Drorys Packlist, an Italian family-owned label converter, has invested in Mark Andy P5 series press and three VSI 430 inspection rewind modules from Rotoflex to increase overall productivity of its site.
With changes in market demand bringing shorter job runs, the company had to adopt a different way of working to accommodate new production methods and workflow.
The new ‘film-capable’ 430mm (17in) P5 includes a corona treater and web cleaner, eight UV-flexo print stations, web turn bars and a cold foil facility with standard die cutting unit, and it is currently working on runs of typically 20,000 linear meters, with a very low level of waste, thanks to its short web path and the pre-register and auto-register technology fitted.
‘Because I’ve had such a long and trusted working relationship with Franchini (Mark Andy distributor), I ordered the Mark Andy from the brochure. I didn’t even have a machine demonstration. And I can honestly say that it has met and exceeded all our production expectations and allowed us to switch work from gravure and offset because of its ability to produce high quality at high speed,’ said Gabriele Bròcani, one of the owners of Drorys Packlist.
After being commissioned the new press went onto two-shift production using low migration inks. Seeing the extra productivity of the P5, Bròcani decided to invest in new inspection rewind technology too and having been a long time Rotoflex user installed three new VSI 430 models soon after the press was in commercial production.