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Mark Andy digital hybrids on the way

Thursday, 20 October 2016
By Print 21 Online Article

The Mark Andy Digital Series hybrid press

Global press manufacturer Mark Andy has installed the first of its Digital Series hybrid label presses to be sold in Europe and local companies will get a chance to hear more about the technology next month.

Representatives of US-based Mark Andy will be in Australia in November to present a paper about hybrid printing and talk to local companies who’ve expressed an interest in the new machine.

The Digital Series hybrid press installed at Arti-Bau’s plant in Ślęza, 400kms south west of Warsaw, Poland will add to the company’s existing capacity for short run, fast delivery of labels, tickets and tags, all of which can be personalized as required. The machine is a 13 inch (330mm) web width with CMYK+W and two flexo stations. Options include a web turnbar, laminator, cold foil, and a Compact Parallel Web Translator for multi-layer structures.

“We wanted to be able to offer more than CMYK, and the Mark Andy Digital Series will allow us to add value with cold foil and lamination, as well as producing multi-layer peel-off labels, for which there is high demand among our customers, says Jarosław Lewandowski, production director at Arti-Bau.

Australian Mark Andy distributor Aldus Engineering says the hybrid machine has created a lot of interest amongst its Australian customers.

“We sell a lot of Mark Andy flexo machines and the new hybrid is an exciting, top-of-the-line machine that people want to see,” says Ian Guanaria, GM, Aldus. “They’re releasing them in certain areas first because the backup on that type of machine is quite involved. We’re hoping to get them out here soon.”

Local companies will get a chance to hear more about the new hybrid at the Flexible Packaging & Label Manufacturers Association’s annual Print Forum in Melbourne on 10-11 November.

“A couple of people from Mark Andy will be out here for the Print Forum to present a paper that will mainly be looking at hybrid printing and its potential,” says Guanaria.

Mark Andy European sales director Tom Cavalco says: “We anticipate a high level of demand for this flexible and highly productive technology.”



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