Best Practices for Plate Mounting

Plate mounting is an important piece of the label printing process, and if done incorrectly can lead to costly issues during your production run. Plate lift and unscheduled downtime can be prevented by simply knowing and applying these best practices for plate mounting.

Mark Andy Makes Strategic Sale in Poland

In what is claimed as a significant milestone in its growing market penetration in Europe, Mark Andy has made a conquest sale to leading Polish label converter Mal-Pol, based in Olesin, some 35km east of the capital city Warsaw. 

Flexo or Digital Hybrid: Which Production Method is Right for You?

Market shifts are pushing converters to integrate new technologies into the workplace, making it increasingly common to have multiple production processes utilized in a single pressroom.

Preventive Maintenance: The Secret Ingredient for Success

Imagine buying a brand-new car and never taking the time to get its oil changed, ultimately leading to the entire engine shutting down and having to be replaced. Something as simple and easy as getting a car inspected by a mechanic every few months keeps it running for hundreds of thousands of miles. 

CV Labels installs first Mark Andy Digital One in UK

One of the UK’s leading converter of pharmaceutical, healthcare, and medical labels has chosen a Mark Andy Digital One press as part of a major investment program in technology and a new extension at its headquarters in Irvine, Scotland.

Etipress Evolves to Next Generation Technology

Etipress Etiquetas Autoadheribles, a printing company located in Guadalajara, Mexico, has recently installed a Mark Andy Performance Series P5 press and is seeing drastic results. 

New to Digital Hybrid? Here are 5 Companies Doing it Right

If the bulk of your expertise lies with flexo equipment, adding digital to your operation may seem like a daunting task. Have no fear! Digital hybrid is making waves in the print market and driving serious levels of profitability and success for current users.

Mark Andy Appoints Digital Sales Director

Chris Yanko brings over 30 years of industry expertise and digital knowledge.

Mark Andy to Exhibit at Packaging Innovations 2018

The leading American manufacturer of narrow web presses, Mark Andy, will be exhibiting at Packaging Innovations for the first time. 

Secure Your Workflow: Best Tapes for the Job

Plate mounting is a high volume activity in busy pressrooms. Accuracy, confidence of the adhesion and ease of periodic re-positioning is critical to getting every job out the door on time with quality printing and consistent results.

Sunimprof Rottaprint Invests in Mark Andy Technology

Any label converter that carries more than €750,000’s worth of stock, which equates to one month’s supply, may be considered a major player – when that company is in Romania, with its relatively small and undeveloped market, it makes an even larger statement.  

Resolutions for a Profitable New Year

It’s the start of a new year and that means the start of a whole new set of objectives. New year’s resolution season is upon us, making it the perfect time to revamp current business workflows and inspire new ideas to start the year out with a bang!

New Year. New Faces. Same Mark Andy.

Having recently been named the exclusive distributor of DuPont™ Cyrel® flexographic platemaking systems in the US, Mark Andy Print Products expands its domestic sales force to support its significant growth and expanding product lines.

Top 5 Resources of 2017

2017 was a great year for Mark Andy and the label and packaging industry as a whole. With record setting attendance and sales at Labelexpo Europe, the launch of a new retrofit solution, Digital Plus Screen, and Digital Series’ FTA Technical Innovation Award win we couldn’t have asked for a more exciting year.

Mark Andy Digital One Makes Waves in Latin American Market

A recent Digital One Roadshow provided a successful introduction to the product in Mexico.

Mark Andy Presses Produce Award Winning Labels in South Africa

The Flexographic Technical Association of South Africa recently conducted its annual Print Excellence Awards competition.

Mark Andy Named Exclusive United States Distributor of DuPont™ Cyrel® Products

The agreement furthers both organizations’ commitment to flexographic customers’ success.

Color Label Expands Digital Label Business

Mark Andy is proud to announce the recent sale of a Mark Andy Digital Series to Color Label.

Cut the Cost of Customization with Digital Hybrid Technology

We are in an age where variety is required, customization is key to product success, and SKU proliferation has taken over.

Digital One Celebrates One Year in Market

September 2017 was an important milestone for Mark Andy, marking one year since the Digital One was released into the market.

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.

The Flexographic Technical Association Takes on Saint Louis

Over 350 members of the label & packaging industry came to St. Louis, Missouri for the 2017 installment of the FTA Fall Conference. This year’s conference theme was “The Gateway to Technology”, with a main goal of facilitating thought-provoking dialogue on new technology in the flexo market.

Imprinting Systems Advances Operation with Digital Label Equipment

North Carolina prime label printer, Imprinting Systems, has seen an increase in productivity after the acquisition of a Mark Andy Digital One.

Rotoflex Reflects on a Successful Labelexpo

The world's largest event for the label and package printing industry in Brussels proved another successful edition for Rotoflex offline finishing machines.

Record Setting Labelexpo for Mark Andy

Labelexpo Europe 2017 proved to be another successful event for Mark Andy and our global network of distributors.

Labelexpo Landmark for Mark Andy and Vetaphone

The Mark Andy stand at Labelexpo in Brussels marked a significant highlight in the cooperative partnership between the American narrow web press manufacturer and the Danish pioneers of surface treatment.

Primera Installs First Mark Andy Digital One Press in Continental Europe

Family-owned label operation Primera Polska has invested in a Mark Andy Digital One label press. The unit has been installed in Primera's Zory production facility, which is located in the southern region of Poland.

Label Technology Acquires Equipment to Support Flexible Packaging Production

Rotoflex has confirmed another VLI sale to Label Technology, a North American printer that specializes in flexible packaging and pressure sensitive labels solutions.

Digital Series Now Equipped With AVT Quality Control Solution

Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) has been selected by industry leading press manufacturer Mark Andy to provide print quality and control for its high-end hybrid inkjet label press.

Uncork Decorative Potential with Digital Hybrid

The Wine and Spirits Industry is growing fast and isn’t expected to slow down. According to the Beverage Information Group, wine consumption has continued to rise year after year since 1998.

A Day in the Plant: Digital One Edition

Digital One, a hybrid prime label press by Mark Andy, was launched to market nearly a year ago at Labelexpo Americas 2016. Created to produce profitable short run label work, the press is Mark Andy’s first entry-level digital platform. 

Mirmar Invests in Mark Andy Presses

Spanish label converter, Mirmar SA, has added to its stable of Mark Andy flexo presses with another of the manufacturer’s award-winning Performance Series.

Digital One Receives BS5609 Durability Certification

Mark Andy Digital One, a CMYK dry-toner device with inline decorating and converting, has successfully received the BS5609 certification on Avery Dennison substrate.

Nadco Tapes & Labels Minimizes Downtime with Digital Technology

Custom adhesive specialist Nadco Tapes and Labels has added digital capability to their business through the acquisition of a Mark Andy Digital One.

Mark Andy to Unveil New Innovations at Labelexpo Europe 2017

Following a successful Q1 Open House, Mark Andy will once again be showcasing its’ robust portfolio of technology with the European narrow-web label market.

Mark Andy to Launch Digital Screen Printing Alternative at Labelexpo

On Stand 4C45, the company will debut a new digital alternative to traditional rotary screen printing, the latest option in the company’s growing digital hybrid portfolio.

Rotoflex Showing Diversity of Finishing Solutions at Labelexpo Europe

Rotoflex is set to present a diverse range of offline inspection, slitting and rewinding solutions during Labelexpo Europe(25-28 September) in Brussels, Belgium. 

Reflex Labels Purchases Seven Mark Andy Presses

Gearing up to make the most of Brexit, Reflex Labels’ CEO Ian Kendall has invested in seven new Performance Series flexo presses, all due to be installed at the company’s plant in Boston (Lincolnshire) before September 2017.

Labels Unlimited Brings Digital Printing In-House

Pressure sensitive label and hang tag manufacturer Labels Unlimited has recently installed a Mark Andy Digital One in a push to bring digital label production in-house.

Augmented Reality Packaging That Blew Our Minds

It’s not everyday that tech trends stay in the limelight. More often than not, trends fall flat and consumers forget about them when the next big thing comes along.  A technology trend that seems to be living up to initial excitement, however, is Augmented Reality.

5 Digital Technology Myths Debunked

When it comes to adding digital to the mix, there seems to be a few lingering misconceptions about the technology. Because of this, conventional label converters have a lot of questions.

New Technologies & Techniques for Narrow and Mid-Web Converters

Jerry Henson, a Mark Andy Regional Sales Manager, discusses the opportunities for narrow- to mid-web converters in the growing flexible packaging market.

Boosting Revenue with Hybrid Printing and Inline Converting

With the overall success of digital printing, most conventional label and packaging printers are moving forward with plans to integrate digital hybrid options to their already robust flexographic workflows. 

Optimizing for Durable Labels

From safety warnings on fire extinguishers to identifiers on oil drums traversing the Atlantic Ocean, certain labels are designed to withstand the harshest of weather, light, and environmental factors.

Tom Cavalco Speaks on Polish Print Market

Świat Poligrafii sat down with Tom Cavalco, Managing Director for Mark Andy EU, to discuss the company’s recent open house and success in the Polish market.

Converter Q&A: Growing with Entry-Level Digital Hybrid

Blair Labeling is a pressure sensitive label converter making waves in the Colorado packaging market.

Irish Trade Printer Installs Digital One

In a move that is highly strategic for its trade printing business, Dublin based JR Labels has installed the first Mark Andy Digital One label press in Ireland.

12-Color Performance Series P7 Installed in India

Zircon Technologies, print and packaging provider based out of India, has installed a 12-color Mark Andy Performance Series P7.

Mark Andy Puts an Emphasis on Education

Mark Andy introduces Polish students to the latest narrow web technology

Standing Out in a Saturated Market: Providing Value-Add Craft Beer Labels

The craft beer market segment has grown steadily in recent years and doesn’t seem to be slowing down, making it a prime area of interest for label converters looking to diversify their portfolio.

Rotoflex Brings Manufacturing to Canada

Following the 2016 move of Rotoflex's Canadian regional office to a larger, new 18,000 square ft. showroom and technology centre near Toronto, full production of new Rotoflex slitter/rewinders and die cutting machines, formerly managed at the Mark Andy headquarters location near St Louis, Missouri, has now transferred to Toronto as well. 

LariTryck Makes Double Investment in Mark Andy Technology

Leading Swedish label converter LariTryck AB invested heavily at the recent Mark Andy Open House in Warsaw.

The Importance of a Partner: Digital Hybrid Press Selection

The Importance of a Partner is a multi-part blog series written by Nat Davis, Digital Product Manager for Mark Andy. Below Nat examines the emergence of hybrid printing and how choosing a press provider can impact your business.

Trending Now! The Future of Flexo – Thoughts after the 2017 FTA Annual Forum

Mary Sullivan of Mark Andy shares key takeaways from the 2017 FTA Annual Forum and INFO*FLEX as well as thoughts on the future of the label and packaging industry.

Digital One Label Press to Make Australian Debut at PacPrint 2017

Aldus-Tronics, long-standing distributor of Mark Andy and Rotoflex equipment will be showcasing a Digital One at PacPrint 2017 (May 23-26.)

You Say You Want an Evolution?

Every year we reflect on the changes in our industry, discussing how imperative it is to adapt in order to sustain relevance, growth and success. This year is no different.

Mark Andy Wins 2017 FTA Technical Innovation Award for its Digital Series Hybrid Press

Mark Andy is pleased to announce its Digital Series hybrid press platform has received the distinguished 2017 Technical Innovation Award from the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA).

First LED Press Installed in Benelux at Dutch Graphic Group

Dutch Graphic Group (formerly Graphic & Mail) has installed the first Mark Andy Performance Series press in the Benelux to be fitted with ProLED curing.

Addressing the Change in Consumer Demands with Hybrid Printing

Digital print is no longer an “if” for label and print providers, rather a “when” and “how.” Due to consumer trends changing market demands for labels and packaging – no longer does one size fit all.

All4Labels Installs Mark Andy at RAKO Plants in Germany and China

In a strategic move that substantiates Mark Andy as a preferred supplier, All4Labels Global Packaging Group, the newly created global group that includes Baumgarten, RAKO, and X-Label, has installed two high specification Performance Series P7 presses in Witzhave (Germany) and Hangzhou (China).

ITW Labels Looks to Digital Series to Increase Productivity

ITW Labels, a labeling and branding solutions expert based out of St. Charles, Missouri, USA, with four production facilities across North America, has invested in a Mark Andy Digital Series hybrid press to support its labels and packaging production.

Glenwood Labels Enters Digital Printing Market

Glenwood Labels, a 40 year veteran in custom label printing, has seen immediate success with the addition of their first digital asset, Mark Andy Digital One.

Mark Andy Celebrates European Open House Success in Warsaw

More than 300 converters witnessed digital, flexo, and finishing technologies

3 Label Converters Share How They Leverage Digital Hybrid Technology

Three label converters joined Label & Narrow Web for a webinar to discuss their journey into digital hybrid printing. Adcraft Labels, Blair Labeling, and Diversified Labeling Solutions (DLS) took time to talk through their digital journey, and explain why they chose a particular digital hybrid solution.

3 Reasons Why Digital Hybrid Is Transforming Label Printing [Infographic]

Brand strategy is driving SKU proliferation due to differentiation, market testing, versioning, VDP, personalization, and the list goes on. As brands are driving the shift for shorter run sizes and faster lead times, it’s clear that digital printing plays a key role in today’s label and package printing environment.

Arti-Bau Grows Its Business with Mark Andy Digital Series

Flexo/inkjet hybrid proves clear winner by reducing two shifts work to one.

March Design Favorites

While productivity and efficiency are at the top of every converters list, good design shouldn’t go unnoticed.

How-To Print Decorative Labels that Outshine the Competition

We all know attention grabbing packaging helps sell a product. In fact, most people have at one time or another purchased a product based on packaging alone. I know I’m guilty, on more than one occasion.

Think You're Ready For Craft Beer Labels? [Infographic]

One of the primary drivers of the purchase decision process is packaging, and beer is no exception.

Blair Labeling Realizes Success in Digital Label Printing

Blair Labeling, a pressure sensitive label converter based out of Colorado, has experienced success with Mark Andy’s latest digital hybrid innovation, Digital One.

Mark Andy Europe to Host Open House Days (5-7 April 2017)

Mark Andy, a leader in narrow-web printing and converting solutions, will host an Open House at its European headquarters in Warsaw, Poland, 5-7 April, 2017.

Why Digital Hybrid for Prime Label Printing? [Infographic]

Every digital journey has a different beginning; a different reason or “pain” that prompts the search for a new hybrid pressroom addition.

Mark Andy Boosts its Presence in Asia

In response to customer demand, Mark Andy, the leading manufacturer of narrow web printing and converting solutions, has established a new direct sales office in Bangkok, Thailand.

On the Road Again: Digital One Midwest Tour

Mark Andy hit the road again last week for the Midwestern leg of our 2017 Digital One Roadshow Series.

Industrial Print Magazine Addresses Digital Impact on Label Market

Industrial Print speaks with Ray Dickinson of Mark Andy about the impact and future of digital in the label market. 

Digital One Label Press Crosses the Pond

Last week Digital One made its European debut at our United Kingdom facility as a part of the 2017 Digital One Roadshow Series.

5 Takeaways of 2017 Printing Predictions

How’s 2017 shaping out for you and your business? Are your strategies and goals aligned with the predictions of printing experts?

Why Brand Owners are Demanding Shorter Run Lengths

More and more we hear converters talk about the pains of running short (and even micro!) runs for customers on traditional analog presses.

Color-Logic Certifies Mark Andy Digital Press

Color-Logic has announced the certification of Mark Andy Digital Series hybrid presses for use with the Color-Logic process.

WS Packaging Invests in a Second Digital Series Hybrid Press

The highly productive solution is producing twice the work in half the time compared to the existing technology.

Mark Andy Digital Series Ink Receives UL Certification on Avery Dennison Substrates

Mark Andy, a global leader in narrow web printing and converting solutions for the last 70 years, is proud to announce the successful UL 969 certification for Digital Series ink on Avery Dennison substrates.

Label Solutions Solidifies its Digital Printing Capabilities

Label Solutions Inc., a leading pressure sensitive label supplier located in Marshfield, Missouri, has installed a Mark Andy Digital Series hybrid press to expand and stabilize its digital printing operation.

Arti-Bau Marks First Digital Series Installation in Europe

Following a successful presence at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago, Mark Andy has confirmed that the first of its Digital Series hybrid solutions to be sold in Europe has been installed at Arti-Bau in Poland.

Mark Andy Steals the Show in Chicago

The recent Labelexpo Americas drew large crowds to the Mark Andy booth, where the company launched new groundbreaking technology.

Mark Andy Introduces Performance Series for Narrow-Web Flexible Packaging

 Mark Andy will be busy at Labelexpo Americas demonstrating its innovative new technology solutions that are embedded in its strategic commitment as a Total Solutions Partner.

Mark Andy to Introduce Digital One Label Press at Labelexpo Americas

 New offering makes digital printing more accessible to the everyday converter.

Colordyne Technologies and Mark Andy Announce Strategic Partnership

Mark Andy announces a strategic partnership with Colordyne Technology.

Digital Series Highlighted by Whitmar Publication

The term 'hybrid' has been bandied about a lot in the last year and it covers a wide range of options when it comes to merging analogue and digital production methods.

International Distributor Network Grows Through Partnership with Quimica Anders

Mark Andy has teamed up with South American based Quimica Anders as its new representative for Mark Andy presses in the Peruvian market.

iFLEX Labels Celebrates 40-Year Milestone with the Acquisition of a P5

iFLEX Labels, the newly trademarked trade name of Fantasia Printing Ltd., is celebrating 40 years of business success with the acquisition of a Mark Andy Performance Series P5 press.

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