Automated System Eliminates Signature Folding

standard_stitchliner_5500The Standard Horizon collating and saddlestitching system brings a whole new dimension to print finishing operations. Combining unmatched operating speeds, easy-to-use touch-screen controls for end-to-end automation, and expandability to 6 towers for unparalleled productivity and application flexibility.

The StitchLiner 5500 is a pioneering concept for demanding printing and publishing environments that combines flat sheet gathering, scoring, folding, stitching, and three-knife trimming in one integrated line. Shown with the new VAC-1000 collator.

Features:

  • User-friendly operation through the color touchscreen and accurate automation achieve short make-ready for quick turnaround
  • Folding is performed in-line to simplify the saddle-stitching workflow and improve operational efficiency
  • Various optional devices are available for both offset and digital printing
  • The convenient U-shaped layout allows the operator to monitor work in progress

 Touchscreen Automation for Fast, Easy Set-Ups

SppedVAC1000with200AEach Standard Horizon collating/saddlestitching system is designed for quick and easy set-ups and changeovers offering square folds, accurate stitch alignment, and precise cross-over registration.

The VAC-1000 + SPF/FC-200A fully automated saddlestitching system features advanced touchscreen control (10.4″ screen), integrated hand-marry, and automatic eject of errored booklets for  up to 4,500 non-stop booklets per hour.

For additional information on collating/saddlestitching visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

 

Featured Product – OKI Data proColor 900DP

Featured Product - OKI Data proColor 900DP

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Featured Product – OKI Data proColor 900DP

HD Color Printer for Breathtaking Output

MSL is hosting its Spring 2014 Equipment Expo at the Jackson Area Career Center (JACC) in Jackson, MI. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to demonstrate the OKI proColor 900DP and speak directly with OKI’s Ted Schaffer.

proColor 900DP features at a glance:

  • High Definition (HD) Color Printing
  • Media Flexibility & Cost-Efficiency
  • Short-Run Production Printing Capability

Join us on Wednesday, April 30th & Thursday, May 1st, 2014 in the Visual Communications department, CLICK HERE for more information.

register-buttonCan’t wait for a live demonstration? click on the video below for a sneak peak at the OKI proColor 900DP!

 

 

Programmable Digital Finisher

Programmable Digital Finisher

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MBM Aerocut G2 – Programmable Digital Finisher

Ideally suited for Digital Applications. The Aerocut G2 slits, cuts, creases, scores, and perforates a wide variety of jobs including brochures, business cards, post cards, greeting cards, CD jackets, etc. with laser-sharp accuracy.

MSL is hosting its Spring 2014 Equipment Expo at the Jackson Area Career Center (JACC) in Jackson, MI. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to demonstrate the MBM Aerocut G2.

Aerocut G2 features at a glance:

  • Slit, Cut, Crease, Score, and Perforate
  • Programmable Finisher [263 pre-programmed & 90 custom cutting templates]
  • Wide variety of stocks can be creased and scored without cracking

Join us on Wednesday, April 30th & Thursday, May 1st, 2014 in the Visual Communications department. CLICK HERE for more information.


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MSL’s Spring 2014 Remote Demo

MSL's Spring 2014 Remote DemoMSL’s Spring 2014 Remote Demo

Mid-State Litho and Jackson Area Career Center (JACC) are teaming up to help bring a new generation of Michigan Students into the printing industry. By raising awareness through new technologies, our Equipment Expo will inform, inspire, educate, and connect future industry professionals with leading organizations [you]!

Join us on Wednesday, April 30th and Thursday, May 1st, 2014 – to explore new opportunities for today and the future.

Featured equipment will include:

  • MBM Aerocut G2
  • Morgana DigiFold Pro
  • Morgana AutoCreaser Pro 33
  • Standard Horizon CRF-362
  • Colordyne CDT 1600C
  • Drylam ALM3222
  • Mitsubishi Eco 1630
  • MGI Meteor DP8700 XL
  • Foliant Gulliver C-520A
  • OKI C941dn
  • OKI pro900DP
  • Baum 714XA

Lunch and dinner will be provided and catered by the Jackson Area Career Center Culinary Arts Program – Changing Streets Restaurant.

Event Dates:

  • April 30th, 2014 (Wednesday)
  • May 1st, 2014 (Thursday)

Time: 10am – 6pm (Wednesday & Thursday)

Register today!

Billi Jean Johnstone
Mid-State Litho, Inc.
billi@midstatelitho.net

Now Available for Demonstration!

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C941dn LED Digital Color Printer

C941dn 5-Color LED Printer - Now Available for demonstration on April 30th and May 1st, 2014 at the Jackson Area Career Center – Jackson, Michigan.

Onsite vendors include OKI Data Solutions, Ted Schaffer.

Time: 10 am – 6 pm [Wednesday & Thursday]

Click Here to register!

 


Now available for demonstration on April 30th & May 1st, 2014 at the Jackson Area Career Center – in Jackson, Michigan. Register today to see the OKI C941dn in action!

The C900 Series lets you extend your in-house printing and presentation capabilities from the expected t the extraordinary. These affordable printing devices, with their ease of use and low total cost of ownership, enable you to produce stunning documents, offer new services, be competitive, and grow your business.

Multimedia: When it comes to variety, size and thickness of media, the C900 Series greatly extends the OKI heritage of media support. All three models easily handle 360gsm extra-thick card stock, 14-point polyester, magnetic media transparency films and much more-in sizes ranging from 3″ x 5″ index cards to 13″ x 52″ banners.

Production: C900 Series devices have affordable digital short-run capabilities. produce striking comps, one-offs and reprints at up to 50 ppm. and the C941dn has the added flexibility of being able to apply white text and graphics to dark media, and to place clear toner selectively on a design, with eye-catching results.

Platform: These devices represent a new design driven by an aggressive goal-to create rugged, affordable and flexible printers aligned with the direction of today’s print production marketplace. They feature short-run capacities and fast print speed, and deliver stunning output across the widest range of media.

For additional information visit us online.

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Breathtaking HD Color now includes White or Spot Color!

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Breathtaking HD Color now includes White or Spot Color. More information here!  OKI C900 Series PDF

The OKI C941dn is now available for demonstration on April 30th & May 1st, 2014 from 10 am – 6 pm at the Jackson Area Career Center – Jackson, Michigan. For additional information or to register complete this form!

C941dn LED Digital Color PrinterNow you can demonstrate your creativity or broaden your printed offerings by producing materials on an incredible range of media in 4-color plus solid White or Clear gloss toners.

These processes – which used to require expensive printing equipment and outside resources – are available in-house and on demand with the C941dn, a unique 5-station multimedia production platform device from OKI.

The C941dn gives users the ability to create extraordinary mock-ups, stationery, invitations, brochures, packaging prototypes, point-of-sale material, watermarks, window graphics, labels, etc., in breathtaking HD Color that now includes White or Clear spot color!

Apply White toner first or last

Use white text and graphics on dark-colored media. Make 4-color images on dark media stand out by laying down White toner first and printing CMYK on top-the same technique used for producing vibrant 4-color images on translucent media or transparency film.

Two minutes from White to Clear

That’s all it takes to switch the 5th station of the C941dn from White toner to Clear Gloss toner-and back again. Each color kit comes with all you need to get spectacular effects on opaque, translucent or transparent media with no fuss. And the front-accessible compartment makes exchanging or replacing consumables even easier.

Visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net for additional information and product specifications.


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Beyond 4-Color Printing + Clear & White Toner

Beyond 4-Color Printing + Clear & White TonerBeyond 4-Color Printing + Clear & White TonerThe C941dn lets you extend your in-house printing and presentation capabilities from the expected to the extraordinary. This affordable printing device, with its ease of use and low total cost of ownership, enable you to produce stunning documents, offer new services, be competitive, and grow your business.

Demonstrate your creativity or broaden your printed offerings by producing materials on an incredible range of media in 4-color plus White or Clear gloss toners.

The C941dn gives users the ability to create extraordinary mock-ups, stationary, invitations and etc., in breathtaking HD Color that now includes White or Clear spot color!

Now available for demonstration on Wednesday, April 30th and Thursday, May 1st at the Jackson Area Career Center (JACC) – Jackson, Michigan.

Date: April 30th & May 1st, 2014 [Wednesday - Thursday]
Time: 10 am – 6 pm [Wednesday & Thursday]

Location: 6800 Browns Lake Rd., Jackson, MI 49201 VIEW MAP

Register today for a live demonstration and your chance to talk to OKI Data’s Ted Schaffer.

 

Check out MBM’s top Selling Shredders!

Check out MBM’s Top Selling Cross Cut Destroyit Paper Shredders!

Destroyit cross cut shredders are the perfect balance between strip cut and high security models. By cutting the paper both vertically and horizontally, you end up with a smaller and more secure particle, meeting security levels 3 or 4.

Cross cut shred bins can also hold five times as much cross cut shred volume than it can of strip cut shred, thus being more space efficient and bag thrifty. Every cross cut model’s cutting shafts come with a lifetime warranty from MBM.

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Destroyit paper shredders from MBM set the standard for strength and durability. Destroyit shredders do more than just shred paper, they are an essential part of your security program. For additional information, contact MSL at 1-800-343-4231 or visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Creating an Ecosystem for Print Buyers

Creating an Ecosystem for Print Buyers
by Steve Barrett

In the modern world, we are bombarded by advertising. To capture the attention of the audience has become a formidable goal. Solid and consistent branding is more important than ever and the sheer volume of advertising has raised the bar to even gain someone’s attention in the first place. Print manufacturers, now more than ever, are required to be a part of the entire marketing process.

What does this mean for printers? A lot. This means that today’s marketing campaigns must be highly targeted, cross multiple mediums and they must also be vibrant enough to remain memorable. The bright side is that printers’ capabilities have blossomed over the last few years. Modern machines like the MGI Meteor DP8700XL can output highly visual printed pieces that can be tailored to their audience with variable data printing. It can also output envelopes that are a perfect match with flat work. This helps to maintain company branding.

Attention is critical. Novel approaches to advertising like bright digital-billboards and talking gas pumps have tuned our brains to overlook advertising. It’s harder than ever to awaken the brain’s reticular activation system, the section of the cortex that dictates attention. In print we have the same dynamic with our customers and printers are constantly searching for new and fun ways to snap our reader’s eyeballs onto our message. The MGI JetVarnish 3D is a prime example of this, the texture effect on print brings an otherwise flat message into our spatial reality.

Most print manufacturers are well aware of these dynamics and many have already incorporated them into their business models. Printers are no longer in the business of laying ink on paper. Instead it’s critical that we help our customer’s to develop these complex marketing campaigns and provide as many pieces of the puzzle as possible. If a print buyer needs to go anywhere else for a part of the campaign, they might just take the whole project with them.

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
Toll Free: 1-800-343-4231
www.midstatelitho.net

Creating an Ecosystem for Print Buyers

Creating an Ecosystem for Print Buyers
by Steve Barrett

In the modern world, we are bombarded by advertising. To capture the attention of the audience has become a formidable goal. Solid and consistent branding is more important than ever and the sheer volume of advertising has raised the bar to even gain someone’s attention in the first place. Print manufacturers, now more than ever, are required to be a part of the entire marketing process.

What does this mean for printers? A lot. This means that today’s marketing campaigns must be highly targeted, cross multiple mediums and they must also be vibrant enough to remain memorable. The bright side is that printers’ capabilities have blossomed over the last few years. Modern machines like the MGI Meteor DP8700XL can output highly visual printed pieces that can be tailored to their audience with variable data printing. It can also output envelopes that are a perfect match with flat work. This helps to maintain company branding.

Attention is critical. Novel approaches to advertising like bright digital-billboards and talking gas pumps have tuned our brains to overlook advertising. It’s harder than ever to awaken the brain’s reticular activation system, the section of the cortex that dictates attention. In print we have the same dynamic with our customers and printers are constantly searching for new and fun ways to snap our reader’s eyeballs onto our message. The MGI JetVarnish 3D is a prime example of this, the texture effect on print brings an otherwise flat message into our spatial reality.

Most print manufacturers are well aware of these dynamics and many have already incorporated them into their business models. Printers are no longer in the business of laying ink on paper. Instead it’s critical that we help our customer’s to develop these complex marketing campaigns and provide as many pieces of the puzzle as possible. If a print buyer needs to go anywhere else for a part of the campaign, they might just take the whole project with them.

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
Toll Free: 1-800-343-4231
www.midstatelitho.net