Norwegian converter Norsk Etikett System has upgraded its flexo equipment with investment in a 6-color 17in Mark Andy P5E.
Norsk Etikett System was founded in 1998 with the installation of two Mark Andy 2200 flexo presses. Having achieved success with Mark Andy flexo printing technology over the course of more than two decades, it opted to reinvest in Mark Andy’s latest generation of flexo technology.
P5E was introduced last year, alongside the P7E and P9E. P5E is designed to increase converter profitability for the simplest to most complex label applications.
During trials on a difficult application with a particularly challenging shape, Norsk Etikett System was able to achieve speeds four times faster with their P5E over their legacy equipment courtesy of the advanced waste wind up.
Joakin Marcusson, narrow web sales manager at Convertec AB and Mark Andy’s agent in Norway, commented: ‘The choice to partner with Mark Andy again was a fairly easy one as the Mark Andy 2200 presses have been to their satisfaction and contributed a great deal to the continued growth in revenue and maintained profit. The new P Series press is expected to continue that route.’
Phil Baldwin, sales manager at Mark Andy Europe, added: ‘Following a very smooth installation the operators were running the press in only a few days thanks to the simplicity and operator friendly design of the Performance Series. Immediately there was a huge reduction in set-up waste and compared to the legacy presses production speeds were 2-3 times faster. Thanks to the advanced waste wind up, some difficult jobs that were restricted in speed due to the shape are now running at speeds four times faster than was previously attainable.’