The need of the customer
To increase the quality and capabilities of digital printing and to expand the capacity of shrink sleeve printing.
Equipment and solutions
- Mark Andy hybrid digital printing machine Digital Series HD
- Mark Andy flexographic printing press Evolution Series E5
Key to the new investments was the ability to handle short and long-run work, both labels and shrink sleeves, with a print quality that met the standards of Flex-n-Roll PRO’s growing list of customers. The company needed an efficient digital solution that would cater for high-quality short and medium-run work, with maximum flexibility for variations and personalization, and a modern flexo press that would bring quality and production efficiency to longer runs.
“The Mark Andy Digital Series HD press was the perfect choice for us,” according to Flex-n-Roll PRO’s CEO Galina Zinevich, who added, “it’s solved our problems and attracted more work because of its efficiency and flexibility.”
The hybrid design of the Digital Series HD offers a wide color gamut with the inkjet engine, supplemented by additional flexo colors and the full finishing and converting options of Mark Andy’s Performance Series P7 servo platform. It really is a complete performance tool.”
“The Evolution Series E5 has modernized our flexo department and increased both capacity and quality. It’s a full hot air drier press with a 430mm web width capable of 230m/min on substrates from 12- to 305-micron. This makes it ideal for the variety of work we do from bottle wraps to IML and shrink sleeves,” she added.
According to Flex-n-Roll PRO, the production speed of the Digital Series HD press is very close to the flexo speeds they were achieving with their previous equipment. This makes the press suitable for medium to longer runs too. The Digital Series also now means the company can cost-effectively undertake short-run shrink sleeve work and add cold foil stamping, with each sleeve personalized, if required.