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Mark Andy – Arti-Bau adds label hybrid press

Monika Stefanska, owner, and Jaroslaw Lewandowski, production manager, of Arti-Bau in front of the Mark Andd digital series hybrid press (Source: Mark Andy)

POLAND • The company adds further digital capacity by investing in a Mark Andy digital series hybrid press. Arti-Bau’s new line is Mark Andy’s first digital series hybrid press in Europe. According to the company what has previously taken two shifts to produce, can now achieved in less than one.

The new line has a width of 330 mm /13”), includes corona technology and web cleaning, two flexo units, web turn bars, a laminator, cold foil capability, and a compact parallel web translator for multi-layer structures.  The digital series print engine offers CMYK plus white, and depending on the job and substrate, the press can run at 73 m/min (240 fpm.

Arti-Bau is a Polish label company printing with digital inkjet technology.  Some 95% of all output is labels, with production split between paper-based substrates and PP, PE and PET, with PVC laminates for tubes. Founded initially in 2009, Arti-Bau moved into printing in 2012. Now the company employs about 25 people at its facility near Wroclaw, Poland.

Arti-Bau converted 250,000 sqm of stock in 2016, mostly for the eco-food, beverage, cosmetics, and automotive industries in Poland. “We are looking to grow our business in the sachet sector, for which the digital series is well suited,” explained Monika Stefanska.

The line has a true PDF automated workflow supported and configured by Mark Andy, called ProWorx which is powered by Esko.  It has native VDP and barcode capability, and the Mark Andy ProView operator platform provides access to customised and standard system operations at a single intuitive touch-screen interface.  According to Arti-Bau, the new hybrid press took little time to learn and is easy to operate.

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Rosina Obermayer

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