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 The above is an example of Best Graphics’ attempt to reduce customer downtime during the transition from outdated, mechanical Muller Martini technology to modern day, automated solutions.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!

 

 

Best Graphics Edges Out Saber for Itotec Oversized Guillotine Cutter Order

 

Best Graphics’ Sells Another Itotec 63″ Oversized Guillotine Cutter – 

 

 

Best Graphics (Milwaukee, WI), in business for over 40-years, is Itotec’s importer, distributor, and post-sales parts & service provider. Itotec (Nagoya, Japan) is a 100-year manufacturer, and the original designer of the double-arm paper cutter.

 

Continuing the success of a recent 160cm (63″) Itotec paper cutter sale in Florida, Best Graphics secured another oversized guillotine cutter order from a custom graphics services company in the Midwest. Focusing on printed electronics, graphic overlays, nameplates, and  other specialty printed products this print facility sought out a guillotine cutter capable of cutting through rigid, plastic substrates.

 

Having inspected, and tested Itotec’s eRC-160DX (63″) paper cutter and Colter & Peterson’s Saber paper cutter, Best Graphics’ were granted the machine sale. This eRC-160DX sale, like our 45″ and 54″ models, was issued with our industry leading 5-year parts & labor warranty.

 

Dual-Clamp, Dual-Gear Box Itotec eRC-160DX Paper Cutter

 

The extended warranty, and heavy-duty construction of our Japanese built Itoh paper cutter will compliment the existing 41″ flatbed die cutter-blanker, and B1 size format pile turner-aerator Best Graphics perviously supplied to this premier plastics printer in 2017.

 

Intersted in upgrading your legacy Polar paper cutter? Struggling with the electronics in your Saber cutter? Can’t get service, or parts for your aging guillotine cutter? We can help: Best Graphics has a post-Press portfolio that includes lifts, joggers, scales, paper cutters, air tables, unloaders and waste conveyors!

 

 

Don’t know what to do with your old paper cutter? We take trade ins. Get in touch with our sales team; they’d be happy to help. Call us at (800) 236-7603, or fill out an online submission and one of our sales members will contact you directly!

 

Best Graphics . . . Know Better Value! 

 

Best Graphics Expands Packaging Portfolio with Kohmann Window Machines

 

Best Graphics Awarded with Sales, Parts & Service Support of Kohmann Window Patching Equipment – 

 

 

Best Graphics (Milwaukee, WI), with a history of selling new and secondhand Finishing and Packaging machines, has been selected by Kohmann (Dusseldorf, Germany) to become the North American importer, distributor and post-sale parts & labor provider of Kohmann Window Patching machines to U.S. and Canadian clients.

 

Kohmann, a third generation manufacturer of German built Window Patchers, is helmed by Michael Kohmann, and his son, Nicolas Kohmann. When assessing a North American agent, Michael acknowledged that “Best Graphics was an easy choice. Kohmann and Best Graphics have known each other for years, Best Graphics has a Sales department traveling and visiting customers frequently. They also have a large factory to enable machine demonstrations, and an after sales support team of technicians and parts distribution.”

 

Dan Brahm, President of Best Graphics, has secured additional staff to support Kohmann Windowing installs, training, and machine maintenance: “Best Graphics is honored to be recognized by Kohmann, a well established manufacturer in the Folded Carton and Packaging industry. Receiving the Kohmann line allows our company to grow in personnel, sales, and customer reach. Ultimately, this is a win for clients, a win for Kohmann, and a no brainer for Best Graphics. Michael and I go back – it’ll be exciting to see my son, A.J., build a similar bond with Nicolas.”

 

Kohmann F-1000 Classic Window Patcher

 

Kohmann offers (3) key models: the entry level Classic; the mid-tier ECO; and the dependable Universal series. Offered in (3) size formats, 100cm | 110cm | 140cm, trade shops, packaging printers, and multi-nationals have their choice between single lane, dual lane, and four lane output. All Kohmann machines are built with German craftsmanship, Mitsubishi electronics, and are engineered to withstand high volume environments.

 

Already a Kohmann Window owner? We’d love to hear from you! Contact our service and parts departments, or call us to schedule some time for our technicians to come in and maintain your used Windowing machine: (800) 236-7603.

 

Kohmann and Best Graphics: moving you ahead! 

 

 

Partnership Announcement: DGM Folder Gluers

 

 

Best Graphics Partners with PPCTS to Sell the DGM line of High Speed Folder Gluers

 

Best Graphics (Waukesha, WI) is pleased to announce a formal agreement with Rich McDonald, President of PPCTS (Pewaukee, WI), to market and sell the DGM line of high speed Carton and Corrugated Folder Gluers.

 

In advance of the busy North American October trade show season – PRINT ’19 (Chicago, IL), SuperCorr ’19 (Denver, CO) and PRINTING United ’19 (Dallas, TX) – the following press release has gone out:

 

 

Seeking more information about the DGM Smartfold Classic, or the DGM Smartfold Ultra series of Folder Gluers for Straightline, Auto-bottom (Crash Lock Bottom), 4-Corner, and/or 6-Corner boxes? Looking to upgrade your legacy Corrugated Folder Gluer with a new DGM Megafold? Contact us today. We’ve got you covered!

 

Best Graphics. PPCTS. DGM Folder Gluers. Production simplified.

 

Offering Additional 2.5% Off All Machines In September, October

 

Get An Additional 2.5% Off All Machines from September 1st, 2019 to October 31st, 2019 – 

 

2.5% Off All Machines In September, October ’19!

 

As an equipment distributor and full service post-sales parts, service, installation, and training provider, Best Graphics support clients with turn key solutions. In effort to “pull forward” purchaser’s [typically] late November, early December orders to September and October we can promise more equipment on your floor before December 31st, 2019.

 

Additionally, if a machine is not from stock, buyers are able to get their orders in the manufacturing queue before others Printers – doing the same damn thing! – around the globe! Ever been quoted a 30 – 60 day lead time on new equipment mid-Summer, only to place the order in December, and it gets re-projected at 90 – 120+ days by the factory? Yea, we hate that, too!

 

Let’s change that! An additional 2.5% off EVERY machine in the months of September and October. Yes, every machine!

 

Don’t wait: you’ll be up-and-running faster, your clients will thank you, and you’ll be winning orders before your competition even has their gear on the floor.

 

Best Graphics. Simple. FairHonest. LogicalKnow Better Value! 

Best Graphics Partners with Zechini Casemaking Equipment

Fulvio Zechini, second generation Owner, and son of the original founder of Zechini Casemaking Equipment, has forged a new partnership with Best Graphics Group.

 

To honor the event, Fulvio visited our Milwaukee, WI facilities to meet with co-owners of Best Graphics Group, Bob Morton & Dan Brahm.

Zechini Partners with Best Graphics

From Left; Fulvio Zechini, CEO/Director of Zechini & Dan Brahm, President of Best Graphics Group

Fulvio educated our Sales staff about the expansive product line Zechini has to offer. Celebrating their 60th year of existence, this Italian manufacturer touts best in class Casemaking equipment for short- and medium-run book binding production.

 

Ranging from labor intensive, short-run production, where speeds of only 150 pieces to 200 pieces are necessary, all the way to longer run, more automated production, where speeds in excess of 1,200 pieces per hour are sufficient, Zechini supplys units that are affordably priced, and second to none in the market place.

 

Fulvio will be joining us at PRINT ’13 in our booth, #4442, where he will be releasing a new product line, the Red Arrow, to assist with production of Children’s Books. Be sure to stop by. In the meantime, take a moment to review our current Zechini listings in greater length, here: https://bestgraphics.net/inventory-category/bindery/#case-makers-offpage.

 

See you in Chicago!,

 

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

Best Graphics Milwaukee “Open House” Event

Find Us at Booth #4442!

If time and schedule permit, join us in Milwaukee at our showroon facility!

Come early, or stay late.  We can accommodate your PRINT ’13 schedule.

Take the “Milwaukee Tour”

As the nation’s largest independent new, and used, equipment distributor we would welcome your visit.  We will have over $3 million worth of new, and used, equipment under power, on display and show priced, at our Milwaukee facility.

If you can break away early, or stay late after the show, we’ll provide
complimentary overnight accommodations
in downtown Milwakee.

During you stay, we’ve put together activities and events that highlight the beauty of “Brew City” . . . all on our dime!

New & Used Equipment On Display –

• MBO B30 6/4 30″ Continuous Feed Folder Item#1083

• MBO B26-S 26″ Continuous Feed 4/4/4 Perfection Feed Folder Item#1135

• Stahl SSP 38″ Perf/Score System Item#1130

• MBO H&H R700 27″ 12 Plate Continuous Feed Folder Item#9090

• Palamides Delta 502&703 Models (Fully Refurbished) Item#9093

• Osako Estar 6 Pocket Saddle Stitcher (Reduced!) Item#1186

• Muller Martini Bravo-T 8 Pocket Saddle Stitcher Item#1190

• Muller Martini Minuteman 4 Pocket Saddle Stitcher Item#1147

• Gremser F4 Deep Pile Feeder Item#9049

And More . . .

With direct access to 2,000 pre-owned listings worldwide, through our European partner,  we can provide the reach, technical expertise and trust required to source quality pre-owned Press, Bindery, Finishing and Packaging equipment.


“Take the Tour” Incentive & Offerings –

• $50.00 Starbucks Gift Cards. (Limit 2 per Company)

– or –

• $50.00 BP Gas Gift Cards (Limit 2 per Company)

*Limited to first 50 guests.


Complimentary Hotel Accomodations –

Hotel Intercontinental – “For the City Slicker”

Iron Horse Hotel – “For the Harley Enthusiast”

Marriott West – “For the Homebody”

Call Us for Details – (800) 236-7603 x102

www. BestGraphics.net

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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.

 

BIA Conference_Best Graphics_Indianapolis IN

 

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

 

2013 BIA Conference_Best Graphics_Indianapolis IN

 

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