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.
Established on the shores of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) in 2003 by the Beaud family, Neoprint now employs eight highly skilled staff that operate a diverse printing operation, from small format commercial work, through large format sheet fed printing for indoor and outdoor usage, to roll to roll labels, especially for the local food and wine markets.
Always a specialist digital house, Neoprint selected the Digital One after a convincing demonstration at Mark Andy’s Print Centre in Warsaw. The servo driven Mark Andy is a dry toner-based press, that is designed to offer high quality at an entry level investment. It has a 330mm web width and can handle a variety of substrates, without the need to use the full web width. It prints CMYK at 1200dpi at speeds up to 19m/min, while its flexo station can add spot colour, varnishing, laminating, or cold foil, before die cutting and slitting. It is fitted with an air-cooled LED-UV lamp, and requires only a single-phase power supply.
Speaking for the company, Christèle Beaud commented: “The Digital One gives us all the possibilities and flexibility we were looking for. We can print CMYK in high-quality digital toner, add varnish or cold foil, die cut and rewind in one step. Our customers are impressed from the print quality and the new possibilities we can offer to them. It is the perfect solution for us and gives us an enormous advantage in the market.” She also stated that the Digital One is also very easy to set up, and that the company’s operators really like running it. “After a few days of training everybody can operate it – it’s so easy!”
Renowned for its ongoing program of investment in the latest technology, Neoprint is a well-regarded Swiss company, and the installation of a Digital One is a notable success for Mark Andy’s Sales Manager Timo Donati. “To sell a label press in Switzerland, into the heart of our competition, is an indication of how good the Mark Andy digital technology has become. Digital One is a perfect fit for Neoprint and any label converter wanting to produce short to medium runs of high-quality labels on demand. It is a perfect balance of quality, speed, ease of use and cost effectiveness, with a very attractive entry-level price tag.”
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Nick Coombes, Director of The Publicity Studio, is a well-respected veteran in the label and folding carton industry. With an international reputation and passion for printing, Nick provides an independent voice and an extensive network of contacts that he’s established over the past 40 years.