Mark Andy, one of the leading manufacturers of narrow web technology for the label and packaging market, has declared its intention of moving into the UK and Ireland commercial print sectors.
The company plans to target opportunities for its Digital Pro3 toner-based press among companies looking to diversify their product portfolio.
‘We have researched this market sector carefully and see an opportunity to tap into a seam of interest at traditional commercial print houses that are looking elsewhere to grow their businesses,’ commented Ian Pollock, director of Mark Andy in the UK. ‘Demand for package print is booming right now, and our Digital Pro3 press offers a flexible production option that is ideally suited to short and medium-length runs of labels and flexible packaging that are much in demand.’
Based on a CMYK dry-toner print engine, the Digital Pro3 offers in-line converting and finishing options from Mark Andy’s experience in narrow web label technology. Optional features include flexo print/varnish stations with LED UV curing, laminating, cold foil, and die-cutting, with an in-line sheeter. With a web width of 330mm and a running speed of 23m/min, the press requires only a single-phase power supply.
‘With the print market coming under increased pressure from all directions, we know that many companies are actively engaged in some lateral thinking about their future business prospects. Digital Pro3 is great entry-level technology for those considering diversification into the packaging sector – it’s easy to use, very versatile, and economical to run. And, best of all, it has Mark Andy’s 70 years of expertise and experience behind it,’ concluded Alan Shaw, business development manager at Mark Andy.