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! 

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!”

Best Graphics Group “Spring Open House” In Review –

 

The last week of March, Best Graphics opened its doors to our customers and vendor partners. With customers flying in from as far as Boston and Salt Lake City, Best Graphics was pleased to host a wide array of Printers, Print-Finishers and Trade-Binderies.

Here’s Dave Byers, with Kirkwood Printing, sitting down with Joe Marrinan, our Chameleon Folder/Gluer Vendor, viewing video of our 800MX+ 31″ Folder/Gluer:

 

Best Graphics' Spring "Open House"

Vendor partners in attendance included BaumFolder, Chameleon Finishing Solutions, Duplo USA, Graphic Whizard, Ibis Bindery, Komori USA, Osako, Palamides USA, Screen, USA Roller Supply, Young Shin USA, and Zechini.

We were able to snap a few photos amidst the chaos! Here’s our group, the Best Graphics Group:

Best Graphics' Spring "Open House"

Customers and our vendors were able to collaborate on any job applications they’re currently running, or may be pursuing.

Additionally, customers interested in demonstrating the latest model machines from these established manufacturers had time to see them operating on our demo floor!

Like AdPress, who came in to demo Duplo’s DC745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser:

Best Graphics' Spring "Open House"

Or customers who came in to view the Graphic Whizard Creasemaster+

Best Graphics' Spring "Open House"

In production we had a Baum 32” Continuous 4/4 Folder, Baum BP18 Offset Press, Baum 31.5” BaumCut E Cutter, Baum 714 Automated Tabletop Folder, Duplo DC745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser, Duplo DBMi Binder, Chameleon 800MX+ Folder/Gluer, Graphic Whizard Crease Master+,  Osako 4-Pocket Tener Alpha Saddle Stitcher, Palamides 700BA Bander and a Young Shin 41” Die Cutter with Stripping.

Best Graphics' Spring "Open House"

Best Graphics' Spring "Open House"

Best Graphics' Spring "Open House"

Best Graphics' Spring "Open House"

All new! All under one roof!

We would like to thank all who showed up for the event, especially those vendor partners who provided equipment on consignment for the event. We look forward to seeing you all at Graph Expo in September!

– A.J. Brahm, Self-Appointed Chief Social Media Officer