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Memjet Formula Ink – High Performance

Memjet Formula Ink - High Performance

With a printhead that’s up to fifteen times faster than traditional inkjet printheads you need the world’s fastest ink. Specially formulated for optimal printing at super-fast speeds, Memjet Formula Ink is quite possible the most advanced ink ever created (Now available for purchase at

Memjet inks are water-based, four-color (CMYK) ink formulations, customized to work in conjunction with Memjet printheads. Memjet inks are unique to meet the demands of high-speed drop ejection, single-pass printing and to ensure reliable, high-quality color printing for the life of the printhead. Advanced dye colorants have been chosen to achieve the highest image quality and reliability at high speeds. The printhead’s microscopic 1-2 picoliter ink droplets absorb into typical substrates in milliseconds, so media of all types that are printed with a Memjet printhead and ink are complete the second they exit the print path.

Memjet Formula Inks are manufactured to very tight tolerances with extremely low impurity levels to ensure consistent quality batch to batch and to maximize printhead life. Memjet ink manufacturers must pass stringent quality audits.

While much of the printing industry has moved from dye to pigmented-based inks, the Memjet printing system enables a unique range of advanced dye and pigment choices that is expected to deliver new print quality capabilities. Whether dye or pigment, Memjet remains committed to delivering high-quality custom inks tuned to work reliably in conjunction with designated printheads.

To learn more about the world’s fastest and most affordable color printing and how leading enterprises are optimizing their business with the use of color, please visit our website or call us to schedule a demonstration.

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

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 Visit us on the web at

The Graphic Express – Representative of the Month

Mid-State Litho, Inc. Logo

Congratulations Lindsay Hujsak on being MSL’s Representative of the Month!

MBM Corporation is located in Charleston, South Carolina, and MBM produces world-class Destroyit® business shredders along with the state-of-the-art finishing equipment for graphics and printing industries.

MBM Corporation’s parent company, IDEAL Krug & Priester of Germany, is the leading manufacturer of paper shredders and small format paper cutters in the world. At MBM, innovative thinking and exhaustive research and development go into every product they sell.

MBM’s products are sold through an extensive dealer network throughout the United States and backed by a staff of knowledgeable service representatives and one of the best warranty packages in the business.

Lindsay Hujsak is Mid-State Litho’s inside representative for MBM Corporation. Lindsay has worked with MSL for over 6-years providing us with quality equipment such as Triumph Cutter’s and DestroyIt® shredders.  Lindsay is a delight to work with and always provides superior service and MSL is happy to announce that Lindsay is December’s, The Graphic Express- Featured Representative.

About Lindsay Hujsak:Lindsay Hujsak Edited

“Hi my name is Lindsay Hujsak and I’m the Midwest Territory Representative for MBM Corporation. I currently live in Charleston, South Carolina but home for me is up in Michigan. I graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Accountancy and moved south to earn a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation.

I have worked at MBM for the past 6 years and I am very proud to say that I truly work for the most magnificent company. I have worked with Mid-State-Litho (MSL) ever since I first started working for MBM  (6-years ago), and I still remember the first piece of equipment that I sold to MSL – the 4810 EP Triumph Cutter.

Working for the leading manufacturer of paper shredders/cutters is very exciting and rewarding. I like knowing the fact that every day when I sell a Triumph Cutter or DestroyIt® that I’m selling high quality equipment that has set the industry standards for over 50 years.

The MBM team is an amazing group of individuals and together we strive to provide superior yet friendly and fun service to our hard working dealer base.” –Lindsay Hujsak

For additional information about MBM Corporation’s Triumph Cutter’s or DestroyIt® shredders, contact MSL at 1-800-343-4231 or you can reach our sales department at



Rena Systems, Inc.

Continuing with our vendor profiles, MSL would next like to introduce you to Rena Systems, Inc.

Rena Systems, Inc.

Rena Systems, Inc. is based out of  located Oaks, Pennsylvania just  outside of Philadelphia. They company began in 1984 to fill the need for efficient tabletop addressing equipment. The company started off manufacturing an automatic, pressure-sensitive labeler which was very popular throughout North America. Rena collaborated with the USPS to create a dot-matrix envelope printer capable of printing addresses with the Postnet Barcode.

Some of the most popular products from Rena include:

Rena In-Line Tabbers

Rena In-Line Tabbers
Rena In-Line Tabbers come in a variety of sizes to accommodate any mailing list. They all have the ability to single, double and triple tab as well as run clear, translucent or paper tabs. Tabbers also have the option of applying stamps, even while running in line with several of the Rena ink jet address printers. The tabbers are simple to set up because of exclusive features like Automatic Tab Positioning and Automatic Length Measuring.

Rena XT Envelope Imagers

Rena XT Envelope Imagers
Rena Address Imagers lead the industry with their ease-of-use and versatile in-line design. The Envelope Imager’s advanced CPU crunches data like no other printer to let you image at 34,000 pieces per hour with Imager XT 4.0 (pictured at right). Rena’s exclusive Five Channel AccuTrak Vacuum Transport has adjustable outer transport belts and material guides that run below for dead-on registration. Three powerful vacuum fans tenaciously grab material through five air channels for consistent pressure. Electronic Thickness Control uses a precise servo-motor system to effortlessly set the perfect output pressure. All these features translate to the best print quality possible.

Rena XPS ProMail System

Rena XPS ProMail System

Introducing the new ink jet console system from Rena. The XPS ProMail System is not a machine-shop approach. It was engineered and designed from the ground up as a high performance ink jet printer- and it shows. The print quality rivals the high quality of Rena’s tabletop line and the integration is so smart one person can operate it with ease. Achieve a 4″ print area from four individual print modules, while the AccuTrak vacuum transport, integrated cartridge storage system, 64 MB of RAM, and a USB 2.0 port sets it far apart from the competition. Speed? The XPS runs smoothly at up to 34,000 pieces per hour.

To find out more about Rena and their products, call MSL toll free at 800.343.4231 or locally at 810.238.7370.

Dry-Lam, LLC

Continuing our series of vendor profiles, MSL would next like to introduce you to Dry-Lam, LLC, America’s leader in digital on-demand and wide format print lamination.


Dry-Lam began as a supplier of laminating film and laminators for educational institutions and schools over 20 years ago. They have now expanded to serve the digital on-demand market. Their breakthrough product, the Fujipla ALM 3002 has made laminating faster and easier than ever before. Each document is automatically fed into the laminator, laminated with the special lamination film,trimmed to size and then stacked on the collection tray. Based out of Shawnee, Kansas, Dry-Lam stands behind every product they sell throughout Canada and the United States. MSL is proud to offer the Dry-Lam Fujipla ALM 3220 to our customers. To find out more about this laminator, call our office toll free at 800.343.4231.

Dry-Lam Fujipla ALM 3220 Automatic Laminator

Satori Software

Continuing our series of vendor profiles, MSL would next like to introduce you to Satori Software.

Satori Software

Satori is based out of Seattle, Washington and is a division of Neopost SA. Satori creates data and mail preparation solutions for corporations and businesses looking to simplify bulk mailing. Their software provides real-time address validation, saving businesses time and money which would be wasted on undeliverable mail. Satori Software’s products benefit large corporations to small business enterprises, giving businesses the tools they need to prepare USPS compliant mailings as quickly and efficiently as possible.

MSL is proud to offer our customers Satori Software including their popular Bulk Mailer. With Bulk Mailer you can save your business money by increasing mail deliverability and ensuring the lowest postal rate, while saving time and sanity by navigating through the often-times confusing  postal regulations with ease. Features include wizard-based processes, reusable task templates, comprehensive data exchange and mail piece designer. The included Duplication Search tool offers multiple search options and field combinations for precise results.

Bulk Mailer from Satori Software

DeLuxe Stitcher Company, Inc.

Continuing our series of vendor profiles, MSL would next like to introduce you to DeLuxe Stitcher Company, Inc.

DeLuxe Stitcher Company, Inc.Located in Chicago, IL, DeLuxe Stitcher  specializes in the manufacturing of  free standing stitcher machines. Deluxe Stitcher recently broadened their product range in 2010, when they acquired ISP Stitching and Bindery Products. DeLuxe Stitcher Company originated from the Arlington, MA company started in 1886 known as Boston Wire Stitcher Company, or later, Bostitch. In 1970, DeLuxe Stitcher began manufacturing a line of  stitcher head parts.  26 years later, DeLuxe Stitcher Company acquired the Graphic Arts division of Stanley/Bostitch. This acquisition successfully combined DeLuxe’s history of customer responsiveness and consistent reliability with Bostitch’s diverse product range.

DeLuxe Stitcher ISP Dual BinderyMate

As a local dealer for DeLuxe Stitcher, MSL offers our customers the ISP Dual BinderyMate II Dual Wire Stitcher. The BinderyMate II is a compact tabletop wire stitcher. It excels in high performance, but maintains an office friendly look. ISP’s BinderyMate II helps you save money though the use of a continuous coil wire stitcher, which has been proven to be more economical, versus the use of pre-formed staples. The BinderyMate allows you to smoothly go from flat to saddle stitching in seconds and runs quietly with the M-2000 Stitching Head. It is a jam resistant stitcher, ensuring smooth operation. This dual wire stitcher is 100% portable and can be mounted on a worktable, or rest on the adjustable stand.

To find out more about the BinderyMate or any of MSL’s products, please call us toll free at 800.343.4231 or email

Sakurai USA, Inc.

You may have already read some of our vendor profiles, including MBM Corporation and Challenge Machinery. Continuing with Mid-State’s vendor profile series, we would next like to introduce  you to Sakurai USA.

Sakurai USA, Inc.


Sakurai has been in business for over 65 years and a US Corporation for over 20. Sakurai specializes in offset and screen presses. They design their machines to be user-friendly and equipped with devices like an automatic plate changing system and SIS (Sakurai InterActive system). Sakurai is based in Schaumburg Illinois where they have a demonstration and training center. Their is to provide quality, economical presses with the latest technology. To ensure customers are getting the support they need, Sakurai frequently hosts training programs for dealers at their facilities. Sakurai’s line of offset presses include:

Oliver 96 SD Series

Oliver 96 SD Series

These fully automated 4-6 color presses are incredibly cost effective machines featuring a 37.9″ x 25.19″ sheet size and all of the necessary modern automation features as standard items. 96SD presses can manufacture 8-up A4 or letter sized printing with margin to spare. The entire series has been developed with heavy-duty construction at a competitive price and with a footprint 20% smaller than offset presses of equivalent sheet size.

Oliver 75 Series

Sakurai Oliver 75 Series

The Sakurai Oliver Automated Presses come in many varieties; four to six colors, an optional coater, and a sheet perfecting model for precise and economical two sided printing. When the operator loads a JDF (Job Definition Format) file format, the press automatically positions ink keys and paper guides while the operator is preparing for his job. This extra level of automation decreases set-up times and increases the efficiency & productivity of the press.

To find out more about Sakurai and their products, visit MSL’s website or call us at toll free at 800.343.4231.

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.