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Large, Multi-National Purchases Best Graphics’ Itotec RU 5.0 Unloader with Warranty

 

Best Graphics Sells Another Itotec Unloader to Support Multi-National’s Guillotine Cutter – 

 

Best Graphics (WI), the exclusive North American importer, distributor and post-sales service & parts provider of Itotec Cutting equipment, sold another Japanese Unloader to a large, multi-national. This Itotec model RU 5.0 Unloader will support the purchaser’s Chicago, Illinois production. This is the third machine sale facilitated by Best Graphics and the buyer in as many years.

 

The equipment is configured as a left handed design to support a right-to-left work flow. The Itotec RU 5.0 down stacker will improve the Printer’s operating efficiency by up to 50% due to the Paper Cutter operator’s ability to continue cutting while product is down stacked.

 

 

Supported with a 36-month parts and labor warranty, the purchase is another “turn key” solution offering by Best Graphics’ Service Department, who will deliver, install and provide operator training on the equipment.

 

 

Itotec, a Japanese manufacturer of Paper Cutters and ancillary Cutting equipment (Paper Cutting systems) is celebrating its 101st year of manufacturing excellence. A family business that is owned and managed by the 6th generation of Ito family members, Itotec has more than 12,000 Guillotine Cutter and ancillary Cutting machine sales worldwide.

 

For more information on new or used Paper Cutters and/or Lifts, Joggers, and Unloaders contact Best Graphics Sales Department at (800) 236-7603. For Itotec (Itoh) spare parts and service contact Mike Keller, in Parts, or Gary Martin, in Service.

Leading U.S. Healthcare Provider Chooses Best Graphics’ Ibis Smart Binder for Variable Page Stitching

 

Best Graphics’s Ibis Smart Binder Machine Selected to Produce Healthcare Company’s Variable Data Printed Booklets – 

 

Best Graphics, the North American distributors for Ibis Smart Binders, has secured a new “Smart Binder 3” order from one of North America’s most prominent Healthcare organizations. This Smart Binder will be able to wire stitch (SB 2), or spine glue (SB 3) booklets depending upon the client’s preference.

 

Ibis, manufactured in the U.K., is a market leader in the world of high speed variable data, variable page count saddle stitching. Founded more than 20-years ago by John Cracknell, Best Graphics has been Ibis’ U.S. and Canadian distributor for the last 3-years.

 

For this particular project, the Ibis will run inline. Paper will be unwound, from a roll, into a Canon digital print engine where critical, and highly personalized, medical information will be inkjet printed. The use of 2D and 3D barcodes will allow the Smart Binder to intelligently track each patients information downstream.

 

 

After exiting the Canon inkjet press, the continuous web of paper will be cut into 4-page sheets via a Tecnau digital finishing system. Thereafter, the 4-page sheets will be individually scored via the Ibis. By scoring each 4-page sheet the books will lay flatter (than the competition).  A series of cameras and data tracking technology, from the Ibis Smart Binder 3, identify the number of 4-page sheets needed per book for each patient. Continuously collecting 4-page sheets atop one another, once “confirmed” by the Smart Binder, a collated set is released from the infeed of the Smart Binder and a cover — personalized, or static — is dropped atop the booklet. Thereafter, wire staples are stitched on the spine in advance of the booklet being three knife trimmed. As an example, the healthcare providers’ booklets may complete in the following sequence without any stopping the machine: 8-page booklet, 12-page, 12-page, 16-page, 8-page, 24-page, 36-page, 32-page, 8-page, etc.

 

In the event a run of booklets wants to omit metal staples, the Smart Binder can produce spine glued books via our patented ISG cold glue technology. In this production sequence, each 4-page sheet passing through the Ibis Smart Binder 3 receives a row of glue dots. As each 4-page nests atop one another a booklet is formed. The use of the patented cold glue technology creates: a). an elevated appearance in relation to wire staples, b). a higher page pull strength than wire stapled booklets, and c). allows the booklets to lay flatter and therefore insert easier, during the collation-mail insertion process.

 

 

Best Graphics’ Service Department will support this Ibis Smart Binder HS 3 model with delivery, installation, operator training, and an extended warranty. This Ibis will be one of nearly 100 Ibis machines sold into the North American market, making Ibis the U.S. leader in variable data, variable page Saddle Stitching.

 

Interested in taking your client’s personalized data to new levels? Ask Best Graphics about high speed, digital bookletmaking We’d be happy to help. Submit an online form to have one of our Sales Representatives assist you with the purchase of your next Saddle Stitching machinery.

Connecticut Purchases Secondhand Bobst Folder Gluer from Best Graphics

Growth In Folded Carton/Packaging Sector Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic – 

 

Best Graphics completes the sale of a secondhand Bobst Folder Gluer to an East Coast, Connecticut-based facility.

 

Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, sales continue for Best Graphics, who are open for business under Wisconsin’s “Essential Business” classification. With government contracts, and a supply chain partner to the healthcare, pharmaceutical, financial, good & beverage and educational markets, Best Graphics operates Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Although our technicians are out in the field, we review onsite visit opportunities on a case-by-case basis.

 

This secondhand Bobst will be the seventh Folder Gluer in Connecticut’s arsenal. This Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) member entrusted Best Graphics due to previous projects. The machine, which Best Graphics sourced from Europe and imported to the U.S. via the Port of New York, will offer this high profile location a “relief valve” for production capacity.

 

Are you looking for good quality, used Bobst Folder Gluers, Bobst Pre-Feeders, Bobst Carton Packers, or Bobst Die Cutters? We can help. Best Graphics sell 150 – 175 new, or late model machines on an annual basis. With a resource network that spans the Atlantic we can find you the right Bobst machine at the right price.

 

Best Graphics: providing Bobst Folder Gluers at better prices. Know better value! 

Toronto Replaces Legacy Muller Martini with Osako Tener Alpha Sitcher

 

Best Graphics Ships Out 12,000/Hour Osako Tener Alpha Automated Saddle Stitcher to metro-Toronto, Canada for Installation – 

 

Best Graphics has recently closed another Osako Japanese Saddle Stitcher in the Canadian province of Ontario. The buyer, a Toronto-based commercial printer, was looking for affordable options to replace one of their legacy Muller Martini models.

 

 

The system, configured with (6) Osako tool-less signature feeders, and (1) Osako cover feeder allows this second generation print facility the versatility it needs to print short run booklets, long run jobs and/or tricker stock materials. The Osako Tener Alpha’s OT-2000 fully automated trimmer allows the Stitcher operator to enter the next jobs’ size format inputs at the touch screen, thereby enabling the machine’s belts, yoke timing, and book positioning to change automatically. Similarly, the Stitcher section’s automation package results in a very short 3 – 5 minute job prep. For quality control, this Tener Alpha model’s stitcher area also includes  mechanical, and electrical calipers as standard.

 

When compared to the competition, Best Graphics’ Osako Saddle Stitchers are affordably priced without forsaking durability. With the savings the print shop received, they re-purposed the funds towards a 4th and 5th Knife (for inline, 2-up bookletmaking), as well as a Fenimore 528 Punch (for inline calendar, and 3-hole production). Both options were sold by Best Graphics’ team, and will be installed by our Service Department personnel.

 

Like all Osako purchases, the machine included installation, employee training and a full parts and labor warranty.

 

Whether you’re in the Greater  Toronto Area; Ottawa; Montreal; Edmonton; Vancouver; or just across the U.S.-Canada border, we’d love to host you for an Osako Stitcher demonstration. Simply call our office at (800) 236-7603, or submit an online request.

 

Do you currently “fight” your used Heidelberg ST-270; Heidelberg ST-90; Muller Martini 321; Muller Martini Bravo; Muller Martini Prima with AMRYS; or Muller Martini Presto Stitcher? Are parts becoming an issue for your team? Is access to Muller Martini service becoming a liability? We can help, and would love to hear from you.

 

New, or used. Four plus cover; multiple cover feeders; six plus cover and beyond! Trust the Stitching equipment for sale by Best Graphics: North America’s largest independent equipment distributor with 150 – 175 annual machine sales!

 

Latest News Surrounding COVID-19 ‘Coronavirus’

 

 

Best Graphics’ Business Operations Amidst the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak –

 

Clients, and our business partnerships are important to us. In an attempt to keep you informed on the latest COVID-19 developments, and their impact on business operations we’ve put together a list of ongoing subjects. Check back regularly, as we’ll continue to supply answers to a very “fluid” situation:

 

Update: [April 16th, 4:30am CST] The state of Wisconsin has mandated a “Safer at Home” order effective until April 24th May 26th, 2020. Under these guidelines, and as a supplier to essential industries including: Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Education, Financial, Communications, and Government, Best Graphics will still be able to operate albeit it in compliance with Governor Tony Ever’s 16-page Emergency Order #12, executable via Executable Order #72 where those t[employees] hat can work from home are accessible remotely; those [employees] in post-Sales departments — Service & Parts — will be in the factory, and limited in travel.

 

Hours of Operation: To date, Best Graphics continues to operate between 8:00am – 4:30pm CST Monday through Friday from our headquarters here in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

 

Parts Orders: We are suggesting that customers opt for Next Day, or Priority Shipment of parts in order to ensure the fastest delivery to your dock door. While we can confirm when parts leave our facility, we are at the mercy of UPS, FedEx and DHL when it comes to physical receipt of goods. As always, in times of uncertainty, priority parcels take precedent.

 

Service Work, Machine Maintenance: [Update: March 24th, 11:30am] We must now treat each service call, and the possibility to being out in the field, on a case-by-case basis. Scroll down to identify Gary Martin’s (Service Manager) cell phone number. Our Service Technicians continue to be out in the field supporting maintenance requests you’ve scheduled with our Service Manager. However, it has come to our attention that some facilities have implemented a ‘zero tolerance’ policy when it comes to receiving outside guests. While our Service Department is doing its job to reach out, and connect with E.V.P.s of Operation, Plant Managers, and Maintenance Managers we’d kindly ask that you inform us if we need to re-schedule. The only current ramification is the “unknown” of when we can get back in your shop; we’re quite flexible.

 

Machine Installations: [Update: March 24th, 11:30am] Same as above; service orders will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis in hopes of the best possible outcome under the circumstances. Much like the above, some shops have already identified the need to delay machine installations due to corporate policies. Again, we understand the basis, and can be flexible with re-scheduling. We would ask, however, that you work with us to ensure progress payments and other administrative subjects proceed as promised.

 

Email Correspondence: In the world of manufacturing, we get it: every second matters. Let’s work together to ensure we’re providing you the answers you need, as swiftly as possible. For those reasons, do not assume an email is received, or read. Phone with someone directly, and ask for expected timelines; the old, “who’ll do what by when” slogan is key here! Can’t remember how to phone us? Our office line is (262) 522-3330, or here’s a short list of folks that can help:

  •    Gary M., Service Manager, (262) 613-5011 Cell
  •    Mike K. Parts Manager, (414) 699-1244 Cell
  •    Mark S., Finance, (262) 391-3321 Cell
  •    Dan B., Owner (262) 613-5011 Cell

 

Video Conferencing: Those staff members who are working remotely have the tools in place to stay engaged, such as Teleconferencing, and Video Conferencing. Those still in the office also have access to tele- and videoconferencing. Just ask!

 

. . . And above all else, we hope that you, your staff and your families are safe! Check in regularly, or sign up to our eCampaigns (where we’ll send out information as things evolve); we promise, we will only inform you of critical, drastic changes to daily operations.

New Jersey Digital Printer Purchases Laminator, Coater, Business Card Slitter from Best Graphics

 

Leading East Coast Digital Print Facility Installs (3) New Finishing Machines via Best Graphics, Increases Productivity – 

 

Best Graphics (Waukesha, WI) completes the sale, and installation of three new machines at North Jersey Digital Print facility. The equipment replaces an outdated Film Laminator, U.V. Coater and Business Card Slitter.

 

Our Italian line of high speed Ecosystem single sided Film Laminators provide Digital Printers the robust design (reliability), and quick makereadies they need for quick turn around jobs. Best Graphics installed one of our Quick 76 therm-based Film Laminators with speeds in excess of 160 feet/min., and 30 x 41″ maximum size formats.

 

For this New Jersey’s client who prefer U.V. and aqueous coating over film lamination, our Kompac EZ Koat 30 model will be utilized. Much like our Ecosystem Film Laminators, our Kompac line of Coaters are built to last, perform as required, and widely recognized as the premier manufacturer in the market space. Best Graphics’ Kompac EZ Koat 30 is a flood coater that supports up to 30.5″ wide sheets, requires less than (5) minutes to makeready, and is compact in footprint (a key selling feature in the expensive New Jersey-New York real estate market). Learn more about Ecosystem Film Laminators HERE.

 

The Them-O-Type Zip TS2L was the third machine sold, installed by Best Graphics’ Service Technicians. Made in the U.S.A., Therm-O-Type Slitter/Cutter/Creasers are know to be faster, and heavier duty than the Duplo DC-745 Digital Finishing system it replaced. Learn more about Kompac Coaters HERE.

 

All machines included delivery, install, operator training and have extended parts & labor warranties carried out by Best Graphics’ post-Sales Service & Parts Department.Learn more about Therm-O-Type Digital Finishing equipment HERE.

 

Looking for new, or used Film Laminators? Looking to replace your old, tired Duplo Business Card Slitter? Interested in Kompac Spot, or Flood Aqueous/U.V. Coaters? Best Graphics can help! All three categories of equipment comprise a portion of our portfolio of (15) manufacturers that we import, sell, service and support.

 

Curious about how Best Graphics can assist your digital department productivity? Take a virtual tour of our facilities, or make an online submission to one of our Sales Representatives today!

 

Best Graphics Has Used Polar Cutters, Unloader for Sale from Stock Inventory

Are You Looking to Purchase Secondhand Polar Cutting Equipment? We Can Help! 

 

Best Graphics (WI), an industry leading machinery dealer, actively buys Polar Paper Cutters and has the following used Polar equipment for sale from our stock inventory: 

 

  • For Sale, ’12 Polar N 115 ProCut 45″ (115cm) Paper Cutter | Web Listing HERE
  • For Sae, ’01 Polar EMC 115-MON 45″ (115cm) Paper Cutter | Web Listing HERE
  • For Sale, ’03 Polar EMC 137-MON 54″ (137cm) Paper Cutter | Web Listing HERE
  • For Sale, ’90s Polar 28″ Paper Cutter with MicroCut | Web Listing HERE
  • For Sale, ’15 Polar Jogger Weighing Scale | Web Listing HERE
  • For Sale, ’90s Polar Jogger Weighing Scale | Web Listing HERE 
  • For Sale, ’97 Polar 1ER110-04 Transomat Unloader | Web Listing HERE

 

In addition to Polar Paper Cutters, and Polar Unloaders for sale we have various used Polar Cutting Knives in stock. Contact our Parts Manager, Mike, at (800) 236-7603 x110, or email him for pricing. Looking to purchase new Polar Knives and Blades? We sell Polar Knives. Contact Mike; he’ll help you out!

 

Are you looking to sell your used Polar Guillotine Cutter? Do you need help selling your used Polar Cutting System? Best Graphics buy used Polar Cutters, Polar Unloaders, Polar Joggers and Lifts. Contact our Sales team at (800) 236-7603, or make an online inquiry today!

 

Are you searching for a used Polar RA-4 Jogger with Squeeze Roller, or a used Polar RB5 Paper Jogger? Best Graphics sell used Polar machines, and we’d love to help! Submit a machine request via our website, and a Sales Representative will get in touch regarding inexpensive Polar equipment for sale.

 

. . . Best Graphics: new and used Polar offerings at affordable prices!

Best Graphics Completes Busch Pile Turner Install In Pacific Northwest, Closes New Sale In Pennsylvania

 

 

Best Graphics Complete Installation of Busch Pile Turner In Oregon, Secure New Order for Busch Pile Turner In Pennsylvania – 

 

Last week, Best Graphics (Milwaukee, WI) installed one of our new Busch SWH series Pile Turner-Aerators in the Pacific Northwest. The Busch SWH Speedturner series includes aeration, jogging, alignment and pile rotation capabilities. This Oregon-based Commercial Printer also opted for our uniquely designed “pressure control flaps” to help preserve the “air bubble” within freshly aerated pallets. Best Graphics competed against Heidelberg-Polar for this Pile Turner order.

Built in Germany with a 40-year+ manufacturing legacy, all of our Busch Pile Turners incorporate state of the art Siemens electronics and include our industry leading 3-year parts & labor warranty.

 

 

Best Graphics is the exclusive North American importer, distributor, and post-Sales parts & service provider for Busch Pile Turners. On the other side of the country, we secured another new SWH 90 RLA Pile Turner-Aerator order from an established Printer in Pennsylvania.

 

This Sheetfed, Digital shop opted for a Busch Pile Turner with air, jogging, alignment, and skid rotation technology. They also elected to receive our optional “ionized air” technology, which aids with thicker U.V. coated stocks and/or unique materials, such as plastics, which have a tendency to build up static.

 

Are you looking to purchase an affordable, reliable Pile Turner with Air? Do you currently ask your operators to build your skids by hand? Are you looking to improve your Pressroom productivity while increasing employee morale? Look no further, give us a call: (800) 236-7603! Or, make an online web submission asking for more details on new, or used Skid Turners for sale.

 

Best Graphics Installs Osako Saddle Stitcher In Midwest, Takes Muller Martini On Trade

 

Best Graphics Installs an Osako Micro 6/C Saddle Stitcher with Warranty, Receives Secondhand Muller Martini Bravo T 6/C Trade In – 

 

Best Graphics (Waukesha, WI) completes a successful sale, delivery, install, and training of our Osako Micro model automated Saddle Stitcher in St. Louis, MO.  Manufactured in Japan, with a 100-year history, Osako is exclusively imported, distributed, and supported in North America via Best Graphics’ sales, service, and parts personnel.

 

The Osako Micro model is one of three automated Saddle Stitcher offerings within Best Graphics’ product portfolio. The St. Louis, Missouri-based Commercial Printer opted for a (6) signature feeder, (1) cover feeder configuration and a Lake Image camera system for signature recognition, and booklet verification. The Micro series supports 14″+ spine lengths, up to 3/8th inch book thicknesses, and production cycles up to 9,000 per hour.

 

 

New Osako Saddle Stitcher sales include our industry leading 3-year parts & labor warranty, installation, and training. In negotiations with this Midwest Web- and Sheeted-based Printer they opted to trade in their secondhand Muller Martini Bravo T Saddle Stitcher. As part of our commitment to providing “turn key” solutions, our Service Department began dismantle of the 2005 vintage Muller Martini Stitcher on a Thursday afternoon, completed removal by Friday and began install of the Osako Micro Saddle Stitcher – in the same location – first thing Saturday morning. Come Monday morning this automated Saddle Stitcher was ready for operator training, and commercial production. The above is an example of Best Graphics’ attempt to reduce customer downtime during the transition from outdated, mechanical Muller Martini technology to modern day, automated solutions.

 

Interested in selling your used Muller Martini Saddle Stitcher? Have you had it with Muller Martini’s high cost service and parts support? Considering an upgrade in your Bindery Department to get more Saddle Stitched throughput? Let Best Graphics help: whether new, used or overhauled . . . we’ve got you covered!

 

Learn more about our new Osako Saddle Stitcher offerings via our 2020 eBrochure, or browse our latest used, overhauled Stitcher offerings – including Muller Martini, Heidelberg, and Vijuk, – via our www.BestGraphics.net website. Simply search on Bindery > Saddle Stitchers. Want to chat by phone? Call us at (800) 236-7603, dial “0” and ask reception for the Sales Rep. for your area!

 

 

Best Graphics Records Best 1-Week Machine Sales to Date

 

 

Best Graphics Sells Unprecedented (13) Machines In Record Setting Week – 

 

Last week, Best Graphics (Waukesha, WI), closed (13) machine sales in (1) business week. This is a new weekly record for Best Graphics’ sales personnel.

 

The equipment sales comprised a mix of the following new, used and overhauled equipment:

 

  • used Polar 115 (45″) Guillotine Cutter
  • new Busch Waste Conveyors for scrap removal | Web Link
  • used Die Cutter
  • used Mechanical Binding machine
  • new Busch SWH 90 RLA Pile Turners with Aeration | Web Link
  • used Muller Martini Bravo T Saddle Stitcher
  • overhauled Itotec Guillotine Cutter
  • new Ecosystem Quick 54 Film Laminator | Web Link

 

All thirteen machines are equipment from Best Graphics’ own stock. Never been to our facilities? Take a virtual tour!

 

 

In support of these various equipment contracts, our service technicians and parts department will be providing warranties, ultimately allowing Commercial Printers, Trade Binderies, Finishing Houses, and Folded Carton shops the confidence they need to buy equipment from Best Graphics – a leading equipment sales group in the Graphic Arts, Bindery, Finishing and Packaging space.

 

Seeking equipment on a budget? We can help. Looking for new equipment with extended warranty? We’ve got you covered. Wondering what to do with equipment you no longer utilize? We buy excess machinery! Call us today: (800) 236-7603.

 

Or, visit Best Graphics at PRINTING United 2020, in Atlanta, GA, where we’ll have equipment on the floor, and ready for demo! October 21st – 2rd!

 

. . . Best Graphics: breaking records, not your budget!