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Nov 2017

Best Graphics to distribute IBIS products in North America

We are delighted to announce a new sales and service distribution partnership with Best Graphics Inc., based in Milwaukee, USA. Best Graphics have 39 years’ experience as an independent Graphic Arts equipment supplier with products such as Wohlenberg perfect-binders, Osako saddle-stitchers, Itotec cutting systems, Omega folder/gluers and Busch pile turners.

Best Graphics will henceforth operate as IBIS’s USA Distributor, focusing on IBIS ‘Smart-binder’ sales to the Digital print market. The Smart-binder complements Best Graphics' sales of Osako saddle-stitchers and Wohlenberg perfect binders to the Offset print market. Best Graphics will also provide Smart-binder service and parts service support through its US-wide after-sales network.

A Smart-binder SB-3 'Plus HS' is being shipped to Best Graphics' showroom in Milwaukee to enable customers to view the machine in operation and to test run their materials if needed, prior to making a purchase decision. This Smart-binder will be fed from a Tecnau unwinder/web cutter and will also enable Best Graphics to provide customer training.

The Smart-binder has some unique advantages, such as:

  • The option for ISG cold glue binding instead of wire stitching
  • On-the-run thickness variation book-to-book for true digital ‘book of one’ production
  • Integrated sheet and booklet tracking for personalised booklet production
  • Multi shift 24 x 7 operation for over 1 million booklets a month

We expect these features, together with Best Graphics' sales and support capabilities, to result in an increased market share for IBIS in the USA. A large stock of Smart-binder Spare parts will be held by Best Graphics, enabling most parts to be delivered from their Milwaukee base.

Best Graphics will be closely supported by our existing sales specialist, Don Piontek, who is based in Minneapolis. See below for Best Graphics and Don Piontek contact details. We look forward to working with Best Graphics to further improve our ability to support our US customers locally with sales advice, product support and fast parts supply.

John Cracknell, Managing Director
Mike Donovan, International Technical Sales Manager

IBIS Bindery Systems UK





Sales Worldwide

    IBIS, Michael Donovan
International Technical Sales Manager
tel +44 (0) 1494 561950  
IBIS, John Cracknell
Managing Director  
    9 The Gateway Centre, Coronation Road, Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe, HP12 3SU, United Kingdom  

Sales N.America

    Best Graphics tel 800 236 7603  
    W222 N600 Cheaney Drive, Waukesha, WI 53186, USA      
    Don Piontek
IBIS North America
(cell) 952 239 2999