Your Reliable Equipment Distributor & Servicer for the Michigan Printing and Graphics Industry Since 1984

As specialists in the field, we offer an extensive selection of machinery ranging from paper folders and guillotine paper cutters to bookletmakers, perfect binders, paper creasers, and more. Our services include delivery, installation, training, maintenance, repair, and custom machining with our in-house team of factory trained technicians.

We relish taking on complex challenges. Our products cater to a wide array of applications: we pride ourselves on being able to meet the needs of any size run or equipment requirement.

40 Years in Business

Our company is commemorating its 40th year in business, underlining our commitment to delivering exceptional service to our clients. Our distinctive strength lies in the robust technical support and dedicated after-sales service that we provide. We believe that in the high-stakes world of production, reliability is paramount. To meet tight deadlines and demanding applications, you need dependable equipment that is supported by unparalleled service.

Here at Mid-State Litho, we are committed to supplying you with top-tier production equipment and services, backed by our decades-long tenure in the print industry. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve as your trusted partner in all matters related to print, paper folding, and booklet making. Thank you for choosing Mid-State Litho.

Horizon BQ-300 iCE Binder

Horizon iCE Binder BQ-300

A brand-new prototype machine from Horizon Finishing, the BQ-300 is a fully automated single clamp perfect binder designed for ease-of-use, book quality, and production efficiency that can handle variable thickness production of up to 500 cycles per hour. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is perfect binding?

Perfect binding is a method of manufacturing books using hot glue. Sometimes called thermal binding, it has a few steps. First is spine preparation with a milling or notching blade. Then the glue is applied and a book cover is pressed on with a tremendous amount of pressure. This process is called nipping.

What size paper cutter should I get?

The width of the cutter is the maximum cut you can make. So if you only ever need to cut 18" sheets then you could get away with a 18" cutter. However, the general guideline is that you want to be able to spin your largest sheet under the knife. So for a 12x18 sheet the calculated diagonal gives us the the minimum cutter width of 21.6."

What kind of paper folder should I get?

This is a great starting point! The first consideration would be if you can use a tabletop folder. Tabletop folders work great for most office environments. They almost always have 2 fold plates so you can do letter folds and C or Z folds. Next consider your paper type. If you fold glossy or coated paper you should get a folder with an air feeder. If you are folding for profit you should consider a larger air folder with a pump.

Do you offer financing?

Yes! Mitsubishi HC Capital is our primary leasing partner. We can offer short- or long-term financing based on your needs. Financing is subject to credit approval but our team is excellent. If you are considering financing your purchase you can visit our financing page or contact us directly.

Do you offer installation services?

Yes! Our team of factory-trained technicians are always ready to help install your new equipment and help train your workers how to maximize the potential of the machine.

What areas do you cover?

Our business is located in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Our area for service, repair, and installation is Michigan and the larger great lakes region! Some of our products are territory restricted, feel free to contact us to learn how we can help you! For consumables and components, our online store ships within the US.

New Standard Horizon SPF-2000 ICE Stitcher

Horizon ICE STITCHER SPF-2000

An incredible new Horizon prototype unveiled at drupa 2024, the SPF-2000 is a booklet making system featuring ease-of-use, superior quality, and next level automation that can produce booklets at a rate of up to 4,700 cycles an hour.

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Martin Yale Desktop Paper Folders

Browse the great collection of paper folders, paper creasers, joggers, and more from one of our favorite manufacturers, Martin Yale. Their products are made here in the USA in Wabash, Indiana.

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