Mid-State Litho: Print Finishing Equipment & Service in the Great Lakes Region

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

Mid-State Litho is proud to celebrate 40 years of providing exceptional print finishing equipment and service to businesses in Grand Blanc, Michigan, and beyond. Our commitment to quality, reliability, and unparalleled customer support has made us a trusted partner in the ever-evolving print industry.

We understand the importance of reliable equipment and efficient workflows in meeting your production goals. That's why we offer top-tier print finishing solutions, including paper cutters, paper folders, booklet makers, and perfect binders, from leading brands like Standard Finishing and Horizon. Our expert team is dedicated to providing comprehensive technical support and after-sales service to ensure your equipment runs smoothly and efficiently.

Founded on a commitment to customer satisfaction, MSL has grown from humble beginnings to our current state-of-the-art facility. We're proud to be a family-owned and operated business, and we're committed to upholding the values that have made us successful for four decades: quality, reliability, and exceptional customer service.

Thank you for choosing Mid-State Litho as your partner in print finishing. We look forward to continuing to serve your printing needs for many years to come.

Horizon BQ-300 iCE Binder

Horizon iCE Binder BQ-300

A new machine from Horizon Finishing, the BQ-300 is an automated perfect binder for ease-of-use, book quality, and production efficiency, handling 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


A cutting-edge Horizon prototype revealed at drupa 2024, the SPF-2000 is a booklet making system with ease-of-use, top-notch quality, and advanced automation producing booklets at up to 4,700 cycles per hour.

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Used Equipment

Mid-State Litho offers a curated selection of pre-owned lithographic equipment to help you maximize your investment. Our inventory features meticulously inspected and serviced cutters, folders, presses, and more from top brands. Choosing used equipment from Mid-State Litho means getting reliable performance at a fraction of the cost of new, all backed by our expert advice and ongoing technical support. Contact us today to explore our current inventory and find the perfect pre-owned solution for your printing needs.

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