Mark Andy Adds Infrastructure to Support Digital Growth in North America

To better serve the growing digital label market, Mark Andy has announced the addition of nine individuals to the company over the past six months to support the continued development of its Digital Business Unit in the U.S. and Canada.

Artex Label & Graphics Expands Finishing Department with Inaugural Rotoflex DF1 Installation

A company born out of an acquisition in 1999, the origin story of Artex Label & Graphics’ is a unique one. A Michigan coat hanger manufacturer with its own printing department was purchased by a competitor. That competitor did not have interest in keeping the printing department, leaving the opportunity for a loyal label customer to buy the printing equipment, which included a 7-inch Mark Andy press. That customer was Terry Gruppen, who today is the President of Artex Label & Graphics.

Mark Andy Partners with Domino on New Digital Series iQ Press

Mark Andy has announced the launch of its latest production inkjet press, Digital Series iQ. Built on Mark Andy’s proven Evolution Series flexographic platform for application flexibility, the press uses a Domino N610i UV inkjet module for high-quality production-class printing.

Repacorp Printing House: A Comprehensive RFID Label & Tag Production Partnership

Growing interest in RFID-based solutions

“Any customer that has a need to eliminate human error has a reason to use RFID,” says Rochelle L. Heinl, Vice President, Repacorp Inc., the North American printing house that invested in this technology 15 years ago. The company is able to successfully offer its customers a variety of new innovative label solutions as well as other RFID-based products.

Mark Andy and Avery Dennison Host Webinar Dedicated to RFID Labels

RFID technology is not new, but its versatility is responsible for the increased number of brand owners in a variety of segments that make use of it, from fashion, technology, and grocery stores to warehouses, casinos, farms, and even governments all over the globe.

Mark Andy Partners with Bulgarian Distributor

Mark Andy is excited to announce a new partnership for distribution in Bulgaria with GraphTech Ltd., a company based in Bulgaria, with a focus on delivering equipment for narrow and mid-web applications, such as labels and packaging. The GraphTech Ltd. team is committed to delivering the best value to the customers and help them develop and grow their businesses.

LariTryck Announces €6m Investment Including Performance Series P9

One of Scandinavia’s leading independent label converters, LariTryck AB, has invested more than €6m at its high-tech production plants at Bjuv and Nässjö in Sweden this year and has ambitious plans for further growth in 2021.

Rotoflex Announces Move to New Facility After Reporting 30% Year-Over-Year Growth

Despite all the challenges imposed to the print industry in 2020, manufacturing companies and printers have found ways to succeed and grow operationally. This rings true for Rotoflex, a Mark Andy Inc. company of converting and finishing solutions located in Mississauga, Ontario.

On-Demand Webinar Available Now: “Digital Pro: Beyond the Label”

Print businesses’ challenges, the need for differentiation, and portfolio expansion through non-traditional applications - these were the main topics of our recent webinar hosted on 20 November. The event marks the second in a series dedicated to the Digital Pro platform, following “Digital Pro: A New Path to Profitability” webinar, also available on-demand.

Mark Andy Evolution Series Platform to Launch Second Press

Mark Andy is launching the second iteration of its Evolution Series flexo press, which initially debuted at Labelexpo Europe in 2019. The newest press, Evolution Series E3, is poised to fill a gap in the market for a servo powered machine that prioritizes both ease of use and reducing operating costs known to affect legacy presses.

TQL Packaging Solutions Installs Rotoflex VLI 700

For over two decades, Dallas-based company TQL Packaging Solutions has maintained a commitment to customer satisfaction through superior quality labeling products. 

Mark Andy Evolution Adds Flexibility to Label Tech Capacity

Much has changed in the self-adhesive label market since Label Tech was established in Dublin back in 1992. Today, the company is the largest independent label converter in Ireland, with a staff of 48 operating from a 20,000 sq ft facility in Santry, a northern suburb of the capital city.

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 2020 is coming to a close. Most would say "good riddance," but many in the printing industry have seen continued success and even strong growth. If your business acquired new capital equipment this year, be sure you're capitalizing on all of the tax deductions for which you qualify.

Pressroom Performance RX: Combatting Ink Spitting

If your labels are being affected by ink spitting, you likely have at least one of a handful of problems that need to be resolved. We recommend giving your press a good once over - is it properly cleaned? Has it been properly maintained? Have you removed any dried ink? Is everything aligned and installed correctly? If you responded yes to all of those - don’t fret; an affordable solution may still be your answer.

RFID Technology, Innovative Labels and the Shops of Future

Picture this: automation in retail. Stores with no staff. No lines, registers or cashiers, only smart phones. Consumers can purchase mainly food products, but also cleaning items and cosmetics. Beverages of all kinds, sweets, healthy snacks, ready-to-eat meals as well as cooled dairy and even sausages are readily available. And every product is marked with a special RFID tag, enabling this futuristic reality, enabling an automated sales process.

Rotoflex Develops Specialized Booklet Label Machine for JH Bertrand

Rotoflex has successfully developed and installed a highly customized booklet label machine for American printer JH Bertrand Inc.  

New Product Update: Doctor Blades for Mark Andy Presses

While providing press room consumables through Mark Andy Print Products was the final link in the chain to elevate Mark Andy as a Total Solutions Partner, we are always looking for new ways to better serve our customers. With the addition of Performance Blades, Mark Andy Print Products’ own doctor blades, we have done just that.

"Digital Pro – a New Path to Profitability” Webinar Highlights How Digital Pro Leads to Business Growth

New ways of operation in the printing industry, diversity of applications made with digital technology, integration of processes and technologies in hybrid, and future-oriented and eco-friendly approach to business are just some of the topics discussed by Mark Andy in two webinar sessions held on September 22nd and October 1st.

Herzog Etiketten installs Mark Andy Digital Pro 3

One of Germany’s specialist label converters, Herzog Etiketten, has installed a Mark Andy Digital Pro 3 press at its production facility in Rohrbach, in the Southern Palatinate. The company, established in 1924, shifted its focus to label converting in the 1990s when the market for business forms declined as a result of the growing popularity of office computers.

IMEC Media Installs First Mark Andy Evolution in Ireland

Since Simon J Burke set up IMEC Media in 1999 the company has enjoyed an extended period of solid growth – but it was the installation of a Mark Andy Evolution press in 2020 that really kick-started the business in terms of increased productivity and new market opportunities.

Mark Andy Partners With GMG to Offer Color Management Solutions to Digital Press Converters Worldwide

Mark Andy’s Digital Press Division is excited to announce that is now providing global distribution for the complete GMG product range of color management and proofing software and media.

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.

The True Hybrid Advantage [Infographic]

Recent trends including shorter run lengths, increased customization, and versioned graphics have all led to the demand for digital narrow-web label production.

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 Performance Series 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.