The line includes two new systems offering up to 77ft/min printing speeds and an engine upgrade option available for current Digital One owners.
The introductory Digital Pro 1 is a roll-to-roll version fitted with an unwind, print engine and rewind, providing 12.5-inch digital print width. It has been designed for converters looking to simplify digital print, but due to the modular nature of this press also provides upgrade options for in-line printing and converting.
The hybrid model, Digital Pro 3, includes a multi-purpose flexo station for in-line embellishment and is fueled by a DFE that supports variable data printing and versioning needed in the short- and micro-run market segment. It can be configured with a single slot die station or with a semi-rotary die module to finish labels inline. The semi-rotary system reduces die inventory and comes with a standard 19-inch magnetic cylinder.
‘Printing digital at high speeds with in-line converting is at the top of many converters' wish lists. Same with roll-to-roll devices. We’ve been listening. The end result is the Digital Pro line with configurable hybrid print systems that provide a powerful path to profitability, both now and in the future as we continue to push the envelope in digital innovation,’ said Joe Calmese, chief business officer at Mark Andy Digital.
Both Digital Pro systems are fueled by a high-yield toner and support a wide range of substrates and applications with no priming or coating required. Additional media capabilities supported by the product line include vinyl, PVC and foil.
Mark Andy also announced that current Digital One press owners are eligible for a Digital Pro engine upgrade increasing printing speed by 70 percent and cost effectiveness by 30 percent, according to the company.
The systems will make their European debuts at Labelexpo Europe this September in Brussels.