When Labelexpo Europe closed in Brussels, the leading global narrow web machine manufacturer, Mark Andy, pronounced it ‘a resounding success’! The company claims interest and orders from many new customers and opportunities for the two new machines on European debut.
The new Digital Series was demonstrated to packed crowds during five live demonstrations each day. It is the first ever truly hybrid system, and displayed the most robust integration of flexo and digital printing, foil stamping and converting with multiple die changes of any digital technology at the show. The Digital Series ran at 74m/min (225 ft/min), which was one of the fastest inkjet performers at the show, and visitors were able to watch live demos of three complete job changes in only 10 minutes, including a substrate change! The company believes the Mark Andy Digital Series design and technology is truly groundbreaking and ready for commercial use, with Beta sites already selected, and machines being installed in the US – it has its sights set on Europe for early 2016.
The new Performance Series P4 made its global debut in Brussels and was the most comprehensive new flexo platform shown at Labelexpo. Visitors were able to see first-hand how the award-winning Performance Series platform can adapt to the varied tooling available in the industry, and advance converters’ productivity with full servo technology. Five machines had been sold prior to the show, and Mark Andy is predicting sales activity will continue to be strong in the months to come.
Commenting on the event, CEO Kevin Wilken said: “This year’s Labelexpo was tremendous for Mark Andy. Our Digital Series was an impressive front-runner to the many digital options shown at the exhibition, and so many customers gave us positive feedback about its speed, quality and versatility. This just reaffirms that our platform and technology are on target, and reaching our goal of driving productivity and profitability for the converter. I’m very proud of the dedicated team that has envisioned the right digital solution for the future.”