St. Louis, Mp. – One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of masking products for commercial applications has invested in a Mark Andy Digital One press to print personalized face shields and extend their PPE product range. The face shields were designed after many hours of field testing and user feedback.
A 60 x 300mm image is printed directly onto the clear section of the visor, with user instruction QR code, the CE certification mark that confirms the product meets the regulatory requirements for PPE use in the EU, and Face Shield FDA Product Listing for approved use in the USA. Customers can choose from one of JTAPE’s bespoke designs or provide their own design or logo to promote their brand.
Established in 2003 by owner Oliver Jevons, JTAPE now employs over 40 people, manufacturing and producing 50 individually designed products to worldwide markets as diverse as automotive, marine, aerospace, construction, industrial, rail, trade and creative sectors. JTAPE is recognized for its innovation and is an award winner at home, in Asia and the USA.
With the dramatic effect that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on many of its traditional markets, JTAPE turned its hand and expertise to a range of new PPE and safety products for medical, business and personal use. But, with limited previous printing experience the company was looking for a solution for its short run work that forms a significant part of its business portfolio.
Lewis Hindley operating JTAPE’s new Mark Andy Digital One press that’s been installed to produce personalized face shields that are both CE and FDA approved.
Speaking for JTAPE, Jevons commented: “We were looking for a simple, quick and practical solution that offered a high print quality to match that of our face shields and other products. Mark Andy was able to supply and install the Digital One press straightaway and we were in production the same day.” Currently, JTAPE is producing Face Shields, Face Masks, Hazard Tape, Distancing Stickers and Clear Surface Protection Film and supplying to customers in a variety of industries all over the world.
Concluding for Mark Andy, Sales Manager Paul Macdonald said: “We were delighted to able to assist JTAPE at such short notice and our Digital One is an ideal machine for their specific application – it’s easy to use and produces high quality print from its toner-based engine. This installation typifies the broad appeal that we have tapped into with our range of digital technology.”
As a courtesy and thank you for supplying the Digital One so quickly, JTAPE has supplied Mark Andy with specially branded face shields for the company’s employees to wear when onsite and in customers’ premises.