Itotec Names Best Graphics as New Distributor

Best Graphics Inc. has been selected as the North American Distributor for Itoh Cutting Systems and Kudo Paper Joggers by Itotec Co Ltd, (Inuyama, Japan) and Kudo Iron Works Co Ltd, (Kawaguchi, Japan). Itotec Co. is the leading Southeast Asian Manufacture of Heavy duty cutters and cutting systems marketed under the Itoh name. Kudo Iron Works is a leading manufacture of quality automated paper joggers marketed under the Kudo name. Dan Brahm Vice President says..."the addition of Itoh and Kudo enhances our ability to package equipment that compliments our Osako Stitcher, Young Shin Die Cutter and Yoshino Binder Product lines".

Best Graphics Inc. has also acquired the assets of LDR International, Itoh's and Kudo's previous distributor. Assets include all new Equipment inventories and extensive part inventories. Since 1982 LDR International has installed over 1500 Itoh Cutters in the United States. A testament to Itoh's proven durability over 20 years of new U.S. installations, LDR has never had to replace a single gearbox drive assembly due to mechanical failure.

Itoh Cutters are Highly regarded for their unique capabilities; superior strength, overall durability and trouble-free operation. Itoh's feature a double-arm pull design providing draw free production and larger lift capability across a wider spectrum of stocks including paper, board and plastics. Physically larger and significantly heavier than other single-arm style cutters, a 45" Itoh weighs "one ton" more than a comparable 45" Polar Cutter. All components; knife bar, single piece frame, and dual gear boxes have been over sized to accommodate even the most demanding cutting environment. Additional unique features include a longer shear stroke for better accuracy and longer knife cycle times, superior magnetic clutch/brake system requiring less hydraulic valving, and operator friendly (CIP 4 Compatible) intuitive touch screen interface.

Itoh Offers a Full Range of Sizes from 39" - 98" and Features Auto-Cut Options for Automatic Scrap Removal Applications. Additionally Itoh Manufactures a side and back loading system along with fully Automated unloading systems.

Kudo Manufactures Paper Jogging Systems and Lifts that Complete the Cutting Line. They Offer a Wide Range of Models and Feature a Unique Aeration - Air Assist System to Facilitate the Jogging Function prior to the Air Removal Process. With over 25,000 Installations Kudo is the World's Most Popular Jogger.

Best Graphics leads the market by offering a full 3 year parts warranty with every new Itoh Cutter; the same extended warranty introduced on Osako Saddle Stitchers in 2001.

In addition to Itoh and Kudo Cutting Systems, Best Graphics is the exclusive North American distributor for Osako Saddle Stitching Systems, Yoshino Perfect Binders, Young Shin die cutters and blankers, and Theisen and Bonitz Collators. Regionally, Best Graphics distributes Shinohara Presses, Baum Folders/Drills/Presses and Duplo finishing systems.

Best Graphics Inc. will sell Itoh and Kudo products directly and support them through their authorized service network.

For any inquiries, demonstrations, references or a formal quotation, please contact Robert Morton or Dan Brahm at 800-236-7603.

Best Graphics will be demonstrating the newest Itoh, Kudo and Osako Models at Graph Expo, September 11-14th, Booth #658.