Mark Andy – Digital One on display at Labelexpo Europe 2017

Mark Andy demonstrates its Digital Series press in Brussels which features the new QCDC-SR rotary- or semi-rotary die-cutting unit (Source: Mark Andy)

BELGIUM • American manufacturer Mark Andy will show its portfolio of narrow web printing and converting technology at the Brussels expo, including new press configuration options, and retrofittable enhancements.

UPDATE: For a sneak peak of what Mark Andy will be showcasing at Labelexpo Europe 2017, follow the link to the company’s website:

The updated Performance Series P7 platform has direct servo improvements, a fully automated job register, and more ergonomic design to improve ease of operation. According to Mark Andy, this model will be fitted with a solventfree lamination system, producing food-grade flexible packaging live on stand.

The P7 will also be fitted with a new digital retrofit solution. Digital Plus Screen, a digital screen-print alternative, is set to give users the ability to create dimensional, highly opaque prints, without using traditional screen printing technologies. Variable data printing (VDP) is supported by the retrofit, lending itself to a complete transformation of job mix on full-production flexo machinery. According to the printing press supplier the Digital Plus Screen delivers high-opacity white print and the ability to personalise a product.

On display at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels for the first time is the Mark Andy Digital One, the company’s standalone digital label press.  Engineered for shorter run lengths, the hybrid press is capable of digitally printing, converting, and finishing in one pass.  Digital One offers four-colour CMYK dry-toner process at 1200 dpi resolution, a multi-purpose flexo station for decorative embellishment, and inline finishing.

The company’s Digital Series will further be demonstrated with new applications. This line will also feature the enhanced version of Mark Andy’s QCDC (quick change die cut) technology. Operators are able to run this die-cutting module in semi-rotary or full rotary mode. According to the company, the new QCDC-SR adaptation offers advanced die-cutting speeds of 300 m/min (984 fpm), and uses existing tooling to reduce die costs.

In Brussels Mark Andy exhibits in hall 4, stand 4C45.


Rosina Obermayer

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