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Mark Andy Digital Series features ProWORX Digital Front End - Powered by Esko

Monday, February 17, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

The powerful automation tool kit delivers complete workflow control of digitally printed labels and packaging

St. Louis, Missouri - Mark Andy is excited to unveil ProWORX, the Digital Front End (DFE) solution designed exclusively for the Mark Andy Digital Series, the cutting-edge range of fully in-line, hybrid ink jet printing and converting technology. ProWORX, powered by Esko®, is seamlessly integrated and fully supports digital file management and workflows that allow the converter to realize the potential of the new digital label and package printing platform.

ProWORX is a ‘one box’ solution that enables superior and consistent control between the Mark Andy Digital Series and the digital file management workflows currently used by converters. It is the ideal fit of a DFE for large multi-press, multi-function hybrid printing environment or as a dedicated single digital press operation. ProWORX optimizes the utilization and productivity of the Mark Andy Digital Series for a wide variety of label and packaging work. It can easily be integrated into a networked infrastructure when linked to the Esko Automation Engine as well as others.

ProWORX maximizes up time. It features a simple and intuitive user interface that is easy to set up and learn. Once the DFE accepts a print-ready PDF file to a hot folder, the ProWORX solution’s server swiftly executes a number of tasks with Esko-based automation and integration that ensures jobs are processed faster with minimized manual intervention, improving accuracy and resulting in higher productivity. Automated tasks include, but are not limited to, Step & Repeat, Color Management, Pre-flighting, Pre-viewing, Eye-marking, Job Optimization and more. These functions allow the operator to efficiently manage all tasks, allowing them to set up all job properties, creating Job Tickets. ProWORX job tickets are then prioritized to hot folders, where files are ripped and sent to the Mark Andy Digital Series press, instantly queued up for immediate printing and converting. ProWORX job tickets also automate pre-flight work necessary for hybrid printing operations including use of in-line flexo stations (i.e. applying top coats, security, metalized or specialized inks), hot or cold foil stamping, die cutting or other operations.

The Mark Andy Digital Series is a wholly configurable printing system that integrates full color, quality digital printing technology in line with converters’ needs for fast change, web handling, in-line converting and other label and package decoration options. Mark Andy Digital Series provides key advancements in speed, color, quality and flexibility – delivering best-in-class quality at the lowest cost per unit. Mark Andy Digital Series promises to deliver a long awaited, technically advanced total solution for label and package printers and converters.

Being powered by Esko, with leading prepress automation workflow tools, ProWORX allows converters to fully leverage the entire gamut of the Esko Automation Engine. The Automation Engine ensures increased efficiency and throughput which saves time and money. Esko remains a leading industry automation and workflow management provider to meet the daily challenges of print professionals who need to increase quality, reduce errors and drive cost out of the process.


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