Amanda Flower

Amanda Flower
Amanda Flower is a Marketing Specialist at Mark Andy's global headquarters located in St. Louis, Missouri. She is an experienced B2B content creator with a penchant for marketing automation, brand management and thinking outside of the box.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

Norsk Etikett System AS Upgrades to Modern Flexo Equipment

Norwegian Converter Announces Acquisition of Mark Andy P5E  

7 Ways to Boost Your Press Productivity

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

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.

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.

[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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.