Mark Andy is looking forward to returning to Brussels and Labelexpo 2023 – The Legends of Modern Print. Since launching our first flexo press in 1951 Mark Andy is one of the world’s most experienced label press manufacturers and continues to evolve to meet market demands. As we strive to be a Total Solutions Partner to global label and packaging converters, our goal is to provide Solutions to help you Succeed.
Global Premiere – PRO Series flexo press for label production
The new PRO Series flexo press is the first fully servo-driven CE certified flexo press at an affordable price point. The new label press provides an efficient and effective workflow, low machine operating costs and has an upgradable design that allows converters to expand their flexo capabilities or easily transition into digital with a toner-based engine. PRO Series shares the award-winning Performance Series printhead design, resulting in time and material savings while maximizing profits and productivity. PRO Series is compatible with sMArt link for production monitoring and analytics.
Making its world premiere on the Mark Andy stand C45 in Hall 4 will be the PRO Series, our new platform will be seen running live several times per day. PRO Series is also the flexo platform for Digital PRO Max, a toner-based digital press with a low cost to print and exceptional white. Rounding out the Mark Andy press offering is our top-of-the-range hybrid press, the Digital Series HD, featuring a unique combination of Mark Andy’s flexo print stations and a UV Ink Jet engine.
The growing demand for hybrid printing and automation – Digital Series HD
Hybrids have become increasingly popular among label printers and converters worldwide. Mark Andy’s premier hybrid press, Digital Series HD (DSHD), equipped with our proprietary digital and flexo print technologies, will be highlighted on the stand. Printing at speeds up to 240 ft/min (73 m/min), Digital Series HD combines high-resolution digital print and best-in-class production capability into a single pass workflow. The Digital Series HD will be equipped with value added print features and an automatic turret rewinder, demonstrating Mark Andy’s ability to provide end of line automation solutions.
Digitial PRO Max – The lastest in Toner Based Solutions
The Digital PRO Max, a toner-based hybrid press built on the new PRO Series platform, will make its European debut. This new press is a result of Mark Andy’s long experience in digital technology combined with significant feedback from users of previous Digital Pro models. The Digital PRO Max is faster, has lower cost-to-print, includes toner white, and can be available in configurations from roll to roll up to full hybrid. The combination of this digital engine on the future-proof PRO Series platform yields higher speeds, more productivity and increased profitability.
A World of Automation
Mark Andy has embraced the evolution to automation, and it will be on full display in Brussels. Premiering at Labelexpo is ProWORX Label Suite, an exclusive imposition tool. This new software streamlines and automates label production setup, including inline printing and embellishment processes. ProWORX Label Suite is an Adobe Creative Cloud extension tailored to Mark Andy’s hybrid presses. It provides job defining and imposition for printing and post-processing, including die-cutting, and allows for more efficient and sustainable label production.
sMArt link from Mark Andy, an on-press production monitoring solution, enables customers to make data driven decisions based on real-time data collection. Reducing waste, improving job estimating and improving press optimization are some of the key benefits. sMArt link is available on all new Mark Andy presses and can be retrofitted to Mark Andy and other brands of production equipment. Stop by and learn how sMArt link can help streamline your operations.
For end of press automation, Mark Andy has partnered with Lemu Group. The MA-GTU automatic turret will be featured at the end of the Digital Series HD press. The MA-GTU eliminates the need for manual transfer of finished rolls to an offline finisher, minimizing additional work processes and operator oversight thus improving productivity and profitability for the converter. The collaboration offers label converters the MA-GTU automatic turret plus additional automation with ‘unwind to palletizer’ printing and converting solutions.
Greg Palm, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development said: “We are excited to be returning to Brussels and Label Expo Europe. Over the past four years the market has changed and the industry has advanced in many ways. We are looking forward to showing how Mark Andy has embraced those changes with our robust product offering that meets the needs of today’s label and packaging converters.”
Mark Andy Print Products (MAPP)
Mark Andy Print Products (MAPP), the OEM parts and consumables division of Mark Andy, will also be in Brussels. MAPP provides a growing and comprehensive portfolio of end-to-end solutions for label production including supplies, consumables for flexo, digital and offset printing.