Mark Andy Europe Hosts Premier Seminar Event and Open House
BASEL-REINACH, Switzerland—Three months after the grand opening of its new Advanced Technology Center in Switzerland, Mark Andy hosted a three-day open house and the first of its European series of Educator Seminars, “Film and Foil Printing—Market of the Future.”
The tri-lingual event, which attracted more than 200 visitors from 15 countries to the Basel facility, proved a success for the inaugural customer-focused event. The state-of-the-art technology center offered Mark Andy the opportunity to showcase its range of flexo converting equipment, all configured for the many levels of film and foil printing.
The presses from the Mark Andy and Comco lines were demonstrated: the servo-driven Mark Andy XP5000, the 2200, and the Comco ProGlide MSP. In addition, Mark Andy featured its VSR300, the fully integrated rewinder and finishing unit, fitted with AVT Print Vision/Helios automated inspection system. Opening the Educator Seminar program, Dieter Huck, managing director of Mark Andy Europe, said, “We are pleased to provide this unique opportunity for package print converters to learn about the changing market trends in film and foil, and show the innovative technology that has been developed to fulfill these latest requirements.”
The concept of Educator Seminars was pioneered in the USA by Comco in the 1990s, where the series has become highly successful delivering information on the latest trends to thousands of converters. Now, for the first time, Europeans can benefit from the accumulated knowledge and experience of Comco and Mark Andy, along with that of other industry suppliers, including XSYS, Dr. Honle, GEW, ESI, and Treofan.
Seminar topics covered many aspects of narrow- and mid-web film, foil and flexible print for packaging. Delegates were given up-to-date information on growing film and foil markets and future market trends. In addition, they received detailed information on the technical aspects of the film production workflow to gain a solid understanding of every step in the process, from film types and film manufacturing, to high-quality printing, to the many aspects of drying and curing.