New offering makes digital printing more accessible to the everyday converter
St. Louis, Missouri, USA - At Labelexpo Americas 2016, Mark Andy will debut Digital One, a new entry-level digital printing and converting label press. Designed to print short run prime labels with in-line converting at an unprecedented low investment level, Digital One is an ideal solution to introduce digital printing to any business.
The new all-in-one press offering 4-color CMYK digital process at a 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution on a pay-as-you-go model combined with a single flexo station for in-line converting and decorating, promises to deliver a profitable solution for the growing demand for short run. The standardized configuration features a web width of 13 inch (330mm) with printing speeds reaching 63 fpm (19mpm) on various substrates including pressure sensitive paper and film, unsupported paper and tag stocks. The servo-driven flexo station offers capabilities to spot color, varnish, laminate, and cold foil with in-line finsihing offering die cutting, stripping and slitting capabilities.
Equipped with air cooled UV LED curing and an onboard compressor, Digital One requires only a 220v single phase power source, making it an easy installation in most any environment. It provides converters with a simple, compact solution to support the increasing demands for reduced costs, shorter delivery times and smaller run sizes, and offers the flexibility to manage job mix more efficiently, maximizing high productivity on flexo machines and resulting in more profits.
Beyond high quality output, Mark Andy offers much more than innovative digital equipment. Partnering with Mark Andy means access to the largest distributor of pressroom supplies and consumables. With the infrustrure to support same day shipping, easy online ordering and a knowledegable team with an in-depth understanding of prepress requirements, Mark Andy Print Products is a viable asset to those entering the digital market space. Accompanied with specialized experts dedicated to delivering hands-on training and service, the Mark Andy Digital One puts any hesitations to digitally print labels at ease.
Mark Andy Manager of Business Development, Tim Brasher, believes that the Digital One will go hand-in-hand with the company’s strategic growth initiatives, providing superior, productive digital solutions to a wider range of markets and converters. This extension of our robust product line reinforces the Mark Andy commitment to being a Total Solutions Partner to the label and packaging market.
“Demands for digital capabilities are steadily increasing,” explained Brasher, “Digital One is a viable solution for converters allowing them to engage with more customers and seek more opportunities to generate revenue for their businesses.”
Brasher said that Labelexpo Americas will be a big event for the new press. “Labelexpo will be the worldwide commercial debut for Digital One. Demonstrating ease of use with simple in-line coverting and decorating, it will prove to be an affordable and approachable digital solution ideal for prime label production.”
Digital One will join a newly designed Performance Series P7, Digital Series hybrid solution along with Rotoflex HSI, VLI and VSI finishing solutions live on stand 319 at Labelexpo Americas.
Deliveries of Digital One will be as early as Decemeber 2016 in North America and to the rest of world in Q1 2017.