Inline Label Company will be procuring a Mark Andy Performance Series P4 flexo press to strengthen its digital printing capacities in order to expand its portfolio across the paper and film label market.
The firm will be installing the new flexographic press at its operational plant in Middletown, Ohio, US.
The new equipment has been designed to accept plate roll tooling from traditional flexo presses, which will help Inline Label to easily transfer operations from its existing 2,200 presses.
This P4 press is a fully-servo machine featuring Mark Andy ProLED UV LED curing system, which ensures low-energy usage for its operations, along with independent servo drives and motors with self-diagnostics.
Inline Label president Dave Hechler said: "We can now use a modified formula of UV ink in a system that requires 50% less energy consumption, has no heat as a byproduct, requires no ozone ducting, and requires little to no maintenance.
"The cure is better and my run speeds will be higher. The initial cost is slightly higher, but the ROI will be very quick."
It is also equipped with a rail system, which allows movable inter-station processes such as cold foil, lamination, screen and turnbar to be mounted on it, and can support their transportation from station to station.
The Inline Label acquired 250mm, five-colour press will run at a speed of 230m/min and offers better print and registration management, along with benefits of higher productivity with faster set-up, changeovers and running speed; broader application and substrate capabilities.
Mark Andy said: "The enhanced speeds and workflow benefits of the P4 will provide an opportunity for Hechler’s production team to more efficiently manage that current workload, transferring work to the new press and realising operational benefits to accommodate additional work that comes their way."
Image: Mark Andy Performance Series P4 with ProLED curing. Photo: courtesy of Mark Andy.