Mark Andy Performance Series Press Sales in India
ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Mark Andy announced two Performance Series machine sales in India, indicating early acceptance of the new press line in this growing region. Both machines are scheduled to be installed in early 2011.
Barcom Industries, a leading 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 about the fact that he will be the first owner to get a P5 in India.
According to the Barcom Industries, “The Performance Series press line encompasses state-of-the-art flexographic print technology with a uniquely engineered print-head design and extremely fast makeready 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.”
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, a rotary screen head, and a rotary hot foil stamp unit, all to further enhance Astron’s capacity.
Niraj Darji of Astron Packaging, Ahmedabad 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.”