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

 

Our New Baum “Toys” Have Arrived!

 

Hello Cyber Space! Blogger A.J. Brahm here, wishing you all a healthy, and happy, new year! Here at Best Graphics we’re happy to see the installation of a few new “toys” on our demo floor, compliments of Baum Folder!

 

Mark Brown, Best Graphics Sales Rep and Baum Folder guru, has been working closely with Jim Brandewie of Baum to provide Best Graphics a few items on consignment. Jim, Regional Sales Manager, and Ken Poling, Baum’s lead Manufacturing Rep, arrived on Tuesday afternoon to install the items.

 

They placed a BaumPrint-18 2-Color Press, Baum Hopper/Loader, Baum 714XA Autofold Air-Feed Tabletop Folder, BaumCut 31.5″E Hydraulic Paper Cutter on our nearly 10,000 Square Foot Show Room Floors.

 

(L to R): Ken Poling, Mark Brown and Jim Brandewie

 

Say hello to Ken, Mark and Jim everybody! They’ve installed this new, Baum Hopper/Loader on our Osako Tener Alpha Saddle Stitcher. As the exclusive North American importers of Osako Saddle Stitchers, we think the Baum Hopper/Loader is an excellent complimentary piece of equipment we can sell, and service, to prospective customers coming through our facility.

 

The same goes for the BaumCut 31.5″E Hydraulic Paper Cutter, which couples nicely with our Itoh eRC Double Arm Pull Paper Cutters, yet another product line that we proudly import and distribute exclusively throughout North America! Don’t want to put a bottleneck on your Paper Cutter with those small format, digital print jobs? The BaumCut is the perfect remedy. Its fully programmable, stores jobs, and can pull up repeat jobs via barcode scanners.

 

BaumCut 31.5"E Hydraulic Paper Cutter

BaumCut 31.5″E Hydraulic Paper Cutter

 

And let’s not forget the BaumPrint-18 Press and the 714XA Autofold Air-Feed Tabletop Folder! Take  a look at these gleaming “beauts!”

 

BaumPrint-18 2-Color Press

BaumPrint-18 2-Color Press

 

Baum 714XA Auto-Feed Table Folder

Baum 714XA Autofold Auto-Feed Table Folder

 

Many thanks to Jim Brandewie, Ken Poling and Mark Brown for their efforts on this endeavor. We couldn’t be happier. Don’t believe me? Then come on in test-drive one yourself! Go ahead, give Mark a call:

 

  • Mark’s Mobile: (262) 613-2362
  • Mark’s Workline: (800) 236-7603 x112
  • Mark’s Email: markb@bestgraphics.net

 

Until next time,

 

A.J. Brahm, Sales Representative & self-appointed Chief Social Media Officer!