Mark Andy Performance Series breaks into India
Barcom Industries, producer of pressure-sensitive labels, stickers and tags based out of Maharashtra, purchased the first Performance Series P5 to be installed in the country. The converter has invested in an 8-color, 13 inch (330 mm) wide machine, complete with a rail system, web turnbar and cold foil unit. A Mark Andy loyalist, K. N. Bhat and Prasanna Sahu of Barcom Industries is quite upbeat of the fact that Barcom will be the first owner to get a P5 in India.
According to the company, "The Performance Series press line encompasses state-of-the-art flexographic print technology with a uniquely engineered print-head design and extremely fast make-ready times. The addition of the P5 will not only bring to us advanced technology but will also offer a high-quality, servo-driven press at a reasonable price."
Astron Packaging has also invested in a Performance Series P5. The company is a leading supplier of corrugated boxes and self-adhesive labels. The 10 inch (250 mm) wide, 8-color press will add to the broad printing and converting capabilities already in place at Astron. The press is outfitted with extensive options including chilled impression rolls, a rail system to house a web turnbar, cold foil unit and a rotary screen head, and a rotary hot foil stamp unit, all to further enhance Astron's capacity.
Niraj Darji of Astron Packaging says, "We went in for the Performance Series because of its innovative print platform and the machine's consistently high print quality. It is sure to benefit our customers as their demand levels at our end are steadily increasing and with this addition, we are sure to continue meeting our customers' expectations. Not only is the press highly efficient but is also very user friendly due to its simple design."
Given the success of the Performance Series in India, Gourav Roy, managing director of Flexo Image Graphics (FIG), Mark Andy's authorized dealer for India, is quite optimistic of installing more Performance Series presses in the immediate future. Says Gourav, "Barcom Industries and Astron Packaging were seeking new servo machines with advanced capabilities to add to their existing range. After looking at traditional offerings, we presented them the latest servo technology in the Performance Series line. And both were immediately taken by the P5's groundbreaking productivity platform."
The Performance Series P5 and P3 can both be seen this week at Labelexpo India in the FIG and Mark Andy stand, B35. The event runs from 8th - 11th of December at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
Mark Andy is the leading global brand of narrow web presses. The brand is manufactured under Mark Andy Inc., the world's number one manufacturer of narrow and mid-web printing and converting equipment. The company has a rich history of delivering solutions to increase productivity and profitability for label and packaging markets, supplying leading brands including Comco and Mark Andy printing and converting equipment, Rotoflex finishing solutions, and UVT curing systems. All of these product brands are supported by MAX, the customer service and support team of the organization. Mark Andy Inc. is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, with sales and distribution offices worldwide.