Mark Andy has expanded its Performance Series product line with the launch of three new press models, P9E, P7E and P5E, to meet and support converter needs.
Specifically designed for high-quality flexible packaging production, the new Performance Series P9E press is available in web widths up to 26in (660mm).
With print speeds up to 1,000ft/min, the flexo press is engineered as a production tool to print film, shrink sleeves, flexible packaging and foil lidding.
Mark Andy said ergonomic efficiency is at the forefront of the wider 22 and 26 inch web widths, which include plate cylinder loading support as well as an anilox and chamber drawer.
Additionally, the press features Mark Andy AI, which is customized to unique business needs, curbing potential production bottlenecks, the firm said.
The press also features automated registration and impression, eight servo motors per station and a centralized control system.
Mark Andy business development director Jeff Cowan said: “Mark Andy has over 800 Performance Series installed worldwide. We continue to develop flexible printing solutions that allow our customers to evolve as their job mix changes.
“The Performance Series P9E is an extension of our commitment and solves the pain points narrow web converters are facing plus the growing demand for shrink.”
Additionally, the Performance Series P7E press is designed to allow converters to expand into new markets, targeting entry level film and extended content applications.
The firm said that the P5E is intended to increase converter profitability for the simplest to most complex label applications.
Cowan added: “The P5 and P7 have been best selling models in the Performance Series line, based primarily on the versatility and productivity. The release of the P5E and P7E demonstrates updated servo architecture allowing for tighter registration and a complete redesign of the converting options all focused on providing a better operator experience.”
The three new presses feature Mark Andy Thread-It technology, which is designed to simplify press webbing for operators.
The machines can also be integrated with Digital Plus Screen, a digital inkjet replacement for rotary screen printing as well as Quick Change Die Cut Semi Rotary (QCDC-SR).