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Mark Andy – Digital label printing for family-owned business

Blair Labeling installed a new Mark Andy Digital One line (Source: Mark Andy)

USA • Blair Labeling, a pressure sensitive label converter based out of Colorado, has experienced success with Mark Andy’s latest digital hybrid line Digital One. Purchased by the family-owned business when the technology debuted at Labelexpo Americas 2016, the new digital label press was installed in the company’s Denver facility in fourth quarter 2016.

Digital One is the newest standalone label press from Mark Andy. A toner-based digital CMYK print engine with in-line flexo converting, the hybrid press supports growing global demand for smaller run sizes and quicker turnaround times for prime label work. Its low investment level and zero click charge model make it suitable for label printers entering the digital printing market.

Blair shares that the ability to match color and free up capacity on full-production flexo assets have been the biggest benefits of their new multi-platform workflow. Since the December installation, the digital press has been running 1-2 shifts per day to alleviate strain on flexographic equipment also acquired through Mark Andy. According to the company, for the first time in eight years, scheduled preventative maintenance can be conducted on their flexo machines without the cost implications of unforeseen downtime.

Rosina Obermayer

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