Mark Andy debuts Evolution Series at Labelexpo

Mark Andy has added a new Evolution Series to its suite of flexographic offerings, which it debuted at Labelexpo 2019.

The new series is a simple to operate platform powered by Mark Andy engineering and technology, providing converters with a scalable production solution designed to serve their business needs today, while providing adaptability to the needs driving future business growth.

The Evolution Series is available in 13 and 17-inch (330 and 460 mm) web widths with production speeds up to 230 m/min.

Mark Andy Flexo chief business officer Tom Schelmbauer said the Evolution Series is a strategic addition to the company’s flexo solutions by providing full servo technology previously unattainable to this wide of a range of the market.

“Full servo flexographic printing is now within reach for all converters,” he said.

“This technology, with the highest possible quality and engineering, has been a longstanding and noticeably absent request in the industry. Building on the success of our existing technology, we’re able to bring the Evolution Series to market as a solution for converters that need a label or film press with the capability to grow as their business grows.

“The Evolution Series joins Mark Andy’s flexographic portfolio offerings and the Performance Series P7E and P9E. Deliveries of Evolution Series will be ready as early as October 2019 globally.”

Mark Andy has also launched Digital Pro, the latest development to its digital product offerings, at Labelexpo 2019.

The new product line brings to market 23.4 m/min production speeds for all applications and low cost to print, allowing businesses priced out of production systems the opportunity to benefit from digital.

The CMYK dry toner Digital Pro line includes a roll-to-roll press, Digital Pro 1, and a configurable inline hybrid model, Digital Pro 3.

The systems are priced starting at US$199,000 and US$295,000 respectively.

Digital Pro 1 is a roll-to-roll machine, fitted with an unwind, state of the art print engine and rewind, providing 12.5-inch digital print width.

The introductory Digital Pro system is targeted at plants with established converting and finishing workflows, aiming to simplify digital print for operators. As business and workflows evolve, the modular nature of Digital Pro 1 provides an upgrade path with scalable inline printing and converting options.

Digital Pro 1 is joined by the advanced inline hybrid model, the Digital Pro 3. This system includes a multi-purpose flexo station for inline embellishment and is fuelled by a DFE that supports variable data printing and versioning needed in the short-and micro-run market segment.

Digital Pro 3 can be configured with a single slot die station or with a semi rotary die module to finish labels inline. The semi-rotary system reduces die inventory and comes with a standard 19-inch magnetic cylinder to accommodate most repeats without tool changeover.

The Digital Pro system is fuelled by a high-yield toner and supports a wide range of substrates and applications with no priming or coating required. Additional media capabilities supported by the product line include vinyl, PVC, and foil.

Mark Andy Digital chief business officer Joe Calmese said the line was created as printing digital at high speeds with inline converting is at the top of many converter’s wishlists.

“[This is the] same with roll-to-roll devices. We’ve been listening. The end result is the Digital Pro line with configurable hybrid print systems that provide a powerful path to profitability, both now and in the future as we continue to push the envelope in digital innovation,” he said.

Digital One press owners are eligible for a field upgrade of the new Digital Pro engine into their existing machine to optimise production and help increase margins with a lower cost to print structure.

“The development of the Digital Pro product family enables more tailored configurations, allowing press technology to provide the best fit for specific converter plants. It also aligns closely with Mark Andy’s equipment strategy of offering modular, upgradable solutions to future-proof converter investments.”


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