Mark Andy Print Products, the supplies and platemaking equipment division of Mark Andy Inc., has established a prepress and platemaking technology area as a key part of the Show Room in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The technology area features Esko Cyrel™ Digital Imager (CDI) Spark 4835 with Full HD Flexo, DuPont™ Cyrel® Exposure frame with DigiFlow and DuPont™ Cyrel® thermal FAST processor and are all sold through Mark Andy Print Products.

The expanded show room and technology area has been developed to provide hands-on tools to educate converters, specifically focusing on the advantages of in-house platemaking and the value it brings to productivity and profitability. Combining these technologies allows Mark Andy Print Products to optimize the entire consumable package for converters. Utilizing productivity savings, quality improvements and a sustainable production process, Mark Andy can simultaneously deliver profit enhancing solutions that grow converters businesses while reducing cost in the overall system.

Mark Andy Print Products offers the value of in-house platemaking to converters in the St. Louis-based show room.

A key highlight that supports this initiative is the fact that Mark Andy is the first global flexo machine manufacturer to become Full HD Certified by Esko. Certification was awarded in March 2014 after Esko specialists verified the quality of several print samples against published Full HD Flexo parameters. The Full HD Certified quality seal supports the expertise of prepress and platemaking knowledge Mark Andy Print Products offers to converters interested in taking platemaking in-house.

“We are extremely proud to work with Esko and DuPont to create unique, high-value offerings and workflow solutions that focuses on in-house efficiencies for converters. The advanced technology area for platemaking in St. Louis is fully supported with a pre-press manager and certified trainers. We are ready to coach converters through the platemaking process,” says Joe Calmese, Director of Flexo Consumables for Mark Andy Print Products.

Mark Andy Print Products is a complete resource for all supplies, consumables and equipment to support the pressroom. The group maintains an extensive inventory and supplier network offering a full line of flexo and offset supplies. Mark Andy Print Products aims to offer specific value-added solutions — providing the tools to truly optimize a printing operation.