The new Performance Series has become a popular flexo press line, proving the new design and technology by Mark Andy is making a mark in the printing and converting industry segment.  Launched only ten months ago, more than 30 Performance Series machines have been sold with presses located in every industrial region including Australia, China, Ireland, England, Sweden, Poland, Venezuela and soon in South Africa.  Eighteen presses have already been installed in the United States, running advanced applications from premium wine labels, light cartons and packaging, RFID insertions and unsupported films.

The two top models, P5 and P7 of the Performance Series press line, will be on display at stand 319 during Labelexpo Americas, September 2010 in Chicago, Illinois USA.  And to respond to further demand in differing economies, Mark Andy is planning to further expand the line later this year, introducing the model P3 at Labelexpo India.

The new press line encompasses state-of-the-art flexographic print technology with a uniquely engineered print-head design.  With the fastest makeready times in the industry, a four-color changeover can be complete in just three minutes.  Simple, repeatable settings and limited operator steps for job setup make the Performance Series one of the most operator-friendly presses on the market.  These drastic set-up and changeover improvements, reduced cost of operation, and more than 50% waste savings, have already proven to deliver profitability for short runs as well as traditionally longer run demand.  This platform design challenges the misconception that digital is the only solution for short run.

“The Performance Series marks a milestone for the Mark Andy brand.  Our in-depth customer research has resulted in a press design that has proven to meet the true needs of the customer.  Our product development team hit the mark and I’m very excited for converters.  They have a great new product to take advantage of,” stated Paul Brauss, CEO, Mark Andy Inc.