Special Pricing On DGM Folder Gluers from Best Graphics

 

 

Best Graphics, In Partnership with PPCTS, to Offer Up to 12-Months No Payment On High Speed DGM Folder Gluers –  

 

Looking to increase your Folding Gluing capacity for year end? Having trouble sourcing good, affordable Bobst Folder Gluers? Consider the reliability and productivity of DGM Smartfold Folder Gluers with 4- and 6-Corner without making payments for up to 12-months! Call a Best Graphics’ Sales Representative today: (800) 236-7603, or contact us online!

 

 

Best Graphics is North America’s largest, independent distributor of post-Press Bindery, Finishing and Packaging equipment. Boasting (15) different manufacturers new, and selling more than 150 – 175 machines annually, our Sales Representatives, Service Technicians and Parts Department can help you locate the right new or used Folder Gluer, Die Cutter, Carton Packer, Foil Stamper, Offline Blanker and/or Film Laminator. Learn more about our Packaging portfolio via our eBrochure HERE, or browse nearly 600 machine listings at www.BestGraphics.net.

 

John Becker, Former QUAD Graphics Executive, Joins Best Graphics’ Team

 

 

Best Graphics Expands Team to Better Support Continued Growth from Our Finishing, Packaging Portfolio – 

 

John Becker, previously with QUAD Graphics corporate, has joined on with Best Graphics as a Finishing & Packaging Sales Specialist. In his role he will be responsible for engaging with Trade Finishers, Commercial Printers and Folding Carton shops in a technical fashion to further advance the sale of Sheetfed Presses, Die Cutters, Blankers, Offline Blankers, Folder Gluers, Film Laminators, Labelers, Pile Turner-Aerators and other machinery from Best Graphics’ stock inventory.

 

As the former Procurement Director of Capital Equipment for more than (25) QUAD facilities spanning the U.S., Canada, the Carribbean and Europe, John has extensive knowledge of finishing and packaging applications, industry practice, vendor contacts, equipment capabilities, and asset evaluations. Want to ensure you’ve got that job layout “the right way”? Ask John! Want us to evaluate your current production processes? Consult with John! Have excess equipment for sale!? Call John! Toll free: (800) 236-7603!

 

Prior to working with QUAD’s executive team, John co-founded a Trade Finishing House, Schreiber Specialties, in the early ’90s. He’s always had a passion for Die Cutting, Stamping and Folding/Gluing. In fact, Schreiber Specialties was a beta site for one of the first Bobst Spantera Die Cutters and housed one of the first North American Expertfold Folder Gluers with Gyro technology. Other the years John made several trips, on a consulting level, to Bobst’s Switzerland R&D facilities to design and develop what is now known as the Bobst Foil Master Hot Foil Stamping machine.

 

With a continual investment in new technology, a knack for doing the “tough jobs”, and year-on-year sales growth, by ’10 QUAD contacted John with an offer to purchase his firm, and join on in an administrative role. A decade later, whether in an office negotiating deals, or down on a shop floor, John’s passion for cartons, die lines, procedures, job make-readies and “hard iron” burns just as strongly today.

 

Best Graphics are thrilled to have John, and believe his assets dovetail well with our line of Young Shin Die Cutters-Blankers-Foil Stampers, Laserck Offline Blankers, Busch Pile Turners-High Die Cutters, STOCK Litho Laminators, DGM Folder Gluers-Carton Packers, and our Ecosystem Film Laminators.

 

In fact, there’s no better person to present you with equipment offerings than someone who previously bought equipment from Best Graphics and our extensive portfolio! A story better than any referral: someone who bought the equipment, ran it themselves, knows its effectiveness, and wants you to know how great it is, too!

 

. . . Welcome to “this side” of the negotiating table, John! Our team and our clients will KNOW BETTER VALUE! when you’re on the phone, or in their shop.

 

Links: Finishing & Packaging Portfolio | www.BestGraphics.net | eSubmission | Service & Parts 

 

Indiana Printer Purchases Busch SWH 125 RLA Pile Turner from Best Graphics

Specialty Printer In Indiana Opts for Best Graphics’ Busch SWH 125 RLA (175) Pile Turner-Aerator with Warranty – 

 

Best Graphics (WI) the North American importer, sales agents, and post-sales service & support for Busch Pile Turners and Aerators has sold another SWH 125 RLA model to a Midwest printer.

 

On the recommendation from another print shop who currently owns Busch equipment, this specialty printer negotiated for Busch’s most popular model with some customized options to better suit their production environment. Specifically, the model was equipped with Busch’s optional, upgraded dual blower for added aeration horsepower. This will aid with jogging and alignment of thicker stock weights to support the printing and, die cutting of paint chip samples. At nearly 69″ in height, the machine’s increased jaws will allow them to aerate taller skids per cycle.

 

 

All Busch SWH models are equipped with an operator console that swivels to the front and back of the machine to “spot check” sheets. Similarly, our Busch SWH Pile Turners can be pre-programmed to aerate for a designated duration and stop once completed, thereby allowing the operator to simultaneously fetch and prepare the next pallet.

 

Do you struggle with “tricky” stocks? Ask us about our optional Ionization kit (for plastics), or our Light Stock Stop Bars (for thin, bible and pharmaceutical stocks)! Running smaller, digital sheet sizes? Ask us about our Busch SE 90 RLA model! Seeking an oversized Pile Turner? Let’s talk about our Busch SWH 155 RLA model with quad-blowers and increased “jaws”!

 

For a video of our Busch equipment in action CLICK HERE! Or, read more via the Busch SWH series eBrochure HERE!

 

Backed by a full parts and labor warranty and installed with training of your staff by Best Graphics’ Service Department, we’re here to mitigate buying risk, increase your productivity, and ensure your staff members are adequately knowledgeable about the equipment their operating.

 

. . . Best Graphics: Here for YOU and YOUR EMPLOYEES! Contact us via an online submission to learn more!

 

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.

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 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!