Rotoflex Launches the VTI and DF1 Offline Digital Finishing Solutions

Rotoflex, the finishing company under the Mark Andy Inc. corporate umbrella, is proud to announce the launch of two digital finishers, DF1 and VTI Series. While both machines offer high-speed operation at low costs, they were developed to serve different converter needs.

Mark Andy Sees Noticeable Business Uptick in Second Half of 2020

Mark Andy’s recent orders coupled with widespread, ongoing converter activities paints a positive outlook going forward as the entire label and packaging industry has adapted to meet the unique challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

JTAPE Installs Mark Andy Digital One to Personalize Face Shields

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of masking products for commercial applications has invested in our Digital One press to print personalized face shields and extend their PPE product range. The face shields were designed after many hours of field testing and user feedback. 

Mark Andy and Flexo Image Graphic Host Webinar Devoted to Innovative Narrow-Web Digital Solutions

Due to global restrictions caused by the pandemic, Mark Andy continues to organize remote presentations of its solutions for customers from around the world. On July, 24th the company co-organized (together with Flexo Image Graphics, its Indian sales partner) the webinar entitled “Digital Solutions from Mark Andy Offer”.

Orion Znakowanie Towarow Implements Third Mark Andy Press

Orion Znakowanie Towarow, a print service provider in Wroclaw, Poland, has served a number of customers within the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market for over twenty years. Specializing in label production, Orion was one of the first Polish companies to implement Mark Andy’s newest Evolution Series flexo press following its debut at the 2019 Labelexpo tradeshow in Brussels.  

The Show Goes On: Annual Student Education & Training Goes Virtual

Mark Andy's meetings with students in our Warsaw Demo Room have become a tradition. Due to a period of heightened concern over COVID-19 and social distancing, this year's edition was held virtually.

Application at a Glance: Pressure Sensitive RFID Smart Labels

The use of radio frequency identification technology (RFID) isn’t new – sectors from stores and warehouses to casinos, the government and even farms have been using it for some time – but it is more and more present in our everyday lives.

Color Gamut: What Really Matters

Expanded gamut is a hot topic in the printing industry. Whether its flexo, digital, or hybrid technology, a lot of people have a strong interest in the matter. This is the primary reason why so many label press manufacturers, including Mark Andy, have developed technology to support it.

High-Quality Labels at FleksoGraf Printing House: Courtesy of Evolution Series

FleksoGraf Printing House, located in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland, has recently become the third Polish user of a new Evolution Series flexo press from Mark Andy.

Product Update: New Features on the Digital Pro

Mark Andy has released a suite of new features on our digital press line, Digital Pro. The production digital machine launched in August 2019 with Digital Pro 1, a roll to roll solution and Digital Pro 3, an inline digital hybrid press with a single flexo station and die cutting. This product line was built to tackle short run work, and is now capable of additional converting functionalities, reinforcing the our commitment to profitable digital printing.

Mark Andy Installs First Evolution Series in Europe

Colorado Etiquettes, the Rouen based family business that has been supplying the French label industry since 1973, has installed the first Mark Andy Evolution flexo press in Europe.

Going Virtual - Mark Andy Supports Customers with Virtual Demos in US and European Demo Centers

The health and safety of our employees and customers are always our highest priority. We are thankful that even in these uncertain times that we are still able to be doing everything we can to support our customers, even if that means getting a little creative in the Mark Andy Demo Centers in both Warsaw and St. Louis.

Subtle Impressions Doubles Down on Hybrid with Digital Pro Upgrade

North Carolina converter Subtle Impressions installed a Mark Andy Digital One in January 2019 to fulfill a need for a digital label solution, providing an alternative solution for the longer lead times typical with flexographic production.

Mazovian Printing House (MZGraf) Invests in a New Performance Series P7E Flexo Press

Mazovian Printing House (MZGraf) has recently enhanced its pressroom equipment with a new Performance Series P7E flexo press from Mark Andy. Due to this acquisition, MZGraf has significantly increased its ability to produce multicolor, highly finished labels, a segment which is already an important part of its portfolio.

Digital Service: A Chat with Mark Andy Technical Support

As digital printing technology is more widely adapted across the board in pressrooms, knowledge gaps can occur more often than with tried and true technology, like flexo printing. Thankfully for converters, Mark Andy has a dedicated staff of engineers, press operators, installation technicians, field service technicians and technical phone support to serve our digital presses in the field.

Equipment Spotlight: Digital Plus Screen

Digital Plus Screen is an inline digital print module that seamlessly integrates single color UV inkjet printing into high-output flexographic equipment.

COVID-19 & Our Commitment to the Industry

Many Mark Andy customers have inquired about the impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on our supply chain and ability to continue to manufacture equipment and provide parts, supplies and technical service to our customers.

Addressing the Elephant in the Pressroom: Legacy Flexo Pain Points

We've said it before and we'll say it again - the 2200 is a workhorse. They're great presses (if we do say so ourselves) that truly have stood the test of time. But what happens when capacity and space max out? Or the workforce struggles limit the amount of shifts that can be ran? Or waste costs become too much to ignore?

Specialized Marking Systems Increases Capacity with Digital Pro Upgrade

Specialized Marking Systems, an Ontario based converter has upgraded its Digital One to the new Mark Andy Digital Pro engine to increase capacity and expand its overall digital label business. Over a year post-installation of the Digital One, the choice to upgrade to the new engine was made with the success of the Digital Pro predecessor in mind. 

Mark Andy and Aldus Expand into Southeast Asia

Mark Andy is excited to announce an extended partnership for distribution across Southeast Asia with Aldus Tronics, a leading provider in flexo and digital printing solutions. The distributor currently represents Mark Andy in Australia and New Zealand and has been committed to serving their customers with the best solutions possible across many industry verticals including Graphics Machinery, Labeling, Coding and Marking since 1949.

High-Margin Niche Markets: Why Many Brands are Turning to Pouches

A standcap inverted pouch: it’s basically just a fancier name for squeezable packaging without the hassle of battling hard plastic. Not only does this new packaging trend bring consumers convenience, but it also presents a new niche market to capitalize on in the world of converters.

Flexo and Digital Printing: 6 Most Popular Resources of 2019

It’s a brand new decade, but many of the resources of the past year are certainly still relevant in today’s pressrooms. Take a look below at the most popular blog posts of 2019.

Flexprinter Gears Up for Label & FlexPack Production with P7E

One of the young and most dynamic narrow web converters in the Benelux, Flexprinter has chosen to grow its business with a Mark Andy P7E at its modern production facility in Nazareth, Belgium. This start-up operation, which is the brainchild of owner and Managing Director Michaёl Thorrez, has chosen to focus on the roll-to-roll production of labels, pouches, sachets, shrink sleeves, and flow packs, as well as other flexible packaging.

4 Signs It’s Time To Bring Digital In-House

Increased SKU proliferation, a rise in the popularity of seasonal goods and various industry trends have all driven the need converters to have digital label production equipment represented in their pressroom.

Mark Andy & UPM Raflatac Announce Strategic Partnership in Label Printing

As global leaders in print technology, printing OEM Mark Andy and materials provider UPM Raflatac announce a strategic partnership in the North American pressure sensitive label market.

Sigma Installs First Mark Andy Performance Series P4 in Russia

Moscow based label converter Firma Sigma has installed a Mark Andy Performance Series P4 at its production facility in the Russian capital.  It is the first P4 to be installed in the country and will complement Sigma’s existing four Mark Andy 2200 presses with its compatible tooling.

Mark Andy Develops Certified Digital Press Rebuild Program

With the introduction of second-generation digital presses, Mark Andy recognized an opportunity to further support converters through expanding their certified rebuild presses to include reconditioned Digital One and Digital Series presses.

Berkshire Labels Installs First Mark Andy P9E in Europe

Leading UK converter of high-quality labels and shrink sleeves, Berkshire Labels, has installed the first 17” (430mm) Mark Andy Performance Series P9E at its manufacturing facility in Hungerford, some 100km west of London.

Mark Andy Sees Success at Labelexpo Europe with 20 Flexo and Digital Equipment Sales

Mark Andy reports a successful Labelexpo Europe 2019, garnering 20 press agreements on the show floor, 10 flexo and 10 digital. 

Zircon Doubles Down on Mark Andy and Rotoflex Partnership

Zircon Technologies, a leading label and packaging converter located in India, continues to add premiere flexographic, converting and finishing equipment to their existing portfolio of  state-of-the-art presses and facilities.

Mark Andy Announces Evolution Series - Its Latest Flexographic Innovation

Mark Andy is pleased to introduce the Evolution Series to its suite of flexographic offerings. A simple-to-operate platform powered by proven Mark Andy engineering and technology, Evolution Series provides converters a scalable production solution designed to serve their business needs today, while providing adaptability to the needs driving future business growth.

Enabling High Margin Label Production Through Press Operator Education

Training at Mark Andy University is an ideal approach to optimize productivity in your flexographic and/or digital pressroom. All operators can benefit from Mark Andy University's various OEM-based training courses, regardless of experience. 

Mark Andy to Debut New Digital and Flexographic Technology at Labelexpo

Innovations come in the form of roll-to-roll and advanced inline digital hybrid, digital print width enhancements and servo-driven flexo offerings.

South American Distributor Partnership to Strengthen Global Digital Representation

Mark Andy is excited to announce a new partnership for distribution across Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Chile. Novaprint Group, a leading provider in digital printing in South America, has been committed to serving their customers with the best solutions possible across many industry verticals including packaging, digital labels, textile printing and more for over 15 years.

Welcome to the Family: Introducing the New Digital Pro Product Line

Mark Andy is excited to announce the launch of Digital Pro, the latest development to its digital product offerings.

Gutenberg Gala, Celebrating Canadian Print Excellence

The Team at Imprimerie Sainte-Julie in Montreal took home the Award for Best Flexible Packaging for their La Coulée, Sparkling Maple Water packaging, that was printed on a Mark Andy P-Series Press.

Quadra Flex Chooses Mark Andy as Short Run Digital Solution

The loyal Mark Andy customer invested in a Digital One in June 2019.

Cypress Multigraphics Selects Mark Andy as Digital Partner

A Digital Series HD was installed at Cypress Multigraphics in September 2018

One of the most influential label companies in North America has realized success with a Mark Andy Digital Series HD. Cypress Multigraphics, located in Tinley Park, Illinois purchased the solution in the summer of 2018 and took delivery in late September, directly following Labelexpo Americas.

Mark Andy Print Products Announces Expansion with Flexo Consumables into European Market

Mark Andy Print Products Europe is offering all essential flexo pressroom consumables, including, plate mounting tape, doctor blades, splicing tape, pressroom chemistry, and more.

5 Converter's Journeys into Choosing Digital

There are many reasons to bring digital into your pressroom, especially if you're in need of a short-run solution.

The Business Case for Modern Flexo Equipment [INFOGRAPHIC]

Because of the workhorse nature of legacy - or traditional - flexographic presses, many converters have adapted a 'more with more' philosophy. That's to say, print houses are adding more capacity by purchasing more equipment. 

Partnership Update: Mark Andy & Konica Minolta Strengthen Corporate Ties

The partnership began with the Digital One hybrid press, which now has 100 installed units in production.

Digital Multi-Layer Converting Capabilities Explained

Should a single die station limit your ability to run work that requires multi-layer cutting? Absolutely not!  At Mark Andy, we specialize in solutions and we’re here to help you get the most out of your equipment.

A Complete Workflow for Shrink Label Application [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that nearly 18% of all label production is shrink? With brand demand for increased label real estate growing, narrow-web converters are beginning to financially benefit from the rise in popularity at an unprecedented rate. 

RX For Success: 4 Tips to Excel at Platemaking

There are many factors that will allow you to consistently produce high-quality flexographic photopolymer plates.

Norsk Etikett System AS Upgrades to Modern Flexo Equipment

Norwegian Converter Announces Acquisition of Mark Andy P5E  

Application at a Glance: Shrink Sleeves

Sleeve labeling is one of the hottest markets in print. Everyone is either printing them or evaluating options to get their operation in a position to capture that business.

Mark Andy to Bring Digital One to INFOFLEX 2019

Mark Andy is expanding its involvement in this year’s FTA INFOFLEX tradeshow. To further increase engagement with attendees, Mark Andy is incorporating its latest technology into the primarily tabletop event.

Digital One Makes Appearance at Graphics Canada 2019

Mark Andy has confirmed the sale of one Digital One and one Digital Series HD hybrid presses during the Graphics Canada trade show event held early April in Ontario.

Mark Andy and Partners Host Educational Open House for European Print Students

Mark Andy, DuPont Advanced Printing, and tesa tape host students from five universities at Mark Andy’s European Headquarters.

7 Ways to Boost Your Press Productivity

What you will learn: how to increase your press productivity through flexo and digital press technology

Don’t Fall Victim: Tools to Minimize Overexertion in the Workplace

Whether you are a business owner, manager, or on the production floor, workplace safety should be top-of-mind.

Czech Label Printer KZK Installs Mark Andy P5E Flexo Press

One of the Czech Republic’s leading label converters, KZK, has installed a Mark Andy P5E Performance Series press at its facility in Brno.

3 Ways Offline Finishing Supports Your Digital Print

Artur Gondek, Sales Manager Rotoflex Europe, dives into the benefits of finishing digitally printed labels offline. 

HB Label Print Installs First Mark Andy LED-UV Press in Ireland

Dublin-based HB Label Print is the first narrow web converter in Ireland (and the UK) to install a Mark Andy press with LED-UV curing.

Raising the Bar with Inline Flexo Press Technology

Across all verticals and industries, label and flexible packaging end-users are constantly looking for ways to increase their shelf visibility and enhance their products.

RemaDays Warsaw 2019 Draws Major Interest

Mark Andy presented innovative solutions for label printing during the RemaDays Warsaw 2019 trade show, held in Nadarzyn nearby Warsaw from 13 -15 of February.

Central Piedmont Community College Hosts Digital One Roadshow

Mark Andy reports record turnout and a press sale after the latest stop on its Digital One Roadshow series.

A Deeper Dive Into Improving Pressroom Efficiency

In my previous post, I broke down what Overall Equipment Effectiveness (O.E.E) is and taking the first step to improving your equipment O.E.E. to make your pressroom more efficient.

Swiss Label Business Invests in Digital One

Neoprint, the family-owned digital print business based in Morges near Lausanne has installed a Mark Andy Digital One press to boost its capacity for short to medium run high quality labels.

4 Myths About Flexo (And Why They’re Wrong)

As a company that helped to establish and build the flexographic printing technology, we are aware of the claims that flexo may not have a place in the average converter’s workflow.

10 Events Every Label & Packaging Company Should Attend in 2019

With the New Year well underway, it’s time to start filling up your calendar with upcoming industry events.

Advance Printing Factors Mark Andy Flexo into Long-Term Growth Strategy

Spanning four plants and employing over 320 people in China, Advance Printing Company, established in 2001 and headquartered in Suzhou, is one of the country’s most successful privately-owned label converting companies.

Optimizing Your Pressroom Efficiency Metrics

Let's face the facts, the profitability of any printing company is driven by their pressroom efficiency.

Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2018

What a year! 2018 has been one for the books. We saw record attendance and sales at Labelexpo Americas. We trekked across the United States to host Digital One Roadshows. Our product team launched many new products to market, including Digital Series HD and the three new Performance Series models.

5 Things You Need to Consider When Evaluating Digital

It’s almost 2020, and that said, every company knows they need advanced capability to serve the market. More often than not, this comes in the form of digital production equipment for labels and packaging.

Dr. Flexo turns Judge Flexo in FTA Printing Competition

It’s that time of year again - FTA’s Excellence in Flexography Awards is currently accepting submissions from all flexographic printers, converters, buyers, designers, suppliers and students ready to show off their best work.

[Webinar Recap] Using Digital Hybrid To Exceed Brand Expectations: As Told By Twitter

Didn't get the chance to tune into packagePRINTING's webinar for converters? Don't worry - we have the recap, as told by Twitter, below.

Warning- You May Not be as Efficient as You Think

Most operators and managers are concerned with efficiency. But, despite heroic efforts at creating efficient processes, we still hear reports of profits struggling to outpace costs.

5 Reasons Why the 2200 is the Worst Press We’ve Made

In eyes of rival press manufacturers, the 2200 is the worst press ever. Yep, we went there. Its reputation of high-quality, maximum versatility and hardware longevity speaks for itself and makes it difficult for converters to allow themselves to part with their pressroom favorite.

RX for Success: The 411 on Plate Mounting Tape

Dr. Flexo dives into the basics every printer should know about mounting tape to optimize your printing process and achieve high print quality. 

Our 6 Most Popular Resources

We’ve compiled our top premium resources in a single blog post for your downloading convenience.

Mark Andy Print Products Strengthens Partnership with RotoMetrics

Mark Andy Print Products, the supplies and consumables division of Mark Andy Inc. have been named the preferred global distributor of RotoMetrics print and magnetic cylinders. 

A Converter's Checklist to Short Run Efficiency

Having the ability to produce labels proficiently and profitably is the core business model for most converters. While there are many avenues with which that success can be achieved, the route taken can vary greatly when considering a printer’s book of business.

[Upcoming Webinar] Using Digital Hybrid to Exceed Brand Expectations

A Mark Andy sponsored webinar will be held December 6th at 2 PM EST.

Desmedt Named Label & Narrow Web Company to Watch

Desmedt, a Mark Andy partner, was recently featured in a “Companies To Watch” spotlight by Label & Narrow Web. The mid-sized print business was acknowledged for its strategic investment strategy that has delivered a competitive advantage and a greener net impact on the environment.

RX for Success: Troubleshooting Your Tint Sleeves

Tint sleeves (also, commonly known as flood coat rollers) are the paint roller of the print industry. They are the solution when you need to print a continuous ink, varnish or adhesive, flood coat your substrate, or print continuous lineal strips.

When It Pays to Invest in New Capital Equipment

With fall seasonal goods being replaced with peppermint and eggnog winter variations, it’s a reminder that 2018 is coming to a close. Is your business looking to increase productivity, gain a competitive advantage, or expand into new markets?

Advantage Label & Packaging Installs Two Digital Hybrid Presses

Advantage Label & Packaging Inc. is a long-time force in the label industry. The business, based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, employs 52 individuals and serves a variety of traditional and specialty market segments within the label and packaging industry.

European Students Design Flexible Packaging

As part of our strategic program to educate the printers and converters of tomorrow, the Mark Andy Europe team launched a design competition for students earlier this year.

Flexo Image Graphics to Distribute Presstek Products in India

Further strengthening its relationship with Mark Andy Inc., Flexo Image Graphics (FIG) will now sell Presstek solutions to the Indian market.

Have You Seen Our New Website?

After months of hard work, the new Mark Andy corporate website is live.

Rotoflex Launches DF3 For Offline Finishing & Converting

Our partners at Rotoflex have recently debuted a new technology to its suite of solutions- the Rotoflex DF3. The machine was formally introduced in our stand at Labelexpo Americas 2018.

Mark Andy Print Products Sees Success at Labelexpo Americas

Mark Andy Print Products (MAPP) had a successful event exhibiting at Labelexpo Americas 2018 in Stand 749. 

Mark Andy Reports 15 Digital and 6 Flexo Equipment Sales at Labelexpo Americas 2018

Labelexpo Americas 2018 proved to be another successful event for Mark Andy and its global network of distributors. 

New Eco-Friendly Mark Andy Modular Dryers to Lower Overhead Costs

Modular and energy efficient, Mark Andy's latest recirculation drying technology is the perfect solution for both precision- and cost-driven converters alike.

New Demo Center Ready for Visitors

Exciting projects were in motion this summer at Mark Andy. Most notable and long awaited is our complete demo experience overhaul.

Hybrid Forum Sends Powerful Message to Market

Mark Andy recently held The Power of Hybrid Forum in Warsaw, Poland. The event welcomed more than 300 converters to our European showroom.

FlexoPrint Installs First True Hybrid in Denmark

One of Denmark’s leading label converters, FlexoPrint AS, has installed a Mark Andy Digital Series press at its headquarters in Randers.

Expanding Our Global Footprint in Europe

For many years we have been the leading manufacturer of narrow web flexo presses. Subsequently we have enjoyed a majority share of the North American market.  

RX for Success: Dr. Flexo on The Importance of Maintaining Clean Anilox Rolls

Let’s talk about the importance of maintaining clean anilox rolls. This is one of the most critical, best practice fundamentals for repeatable consistency in your pressroom.

Brazilian Converter Adds Capacity with Acquisition of Mark Andy Performance Series P7E

Grafica Etikor Experiences 30% Growth with Mark Andy Performance Series

Established Brazilian manufacturing company Grafica Etikor has been providing quality adhesive labels for over 20 years. 

Short Run By The Numbers [Infographic]

Prepare to optimize your assets. It’s time to go hybrid.

Short runs are defined by Mark Andy as a label, carton or flexible packaging job under 10,000 feet.

A Sneak Peek of the Mark Andy Labelexpo Experience

This year at Labelexpo, we want to make the experience all about you. With all of the new technology showcased each year, it can be easy to be caught up in the excitement.

Craig & Parsons Installs Digital One For Short Run Work

Long established and family owned trade printer, Craig & Parsons, has installed a Mark Andy Digital One press at its plant in Folkestone, Kent, to handle short run work for its extensive portfolio of well-known high street names.

New Technology on Display at Labelexpo

Labelexpo Americas is the prime opportunity to witness the new face of Mark Andy and truly understand our commitment to the converter. 

Mark Andy Celebrates the 100th PGA Championship

Mark Andy and the city of St. Louis witnessed history when the 100th PGA Championship was hosted at Bellerive Country Club. 

PRX Projects 50% Growth With Digital One Installation

PRX Print is a unique label converter – founded in 2010, this Canadian company has been providing full-service packaging solutions to customers across virtually all industries.

Mark Andy Print Products & DuPont Advanced Printing Reinforce Partnership at Labelexpo Americas 2018

Mark Andy Print Products and DuPont Advanced Printing will be together on-Stand 749 at Labelexpo Americas 2018. 

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