Wisconsin-Based MGF Services & Equipment Partners with Colordyne Technologies

Oconomowoc, Wis. – MGF Services & Equipment is excited to announce the addition of Colordyne Technologies’ UV-LED & Water-Based inkjet print engines to their new equipment offerings. With over 40 years of experience, MGF’s consultative approach and commitment to outstanding customer services is what keeps them thriving. Colordyne’s digital retrofit solutions allow users to turn their new or existing flexo press, web handling, packaging, and converting systems into state-of-the-art single pass hybrid printing platform.

“It makes perfect sense for us to add the Colordyne digital retrofit print engines to our new equipment offerings for our growing customer base in the labels, packaging, corrugated boxes and converting market segments. We pride ourselves on being a dependable ‘Single Source’ provider and Colordyne solutions brings cost savings and superior performance with variable data, simplified for optimized production efficiencies,” says Mona Friedl, President of MGF.

MGF Services & Equipment is a full-service provider from machine shop fabrication processes, parts, and repair support services to buying and selling used print manufacturing equipment. MGF specializes in the commercial offset printing, direct-mail, digital printing & finishing, labels, packaging & converting, flexo and industrial manufacturing industries.

About Colordyne Technologies:
Colordyne Technologies, also Wisconsin-based, is a leading manufacturer of high speed, high resolution and low capital cost UV-LED and water-based inkjet print engines. Colordyne’s unique retrofit approach to digital printing allows label converters to seamlessly integrate process color inkjet directly onto existing production lines at breakthrough speeds and without the loss of current press functionality. The MGF history dates back to the year 1976 when Walter Friedl dedicated his engineering and technical expertise to the redesign and support of large format offset presses. Mona’s maternal grandfather named Edward Kleist ran his own printing press company in 1922 from Milwaukee, WI.

In April of 2004, with over 25 years of printing machinery experience in the aftermarket parts and service support business for the maintenance and repair of production equipment, Mona closed the door of the family run business and opened another, namely MGF Services LLC.

“The key to ongoing success in my world is to consistently find new ways to support and service customers. Most of the services that we offer today have been developed by listening to our customers and understanding their needs. Aftermarket products and refurbishing leaders differentiate themselves by providing superior services and enhanced product solutions. Innovation and creativity are vital for developing and providing continuously improved services and product solutions.”
The MGF philosophy centers around the reality that it is not always necessary to invest in new equipment in order to achieve the desirable results when a well-constructed strategy using re-engineered and enhanced existing assets can provide a more cost-effective solution to meet one’s investment objectives.

Why not let the MGF Team of Experts assist you to identify the best Colordyne Technologies digital retrofit print engine solution that will enable you to extend the production life of your existing or new Labels, Packaging, Corrugated Boxes or Converting Systems for years to come!

Media Contact Details:
Let’s Get Started! Visit us at www.mgf-services.com or call us at (262) 560-0913 to learn more about our collaborative team efforts in support of your unique situation. We look forward to hearing from You!

Case Study: Reconditioned Anvil Rollers for Food Packaging Industry

anvil rollers

Pictured here are Anvil Rolls that have direct contact with diamond perf rollers. Over time, they create a perforated pattern that is transferred to the anvils, which causes a problem in the substrate.

MGF Services provided a coating that enhanced the original surface to extend the life of the Anvil and saved the customer from having to make a huge investment by buying new.

MGF Services’s coatings have provided multiple solutions to similar projects with big cost savings.

Case Study: Embossed Chill Roller – Textured Random Pattern Coating

Embossed Chill Roller - Textured Random Pattern Coating

Our customer wanted to have an alternative surface option that would create a similar pattern to that which is produced by an engraving process. The following are the steps we took for a successful outcome:

  • The MGF Services team started out with the customer’s engraved pattern sample.
  • We matched the engraved sample with coatings to produce a strikingly similar pattern.
  • Model lab rolls were created for pretesting the random pattern coating to gain client approval.
  • We worked closely with the OEM for our coating preparation for the fabrication of the chill rollers.
  • Completed (3) 30″ Diameter Chill Rolls x 132″ with our random textured coating.

This project was a huge success. The customer was very pleased with the pattern and the cost savings. The 30″ Chill Rolls have been running since 2018 and working as expected. This is one of many projects where MGF Services has made an impact on the packaging and converting industries.

Get a Vision Into 2021

Commercial printing equipment.

MGF Services is offering a 2007 Drent Goebel Vision. This press has very attractive features for the Commercial Printing and Packaging Industries – multiple variable finished formats off one press platform. The press works with UV or Gas Ovens and has the ability to print on a range of substrates.

Dot for dot the most productive, all-inclusive printing system available.

  • 10 Units with Auto Inkling System
  • 2 Four Roller Chill Units
  • Three Turn Bar Assemblies with Crossover Bridge
  • Inline Die-Cutting Unit
  • Inline Sheeter 4″ – 28 1/3″
  • GEC Rewinder
  • Color Control Console
  • & so much more!

Contact me for a complete equipment list or more details.

Poof… it magically disappears!

Do you have equipment that is idle, taking up space, or needing to upgrade? I have solutions for you. Contact me directly for a FREE consult. Let’s create magic!
Abracadabra. Yes, we really can make all your surplus equipment disappear.

This Mark Andy Model 2200 is very clean, in excellent condition, and offers a large range of benefits.

• Primary Unwind 36”
• 8 Print Stations
• 2 AAA Light Touch UV Units
• 4 Die Stations
• 2 Waste Rewind Towers
• Secondary Unwind used for Lamination Films
• Dual Spindle Rewind
• Full Set of 8 Anilox Rolls
• Plow Folder
• And So Much More!

Contact me for a complete equipment list or more details.

Strut Your Stuff With This Special Comco Proglide Opportunity

comco proglide

MGF Services & Equipment is proud to present this Comco Proglide as a special opportunity for our Flexo packaging groups. This press is extremely clean, in great shape, AND was completely refurbished in 2012.

Comco Proglide 22-inch 11 Station Flexo Press Equipment

  • Refurbished in 2012
  • Extremely clean & well maintained
  • High quality flexible packaging products
  • KTI LS Butt Splicer
  • BST Web Inspection System
  • PA Unwinder

Contact us for a complete equipment list and more details.

Mona Friedl: 1-414-531-5735
George Sanchez: 1-847-980-8051

Let’s get you Strutting Your Stuff! Email me directly to find out more.

Partnership Success Pays Off!

Hi everyone! Happy 4th of July. During these uncertain times, I feel we need a reason to celebrate even more than ever this year. I’d love to hear your success stories. Here’s one of ours to get us started.
No matter what type of planned maintenance project you have, if you don’t have a good schedule it will fail. MGF Services is no stranger when it comes to planning a time table for a pre-planned maintenance project.

One of our recent projects was recovering 30+ ink metering rolls for a Sunday 2000 press with our Rilsan coating. This project started off with some flexible dates for completion but as we got closer to the start, the timeframe for delivery became very tight due to shifting schedules of personnel needed to install the ink metering rolls.

Working backwards from the customer’s deadline date for installation to get the press up and running, we sent partial orders to keep the installers moving without interruption.

At the end of the project, we were actually ahead by 2 weeks which in the Printing Industry world means Big Payoff $$. The customer was very satisfied with our cooperative planning and high-quality services.

Keys to Successful Maintenance Project Schedule

  • Determine your planned maintenance project workforce needs.
  • Review and analyze any current backlog of projects to establish a reasonable realistic schedule for the planned maintenance project.
  • Calculate tasks needed for each activity phase including materials, tools, etc.
  • Planned downtime. Understand the best time to consider the maintenance project based on the size and duration in order to minimize impacts on production runs.
  • Flexibility. Unforeseen events will always happen. Make sure you respond quickly and react with an alternate plan that will reduce risk.

“A well-designed maintenance schedule allows you to increase the equipment lifetime and reduce long-term maintenance costs.”

MGF Services & Equipment would like to celebrate your next “Success Story,” let’s get started!

2020 Maintenance Partnership

I have been working with printing and packaging companies’ maintenance departments for 40 years. Our company’s policies and procedures continue transitioning to keep up with the ever-changing requirements, solutions, and challenges to get the job done.

Depending on the type of business industry you serve, there will be projects that have “The Murphy’s Law” trophy. Let’s face it, our communication process can get lost down the supply chain, and when something goes wrong everyone goes into PANIC mode.

Developing a partnership as part of your supply chain, we can identify potential modifications that improve the performance and in most cases reduce out-of-pocket expenses. In the case of the hardened slitter rollers shown, WE SAVE THE AVERAGE CUSTOMER 40% WHEN COMPARED TO OEM COSTS.

Keys to a Successful Maintenance Project:

  • Identify the details
  • Communicate with team decision-makers
  • Plan in advance with your supply chain and logistics
  • Confirm dates for delivery of your products
  • Provide progress updates to keep them inline for installation

Your supply chain is an extension of your team to meet or exceed your project goals. PARTNERSHIPS ARE EVERYTHING!

I would be happy to assist you with your next maintenance project www.mgf-services.com.

MGF Equipment

MGF Equipment.

MGF Services LLC is proud to announce an expansion of its service offerings for 2017.

MGF Equipment is a newly launched division of MGF Services, focusing on offering our clients a wide range of new and used equipment and machinery.

MGF Equipment is the division under which we offer our clients in the printing and packaging/film industries a durable selection of new and used equipment. Over the years, MGF Services has been repairing equipment and machinery and refurbishing parts. We’ve gained extensive knowledge and experience in quality equipment. With our experience and history we’ve compiled a list of equipment that meets our extremely high standards, and hand-selected only what we feel is the best value in equipment available today.

Here at MGF Equipment, we are prepared to analyze and discuss your equipment needs and find a new solution that best suits your operation. From Flexographic printing machines, sheet-fed, offset, finishing, packaging, Digitial -CTP, shrink wrap, wide format, cutters, upgrades, other equipment, spare parts, and accessories.

The best part about working with MGF Equipment, is that we are a turnkey operation for pre-staging, moving, installing and servicing of all the equipment we sell.

Whether you need parts replaced or repaired by MGF Services, or machinery replaced or updated by MGF Equipment, our staff, and dedication to customer satisfaction are now spread out over a wider selection of offerings. We look forward to helping you with your next project.

Understanding Harden Slitters, Anvil, and Score Rollers for Printing, Packaging, and Industrial Industries

I get lots of questions about Harden Slitters, Anvil, and Score Rollers from my clients and potential clients in the Printing, Packaging, and Industrial industries.

There are hundreds of designs for slitters, whether it’s pneumatic or mechanical for razor, score or shear slitting substrates such as: paper, film, foil, cloth, non-woven, or vinyl. I will generalize a little bit in this post, because it’s impossible to cover every type of design in detail.

During the lifetime of your equipment you will need to replace your harden rolls more than a few times depending on your operational hours and applications. People often ask me, “How do I get the best value and extended life on my replacement?”

One of the biggest keys to harden rolls’ longevity is the hardness scale and effective depth on the roller construction. The Rockwell hardness on the slitters must be at least 2-4 points less than the roller construction hardness. The average hardness scale that can be achieved through normal heat treating practices are 62 RC. MGF’s process for these types of rollers goes beyond the normal heat treating with adding “cryogenic treatment” providing a 64-68 RC.