Mark Andy – Digital hybrid press installed at Label Solutions
USA • The pressure sensitive label supplier Label Solutions produces with a Mark Andy digital series hybrid press for about half an year. The company installed the machine in Marshfield, Missouri in order to expand and stabilise its digital printing operation.
The installed system replaced an existing digital system and joins another digital solution which has been in operation for three years. The hybrid solution includes two flexo print stations, one before and one after the inkjet module, and includes capabilities for inline lamination, varnishing, and cold foiling. Label Solutions’ digital series press has been in full production operation since April.
Label Solutions has had experience with several platforms including inkjet and toner-based systems and has benefitted from the advantages that digital printing offers when comes to short runs and versioned graphics.
The digital solution is built to run jobs at speeds of 240 fpm (73 m/min) and is available with a printing width of 13.25” (336 mm). The line supports repeats for hybrid (flexo) printing from 5.5” to 24” (140 to 610 mm), and is supported by Mark Andy’s ProWorx digital front end, powered by Esko. The Digital Series features high-resolution UV inkjet printing (CMYK+White) and offers top-coating, fully integrated in-line flexographic printing modules, and a range of converting options.
Label Solutions has already a Mark Andy 2200 flexo press and three Rotoflex inspection-rewinders.