Mark Andy Performance Series Receives HD Flexo Certification

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Mark Andy is the first in-line flexo press manufacturer to receive full HD Flexo certification from EskoArtwork. The announcement was made at Labelexpo Europe. HD Flexo is a new process for making digital flexo plates. According to EskoArtwork, the improved platemaking process delivers higher dot quality and prints more consistently than standard digital flexo plates. To achieve certification, presses are print tested and qualified to ensure that the HD Flexo process is adhered to with a high level of repeatability.

Alexander Schmidt, print demonstrator for Mark Andy Europe, successfully completed the strenuous set of requirements for HD Flexo certification of the P7 in late August. He and Mark Andy were presented the credential during the exhibition by Jan Buchwietz, senior product manager digital flexo, from EskoArtwork.

“Mark Andy is excited to have completed the HD Flexo certification program,” says Greg Palm, VP of sales and marketing. “We are even more proud to be the first of the flexo machine makers to qualify as well. The new Performance Series P7 was designed specifically for high-quality printing, coupled with extreme productivity and efficiency. The future of flexo is bright for this machine.”

Earlier this year the Mark Andy Performance Series line of presses received the 2011 Technical Innovation Award from the Flexographic Technical Association. Since its debut in 2009, the Performance Series line of flexo machines has sold more than 110 machines.

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