy over Automation – By Steven Barrett

Manufacturing is one of the fastest changing parts of our society. Developments in products, materials, processes and procedures all have the ability to upset the status quo and usher in a new way of thinking about the same old stuff. Things don’t stop once we improve a process, instead they improve again. Today we’ll look at how automatic machines are now becoming autonomous.

Efficiency is key. Whether it’s less waste, cheaper materials, or faster output there is always room for more efficiency and as a natural order our processes relentlessly move towards it. We’ve seen milestones countless times but this latest one is a doozy. Major computational improvements combined with distinct process knowledge are turning automated equipment into autonomous equipment.

But what’s the difference? Equipment in manufacturing has been becoming automated for decades. The definition of these words are distinct yet close enough to leave some confusion. In terms of manufacturing I define automatic as a motor assisted function that does what a human typically would do manual. What makes autonomy special is that there’s a higher level of control over automatic functions; controlling them independently with a decision making process. In simpler terms, our equipment is getting smarter and beginning to make production decisions on its own.

There are also intelligent management systems that can oversee entire production scenarios. Tools like PXnet from Horizon give production managers a very detailed bird’s-eye-view of an entire facility or even multiple locations. Just having a view of the big picture can allow humans to observe processes under a new light, giving way to a whole new era of breakthroughs.

Specific equipment solutions are incorporating autonomy in new ways as well. Machines like the MBM Aerocut G2 or the Horizon CRF-362 are perfect examples. Both require a very minimal setup and of course the operator is still required to load and unload stock from the machine. However, once the machine begins its production, there are all kinds of things happening in the background that lead to seamless operation with minimal operator interaction. The Aerocut carries out no less than 4 separate operations on each sheet before delivering a finished product. The CRF-362 determines its own speed and gap settings, things that confuse new operators and cause management to worry about quality.

This form of development is exponential, it’s constantly building on itself and each step just leads us to higher goals. It’s a pleasure of mine to watch these things happen in the industry I love working in. It can be a struggle for those who are late to adopt modern equipment, they are left competing on an uneven battlefield. It’s also difficult to know when the time is right and have the gusto to pull the trigger in uncharted territory. It leaves me humble about my customers and their struggles as I try to explain the benefits of buying into automation while they grapple with costs and risks.

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