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.

 

 

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!