Best Graphics Presents at BIA Conference in Indianapolis –


With over 500 registrants, the annual Bindery Industry Association (BIA) Conference, held in Indianapolis, IN this year, saw its largest turn out in over a decade. Best Graphics, a sponsor of the event, attended the 3-day event and brought along Joe Marrinan, founder of Chameleon Finishing Solutions.

 

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Here was our booth, “prime real estate,” on the corner of “Hwy 1 & Main Street!”

 

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On the second day, we were asked to participate in the “Vendor Rapid Fire Session,” which allowed us the unique opportunity of showcasing our organization’s product range. During the five-minute presentation, I was able to highlight the three key assets of our business that separate us from many of North America’s Graphic Arts Equipment Distributors – 1) Sales, 2) Technical Support & 3) Parts Inquiries. Whether purchasing New, or Used, Best Graphics is your one-stop-shop, full-line Graphic Arts Distributor.

 

If you didn’t get a chance to see the presentation live, click the link below and view for free via Dropbox:

 

 

In between the conference’s “Breakout Sessions” we were happy to assist customers – new and old – passing by our booth with equipment needs and production advice.

 

Our hat goes off to Justin Goldstein, the visionary behind the Binding Industry Association’s annual meeting. As always, he did a fantastic job; the 3-day event operated in seamless fashion. We look forward to sponsoring – and presenting (!) – at next year’s conference in Dallas, TX.

 

Check in periodically, as we’ll provide more info on the conference’s scheduled dates as they’re given to us.

 

Have a great weekend!,

 

A.J. Brahm, Self-Appointed Chief Social Media Officer

 

Best Graphics Group “Spring Open House” In Review –

 

The last week of March, Best Graphics opened its doors to our customers and vendor partners. With customers flying in from as far as Boston and Salt Lake City, Best Graphics was pleased to host a wide array of Printers, Print-Finishers and Trade-Binderies.

Here’s Dave Byers, with Kirkwood Printing, sitting down with Joe Marrinan, our Chameleon Folder/Gluer Vendor, viewing video of our 800MX+ 31″ Folder/Gluer:

 

Best Graphics' Spring "Open House"

Vendor partners in attendance included BaumFolder, Chameleon Finishing Solutions, Duplo USA, Graphic Whizard, Ibis Bindery, Komori USA, Osako, Palamides USA, Screen, USA Roller Supply, Young Shin USA, and Zechini.

We were able to snap a few photos amidst the chaos! Here’s our group, the Best Graphics Group:

Best Graphics' Spring "Open House"

Customers and our vendors were able to collaborate on any job applications they’re currently running, or may be pursuing.

Additionally, customers interested in demonstrating the latest model machines from these established manufacturers had time to see them operating on our demo floor!

Like AdPress, who came in to demo Duplo’s DC745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser:

Best Graphics' Spring "Open House"

Or customers who came in to view the Graphic Whizard Creasemaster+

Best Graphics' Spring "Open House"

In production we had a Baum 32” Continuous 4/4 Folder, Baum BP18 Offset Press, Baum 31.5” BaumCut E Cutter, Baum 714 Automated Tabletop Folder, Duplo DC745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser, Duplo DBMi Binder, Chameleon 800MX+ Folder/Gluer, Graphic Whizard Crease Master+,  Osako 4-Pocket Tener Alpha Saddle Stitcher, Palamides 700BA Bander and a Young Shin 41” Die Cutter with Stripping.

Best Graphics' Spring "Open House"

Best Graphics' Spring "Open House"

Best Graphics' Spring "Open House"

Best Graphics' Spring "Open House"

All new! All under one roof!

We would like to thank all who showed up for the event, especially those vendor partners who provided equipment on consignment for the event. We look forward to seeing you all at Graph Expo in September!

– A.J. Brahm, Self-Appointed Chief Social Media Officer

 

Best Graphics Partners with European Distributor –

 

*Update: As of 2015, Best Graphics has Forged a New Partnership with MEKES Graphics Machines, Out of the Netherlands. Learn More About MEKES via www.Mekes.com, or Call One of Our Best Graphics’ Sales Representatives Today to Learn About the Latest Models from Stock “Across the Pond”!* 

Best Graphics Group has become a North American representative for COCI, S.A.

 

Headquartered in Paris, France, COCI is the world’s largest secondary equipment distributor in the world. With offices in France, Germany, the UK, Italy and China, COCI has agreed, in principle, to allow Best Graphics Group to represent their portfolio of nearly 3,000 used machines to better our North American clients.

 

During the middle of March, Best Graphics’ sent me over to France to meet Denis Picquenot, owner of COCI, S.A., and the rest of his staff. While there, I was trained on how to use their extremely robust Intranet equipment database system.

 

Doing so will allow us to access to machinery located in all four corners of the globe, ultimately providing equipment solutions to new, and pre-existing, Best Graphics customers.

 

Here’s me, training with Julien, on COCI’s Intranet.

 

Best Graphics Partners with COCI, S.A.

 

 

Here’s  me again, this time with members of COCI’s fully dedicated Sales staff. From Left to Right: Wenjun Dang, Me, Eric Turcq, Suyeen Lopez & Anna Kovalenko

 

 

Best Graphics Partners with COCI, S.A.

 

 

This is Best Graphics Group’s second visit to COCI’s headquarters in France. Our President, and my father, Dan Brahm, toured Denis’ Paris facilities during the Spring of 2012:

 

Best Graphics Partners with COCI, S.A.

 

 

With a team of nearly 50 mechanics and engineers, COCI provides unparalleled technical support – from machinery removal, transportation, re-installation, and everything in between.

 

Best Graphics Partners with COCI, S.A.

 

 

Are you in the market for a newer model Press, but don’t know what to do with your old unit? Are you seeking good, late model equipment from overseas, but struggle with the liabilities and logistics tied to an international transaction? Let Best | COCI provide you with a turn-key solution where we’ll remove your old Press on trade, and deliver and install the latest model Press your budget can afford!

 

No hassles, no fuss. Just a name you can trust . . . Best | COCI, your leading North American equipment provider. Email me today for pricing on your next Press purchase: ajb@bestgraphics.net!

 

Until Next Time!,

 

A.J. Brahm, “Self-Appointed Chief Social Media Officer”