More Commercial Printers Choose Osako Saddle Stitchers

 

 

Southeast, and West Coast Commercial Printers Invest In New, High Speed Osako Saddle Stitchers from Best Graphics! 

 

Best Graphics (Waukesha, WI) the exclusive U.S. distributor, and post-Sales support for the Japanese line of high production, automated Osako Saddle Stitchers places machines at Commercial Print facilities in Florida, and Nevada.

 

Installed just outside Jacksonville, FL a North American Top 400 Printer looked to Best Graphics for their latest Saddle Stitcher investment. This Sheetfed & Digital outfit purchased a compact footprint, (6) signature feeder, (1) cover feeder configured Osako Micro to replace a Muller Martini Saddle Stitcher. With an extended machine warranty, delivery, install, training and money to spare, Mike, the shop owner opted to also purchase a Rima Stacker. The installation and training was carried out by Best Graphics’ service department. 

 

 

Featuring a color touch screen for job makeready assistance, an automation package that reduces job prep to mere minutes, and productivity that’s currently exceeding Florida’s previous Muller Martini Stitcher by three times the output, Best Graphics are pleased to have another satisfied customer join “the family”! We are now in conversations with their team about a 41″ Young Shin flatbed Die Cutter with Stripping for Q4 2019, Q1 2020.

 

On the other side of the U.S., a Las Vegas, Nevada Commercial Print operation has just purchased one of Best Graphics’ mid-tier, automated Osako Estar Alpha Saddle Stitchers. Configured as a (6) station, (1) cover feeder design, this 10,000bph Osako Estar Alpha included a 4th & 5th knife for 2-up bookletmaking, a Busch waste removal system, delivery, installation, training, and an extended machine warranty.

 

 

Featuring our Osako OT-2000A fully automated three-knife trimmer, where preset jobs are “pushed” from the Osako’s main, color touch screen to the trimmer intelligently, all motors, belts and yoke timing adjusts automatically. In combination with our automated line chain-to-stitch head positioning, feeder-to-chain timing, synchro start-and-stop, and downstream inhibit technology this Osako Estar Alpha delivers high output, fast job changeovers, and minimizes waste booklets.

 

Deemed surplus, Best Graphics removed a Heidelberg ST series Stitcher with the increased output of the newly installed Nevada-based Osako Estar Alpha. Coincidentally, Las Vegas is pursuing a Young Shin 41″ Die Cutter-Stripper from Best Graphics for year’s end!

 

Considering a new Saddle Stitcher upgrade? Concerned about used Muller Martini Stitchers at auction? Need a company with a service staff, a dedicated parts department, and nearly three decades as an importer, distributor and installer of Saddle Stitching equipment? Contact Best Graphics, your source for high speed, automated Saddle Stitchers.

 

Best Graphics. Osako. Saddle Stitchers. Affordable Automation.

 

Ecosystem High Speed Laminators: A Truckload of ‘Em

Best Graphics Purchase (5) High Speed Ecosystem Film Laminators from Italy, (2) Machines Sold! 

 

Yesterday, Best Graphics (Waukesha, WI) received five new, high speed film laminators from our Ecosystem partners in Italy. The equipment, varying in size formats and model, type filled an entire 53′ extended container.

Unloading Ecosystem Film Laminators at Best Graphics (WI)

 

Two of the five machines have already been sold, while the remaining three machines for stock will fulfill year end orders from prospective commercial printers, digital shops, trade finishers, and large publication houses.

 

An Ecosystem Quick 76 with catch tray delivery will be installing at a New Jersey-based commercial printer the first week of October. Our Ecosystem Quick 76 model takes a 30 x 41″ sheet size with output up to 164 feet/minute. Known for their high productivity, the Ecosystem Quick 76 exceeds Komfi’s Amiga 52 rated speed of 80 feet/minute, and D&K’s 3210 model that only has a maximum output of 100 feet/minute.

 

An Ecosystem Quick 54 with catch tray delivery will be shipping down to an Alabama-based trade laminator. The Ecosystem Quick 54 model supports 21 x 30″ sheets, and is perfect for environments frequently finishing short run, digitally printed work. The shop down South opted for our Foil Fuser to allow inline Foiling, an inexpensive optional upgrade available across all three Quick series models: 54cm, 76cm, or 106cm.

Ecosystem Quick 54 Before Logo Detailing

 

Purchased for stock inventory, Best Graphics have also brought in one of Ecossytem’s 29 x 41″, 196 feet/minute Compact 76 models with an automatic down stacker, and hot knife capabilities. This model competes directly with Autobond 1-sided film laminators, and Autofeeds 1-sided film laminators. We recently installed an Ecosystem Compact 76 high speed film laminator model in Miami, Florida during the Spring of ’19.

Best Graphics’ Ecosystem Compact 76 High Speed Film Laminator

 

Also for stock inventory is a Quick 54 with manual catch tray, and a Quick 76 with manual catch tray. Both of these machines can be upgraded with our optional automatic down stackers.

 

If you’re attending PRINTING United ’19, down in Dallas, TX, join us for live demonstrations of our Quick series Ecosystem Film Laminators! We’ll also be highlighting our Japanese line of Itotec Paper Cutting technology, and our Osako line of Japanese Saddle Stitchers and Three Knife Trimmers.

Can’t make it to the show? Contact us to arrange a demo in our Milwaukee, WI-based show room where we have more than $4,000,000 in binderyfinishingpackaging equipment in inventory, and a full team of service technicians, and parts support staff!

 

Best Graphics and Ecosystem: supplying the North American market with higher yielding, more dependable film laminators.

 

Ibis Variable Data, Variable Page Count Saddle Stitcher Installation In California

 

Best Graphics, Ibis’ North American Distributor, Install an Ibis Smart-binder 2 Saddle Stitcher for Variable Data, Variable Page Count Bookletmaking – 

 

Best Graphics (WI) have secured a Smart-binder SB 2 Saddle Stitcher order from a large, Direct Mail-Commerail Printer in the state of California. The unit will be run “near line” behind a Hunkeler unwinder, sheeter, and the first-of-its-kind California-based HP PageWide web press.

 

Best Graphics’ Ibis Smart-binder 2 Variable Page Count Saddle Stitcher

 

Taking rolls, printed on a HP PageWide T240 digital web press, the Hunkeler unwinder will feed a continuous roll of paper into the Hunkeler sheeter, which separates the paper into individual, 4-page signatures before arrival into the Ibis Smart-binder 2. Use of the Hewlett Packard PageWide digital press allows for variable data to be applied to each 4-page signature as needed, ultimately customizing each booklet stitched.

 

Printed on each individual 4-page signature is a 2D, a 3 to 9, or comparable barcode that is read by cameras, which reverts back to the Ibis’ central hub, ultimately ensuring 100% accurate production. When the appropriate amount of 4-pagers required for one personalized booklet is complete, the collated set is released, a cover is matched, and the booklet is saddle stitched and trimmed. Again, every booklet is unique: each page can retain unique data that is highly personalized and be variable in page count from the booklet produced before, or after it!

 

This Ibis Smart-binder 2 installed in California utilizes Hohner stitch heads for booklet-making, and is prepared for future upgrades to accept our patented, spine gluing technology (SB 3). This style of booklet making is preferred by direct mail, and mail house operations that frequently insert the piece alongside other collated material. Existing Smart-binder 3 users, with the patented spine glue capabilities, suggest these booklets lay flatter, and insert more easily than stitched booklets, which have more “pillow” in them.

 

Best Graphics, in conjunction with Ibis, will handle the California installation, training and post-Sales service & parts warranty.

 

We’re thrilled to be partnering with a top 50 global leader in HP productivity, and look forward to growing their direct mail customer engagement.

 

Interested in learning more about how Ibis Saddle Stitchers can support your clients in the healthcare, political, student test score, financial/transactional, church bulletin, and variable data verticals? Contact us.

 

Best Graphics, Ibis: highly personalized. Just. Like. You.