Samples printed during Mark Andy’s Open House shown by Phil Baldwin (Source: Mark Andy)
POLAND • Organised as an opportunity for narrow web converters to preview the technology due to be shown at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels later this year, the open house featured demonstrations of Mark Andy’s flexo and digital equipment. The three-day event attracted more than 300 converters from around Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Making its European debut was the second generation Performance Series P7 flexo press. This servo-driven machine was recently updated by Mark Andy with converter-focussed enhancements. This included a Vetaphone single-sided corona treater, Teknek double-sided contact cleaner, delam/relam, cold-foil, hot-foil, and a Stork screen unit, a constant tension laminator for solvent free lamination, a web translator for peel/reseal labels, QCDC (quick change die cut), a vertical die slot sheeting station and advanced waste wind up.
Mark Andy’s digital offering was shown in two of the three available hybrid platforms: Digital Series, the production level UV inkjet inline hybrid that is customisable, and Digital One, the dry toner entry level prime label press. At the open house the digital Series was shown with one flexo station before and two flexo stations after the inkjet module. The Digital One press hybrid platform included a CMYK dry toner unit preceded by a web cleaner, followed by a flexo station for cold foil or lamination, and finally a die-cutting unit.
According to Tom Cavalco, managing director of Mark Andy Europe the event was a success not only in terms of the number of visitors but also due to confirmed orders for seven flexo and digital presses, as well as two Rotoflex inspection rewinders.
Take a look on our picture gallery on the event which took place in March 2017:
About 300 participants taking a look at the fully integrated production level hybrid flexo/inkjet press platform (Source: Mark Andy)
Huge interest in the Digital one line introduced at Mark Andy’s Open House in March 2017
Mark Andy’s technicians explained the technology on display in detail
Phil Baldwin, aftermarket director Europe, showing samples printed during the Open House
… and Baldwin explaining the new features of the shown line
According to the company this year’ printing and converting event in Warsaw was a huge success (Source of all pictures)