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 

 

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.

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 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! 

 

 

PRINTING United ’19: Just the Facts

 

Best Graphics Exhibit at PRINTING United ’19 In Dallas, Texas – 

 

 

We hope you join Best Graphics at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, in downtown Dallas, Texas for PRINTING United 2019:

 

 

Need attendee badges? Ask our Sales, Service, or Parts Department(s) for a free pass! We hope to see you there!

 

 

Partnership Announcement: DGM Folder Gluers

 

 

Best Graphics Partners with PPCTS to Sell the DGM line of High Speed Folder Gluers

 

Best Graphics (Waukesha, WI) is pleased to announce a formal agreement with Rich McDonald, President of PPCTS (Pewaukee, WI), to market and sell the DGM line of high speed Carton and Corrugated Folder Gluers.

 

In advance of the busy North American October trade show season – PRINT ’19 (Chicago, IL), SuperCorr ’19 (Denver, CO) and PRINTING United ’19 (Dallas, TX) – the following press release has gone out:

 

 

Seeking more information about the DGM Smartfold Classic, or the DGM Smartfold Ultra series of Folder Gluers for Straightline, Auto-bottom (Crash Lock Bottom), 4-Corner, and/or 6-Corner boxes? Looking to upgrade your legacy Corrugated Folder Gluer with a new DGM Megafold? Contact us today. We’ve got you covered!

 

Best Graphics. PPCTS. DGM Folder Gluers. Production simplified.

 

Ecosystem High Speed Laminators: A Truckload of ‘Em

Best Graphics Purchase (5) High Speed Ecosystem Film Laminators from Italy, (2) Machines Sold! 

 

Yesterday, Best Graphics (Waukesha, WI) received five new, high speed film laminators from our Ecosystem partners in Italy. The equipment, varying in size formats and model, type filled an entire 53′ extended container.

Unloading Ecosystem Film Laminators at Best Graphics (WI)

 

Two of the five machines have already been sold, while the remaining three machines for stock will fulfill year end orders from prospective commercial printers, digital shops, trade finishers, and large publication houses.

 

An Ecosystem Quick 76 with catch tray delivery will be installing at a New Jersey-based commercial printer the first week of October. Our Ecosystem Quick 76 model takes a 30 x 41″ sheet size with output up to 164 feet/minute. Known for their high productivity, the Ecosystem Quick 76 exceeds Komfi’s Amiga 52 rated speed of 80 feet/minute, and D&K’s 3210 model that only has a maximum output of 100 feet/minute.

 

An Ecosystem Quick 54 with catch tray delivery will be shipping down to an Alabama-based trade laminator. The Ecosystem Quick 54 model supports 21 x 30″ sheets, and is perfect for environments frequently finishing short run, digitally printed work. The shop down South opted for our Foil Fuser to allow inline Foiling, an inexpensive optional upgrade available across all three Quick series models: 54cm, 76cm, or 106cm.

Ecosystem Quick 54 Before Logo Detailing

 

Purchased for stock inventory, Best Graphics have also brought in one of Ecossytem’s 29 x 41″, 196 feet/minute Compact 76 models with an automatic down stacker, and hot knife capabilities. This model competes directly with Autobond 1-sided film laminators, and Autofeeds 1-sided film laminators. We recently installed an Ecosystem Compact 76 high speed film laminator model in Miami, Florida during the Spring of ’19.

Best Graphics’ Ecosystem Compact 76 High Speed Film Laminator

 

Also for stock inventory is a Quick 54 with manual catch tray, and a Quick 76 with manual catch tray. Both of these machines can be upgraded with our optional automatic down stackers.

 

If you’re attending PRINTING United ’19, down in Dallas, TX, join us for live demonstrations of our Quick series Ecosystem Film Laminators! We’ll also be highlighting our Japanese line of Itotec Paper Cutting technology, and our Osako line of Japanese Saddle Stitchers and Three Knife Trimmers.

Can’t make it to the show? Contact us to arrange a demo in our Milwaukee, WI-based show room where we have more than $4,000,000 in binderyfinishingpackaging equipment in inventory, and a full team of service technicians, and parts support staff!

 

Best Graphics and Ecosystem: supplying the North American market with higher yielding, more dependable film laminators.

 

Offering Additional 2.5% Off All Machines In September, October

 

Get An Additional 2.5% Off All Machines from September 1st, 2019 to October 31st, 2019 – 

 

2.5% Off All Machines In September, October ’19!

 

As an equipment distributor and full service post-sales parts, service, installation, and training provider, Best Graphics support clients with turn key solutions. In effort to “pull forward” purchaser’s [typically] late November, early December orders to September and October we can promise more equipment on your floor before December 31st, 2019.

 

Additionally, if a machine is not from stock, buyers are able to get their orders in the manufacturing queue before others Printers – doing the same damn thing! – around the globe! Ever been quoted a 30 – 60 day lead time on new equipment mid-Summer, only to place the order in December, and it gets re-projected at 90 – 120+ days by the factory? Yea, we hate that, too!

 

Let’s change that! An additional 2.5% off EVERY machine in the months of September and October. Yes, every machine!

 

Don’t wait: you’ll be up-and-running faster, your clients will thank you, and you’ll be winning orders before your competition even has their gear on the floor.

 

Best Graphics. Simple. FairHonest. LogicalKnow Better Value! 

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!