Mark Andy extends Performance Series line with new P4 Model

The P4 has a redesigned printhead but retains the wide open access unique to the Performance Series product line.
The P4 has a redesigned printhead but retains the wide open access unique to the Performance Series product line.

Mark Andy, a global leader in label and package printing and converting equipment, has released a new model – the Performance Series P4 Press. The P4 adds to the features, value and benefits of the OEM’s Performance Series press platform to an even broader range of mid-sized label printers and converters. “This model was designed with economy and automation in mind, and is well positioned to replace existing mechanical presses still being used today, allowing printers and converters to remain competitive and modernize their operations,” said Mark Andy.

The P4 accepts both newer P Series style tooling as well as traditional tooling.
The P4 accepts both newer P Series style tooling as well as traditional tooling.

Featuring key Performance Series Press attributes (including a ‘load-and-lock’ inking system and fast set-up and changeover times that can improve productivity by up to 60%), the new P4 is servo-driven, resulting in enhanced automation and precision, and is also extremely flexible. Converters can configure a P4 with the advanced P Series style plate tooling, or select a configuration that accepts existing or traditional style plate cylinder tooling – thus promoting the use of current tooling inventories and minimizing investment costs. This latest P Series model also features a rail system onto which moveable inter-station processes like cold foil, lamination, screen, turnbar and so on, can be mounted and moved from station to station easily.

Additional benefits of the new P4 include: improved print and registration management; higher productivity with faster set-up, changeovers and running speed; broader application and substrate capabilities; and a completely upgradeable, modular design. The P4 is now available from Mark Andy and will be making its global debut at Labelexpo Europe September 29 – October 1 in Brussels, Belgium. Mark Andy’s product repertoire includes over 12,000 products for flexo, offset and other printing technologies.

 

 

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.