The Mark Andy P3 was awarded the Technical Innovation honor at the 2011 FlexoTech Awards held 19th October in London, England. This is the second innovation award for the Mark Andy Performance Series press line in 2011.
The ground-breaking design and technology integrated into the Performance Series has proven itself with printers and converters worldwide; more than 110 machines have been sold and installed into 24 countries. Recognizing the significant impact to productivity and consistently high quality output, several buyers have invested in more than one, replacing multiple older style presses with Performance Series technology.
Criteria for the award included special and successful use of new techniques and environmental benefits using machinery, equipment and materials for the advancement of flexography. The P3, with its revolutionary load-and-lock inking system, simple drop-and-lock setup to load print cylinders, and the open architecture allowing for a significantly shorter web path than traditional machines, convinced the judges that this industry-changing technology is the new benchmark in narrow-web flexo presses.
"Mark Andy is honored to have been recognized with this highly regarded industry award," states Greg Palm, vice president of sales and marketing for Mark Andy Inc. "Our engineering, design and manufacturing teams worked together with converters worldwide to develop a pivotal product for the flexo press market. The significant global acceptance of this technology is only further proof that the future of flexographic printing is bright."