Mark Andy named exclusive U.S. distributor of DuPont Cyrel products

Kevin Wilken.
Kevin Wilken.

Mark Andy has been appointed the exclusive distributor of DuPont Cyrel flexographic platemaking systems in the United States. Mark Andy Print Products, the supplies and consumables division of Mark Andy, first entered into business with DuPont in early 2014, serving as a distributor for the Cyrel product line, including plate materials, processing equipment, imagers and software. A notable benefit of this new exclusive relationship was the ability to better serve flexography customers by developing plate systems that improve print quality and minimize downtime for optimizing a converter’s operations. “Mark Andy is a pioneer in flexographic equipment, committed to providing end-to-end solutions to our customers. We’re excited to strengthen our relationship with DuPont, enhancing our goal of providing a high quality, reliable supply of products. It’s a best-fit for our customers,” said Kevin Wilken, CEO of Mark Andy.

Mark Andy will also assume distribution of the full suite of flexographic pressroom supplies previously sold with the DuPont Cyrel product line – including plate mounting tapes, plate imaging equipment, letterpress plates, and other supplies complementing the existing Mark Andy consumables portfolio of over 12,000 product SKUs that support flexographic, digital hybrid and offset workflows. Transition processes are already in place for existing customers and will be completed by January 1, 2018. “Customer support is the number one priority for all brands involved in the transition. Our goal is to streamline the process for all parties, and ultimately get customers the supplies they need when they need them. Zero interruption,” Wilken added. “Our experienced team of consumables specialists will continue to deliver the support and training needed to improve quality and productivity for our partners.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.