Based in Baddi, India, Prakash Hitek has purchased a 6-color Mark Andy 2200 press to meet the needs of the fast-growing label market.
Sanjay Bhasin of Prakash Hitek, said: ‘We purchased the MA 2200 to upgrade our current printing operation and the quality of work that has been produced by the press has so far been impressive. One of the most flexible and productive presses on the market today, the 6-color, 10-inch Mark Andy 2200 press installed at our plant provides maximum versatility and flexibility and supports our existing business. The potential of the machine is almost immeasurable and the new press is fulfilling the extremely high demands and complex requirements of our greatly changing market. Our customers are happy and we are happy.’
Designed to enable the production of labels for diverse applications, the MA 2200 is based on a building block concept allowing it to be assembled to specific specifications. The system can be equipped with 12 or more print stations, with additional modules for die-cutting, punching, perforating, rewinding, sheeting, folding and conveying.
According to Bhasin, ‘A company with a specialist and innovative orientation, the right technology mix for the highest requirements of our most discerning customers is foremost on our agenda. And the MA 2200 has proven itself to be our ideal partner to make a reality of our most complex performance targets. The creative possibilities appeals not only to the numerous and very demanding customers, but its wide spectrum of combinable finishes makes it competitive in the printing of short and medium runs of difficult jobs on different materials as well.’
Gourav Roy, MD of Flexo Image Graphics, commented: ‘The Mark Andy 2200 was the first narrow web press to incorporate the revolutionary "QC" quick change inking system. Today, our 2200 is still the high demand press with a versatility that allows it to be used for a wide variety of converting applications employing pressure sensitive stock, paper, foil, gummed stock, heat seal material, light weight tag and data processing stock, plus print both sides of the web in a single pass.’
Bhasin said the installation ‘is just the continuation of a close co-operation with FIG and Mark Andy and we might as well look forward to add some new installations as the demands for the label and packaging markets in our fold increases’.
IM Shelvam, CSD director, added: ‘It goes without saying that the technical team of FIG and Mark Andy have been very impressed by this new installation, especially the production environment that Prakash Hitek has created for the MA 2200. Also, the preparation that they have put in to staff training will stand them in good stead to add to their customers’ success story. Mark Andy’s installation engineers were happy to prepare the staff to achieve the quality and productivity to fulfill their customers’ needs.’