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!

A Storied Past Meets A Progressive Future

Sentinel Printing: Long Island’s Oldest, and Progressive, Printer – 

 

Best Graphics’ travels coast-to-coast, from the United States to Canada, in pursuit of one goal: helping client’s find value (and productivity!) in their next piece of machinery. Our Sales staff would like to argue that no stone is left unturned, and no door is left unknocked!

 

Because of this philosophy, we’ve seen it all. From family-owned “Mom & Pop” shops to 400+ employee, Commercial Print behemoths, no two facilities are the same. And we love it. We love your subtle differences: lobbies, plant shop configurations, personalities, management strategy, and your success stories.

 

Sentinel Printing, of Long Island, NY, has a story nothing short of successful! On my latest trip to New York, I sat down to hear the story first hand.

 

Founded in 1858, Sentinel Printing is one of Long Island’s oldest companies in operation, but more importantly, one of the oldest print shops in North America! With beginnings as a local newspaper, the company re-tooled itself in the mid-1950s as a Commercial Printer.

 

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Sentinel Printing Co. | Est. 1858

 

Currently run by 6th generation Owner, Glen Boehmer, the firm has re-shaped itself once again. In Fall of 2011, “Sustainable Green Printing Partnership” (SGP), a non-profit organization providing sustainability certification in the Graphic Communications industry, awarded Sentinel “SGP” certification! At the time of recepit, Sentinel was one of only fifty Commercial Print firms in the US to have completed certification. Fancy that? One of the North America’s oldest – if not the oldest – is also one of the most progressive! As the saying goes, “the only constant is change,” right?

 

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Glen Boehmer, President & CEO

 

Spanning four facilities, Sentinel Printing’s production strategies adhere to strict “Green Thumb” initiatives; from ink and paper suppliers to excess waste and environmental impact. But Glen hasn’t stopped there. In the last 18 months, Sentinel Printing installed solar panels on the roof of two buildings, ultimately allowing their Digital Department – namely, two Xerox DocuColors – running exclusively on solar power energy!

 

Every firm has a niche; every Printer a belief. And in this case, every printer has a passion. Glen, intends to reduce his energy consumption by 5 – 10% year over year. Albeit, by the recently installed florescent light banisters throughout Sentinel Printing, or by the suppliers they rely on day-to-day. Glen, like so many others, cautions those who say they’re “green.”

 

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Are You “Green” Enough?

 

SGP Certification, is both a passionate pursuit, and a mentality where cutting costs isn’t always the best way to maintain margins. Says Glen, “We don’t just run out and buy from sources that are polluting because they’re cheaper.”

 

Looking to stratecially partner with a SGP certified shop? You can learn more about Sentinel Printing by visiting their website: www.sentinelinnovation.com.

 

Have an innovative story to share with our staff? Contact me at (800) 236-7603 x 101.

 

Until next time!,

 

A.J. Brahm, Self-Appointed Cheif Social Media Officer