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 The above is an example of Best Graphics’ attempt to reduce customer downtime during the transition from outdated, mechanical Muller Martini technology to modern day, automated solutions.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

 

 

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

Best Graphics, Ibis’ North American Sales Agent, Sell 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, multi-facility publication printer. This unit will run “near line” behind an unwinder, inline sheeter, and a Hewlett-Packard HP PageWide digital web press.

 

 

After the HP PageWide digital web press engine prints variable data onto roll-based paper, the product moves over to a near line unwinder with inline cutting (“web cutter”) capabilities to produce 4-page signatures. Because of the digital print technology of the HP PageWide, each 4-pager can convey unique data, text, personalized information. The digital press also provides a 2D, a 3 to 9, or comparable barcode on each page. These are read by cameras, allowing the data to reverts back to the Ibis Smart-binder’s central controls, thereby determining how many 4-page signatures (per book) are to be scored and fed into the Ibis gathering, collating section.

 

Once the pre-determined set of signatures makes a completed booklet – variable in page count, and variable in data – a cover is matched to the set before Hohner stitch heads wire staple the book. Thereafter, the book is three-sided trimmed (to remove any unnecessary barcodes).

 

 

 

Recognized for their reliability, 100% verification guarantee, and low-cost of ownership, this will be the 11th Ibis Smart-binder high speed, variable page saddle stitcher purchased by this long standing Ibis-Best Graphics’ account.

 

Interested in learning more about our Ibis Smart-binders? Prefer to feed the unit via flat sheets (pile fed)? Or, want to produce booklets inline with your digital print engine? Curious how to produce booklets without wire staples? Ask us about our patented Ibis Smart-binder SB 3 model that manufactures booklets with spine glue (for easier mail insertion)! Our sales, service & parts departments are here to help! Contact us today.

 

. . . Best Graphics: your total post-Press solutions provider!

 

– Bindery eBrochure, CLICK HERE

 

– Packaging eBrochure, CLICK HERE

 

Best Graphics Sells Another Osako High Speed Saddle Stitcher

 

Best Graphics Beats Muller Martini for Brand New, Automated Stitcher Sale – 

Best Graphics & Osako High Speed, Automated Saddle Stitchers

 

Best Graphics (Milwaukee, WI), the exclusive importer, distributor, and post-Sales service & support for Osako Saddle Stitchers has sold a 12,000/hour, automated Tener Alpha model in Arkansas, USA.

 

This Little Rock, AR Commercial Printer elected to purchase a 6/C configuration complete with our OT-329 “Duo” Dual Three Knife Trimmer. Producing both 5.5″ x 8.5″ 2-up booklets, and oversized 12″ x 17″ single-up wire stitched books, our Osako OT-329 “Duo” allows Printers, Trade Finishers, and Web shops the opportunity to engage the second Trimmer section with fixed 4th & 5th Knife at the push of a button. Jumping from 2-up work back to an oversized 1-up job is just as easy, with the second Trimmer’s yoke deactivated, or disengaged.

 

 

The Osako “Alpha” series offers an automation package within the Stitcher section, the Signature Feeders, the Line Chain/Rail section, and the Infeed section of the Three Knife Trimmer. Operators utilize our color touch screen console for computer guided make-readies, troubleshooting, and size format inputs. Tener Alpha models also include dual caliper — mechanical, and digital — monitoring; “downstream inhibit” for signature misfeed; synchronized start-and-stop technology to reduce signature waste; tilt back (or forward) feeders to better signature placement on the rail; and individual Becker pumps on each Rotary Feeder, or Cover Feeder for better air timing, displacement.

 

Like all Osako Saddle Stitcher sales, this high speed Tener Alpha with (6) Signature Feeders, and (1) Cover Feeder is backed by Best Graphics’ industry leading 3-year parts & labor warranty. Delivery, installation, and training are also included with purchase.

 

Best Graphics also take trade ins. Looking to sell your:

  • Muller Martini Minuteman Saddle Stitcher
  • Muller Martini 321 Fox Saddle Stitcher
  • Muller Martini 335 Saddle Stitcher
  • Muller Martini Bravo, Bravo T Saddle Stitcher
  • Muller Martini Prima, Prima S Saddle Stitcher, or
  • Heidelberg ST-100, ST-270, ST-350 or ST-400 Saddle Stitcher?

 

. . . We can help!

 

Contact Best Graphics for all your new, and used Saddle Stitching equipment, parts, service, and training. Toll free at (800) 236-7603, or online at www.BestGraphics.net! Request more information today.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

Best Graphics Triumphs Over Polar for Multi-Piece Purchase

 

Best Graphics Trumps Polar, Blumer for Canada-based, Multi-Facility Commercial Printer’s New Purchase – 

 

Best Graphics are Busch’s Distributor, and Post-Sales Support for North America

 

A multi-facility, high profile Canadian-based Commercial Printer has elected Best Graphics (Milwaukee, WI) as their partner for their recent acquisition of Finishing equipment.  Their team will be receiving Busch B+P High Die Cutting, and Busch KF Waste Conveying solutions. The equipment will be delivering from Busch’s Hamburg, Germany facilites August Wk 1.

 

During the discovery process, the client demonstrated Best Graphics’ Busch line of products, in addition to Polar (Germany), and Blumer (Switzerland) equipment. Ultimately, our technical capabilities, extended machine warranty, and extremely reactive post-Sales support granted us Canada’s trust.

 

A few highlights about the scope of the project and how Best Graphics, our vendor partner, and the end-user worked towards the mutually agreed sale:

 

  • The this large, established Commercial Printer is new to the High Die Cutting space, which allowed Best Graphics to educate them about the viability of tackling a new category of business
  • Due to Best Graphics/Busch’s high volume of output per machine, the Printer was able to close 5-year contracts with their prospective customers, thereby strengthening the ROI on these capital expenditures
  • An onsite factory visit allowed the Printer to understand Best Graphics, and Busch’s infrastructe in greater detail; subsequent discussions for additional machines – in other categories – have already commenced
  • Best Graphic and Busch were able to describe various Printers – Stateside, in Europe, and in Africa – who are fulfilling the same end-user work on Busch Die Cutting machines
  • Quick turnaround times were not an issue, given Best Graphics technical “know how” of air freighting in equipment from international partners
  • Extended 3-year machine warranties gives the Printer, new to this segment of business, the assurance they, and their operators need
  • Best Graphics’ honest, affordable pricing when compared to Polar High Die Cutters, and Blumer High Die Cutters means lower carrying costs, and larger margins for the Printer

 

With a team of Sales Representatives, Service Technicians, and a dedicated Parts Department | Parts Manager, Best Graphics were able to sell 183 machines in 2018. This client is one of the 150 – 175+ machine projects Best Graphics will facilitate in 2019. 

 

Best Graphics are passionate in our pursuit of aiding clients with new, used, and overhauled Bindery, Finishing, and Packaging equipment. Want to learn more about us? Take a “virtual tour” of our centrally located, Midwest headquarters. Who knows, you may end up having some questions of your own. We’re here to help!

 

. . . Best Graphics: helping you finish first more consistently!

 

Midwest Multi-National Purchases New Young Shin 1040S Die Cutter

 

Best Graphics Earns Iowa-based, Multi-National’s Flatbed Die Cutter Business with Sale of New, High Speed Young Shin 1040S – 

 

Best Graphics’ South Korean Built Young Shin 1040S Flatbed Die Cutter with Stripping

 

A North American multi-national, headquartered in Canada, has selected Best Graphics (Milwaukee, WI) as their partner of choice for their latest expansion into high speed, flatbed die cutting. Their Midwest location, in Iowa, has recently acquired a 40.94″ Young Shin 1040S model with stripping. This 1040-S unit was from our stock inventory – here in Milwaukee, WI – shipped for immediate, and was up-and-running on Iowa’s floor less than 7-days from original deposit down!

 

Young Shin is a South Korean manufacturer of flatbed die cutters, blankers, and foil stampers. Celebrating their 35th year in business, our Young Shin partners have recently expanded into a third production facility to keep up with global demand.

 

Nearing 100 North American installs to date, the Young Shin brand is officially “here to stay” in the hearts, and minds of Commercial Printers, Trade Finishers, and Carton-Packaging Houses. Backed by a 24-month parts & labor warranty, our Young Shin models are designed with all the robust engineering qualities rigoruous North American clients demand: 330 U.S. tons of cutting pressure; a heavy, 19 ton machine weight; 7,500sph run rates; centerline chase technology; a large operator touch screen; non-stop delivery; and access to post-Sales service, parts and supports via our team of domestic service technicians, and domestic parts inventory. That’s right: American staff members, domestic phone numbers, parts on the shelf, and manuals in English.

 

Tired of plunking more money into your old, legacy Bobst SP 102-E? Did that Taiwanese Yawa, Brausse, or SBL Die Cutter look attractive at first glance, but you’ve been kicking yourself in the foot trying to get it going? Were you caught up in Heidelberg’s Dymatrix sales pitch, but now are asking yourself “where can I get service support for this machine?” Switch to Young Shin, and the Best Graphics boys – you deserve better! 

 

In business for 40-years, Best Graphics are a full service Graphic Arts – Bindery -Packaging distributor. We staff a team of Sales Representatives, Service Technicians, a dedicated Parts Manager, and a showroom to host clients for machine demonstrations. We sell 150 – 175 machines annually across all major categories of Bindery – Finishing -Packaging. In 2018 we closed 183 machine sales, and continue that success into 2019. Our portfolio of complimentary equipment to the Young Shin 1040S Die Cutter includes the full line of Omega Folder Gluers, Busch Pile Turner-Aerators, Busch High Die Cutters, Young Shin Blankers, Young Shin Foil Stampers, Laserck Offline Blankers, Ecosystem Film Laminators, heiber + schroeder Windowing machines, Kompac U.V. Coaters, Itotec Guillotine Cutters, Chameleon Pocket Folder Gluers, and APR Tapers.

 

Best Graphics and Young Shin. New, or used. Big, or small. When you need it . . . quickly! 

Boston Folded Carton Shop Select Best Graphics for Their Equipment Needs

 

Best Graphics: The Preferred “Packaging” Providers – 

 

Best Graphics | North American Importer for Busch Pile Turner-Aerators

 

A multi-national Packaging firm headquartered in Europe, with (3) locations across North American, have selected Best Graphics (Milwaukee, WI) as their supplier of choice for Boston’s upcoming Pile Turner-Aerator purchase.

 

Best Graphics, the importers and distributors of the Busch line of German-built Pile Turner-Aerators, will be installing a Busch SWH 155 RLA model to support this Folded Carton plant’s high speed, oversized Heidelberg XL Sheetfed Printing Press.

 

Busch, the leading distributor of Pile Turners worldwide, have 2,000 Pile Turner sales spanning 180+ countries to date. Recognized for their head duty construction, Siemens electronics, and easily portable design, Busch’s SWH 155 RLA model includes (4) Air Jets as standard, and “Jaws” that can support up to 78″ pile heights.

 

This machine will be installed, and supported by Best Graphics’ Service Department in combination with a new 54″ Itotec eRC-137DX Guillotine Cutter sale.

 

Best Graphics | North American Importer of Itotec Guillotine Cutters

 

Best Graphics are the North American importers, and distributors of the Japanese built Itotec double-arm, dual clamp Itotec Cut Systems – Lifts, Joggers, Cutters, and Unloaders.

 

This New England Packaging company needed to cut down thick board, folded carton stock, in addition to plastic film for their downstream Windowing (Window Patching) machinery. Itotec’s dual gear box, dual clamping system was recognized as the Cutter of choice for such grueling product materials.

 

With 100-years of Guillotine Cutting manufacturing excellence, Itotec has become synonymous with reliability, durability, precision, and performance. With a clientele of users currently cutting offset litho sheets to chip board to circuitry board to kevlar to graphite, Best Graphics were the ideal partner for this fast paced, multi-national Carton shop.

 

Having problems with your legacy, single-arm Polar Cutter? Best Graphics’s Service & Parts Department can help.

 

Thinking about a new Guillotine? Our Itotec Cutters weigh 1-ton more than Polar 115 N, and used Polar 115 EMC Cutters. Contact our Sales Department today, and ask about how you can buy a new Guillotine Cutter with our industry leading 5-year warranty!

 

Best Graphics. Distributors of (15) lines of new post-Press machinery. Get your package pricing today!

 

Best Graphics Beats Out Muller Martini for Large, East Coast Book Bindery’s Perfect Binder Business

 

Best Graphics and Wohlenberg Answer the High Production, Short Run Perfect Binder Conundrum – 

 

Best Graphics, Wohlenberg’s North American Sales Agents

 

Best Graphics Group (Milwaukee, WI) were recently onsite, alongside our German Wohlenberg colleagues, at one of the Northeast’s largest Book Publishers overseeing our recently installed Wohlenberg Quickbinder Perfect Binder inline with a Wohlenberg Trim-tec 60e automated Three Knife Trimmer, book transfer conveyance, and a Busch Waste Scap Removal system.

 

Running alongside legacy, full system Kolbus Perfect Binders, and Muller Martini Perfect Binders, Best Graphics’ compact footprint, 2,000/Hr. Wohlenberg Quickbinder is the reliable solution large Book Binderies depend on for second edition re-prints, “one off samples,” or 8-10,000 perfect bound book runs that would require a plant to otherwise “break in” to a full system run.

 

Manufactured with the same principles of a our larger, full system Wohlenberg Perfect Binders with Gathering Stations, our handfed Wohlenberg Quickbinder is a robust, well constructed 15 – 20 – 25 year asset. When compared to Duplo, Horizon and Bourg Perfect Binders, designed for the digital market with a 3 – 5 – 7 year asset, Wohlenberg’s prove their meddle: (5) clamps, dual spine prep station, extra long 17″ spine length capabilities, 2.75″ max. thicknesses, heavy-duty, dual scoring shafts, rotary cover feeder, an adjustable “nip” section, EVA hotmelt and PUR spine glue options, and a gentle, laydown discharge.

 

The machine is also extremely user friendly: our large Navigator touch screen control actuates all direct motor drives for a tool-less changeover from one book size format to another. With the growth of the digital print market, and book runs being  reduced to the “just in time (JIT)” inventory model, jumping from job-to-job in moments, yet delivering a square back book perceived as being done on a full system Perfect Binder gives you a leg up on the competition.

 

Looking to differentiate yourself? Wohlenberg’s focus on innovation, and differentiaiton is a key driver in machine sales: Wohlenberg Quickbinders, 2,000 per hour handfed machines, have the ability to inline gauze. They also have “Delta 10” clamping technology to accept variable book thickness work one behind another!

 

When it came to Three Knife Trimmers, Best Graphics’ client recognized the storied history Wohlenberg have built. Their name is synonymous with Three Knife Trimmers, and in fact, at one point in their manufacturing career, Wohlenberg were actually producing Three Knife Trimmers for Kolbus, and Muller Martini Perfect Binding lines!!

 

Best Graphics’ configured this system with a Wohlenberg Trim-tem 60e automated Three Knife Trimmer, our 3,600 cycle per hour machine. Like our Quickbinder Perfect Binder, the Trim-tec 60e is easily operated by a large Navigator color touch screen where all book measurement are input. Set up is tool-less, and all drives adjust automatically.

 

Upon completion of this East Coast Printer’s “nickel tour,” the company’s management staff said they’d made the right long-term decision when comparing Best Graphics Quickbinder with Muller Martini’s Vareo Binder, and would welcome future visitors for machine demonstrations.

 

With delivery, installation, training and a 24-month system warranty, Best Graphics and this East Coast Book Printer are well on their way to a long, formidable partnership.

 

. . . Best Graphics. Wohlenberg. Book smart!