“This new press has all the latest bells and whistles, and we look forward to showing our customers what it can do,” says Brad Davis, vice president and general manager of Colbert Packaging. “But what really sold us on the P5 is its amazing print quality and high efficiency.”
Designed to meet the high demands of today’s quick-turn pressure sensitive label market, the Mark Andy P5 produces both paper and film-based labels. The press’ printhead configuration substantially reduces make-ready times, and Mark Andy’s quick-change diecutting system (QCDC) allows the operator to slide a new rotary die into place in a matter of seconds. Also, a shorter web path, more stable web tension and an automated register system all result in reduced waste.
The Mark Andy P5 label press joins the company’s narrow web folding carton press, a nine-color flexo press, an additional pressure sensitive label press, multiple label inspection machines, folder-gluers and other finishing equipment, in Colbert’s 45,000 square foot flexographic printing facility. In addition to labels, folding cartons and product information inserts are also produced in this facility, which is located two blocks from Colbert Packaging headquarters.