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!

 

Florida Can’t Get Enough of Our Omega Folder Gluers

 

Multiple Omega Folder Gluers, at Multiple Florida Packaging Companies, Have Just  Installed!

 

Best Graphics, North American Distributors of Omega Folder Gluers

 

Best Graphics Group (Milwaukee, WI) has recently sold, and installed (2) Omega high speed, automated Folder Gluers to Commercial Print and Packaging companies in Florida. Manufactured in Europe, one Omega Folder Gluer installed at a Commercial Printer with a growing Folded Carton business segment, while the other Omega Folder Gluer installed at a Packaging facility’s brand new plant in combination with one of Best Graphics’ South Korean built Young Shin 41″ Flatbed Die Cutters with Stripping.

 

Best Graphics have been importing, and selling the Omega line of Folder Gluers, and Carton Packing equipment since 2015. Omega, well known as a growing competitor to Bobst Folder Gluers, has beeb manufacturing Folded Carton, and Corrugated Folder Gluing lines for almost 40 years. Their continual focus on Folder Gluer reliability, price, and customization has allowed Omega, and Best Graphics to capture marketshare in the rapidly growing North American Folded Carton market.

 

Best Graphics installed a 300 meter/minute Omega Intro 110 Folder Gluer for Straightline, Auto-bottom, and 4- & 6-corner cartons in Orlando, Florida. Our Intro series can be purchased with Carton Alignment, Motorized Carriers, and Carton Packing technology. Our Siemens touch screen controls, automation, and servo-backfold system make this Omega Folder Gluer very user-friendly for Commercial Print facilities. When compared to a Bobst VisionFold 110, Best Graphics’ Omega Intro 110 Folder Gluer allows Packaging Printers more length for complex folds, and thicker machine side frames at a more affordable price.

 

Best Graphics installed a 400 meter/minute Omega Allpro 90 Folder Gluer for Straightline, and Auto-bottom cartons in Miami, Florida. Our Allpro series can be purchased with Carton Alignment, Motorized Carriers, Carton Ejection technology, and Carton Packing equipment. Like the Bobst “Gyro” module, only offered on the Bobst Masterfold Folder Gluer, Omega offers a “Turnpro” module for friction-less folded carton product rotation with re-register section for beverage carriers, tear strip cartons, and other unique folding and gluing applications.

 

Omega Folder Gluers compliment Best Graphics equipment portfolio of Young Shin Flatbed Die Cutters, Young Shin Foil Stampers, Young Shin Die Cutter-Blankers, and our Laserck line of Offline Blankers with patented, automatic downstacking technology. Selling directly to Commercial Printers, Trade Finishers, Print Packaging and Luxury Folded Carton manufacturers, Best Graphic Group’s 41-year history as equipment sales, service and parts suppliers makes us a reliable name within the Canadian and U.S. Die Cutting, Finishing, Packaging, and Folded Carton markets.

 

Have a used Bobst Domino, Bobst Media, Bobst Amazon, Bobst Fuego, or Bobst Alpina Folder Gluer? How about a used AIM Signature Folder Gluer? Is your old Jagenberg Diana Folder Gluer, or your legacy International Right Angle Folder Gluer killing your Folded Carton throughput speeds? Call Best Graphics’ sales team, or make an “Online Submission” to talk about how you can trade in your old, pre-owned Folder Gluer for an automated, high speed Omega Intro, Allpro, Alius, or Magnus today!

 

Omega Folder Gluers. Best Graphics. Florida. The “perfect package!”

New York’s Fastest Growing Printer Chooses Osako Saddle Stitchers

 

Nothing Like Selling In Your Competitor’s “Backyard”! 

Best Graphics, Osako’s North American Importer of Saddle Stitchers

 

Best Graphics Group (Milwaukee, WI) has recently installed an automated, high speed Osako Tener Alpha Saddle Stitcher on Long Island, at New York’s fastest growing Commercial Printer. Manufactured in Japan, this Osako was installed in the Commercial Printer’s recently opened, second production facility.

 

Best Graphics have been the exclusive import agents, installers, and post-sales parts support partner of Osako Saddle Stitchers for nearly four decades. This particular Saddle Stitching system configuration included: (6) tool-less setup, double diameter signature feeders, (1) rotary cover feeder with dual-register and unmatched spine folding “crimp bar,” our 12,000/hour model 612 stitching unit with color touch screen control, dual caliper thickness detection, and bad-book ejection, an 18″+ spine length model OT-2000 three knife trimmer with 4th and 5th knife for quick, easy 2-up bookletmaking, shingle delivery section, and a waste scrap removal system.

 

With a proven lower cost of ownership than Muller Martini Saddle Stitchers, our Osako line covers the key areas Commercial Printers, Trade Binderies, and fast turn around Digital Print Shops have come to demand in the ever competitive North American market: purchase price, automation, high speed production, and access to parts. As a North American leader in machinery sales, technical service, and a deep spare parts stock inventory, Best Graphics continues to deliver on all four categories in spades!

 

With a 70-year history of Saddle Stitcher, and Three Knife Trimmer manufacturing, Osako is a reliable brand offered in (3) different ranges: the 9,000/hour Micro, the 10,000/hour Estar Alpha, and the 12,000/hour Tener Alpha. Robust in design, Best Graphics include an industry leading 3-year warranty on all new Osako Saddle Stitcher installations! Our Osako Saddle Stitchers compliment our portfolio offers of other leading, marquee Bindery | Finishing | Packaging equipment: our Wohlenberg Perfect Binders, our Itotec Guillotine Cutters, our Ibis variable page Smart-binder Bookletmakers, our Busch Pile Turner-Aerators, and our Palamides secondhand Delta 703 overhauling process.

 

Have a used Heidelberg ST-90, Heidelberg ST-100, Heidelberg ST-270, Heidelberg ST-350, Heidelberg ST-400, or Heidelberg ST-450 Saddle Stitcher for sale? At risk of paying for costly service on a Heidelberg Stitcher that’s not worth the return? Have a secondhand, used Muller Martini Presto, Muller Martini Bravo, Muller Martini Prima, or Muller Martini Primera? Paying too much money for over-the-phone service support? Constantly battling Muller Martini Parts Department to ensure your Saddle Stitcher parts ship out? Call us, or make an “Online Submission” today! Let’s talk about trading in your high speed, used Saddle Stitcher for an Osako automated Stitcher.

 

Best Graphics. Best Osako . . . know better value!

L.A.’s Largest Trade Bindery Chooses Itotec Cutters

 

When It Comes to Productivity, Best Graphics’ Itotec Cutters Always Win – 

 

Best Graphics, Itotec’s California Distributor of Guillotine Cutters

 

Best Graphics Group (Milwaukee, WI) has recently installed (2) new Itotec eRC-137DX 54″ Guillotine Cutters at Los Angeles, California’s largest Trade Bindery. Manufactured in Japan, these (2) double-arm, dual clamp Itotec Cutters are this Trade shop’s fourth, and fifth new Guillotine Cutter from Best Graphics, a North American leader in machinery sales, technical service, and parts support.

 

With a lower cost of ownership, an industry-leading five year machine warranty, and a higher productivity rate than Polar 115, and Polar 137 single-arm Cutters, Itotec is the Guillotine Cutter to turn to when making your next new, or used equipment purchase.

 

Celebrating their 100th year in business, Itotec are the original designers of double-arm Guillotine Cutters. Producing Cutters longer than Polar, Itotec are credited as being the first Guillotine Cutter manufacturer to introduce a color, touch screen monitor for easier operator control.

 

Best Graphics, in our 41st year as a Bindery | Finishing | Packaging machine dealer, is the North American importer and distributor of Itotec Guillotine Cutters, and ancillary Lifts, Joggers and Unloaders. Post-sales, our team of service technicians and, our deep inventory of Itotec parts gives Commercial Printers, Trade Binderies, Finishing houses, and Folded Carton shops the confidence they need in ensuring their heavy-duty Itotec Cutter will be up-and-running for 20 – 25- 30 years to come!

 

Want to trade in your used Polar Cutter? Provide us with your used machine details via our “Online Submission” page today!

 

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!