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  • 18 Nov 2020

Label Tech increases capacity with Mark Andy Evolution

 L-R: Johnny Woods, sales and finance director and James Costello, managing director at Label Tech in front of the newly installed Mark Andy Evolution press

Irish label converter Label Tech has installed a new, highly customized Mark Andy Evolution 8-color press. It is the first of three presses that will be installed over the next investment phase.

Label Tech was established in Dublin in 1992 and today is one of the largest independent label converters in Ireland, with a staff of 48 operating from a 20,000 sqft facility. The company produces labels for a wide range of industries, including food and drink, health and nutrition, pharmaceutical, transport, and logistics.

The Evolution installed and commissioned at Label Tech is a 13in (330mm) 8-colour press equipped with full UV curing. It has been specified with an unwind roll lift, two die stations and a sheeter and conveyor. In addition, turn bars, a cold foil facility and laminator are mounted on overhead rails, and there is a BST inspection camera. For roll-to-roll operation, a duel framed rewind with roll lift is also installed.

‘The new Evolution is the first of three presses that will be installed over the next investment phase in Label Tech’s growth,’ said James Costello, managing director of Label Tech. ‘The big attractions of the Mark Andy Evolution are its speed and flexibility that will serve an increasing order book and growing customer base. Meeting and exceeding market demands is even more possible now through this machine’s versatility and scalability,’

Paul Mcdonald, UK and Ireland sales manager for Mark Andy, added: ‘It’s another example of Label Tech putting quality and investment in the latest technology at the forefront of its business. Its increased arsenal of capability will enable customers to secure faster turnaround times and unrivalled quality on every order. Mark Andy is delighted to be playing a key part in this company’s success.’

This is the second of three Evolution presses to be installed in Ireland since the Covid-19 lockdown began in March, and Macdonald is proud of the Mark Andy technicians who have worked closely with customers to ensure all health and safety issues specific to the pandemic have been strictly observed at all times.

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