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MSL at Drupa 2016

MSL at Drupa 2016

There are tradeshows for the graphic arts industry, and then there is Drupa. Drupa is know for being the launchpad for new products from manufacturers from all over the world and for being the leading trade fair for print and cross-media solutions. This is the place where you learn about new changes in the print industry and view state-of-the-art technologies first-hand. Here are a few highlights from our manufacturers:

  • Standard Horizon
    • Live presentations emphasized Smart Finishing in Horizon
    • Horizon introduced the NEW BQ-480 PUR Perfect Binder
    • Roll-to-Booklet demonstrated the pXnet digital workflow system to create a total JDF production workflow including scheduling, equipment setup, job status, and reporting
  • Morgana
    • Debut of the DigiFold Pro 385 and AutoCreaser Pro 385
    • DigiFold Pro 385 now features a deep file feeder and ideal for longer runs
    • AutoCreaser Pro 385 also features a deep pile feeder and ideal for longer runs
    • Launched the BM500 bookletmaking system
  • Graphic Whizard
    • Unveiled new finishing systems
    • Numbering machines and coating devices were also on display
  • Challenge Machinery
    • The NEW CMT-130TC made its debut at drupa featuring:
      • Three-side trimming for perfect bound books
      • On-demand book trimming
      • New integrated in-line and near-line book feeding components
      • New automatic book size detection
      • Trims books up to 2″ thick
    • Corner rounding machines, paper drilling machines, and paper cutting machines were also on display

Check out these pages for more information about drupa and additional highlights on our manufacturers at drupa:

  1. Standard Horizon @ Drupa 
  2. Morgana @ Drupa
  3. 5 Reasons Why We Will Always Have Someone at Drupa

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

Standard Horizon at drupa 2016

Standard horizon at drupa 2016

Standard Horizon will “Change the Focus” to Finishing at drupa 2016″

Andover, MA – Standard Finishing Systems will partner with Horizon International of Japan at the upcoming drupa event in Düsseldorf, Germany May 31 – June 10 to demonstrate the most comprehensive display of finishing equipment at the fairgrounds. Under the theme “Change the Focus,” Horizon will unleash the hidden value of post-press. The goal is to help our customers comprehend and plan finishing steps at the beginning of the print process, to enable end-to-end automation and production efficiency. Horizon’s 16,000 square foot booth will be the largest in Hall 6, and the single largest exhibit dedicated to post-press at drupa. Twenty-four working systems – including the world premieres of a new perfect binder and folder – will be organized into various zones featuring perfect bind, stitch, fold, and digital applications. Live presentations will also highlight four innovative Smart Finishing Solutions, each one capable of processing conventional and digitally printed output.

As Horizon’s exclusive North American distributor, Standard will demonstrate to its customers a different way to think about finishing. “Post-press should be front-of-mind when conceiving an efficient production workflow, but it’s often an afterthought,” says David Reny, Executive Vice President of Standard. “Customers who can zoom-up to see the complete life cycle of the printed product – from creation through finishing – will increase productivity and profitability in the long run. We’ll be showing intelligent in-line and near-line systems that offer flexibility and investment protection well into the future.”


Live Presentations Emphasize Smart Finishing

Six live presentations will be hosted daily in the Horizon theatre that will focus on finishing from the point of job creation for a efficiency, less waste, and much more. This is where Horizon will unveil the highly versatile, hybrid Smart Binding System. Click here to read full article

World Premiere in Perfect Binding

Horizon will demonstrate a complete line-up of multi-function finishing systems that can be used independently or in combination for a vast and varied range of output possibilities. Standard Horizon will demonstrate the SmartSlitter, SmartConnect System, RD-4055 Rotary Die Cutter, SPC-4055 separator unit, and the ST-4055 high capacity stacker for lightweight stock and complicated shapes. Click here to read full article


Article Provided by Standard Horizon: May 2016
Click here to read full article from Standard Horizon


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
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

NEW Horizon Rotary Die-Cut System

Horizon's NEW RD-3346 Rotary Die-Cut SystemThe NEW Horizon RD-3346 Rotary Die-Cut System is designed to meet the growing demand for short-run product. Compact and efficient rotary die-cut system reduces die cost with the repeat register function.

Suitable for small applications such as business cards and product tags. Flexible substrates can be run through for die cutting and kiss cutting for sheet thicknesses up to 0.35 mm / 0.013″.

Uniquely designed servo motor controlled “Repeat Register” feature allows multiple-up applications from single-up die to minimize die costs.

Now available for live demonstration at Graph Expo 2014! Registration for your FREE Attendee Badge has been extended – Register today!

Operation Console

The sheet size and die cutting position can be set through the intuitive touch screen. The graphical illustrations on the screen are simple and easy to understand. The error description will be displayed on the touch panel for quick error recovery.

Feeding and Registration

Vacuum belt feeding enables superior feeding with easy setup and operation. Sheets are firmly registered by the vacuum belt for accurate and consistent quality.

Die Cutting Section

Servo motor driven gripper rollers ensure the die cut position and also enables repeat register function to minimize die cost and imposition flexibility. Maximum production speed is 5,000 cycles per hour and up to 0.35 mm / 0.13″ thickness substrate can be run through.

Separator

The separator removes the waste from the finished product and delivers it into the waste bin. Only finished products is delivered on the delivery tray.

Delivery Section

Uniquely designed delivery catch tray neatly stacks finished product. Multiple up applications such as business cards can be stacked.


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

Horizon BQ-160 Binder + CRB-60 Cover Creaser

Horizon BQ-160 Binder + CRB-160 Cover CreaserBQ-160 Semi-Automatic Binder + CRB-160 Cover Creaser
Eliminate the problem of image cracking of heavier covers & digital printed sheets.

A cover creaser that communicates with the BQ-160 binder. Even heavy-weight cover stock can be used to build crisp, clean and tight books. The BQ-60 Semi-Automatic Binder with PUR capability in-line with the CRB-160 Cover Creaser which receives crease position data directly from the binder. The system is ideal for short-run digital photo books and other applications.

Product Features

  • Scoring position is set automatically according to the book thickness inserted into the BQ-160.
  • Clean and sharp creases can be made even with heavier and laminated stock.
  • Stand alone model is also available with an integrated touch screen operation console.
  • A wide variety of scoring patterns can be selected from the touch screen.
  • Suitable for crease covers, restaurant menus, greeting cards and all digital print applications.

Operation console – the CRB Creasers can be set-up through the BQ-160 color touch screen. Cover creasing and a variety of other creasing patterns can be selected from the touch screen.

Creasing section – creasing position is automatically set according to the book thickness inserted into the BQ-160. Depth of the creasing can also be set depending on cover thickness.

CRS-36 (Stand alone model) – a stand alone model is available with built in touch screen. Suitable for creasing restaurant menus, greeting cards and various types of heavier stocks.

Visit us online for additional product information/specifications.


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

High Quality Binding and Compact Desktop Design

High Quality Binding and Compact Desktop DesignSuperior binding strength and compact desktop design make this the ultimate office binder! The BQ-P60 gives you high quality binding and professional looking documents.

Features of the BQ-P60

  • Easy Operation: The display Indicator lambs on the operating panel guide you through the simple operating steps
  • High Productivity: 180 books/hour
  • Professional Binding Quality: A cover is glued to the book spine then clamped to create an attractive finished appearance
  • Flexible Binding Styles: Choose from three different binding styles
  • Comfortable Operation: An integrated smoke extractor and filter system is a standard feature to clean the air and remove any glue odors from office environments
  • Eco-Friendly: Low temperature glue and eco-mode, reduces power consumptions

Simple and easy to use, the BQ-P60 allows you to finish fast with push-button operation. (1) Choose the binding style and insert the book block. (2) Press the start button. (3) Insert a cover, then press the start button. (4) The book is finished!

easy-operation

Three different binding styles are supported:

  • Binding with cover: a cover and a book block are bound with hot-melt glue
  • Binding with tape: simple book bound with cloth tape
  • Pad binding: simple binding used for making memo-pads

For additional product information, please visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net or contact us at 1-800-343-4231

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

Visit Standard at Graph Expo! Register today.

It’s Smooth Sailing to the Ultimate Finish…
Visit Standard at Graph Expo and See How!

Join Zeno Office Solutions, Inc. for a Finishing Demonstration at Graph Expo!

Zeno Office Solutions, Inc. will be in Standard Booth 1923 at Graph Expo in Chicago where we’ll demonstrate a complete line-up of Horizon finishing solutions. These systems are specially designed to efficiently navigate the unique requirements of shorter, variable production runs – guaranteed to provide a smooth workflow in the bindery and a competitive edge for your business!

Register for Your Free Pass into the show, or Schedule a Demonstration now!

Graph Expo 2014
September 28 – October 1
McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL
See a Video Preview Now!

Featured Solutions from Horizon…

RD-4055 Rotary Die Cutter Die-cut, kiss-cut, crease, perforate, slit, hole punch, and round corner on a wide range of substrates in one process for digital and offset prints. Repeat register function allows multiple-up applications from a single die pattern to minimize costs.

CRF-362 Creaser/Folder Eliminates cracking on digital color output and accepts a wide range of coated, uncoated or laminated stocks from 24 lb. bond to 18 pt. on sheets up to 14.33″ x 34″. Crease and fold up to 5,000 sheets/hour. Optional perforating available.

AF-406F Automated Small-Format Folder Features 6 fold plates and optional 6-buckle second unit for sheet sizes from 1.9″ x 3.1″ up to 16.9″ x 25.5″. Performs small folds down to .78″ – ideal for pharmaceutical, inserts, and outserts. Speeds up to 30,000 sheets/hour.

For more information or to set up an appointment, call us at 800-343-4231. Visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net for additional product info.

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

It’s Smooth Sailing to the Ultimate Finish…

It’s Smooth Sailing to the Ultimate Finish…
Visit Standard at Graph Expo and See How!

Join Zeno Office Solutions, Inc. for a Finishing Demonstration at Graph Expo!

Zeno Office Solutions, Inc. will be in Standard Booth 1923 at Graph Expo in Chicago where we’ll demonstrate a complete line-up of Horizon finishing solutions. These systems are specially designed to efficiently navigate the unique requirements of shorter, variable production runs – guaranteed to provide a smooth workflow in the bindery and a competitive edge for your business!

Register for Your Free Pass into the show, or Schedule a Demonstration now!

Graph Expo 2014
September 28 – October 1
McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL
See a Video Preview Now!

Featured Solutions from Horizon…

RD-4055 Rotary Die Cutter Die-cut, kiss-cut, crease, perforate, slit, hole punch, and round corner on a wide range of substrates in one process for digital and offset prints. Repeat register function allows multiple-up applications from a single die pattern to minimize costs.

CRF-362 Creaser/Folder Eliminates cracking on digital color output and accepts a wide range of coated, uncoated or laminated stocks from 24 lb. bond to 18 pt. on sheets up to 14.33″ x 34″. Crease and fold up to 5,000 sheets/hour. Optional perforating available.

AF-406F Automated Small-Format Folder Features 6 fold plates and optional 6-buckle second unit for sheet sizes from 1.9″ x 3.1″ up to 16.9″ x 25.5″. Performs small folds down to .78″ – ideal for pharmaceutical, inserts, and outserts. Speeds up to 30,000 sheets/hour.

For more information or to set up an appointment, call us at 800-343-4231. Visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net for additional product info.

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

It’s Smooth Sailing to the Ultimate Finish…

It’s Smooth Sailing to the Ultimate Finish…
Visit Standard at Graph Expo and See How!

Join Zeno Office Solutions, Inc. for a Finishing Demonstration at Graph Expo!

Zeno Office Solutions, Inc. will be in Standard Booth 1923 at Graph Expo in Chicago where we’ll demonstrate a complete line-up of Horizon finishing solutions. These systems are specially designed to efficiently navigate the unique requirements of shorter, variable production runs – guaranteed to provide a smooth workflow in the bindery and a competitive edge for your business!

Register for Your Free Pass into the show, or Schedule a Demonstration now!

Graph Expo 2014
September 28 – October 1
McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL
See a Video Preview Now!

Featured Solutions from Horizon…

RD-4055 Rotary Die Cutter Die-cut, kiss-cut, crease, perforate, slit, hole punch, and round corner on a wide range of substrates in one process for digital and offset prints. Repeat register function allows multiple-up applications from a single die pattern to minimize costs.

CRF-362 Creaser/Folder Eliminates cracking on digital color output and accepts a wide range of coated, uncoated or laminated stocks from 24 lb. bond to 18 pt. on sheets up to 14.33″ x 34″. Crease and fold up to 5,000 sheets/hour. Optional perforating available.

AF-406F Automated Small-Format Folder Features 6 fold plates and optional 6-buckle second unit for sheet sizes from 1.9″ x 3.1″ up to 16.9″ x 25.5″. Performs small folds down to .78″ – ideal for pharmaceutical, inserts, and outserts. Speeds up to 30,000 sheets/hour.

For more information or to set up an appointment, call us at 800-343-4231. Visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net for additional product info.

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

Register for Graph Expo today!

Graph Expo 2014

Graph Expo 2014 Free Registration with MSL

Graph Expo 14, together with co-located show CPP Expo, is the most comprehensive “selling” trade show for Digital, Inkjet, Offset, Flexo, Gravure and Hybrid technologies, products and services for the Commercial, Transactional, Converting and Package Printing, Publishing, Mailing, In-Plant, Photo Imaging, Marketing and Industrial Printing industries this year!

Less than 5 weeks left until Graph Expo and if you have not registered for your Free Attendee Badge, you can do so by selecting the link below and completing the form: Register for Graph Expo Here!

When: September 28 – October 1, 2014

Where: McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL USA

Show Dates & Hours:

  • Sunday, September 28, 12 noon – 5 pm
  • Monday, September 29, 10 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday, September 30, 10 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday, October 1, 10 am – 3 pm

Check out our vendors at Graph Expo 2014:

  • Standard #1923
  • Morgana #4013
  • Challenge Machinery #3621
  • Akiles Products #4048
  • Baum #4704
  • Deluxe Stitcher Co. #3940
  • Drylam #3963
  • Ferris State University #4945
  • MBM Corporation #4051
  • MGI #3013
  • Mitsubishi Imaging #1643
  • Okidata #4231
  • Rena #2602
  • James Burns (Foliant) #1941

For a complete list of vendors, visit www.graphexpo.com. Housing for Graph Expo 14 is open, visit Graph Expo’s hotel and travel section here!


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