CPP Expo is a Hit for Mark Andy
CHICAGO—September 13, 2013—CPP Expo’s co-location with PRINT 2013 provided a good venue for Mark Andy. According to Mary Sullivan, director of global marketing, CPP was an excellent show with good traffic and a good number of flexo printers in attendance. Mark Andy’s news at the show—highlighting its new Mark Andy Print Products division and the debut of its Versa Max mid-web press—generated the interest at the Mark Andy booth.
With its new Mark Andy Print Products division, Mark Andy is positioning itself to be a total solutions provider for its customers. The division offers a wide range of prepress and pressroom supplies, consumables, and chemistries for flexo and offset printers. According to Joe Demharter, VP consumables business, the business will follow a distributor model and will continue to add offerings to fulfill the total solutions supplier goal.
Having previously acquired flexo products supplier Print Products, and with the recent acquisition of the offset supplies division of Presstek, Mark Andy is positioned to support a larger customer base. This will also allow Mark Andy to support offset customers that might be looking to expand into flexo and label printing, says Demharter.
Mark Andy also featured the Versa Max, its latest mid-web in-line flexo press. Versa Max combines Comco and Mark Andy technologies to deliver a press designed for short-run film and flexible packaging applications. It has a minimum repeat size of 10 inches, fast changeover times, and offers continuous full-rated speed with drying solutions that provide maximum productivity.
According to Sullivan, this press will be of interest to label printers that want to expand into flexible packaging, along with existing flexible packaging printers that want to have an economical solution for shorter run needs. The first Versa Max installation is in Mexico, with two additional sales pending.
Also proudly on display at the booth was the Must See ’Ems Best of Category award that Mark Andy received for its Performance Series flexo printing presses.