Mark Andy takes part in PLFTA workshop

Polish Chamber of Printing (PLFTA) organized a training workshop in Warsaw dedicated to flexo specialists supported by three technological partners: Mark Andy, Emipak (Polish representative of BTS) and PC Print.
During the workshop Mark Andy Evolution Series E3 was presented with a BST inspection system and cold stamping unit using Leonhard Kurz foils

During the two-day meeting the PLFTA guests had a chance to refresh their technological and practical knowledge and an opportunity for exchange experiences. 

The first day, led by Krzysztof Skrobot, director PLFTA, touched on many aspects of flexography, including basis, key parameters, substrates, inks, sleeves, ink rollers, anilox rollers, ink ducts, doctor blades, flexo polymer plates as well as compression and mounting tapes. 

‘We presented many aspects of flexo and systematized knowledge of printing production,’ said Skrobot. ‘We’re extremely happy that our conference attracted a big interest of narrow and mid-web printers who delegated their employees involved in production processes, including press handling. We wanted to speak about many issues that seem to be not so obvious for our participants as well as inspire them to implement changes in manufacturing processes, if needed.’

On the second day event participants were invited to were invited to the Mark Andy’s Technology Center in Warsaw for live demos of presses, embellishment and inspection technologies, including an Evolution Series E3 flexo press, equipped with 100 percent print control system from BST. Leonhard Kurz foils (offered in Poland by PC Print) were used for cold stamping of the samples. 

The participants were invited to set up and adjust the press settings, preparing it for printing test labels and comparing them with results achieved in other demonstrated presses: Digital Series HD and Digital Series iQ hybrid machines. Attendees has an opportunity to set up presses for printing of test labels printing.

The main goal of PLFTA and its partners was involving the participants in all practical presentations, including job preparation and production supervising and create the opportunity to compare the labels printed and converted in different technologies and equipment configurations. 

‘When observing a big interest of our guests, we’re convinced that this “pilot” meeting was just a beginning of a series of similar workshops and trainings organized in future,’ added Skrobot. ‘I would like to take this opportunity to warmly thank our partners: Mark Andy, that hosted us at its Warsaw-based Technology Center and shared its presses with us; Emipak, a vendor of BST print inspection system used for test jobs verification and PC Print – distributor of L. Kurz foils, used for cold stamping. We would like to invite other companies from printing industry to join us in the future events organized by PLFTA. We also encourage all flexo printers to launch issues and topics they’re interested in. We’ll consider them when scheduling next conferences and workshops.’