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Mark Andy gains ESKO Full HD Flexo certification

June 2, 2014

Mark Andy is now the first flexo press manufacturer to adopt and receive Esko Full HD Flexo Certification. The Mark Andy Performance Series became the first HD certified flexo press line in 2011.

Certification is awarded after Esko specialists check the quality of several print samples against published Full HD Flexo parameters. The Full HD Certified quality seal enables Mark Andy equipment to produce consistent, high-quality print jobs with sharper images, bright impactful solids, and a wider color gamut.

“Mark Andy is very proud to be the first fully certified Full HD Flexo manufacturer,” says Kevin Wilken, president and CEO of Mark Andy Inc. “We have worked very hard to ensure our customers can rely on us to remain current when it comes to all aspects of the flexo printing workflow. It is important for us to be up-to-date in the latest prepress and platemaking technologies.”

In addition to the global press manufacturer, the Mark Andy Print Products division is also an authorized supplier and distributor of Esko technology. Flexo printers and converters in North America can access the latest Esko CDI and platemaking workflows through the dedicated supplies and consumables group. Mark Andy Print Products was established for the primary purpose of partnering with converters to optimize their presses and maximize the quality and consistency of their work.

“We are proud to be working with Esko to provide access to the key technologies that support Full HD Flexo standards,” says Joe Calmese, director of flexo consumables for Mark Andy Print Products. “They lead the industry in driving quality standards and consistency, and that allows us to better support printers and converters.”