Mark Andy’s participation at Labelexpo Americas has a strong focus on digital transformation and end-to-end workflow, embellishing, die-cutting and production automation.
The expo sees the first public showing of Mark Andy’s digital press incorporating Konica Minolta’s Accurio Label 400 (AL400) toner-based print engine. The press is configured as standard with five colours, CMYK and white, printing at speeds up to 130 fpm in roll-to-roll and hybrid configuration.
“Through our strategic partnership with Konica Minolta, Mark Andy is extending its solutions for digital print production to be optimised for mid-to-high volume converters,” commented Greg Palm, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing at Mark Andy.
Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Mark Andy is the exclusive provider of Konica Minolta’s AL400 print technology to the labels and packaging industry.
Mark Andy is also showcasing its latest production inkjet press – the Digital Series iQ. The iQ is built on Mark Andy’s Evolution Series flexographic platform for application flexibility and boasting proven award-winning web handling and digital implementation. The iQ is was developed for converters looking to start their digital transformation using proven inkjet printing and converting technology.
Completing the digital lineup is a Digital Series HD press configured with four flexo units and with inline flexo varnish and die-cutting.
Rotoflex finishing equipment on the Mark Andy stand includes VSI and VLI inspection rewinders and the new AT4 quick-change auto turret rewind, configurable for inline or offline label finishing. Auto core gluing and label closer options are available.
The company’s division Mark Andy Print Products (MAPP) is exhibiting a full range of flexo plate imaging and processing equipment from leading prepress suppliers including DuPont Cyrel plates and FAST processor, Tesa mounting tape and Esko digital imaging equipment and software.
Mark Andy will also have representatives on the booth from Kluge and Presstek.
Mark Andy is showcasing its latest production inkjet press – the Digital Series iQ