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MSL COVID-19 Action Plan

MSL will continue normal business operations as a supporting vendor provided there are no State or Federal direction to the contrary. Our account executives and technical staff are working their normal hours to assist our customers. Please note that MSL technicians will be dispatched on a case-by-case basis.

Safety is our number one concern and we are taking the concerns about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) seriously. As the situation continues to evolve, the health and safety of our customers, employees and partners remain a top priority as does our commitment to serving our customer needs.

MSL & Sales COVID-19 Action Plan:

In response to the COVID-19 virus, we are following the CDC Guidelines. MSL will have the following policy and procedures in place as of March 16th, 2020 until further notice:

  • Phone, email and remote support are a great first line of defense for all of our customers – technicians will be dispatched on a case-by-case basis
  • Contacting customers to verify every service call
  • Signature-free service tickets upon request
  • Enhanced sanitation procedures and perform routine environmental cleaning
  • Mandatory – All employees must call into work and report if they have a fever over 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit, cough or any other contagious symptoms prior to coming to work
  • Any employee that finds out they have been in the proximity to an infected COVID-19 person must report this to MSL management
  • MSL requires active hand washing and have instructed employees on proper cough containment techniques
  • No handshaking or other types of person to person contact and recommend the use of social distancing strategies
  • Notify our customers if there is a longer than normal response time to their service needs

What you can do to help:

  • Customers can chat about repairs with a technician
  • Customers can request email and remote support
  • Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces in the work place
  • Utilize social distancing techniques

Our goal is to work with you to keep our teams safe and to keep our collective businesses running during this challenging period. We are committed to the safety of our outstanding employees and supporting you, our customers. We are all in this together, and we appreciate your business.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact management 810.238.7370 or you can email support at support@midstatelitho.net.

Subject to change based on Federal and State guidelines. Please check back for additional information and updates. Last updated March 17th, 2020.

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

MSL Holiday Hours

MSL Holiday HoursMSL Holiday Hours

We would like to wish all of our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

In observance of the Holidays, MSL will closed for the Monday, December 25th – Tuesday, December 26th and Monday, January 1st – Tuesday, January 2nd. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!

5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507

Explore DRUPA 2016 with MSL

Explore DRUPA 2016

Explore DRUPA 2016 with MSL

DRUPA is the world’s leading trade fair for print and cross-media solutions. DRUPA is also known for being the launch pad for new products and applications from manufacturers from all over the world. Experience new print technologies and innovations that will drive the future of the print industry when you explore DRUPA 2016 with MSL.

MSL Vendors at DRUPA:

  • Horizon – Hall 06/D05-1
  • Sakurai – Hall 03/A90
  • Graphic Whizard – Hall 08b/D04
  • OKI Hall – 05/B21
  • Morgana – Hall 08b/A66
  • MBM / IDEAL – Hall 06/A38
  • MGI – Hall 05/D21
  • DryLam / Fujipla – Hall 13/C52
  • Xitron – Hall 15/C54-4
  • Challenge Machinery – Hall 06/C61
  • Vacuumatic – Hall 14/B20
  • Vivid Laminating Technologies – Hall 06/D58
  • GTI – Hall 05/A24
  • Rhin-O-Tuff – Hall 06/C79

DRUPA Date & Opening Hours: May 31 – June 10, 2016; Monday – Friday, 10am to 6pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 5pm. For show admission fees, venue and arrival please visit www.drupa.com.

Don’t miss your chance to discover new printing and finishing solutions at DRUPA. Contact us today for additional information.

Print is a market with a future. Visit MSL’s Manufacturers at DRUPA with Steven and Doug Barrett Tuesday, May 31 – Friday, June 3, 2016. Click here to meet with MSL at DRUPA.

Explore DRUPA 2016

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

Round-Cornered Products

Round-Cornered Products

Successful Round-Cornered Products

Following these five tips will help your Challenge Machinery customers avoid many mistakes that commonly occur when working with round-cornering equipment:

  • Keep the knife and die sharp and in good alignment. Dull knife and other poor adjustments lead to irregular cuts. Carefully sharpen knives with a 35-degree bevel and finely hone them (#32 micro cut or better) to remove coarseness and burrs.
  • To ensure good corners, always firmly place paper against the left and back guides.
  • Are you experiencing unusual noises and irregular action when you run your machine? A maintenance check is probably due. Have your machine checked by a qualified person.
  • Exercise care when handling and changing the knives.
  • NEVER leave the machine running unattended!

Challenge SCM Hydraulic Cornering Machine

The Challenge Single Cornering Machine (SCM) is the perfect solution for production-level round cornering requirements. Available as either hydraulic or manual, the SCM features a table designed to handle any size stock, six sizes of precision, heavy-duty knife and die sets, integrated chip catch bin, and high pile capacity. Both models are designed to ensure years of trouble-free production. Challenge cornering machines minimize operator fatigue and provide the power needed for cornering difficult jobs of index and coated stock. Give you jobs the added professional quality with our dependably accurate cuts with each cornering stroke of our single cornering machines. Read more here>>

The Challenge Advantage

At Challenge Machinery, our goal is to design, manufacture, and market equipment that adds value to your customers’ printed products. We offer drills, paper cutters, book trimmers, cornering machines, and other print finishing equipment that can improve your customers’ productivity and make their lives easier.

Additional product information is available at www.midstatelitho.net or if you would like to receive a brochure for Challenge please contact MSL at sales@midstatelitho.net. MSL can also be reached at 1-800-343-4231.

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

Digital Color Speedshow

Crowne Plaza Lansing West

Mid-State Litho will be traveling to Lansing, Michigan on Thursday – June 26th for our 2014 Digital Color Speedshow. Join us for lunch, dinner and live hands-on demonstrations of our latest equipment, from 10 am – 4 pm. Located at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West – 925 South Creyts Rd., Lansing, MI 48917. VIEW MAP

Don’t miss this opportunity for a live hands-on demonstration of OKI’s Latest – the C941dn + White & Clear Toner!

OKI C941dn – Plus White & Clear Toner 

The pictured application below shows the use of OKI’s white toner printing process. The white was designed into the artwork using a spot color named SpotColor_White. The EFI Fiery XF will correctly process this spot color and apply it to the special 5th channel. White toner allows us to print on substrates that are not white to begin with.

 C941dn LED Digital Color Printer C941dn Print Sample with Spot White

 Featured Equipment will also include:

For additional information, please visit us online at 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

Mitsubishi – Computer-to-Plate

category_header_equipmentMitsubishi – Computer-to-Plate

Mitsubishi Imaging’s Graphic Arts Materials division provides commercial and in-plant printers with high quality imaging products, technical expertise and the latest offset and digital solutions in CTP, Proofing, Digital Printing and Workflow.

Computer-to-Plate Mitsubishi Imaging offers the industry’s most innovative, affordable and Eco-Friendly Computer-to-Plate technology, including our processless and chemistry-free Thermal DigiPlate System and our SDP-Eco1630IIIR automated platesetter.

As the premier manufacturer in polyester plate technology, we offer our benchmark SilverMaster® and Silver DigiPlate™ plate materials plus the sustainable green technology of our processless Thermal DigiPlate system.

Proofing Small and medium-sized commercial printers need high quality,consistent color proofing. With high quality Mitsubishi Diamond Proof papers designed specifically for proofing, customer achieve accurate color proofing with products from the leading supplier of inkjet proofing media.

Digital Printing Our expansive portfolio of Mitsubishi branded Diamond Jet and Diamond Proof inkjet substrates provide high-performance proofing and a full range of digital printing applications. With over 30 years experience in inkjet development and 100 years in paper manufacturing, our papers will rival the best in the industry and perform consistently, delivering results you can count on.

Workflow Mitsubishi offers SDP Smart Tools workflow solutions and other right-sized proofing solutions to help customers achieve fast, consistent output to their proofers and platesetters. SDP Smart Tools integrates and automates prepress tasks to cut down on mistakes, save time and reduce costs – which helps customers meet their efficiency and quality goals.

For additional product information contact MSL at 1-800-343-4231 or contact our sales department at sales@midstatelitho.net. Visit us on the web at www.midstatelitho.net.

MSL’s Demo Models & Used Equipment

MSL’s Demo & Used Equipment

MSL is pleased to offer a wide variety of solutions for every print shop’s needs including used equipment. Find quality equipment at lower prices. Whether you’re looking at new or used equipment, we are happy to help you make the right decision for you and your company.

Our team members are here to help whenever you need them. Schedule a demo today at 800.343.4231.



ABDick DPM2340 Platemaker

This easy-to-operate, low-cost, direct-to-plate system streamlines workflow to increase productivity while reducing costs. With the DPM2340 you can handle more jobs with increased efficiency and precision. There are no intermediate stages, as when using film, so you get high quality press-ready materials without the hassle and expense of masking materials and conventional stripping.The DPM2340 has the power to transform your prepress operation. Imagine the potential as your platemaking process becomes streamlined and automated. Stop “over-plating” and using high cost materials for all your print runs. With the DPM2340 you have the ability to create the most profitable plate solution to match each individual job. (45 plates per hour at 900 dpi, internal drum – 900 -3600 dpi in 17 discrete steps)


Bourg BB3002 Perfect Binder

The BB3002 is an easy-to use perfect binder, making perfect bound books and adjusting automatically to the thickness of a given job. With a maximum thickness of 60 mm, or 2.36 in, the BB3002 maximizes production when executing various jobs making it the model perfect binder for on-demand setups.

Operators can easily make adjustments by using a touchscreen interface (GUI). A high-operating speed of 500 cycles per hour further increase productivity.


Graphic Whizard UV530 Micro

Graphic Whizard and MSL bring you the VividCoater XDC-Micro, an ultra-violet cured coating system. Creates vivid colors, giving you an amazing finish on your project. The VividCoater can be used on either digitally or offset printed pieces and is completely user friendly. The VivdCoater caters to printers who serve the on-demand print market, with efficient, vibrant finished products, all while remaining cost effective.


MBM IDeal Triumph Papercutter 4850-95

The Ideal Triumph Papercutter 4850-95 features a hinged, transparent electronically controlled front safety guard; transparent safety cover on rear table; main switch and safety lock with key; electronically controlled, true two-hand operation; automatic clamp return from every position; disc brake for instant blade stop; blade and cutting stick can be changed without removing covers; blade changing device covers cutting edge of blade; blade depth adjustment from outside of machine, and more. Featuring a digital display, digital measurement readout ensures exact positioning of back gauge, rear safety cover, and automatic clamp control.


Rena EasyFeed 120 with Riser

The EasyFeed 120 combines Rena’s Bow Separation technology with a highly adjustable design to create a versatile feeding solution, while innovative material guides, full length belts and pressure-regulating components provide smooth and reliable feeding for any mailing operation.

Bow Separation moves the separators between the belts, forming a bow in the material. This bow serves two functions: reduced friction from the stock and increased piece rigidity. This makes marring and double-feeding virtually disappear while improving feed consistency.

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
Contact us Toll Free at 1-800-343-4231 or at 810-238-7370
Visit us on the web at www.midstatelitho.net


Addressing Mail is What We Do – Rena

Rena XT Envelope Imager

Rena XT Envelope Imagers

High-Speed Database Driven Address Imaging Series

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.

For additional product information contact MSL at 1-800-343-4231 or contact our sales department at sales@midstatelitho.net. Make sure to visit us on the web at www.midstatelitho.net to view additional equipment and to subscribe to our Graphic Express News Letter.