Perfect Creases for Digital Printing Output

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Perfect Creases for Digital Printing Output

To ease bindery and production woes while adding versatility, a fine line of Technifold finishing tooling is available from Baumfolder. For use with your digitally printed material, the EZ-Fit and EZ-Fold Tri-Creasers completely eliminate fiber cracking on stock ranges from 90# text and up and produce a crease that is as good as, or better, than a letterpress. Easily produce multiple crease settings for any imaginable print/stock combination; and watch the tools work like magic on difficult, toner based, digital output.

The BAUM 20 Versatile Finishing Module (link to product page) with 1-1/8 adjustable shafts is the newest product to accommodate these waste-saving tools. Other BAUM models, with specific-sized, adjustable center-distance capable shafts include:

  • BAUM 714XLT
  • BAUM 15, 18 & 20 Pile Feed Folders
  • BAUM 20 Auto Set, Continuous, and Inline Feed Folders
  • BAUM 20 Legend Continuous and Pile Feed Folders
  • BAUM 26 Continuos Feed Folders
  • BAUM 30 Continuos Feed Folders

Please Note: Technifold finishing tools will only work on specific-sized, adjustable, center-distance shafts.

Perfect Perfing

Micro-perf is a special, very fine perforation that tears clean when pulled apart. This perforation is used for stocks that need perforations and must be fed again through copiers and printers.

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There are kits available for both 7/8” and 1-1/8” shaft sizes. The key to whether your machine can utilize a micro-perf is dependent upon if your machine has adjustable slitter shafts. The adjustment occurs in the center to center distance between the shafts. Because the micro-perf crushes the paper between a blade and a hardened metal ring, a fine adjustment is necessary to prevent tearing the paper or damaging the blade.

There is now an adjustable slitter shaft assembly available for 714 folders which can allow your table top machine to run a micro-perf assembly. This will work on certain 714 parallel machines starting with the “XE” in 1991. You can contact us to find out if your specific machine is capable of this upgrade.

Article Provided by Baumfolder – March 24, 2015


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

Be Profitable with Fast Finishing

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Quick Overview of High Speed Finishing Solution

The BAUM 20 VFM is a Baumfolder solution providing a Versatile Finishing Module, tailored to your applications. A high speed rotary scoring/slitting/perforating machine, the VFM utilizes a BAUM 20 Pile Feeder and Baum 20 VFM Angle Folderregister, connected to a new scoring module that contains 3 sets of heavy duty shafts. This solution accommodates a variety of tooling and enables multiple lines of scoring, perforating, and/or slitting in
20VFM-Slitter-Shaftsa single pass.

Do you need to score, slit, or perforate at 90 degrees? A 2nd station VFM is available with the same scoring module, but with a cross-carrier to register the job from the first section. This allows for job completion without reloading. Learn more about the BAUM 20 Versatile Finishing Module.

Technology is constantly changing; let us help you learn how you can justify replacing some older, out-dated equipment with equipment designed for the future.

For more information about Baum’s 20VFM Folder contact our product specialists at 1-800-343-4231! 


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

MBM – Did you know?

MBM - Did you know?

As spring inches closer and closer, we wanted to share a few interesting facts and tips on shredding to help get you ready for some good spring cleaning!

 

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Did You Know: According to a 1988 Supreme Court Ruling (California vs. Greenwood), when a person throws something out, that item is now the public domain. Any piece of material may be taken without permission.

Tip: Use shredded paper in your compost pile.

Tip: Donate shredded paper to animal shelters.

Did You Know: Approximately 1 bag of cross cut paper shreds equals 5 bags of straight cut paper shreds.

Security and liability are concerns for every business owner. Eliminate risk with MSL’s Flint Shredders’ line of commercial paper shredders and hard drive shredding machines. We carry a wide model range and variety of paper shredders. Contact us for additional information or CLICK HERE to check out our models.


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
Flint Shredders

5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
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Preventative Folder Maintenance

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3 Reasons for Preventative Folder Maintenance + Incentive = Do It Now

Why perform preventative maintenance a folding machine? Is this expense necessary and what are the benefits? The answers are quite simple.

  1. It is important to meet the deadlines promised to your customers. Having a piece of equipment break down in the middle of an important job can result in paying employees to work overtime or, even worse, you can’t deliver on time, losing that important clients’ future business forever. Doing regular preventative maintenance can eliminate or greatly reduce this possibility.
  2. A folder like any piece of equipment, is a major investment for your company that should be maximized and protected. With care, a BAUM folder should last for years if you take care of it. However, the failure to do such simple things as clean the pump filters, regular lubrication, checking for worn belts, etc. can greatly shorten the life of your machine and/or result in an unexpected breakdown at the worst possible time. A Preventative Maintenance schedule can help you protect this investment and minimize unscheduled down time.
  3. It is cheaper to maintain your folder on an ongoing basis. It’s expensive to have parts flown in overnight when a belt breaks or a bearing seizes up because you didn’t inspect it or lubricate it properly. By having a preventive maintenance program you are in control of when your folder is down for maintenance.

Efficient and Money Saving Tune-Up Kits for Folders

Baumfolder has tune-up kits available for its Table Top and most Floor Model Folders. These tune-up kits contain the commonly needed parts that should be changed for preventative maintenance. The kits can save you a considerable amount of money compared to buying the individual parts.

Article Provided by Baumfolder Corporation. Click here to view our Baumfolder products.


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

Be Profitable with BAUM Pile & Continuous Feed Folders

Be Profitable with Baum Pile & Continuous Feed Folders

Be Profitable with Baum Pile & Continuous Feed Folders

Now is the time to help ensure your profitability. In our 2nd enews of this series, we remind you of the profitability that comes with great equipment.baum-20-comp_4

Pile & Continuous Feed Folders Keep Your Project Moving

The Baum 20 PFF and Bum 20 CFF series folders can make you more profitable by using our latest technologies:

  • Exclusive Baum ifold touch screen technolgy with maintenance reminders
  • “How to” set up screens
  • Job memory storage capability
  • Minimal maintenance due to the latest designs
  • Easy setup and loading of equipment
  • Paperless roller gapsets

For more ideas on feeding your profitability contact our product specialists. 

Rebuild Your Baum 714 for Profitable Production 

Our kits are a great way to rebuild your trusty Baumfolder 714 back to factory specifications. We use the same genuine Baumfolder parts made from the original prints and used in the production of our new 714’s.

Here are some of the items included in our kit: 

  • Toner release urethane fold rolls
  • Gears
  • Bearings and shims
  • Stacker tapes
  • Drive belts
  • Feed and retard tires (friction feed models)
  • Sucker tires (A & B versions)
  • Sheet detect tab (air feed models)
  • Pull out tires

Get your folder back in top running condition. Your MSL Service Department is ready to help! Contact us today for additional information and pricing.


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

The Ultimate Tabletop Folders

The Ultimate Tabletop FoldersThe Ultimate Tabletop Folders

BAUM continues to provide the most reliable and rugged tabletop folders in a compact and convenient design.

714XA The BAUM 714XA offers all of the rugged features of the popular manual setup BAUM 714XLT folder and then adds automation and state of the art features to meet today’s demanding needs along with modern styling. The 714XA is designed to meet the needs of all printing and imaging folding applications with these key features:

    • PLC touch screen control panel
    • Feed table extension that can handle longer sheet lengths, enabling tri-folding of 25.5″ long sheets from brochures, etc.
    • Six pre-programmed fold settings
    • Programmable memory settings for 20 custom folds
    • Batch counter that can count up or count down

  • Variable batch data entry
  • Total counter
  • PLC touch screen control panel with pictographs and color display
  • Sound covers standard
  • Flip deflector, non-marking fold plate technology
  • Diagnostic messages/fault detection
  • Jam detection using input and output sensors
  • Motorized delivery stacker
  • Automated fold plate setup

The BAUM 714XLT is rugged and compact. With a convenient size, this easy to setup folder is ready to go to work for you anytime and anyplace you need it. It can easily handle coated stocks as well as high-speed copier and laser printed stocks.

  • Heavy-duty construction
  • Built-in totalizing counter
  • Easy make-ready:
  • Handy fold-chart for easy fold pan set-ups
  • Scales on fold plates for accuracy
  • Stacker scales for easy set-up of delivery
  • “Easy-set” sheet caliper
  • Multiple air adjustments

Scoring/ Perforating and Slitting on the 714XLT Ultrafold 1st Station Folder

There are multiple ways to complete scoring, perforating and slitting applications on the 714XLT  Ultrafold 1st station folders. All 714XLT Ultrafold 1st station folders are equipped standard with a set of easily removable “Fixed” center to center slittershafts that are an assembly. All new 714XLT Ultrafold 1st station folders are equipped with tooling for this “Fixed” slittershaft design as standard equipment. The tooling provides the capability to perform either one line of standard “soft” scoring or one line if piercing perforating using a 41 tooth blade.

Click here for more information on BAUMFOLDER and additional tabletop models.


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
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MGI Plastic Card Solutions

MGI Plastic Card Solutions

MGI offers full plastic card solutions with the PressCard Pro & PunchCard pro. This compact pair will allow your customers to laminate and die cut short runs of plastic substrates such as PVC, Polycarbonate, Vinyl, and Synthetic Papers. Our plastic card solutions create new opportunities in Plastic Cards, RFID Cards, ID Cards, Business Cards, Outdoor Signage, POP and more!

The Card Factory

Plastic card production solutions can add to your bottom line. For the first time in the plastic card segment, a digital device can go head-to-head with offset in terms of run length, color capabilities, and speed (up to 8,000 cards per hour), while maintaining a cost below industry standards, even on the shortest runs.

MGI’s JETcard 3D is a true card factory and can replace up to 5 different pieces of equipment traditionally used in the plastic card production chain: litho press, lamination press, die cutter and encoder/personalization printer. Click here for more information on the JETcard 3D.

Imagine what you could do with an MGI. Visit MGI at Graphics of the Americas 2015! Register here for your free expo passes. 


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

Be the First to See MGI’s Revolutionary New Products GOA 2015!

See the DF-Pro at GOA 2015

Be the first to see MGI’s Revolutionary New Products at GOA 2015!

CUTTING | TRIMMING | CREASING | PERFORATING

The DF Pro is the perfect inline finishing solution for your Meteor Digital Press. This option allows you to finish all your printed jobs in one pass, saving you both time and money by having professionally printed and finished products ready for delivery. Finish up to 47 inches with trimming, cutting, up and down creasing, even strike perforation.

Product Advantages: 

  • Easy to Setup
  • Interchangeable Tools
  • Touch Screen
  • Horizontal & Vertical Cutting
  • Positive & Negative Creasing
  • Horizontal & Vertical Perforating
  • Offset Feeder Table
  • User Friendly Interface

Digital Finisher Pro is the perfect finishing solution for your Meteor Digital Press. This option allows you to print and finish most of printed jobs in one pass, saving you both time and money by having professionally printed and finished products for delivery.

Register for the Graphics of the Americas 2015 Expo today at no cost! Complete the form to receive your free pass.


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

Join Akiles Products at Graphics of the Americas

Join Akiles Products at Graphics of the Americas

Join Akiles Products at Graphics of the Americas

Akiles is your number one source for binding, laminating, and finishing products.

Akiles is headed to Miami Beach for the 2015 Graphics of the Americas Expo & Conference! If you’ve never been to GOA, this is the year to attend. Here’s your chance to get product information on hundreds of brands and educational experience you need to make solid decisions – CLICK HERE to register for FREE!

Featured equipment will include binding equipment, bookletmakers, corner rounding equipment, paper trimmers, and more.

Check Out Akiles NEW ProLam Ultra-X Series @ GOA:

akiles_prolam_ultra_x10_front_angleThe Akiles ProLam Ultra-X Series laminators possess superior quality and functionality combined with commercial grade design. Its multiple roller heat system produces professional, crystal-clear and bubble-free pouches ever time.

Product Details:

  • 10 Roller Heat System
  • Removable Cover
  • LCD Control Panel
  • Settings Guide
  • 13″ Capacity
  • Air Cooling System
  • Programmable Memory Settings

Commercial grade 6 or 10 roller laminator with programmable memory settings, laminates up to 14 mil! View the Akiles ProLam Ultra-X Series laminators in action:


For additional product information, visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.


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

New Features for the Baum 20 Series Folders

Are you in the market for a New Floor Model Folder?
Check Out the New Features for the Baum 20 Series Folders:

1. New Paperless Roller Gapsets! No need to tear stripes of paper. The new control informs you where to turn each dial to the proper setting per roller. Adjustment knobs are located across the top of the folder frames for easy reach. Operator does not have to walk around machine for setup. Baum knobs are easier to use than pressing levers and inserting strips of paper.

2. New Baum iFold Tutorial is now standard feature on the Baum 20 PFF and CFF models. The Baum 20 PFF and CFF “Informates” the folding process! You can spend a lot on automation and still have to know how to load paper and still make those minor manual adjustments that automation cannot provide. The Baum iFold bridges the gap between a manual folder with no imformaiton and an automated folder by providing information!

3. New Extended Mobile Delivery Stacker that has 33% more collection length than previous Baum 20 Series Folders enabling longer collection times.

4. New Mobility Kit is Standard on the Mobile Delivery Stacker. Previous Baum 20 series stackers were standard as a hang-on delivery stacker. This makes the transition of moving the delivery stacker back and forth from the 1sat station to the 2nd or 3rd station much easier by simply rolling the mobile stacker to its location. The mobile kit also includes an adjustable height settings to enable better shingling/stacking of products that may tend to want to spring open as they exit the folder.

5. New Micro-Adjust Paperstop setting for all active fold plates. Now those very small incremental fold length changes are easier to achieve using the NEW micrometer knob settings that were not available on previous Baum 20 series folders.

6. New Variable Batch within a Batch feature  standard on the BAUM 20 PFF and CFF models. Enables you to have a full load on the feeder and program multiple batches of different quantities to be folded one after another.

7. NEW Touch-Screen Control Panel with colored pictographs and easy to navigate control screens.A very user friendly control screen that enables more information and control of the folding process than ever before.

8. NEW Optional AccuSlit Kit for better control for sheet slitting

9. NEW Optional Perf/Slit/Perf Kit for multiple-up applications

10. NEW Optional Stream Separator Table for 2-up and or sheet acceleration applications

11. NEW Optional Register Gluing Kit for LH edge gluing on the 1st station folder.

Contact us today for additional information on the Baum 20 folders. We look forward to hearing from you!


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