US press manufacturer Mark Andy introduced its newest press series at Labelexpo Europe – the Performance, a printing machine that features a greatly simplified print station concept and designs throughout the press that are aimed at improving print quality and lowering waste.
The press has a waste reduction potential of 50 percent or greater, and consistent press setup in one press length or less. According to Jeff Feltz, director of product management, it offers “phenomenal registration performance, superior dot quality, and consistent quality output between operators and shifts.” Job changeovers can be reduced by 50 percent or more, and repeat sizes can be changed without adjustment, he said.
Press operation has been simplified, requiring less operator intervention. Dryer performance has been improved for higher speeds, and the UV path is said to be the shortest on the market. The press also offers low ink consumption, requiring under six ounces to print on a 17” wide press.
Plate cylinder operation is especially simple. The cylinder is placed in the top of the open print station and locked in place with the touch of a button. Impression is set with one turn of the impression knobs.
Mark Andy also is exhibiting three Rotoflex slitter rewinders at Labelexpo. It acquired Rotoflex last year and has enhanced the product offerings by adding its own slitter rewinder to the Rotoflex mix.