Mark Andy has launched Digital Series iQ hybrid press built on Evolution Series flexo platform with Domino’s N610i UV inkjet module to ‘deliver maximum performance at an affordable initial capital investment level.’
Digital Series iQ can be configured with up to seven UV inkjet colors (CMYKOV+WW). Hybrid converting components can be integrated to meet each customer’s specific requirements. Print stations, semi-rotary die-cutting, rail system, and in-line slitting are popular options selected by some early adopters.
The press achieves speeds up to 230 ft/min (70 m/min) in rapid production mode and integrates Esko and Global Graphics software, including ScreenPro for workflow and digital front-end processes.
‘We are excited for the partnership with Mark Andy, a company with a reputation for prioritizing their customers’ needs and new technology,’ commented David Ellen, divisional director of Domino Digital Printing Solutions. ‘By marrying its best-in-class flexographic printing and converting machinery with Domino’s renowned inkjet technology, we expect Digital Series iQ to emerge as a leading hybrid solution for a wide variety of applications.’
David Medlar, VP of digital at Mark Andy, added: ‘We’re excited to offer the new Digital Series iQ to our customers. Based on their feedback, we’ve heard they would love to see us offer a Domino digital marking technology integrated with Mark Andy flexographic and converting technology. With the new Digital Series iQ, we can now combine Domino’s established digital UV engine with our world-leading flexo printing material handling and in-line finishing.’
Virtual demos of Digital Series iQ will begin in late February. Mark Andy and Domino will jointly host a virtual ribbon cutting and product unveiling event on February 17.