Eminence Business Media

Eminence Business Media

Thursday, October 21, 2010


The latest and fast growing Performance Series machines continue to dominate the label printing industry. Mark Andy has a strong, proven solution, having sold nearly 40 machines this past year in over 13 countries. As a leading supplier of flexographic print technologies, the company has spent extensive R&D efforts to design a completely new solution to meet the specific demands of high-performance while also addressing the most critical aspects of a converter’s daily challenges. Costs, setup times and ease of operation are all everyday issues facing business owners who are trying to maximize profits and drive more productivity. The technology of the new Performance Series line by Mark Andy shatters old theories and traditional flexo workflows.

Mark Andy Performance Series P5
Building on the unique print station design common to all Performance Series presses, the P5 is focused on productivity. Simple, repeatable settings and limited operator steps for job setup make the P5 one of the most operator-friendly presses on the market. With the fastest makeready times in the industry (4-color changeovers are complete in just 3 minutes!) and extremely efficient waste savings, the P5 is perfect for the everyday converter looking to achieve servo-driven productivity and high quality levels, at an extremely appealing value.

Central to the Performance Series' design is its revolutionary print station/print deck design. A unique plate roll system allows for repeat sizes as small as 140mm, extensively reducing plate costs. Ink costs are also lowered due to the small amounts required for shorter production runs (as little as 191 grams of ink per station). New web path designs and advanced registration capabilities of the Performance Series can reduce setup waste as much as 60 percent over conventional in-line flexo technologies.

The Performance Series also eliminates several operator steps, drastically streamlining productivity and ensuring consistently high print quality. Job setup is quick and easy, resulting in the fastest and most steady makeready times in the industry. Set-up of a four-color job can be completed in just two minutes and a single station sets up in less than 30 seconds! Ease of operation is another critical result of the print station design. The innovative load-and-lock inking system, self-positioning doctor blades, easy-to-operate controls and wide open access make this press simple and swift for any operator, regardless of skill level. 

A dedicated presentation,"There’s nothing conventional about it – Performance Series" will be showcased live at the Mark Andy and Flexo Image Graphics (stand B35, Hall 12) at Labelexpo India, New Delhi. The new Mark Andy Performance Series P3 and P5 models will be on display with a full 6-color unit showcasing the latest in live daily demonstrations. An interactive print station area is dedicated to attendees so everyone can personally experience the new Performance Series for themselves.