Exciting projects were in motion this summer at Mark Andy. Most notable and long awaited is our complete demo experience overhaul. Leadership at Mark Andy wanted a space in our corporate headquarters that resonated with innovation, technology-forward thinking, creativity and complete workflow solutions. This was the start to bringing our existing demo space to new heights.
To see a sneak peek of what you can expect, keep on reading.
Equipment on Display
The new technology center will feature state-of-the-art configurations of Mark Andy equipment. Label converters worldwide come to Saint Louis, MO, USA to see demonstrations of award-winning presses such as Digital Series HD, Performance Series, and Digital One.
Digital Series HD is a configurable hybrid solution to match your workflow
A Digital Series HD will be available in our demo room. The demo asset is our True Hybrid flagship configuration, with inline converting, advanced semi-rotary diecutting, and an 8 color extended gamut UV inkjet module.
The Performance Series P7E was launched alongside the P9E and P5E variations
The Performance Series press has been a staple in Mark Andy global demo rooms. The new P7E model features state of the art print stations, QCDC-SR, and is outfitted with Digital Plus Screen. The modular hybrid Digital Plus Screen solution is an even replacement for rotary screen.
Digital One users report 18% cost reductions after bringing digital in house
The Mark Andy Digital One will also call the new North American demo center home. The CMYK dry-toner digital hybrid, built with standard converting inline, is a perfect complement to flexo for short run work.
Placing Emphasis on Pre-Press
As our portfolio and commitment to innovative technology continues to grow, an emphasis unique to this this iteration of our demo center is a dedicated and robust pre-press bullpen. Around the clock our specialists will work here, and during demos they will be available to walk you through color profiles, our ProWORX DFE, and all things Esko & Global Graphics to guarantee confidence in the decision to partner with Mark Andy for your workflow needs. Beyond just digital equipment, the pre-press station was chosen to be in a centralized location, promoting our non-disruptive workflow solutions that support any and all Mark Andy printing processes.
End-to-End Platemaking Arena
Building on the recent agreement between Mark Andy and DuPont, naming Mark Andy the exclusive North American distributor of DuPont Cyrel products, an area of our demo center has been dedicated to advanced platemaking technologies. Customers interested in bringing their platemaking in-house can control quality, deadlines, and reduce costs, something the Mark Andy Demo team has first-hand experienced from having the platemaking and processing equipment. Visitors can learn and see the advantages of the latest platemaking and processing equipment, further establishing Mark Andy’s commitment to the complete production workflow.
Mark Andy University
Unique to the industry, we place a deep importance in customer success post-sale and offer robust training programs. Our “university”-style training room allows groups of up to 20 to get hands-on equipment experience to maximize workflows and enhance productivity, all while honing their craft and bettering their print technique. Programming consists of print training, maintenance training programs and LEAN optimization seminars.
Dave Medlar, VP of Customer Experience, Mark Andy reflects on the demo room remodel process, stating: “The enhancement of our customer experience facility has been a fun and much anticipated project. The team is laser focused on helping our customers grow their business and reinforcing the proper fit for their application needs. This environment simulates a real-life production workflow. I’m personally excited to welcome future customers.”
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About the Author
Chandler Davis is a Senior Marketing Specialist at Mark Andy. She is a University of Missouri graduate with a passion for social media, packaging design, and all things printing. You can also find Chandler on LinkedIn.