Mark Andy launches digital transformation at Labelexpo Americas 2022

Mark Andy has announced its participation at Labelexpo Americas 2022 with a strong focus on digital transformation and end-to-end workflow, embellishing, die-cutting and production automation.

Labelexpo Americas 2022 sees the first public showing of Mark Andy’s digital press incorporating Konica Minolta’s Accurio Label 400 (AL400) toner-based print engine. The press is configured as standard with five colours, CMYK and white, printing at speeds up to 130 fpm in roll-to-roll and hybrid configuration.

‘Through our strategic partnership with Konica Minolta, Mark Andy is extending its solutions for digital print production to be optimised for mid-to-high volume converters,’ commented Greg Palm, executive vice president Sales & Marketing at Mark Andy.

Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Mark Andy is the exclusive provider of Konica Minolta’s AL400 print technology to the labels and packaging industry.

Mark Andy is excited to showcase its latest production inkjet press the Digital Series iQ. The iQ is built on Mark Andy’s proven Evolution Series flexographic platform for application flexibility and boosting proven award-winning web handling and digital implementation. The iQ was developed for converters looking to start their digital transformation using proven inkjet printing and converting technology.

Completing the digital lineup will be a Digital Series HD press – configured with four flexo units – and with inline flexo varnish and die-cutting.

Rotoflex finishing equipment on the Mark Andy stand includes VSI and VLI inspection-rewinders and the new AT4 quick-change auto turret rewind, configurable for in-line or off-line label finishing. Auto core gluing and label closer options are available.

The company’s division, Mark Andy Print Products (MAPP), will exhibit a full range of flexo plate imaging and processing equipment from leading prepress suppliers including DuPont Cyrel plates and FAST processor, tesa mounting tape, and Esko digital imaging equipment and software. Mark Andy will also have representatives on the booth from Kluge and Presstek.

Show attendees will also have an exclusive opportunity to find out more about Mark Andy’s digital transformation journey during a period of market complexity at the accompanying two-day show conference program.

Mark Andy expert, Tom Schelmbauer, chief business officer, will be joining the panel discussion: “How are supply chain complexities impacting market growth?” which takes place between 11.05am-12.05pm on Tuesday 13 September.

Lisa Milburn, managing director of Labelexpo Global Series commented, ‘I am delighted Mark Andy has chosen Labelexpo Americas 2022 to showcase the launch of their new digital products. It is yet another powerful reason for label converters to visit the show.’

Labelexpo Americas 2022 takes place at the Donald E Stevens Convention Centre, Chicago, between 13-15 September.