Yerecic Label Adds Mark Andy Press
ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Yerecic Label (www.yereciclabel.com), an on-pack label and coupon manufacturer, has installed a new Mark Andy (www.markandy.com) Performance Series P7. The purchase supports the company’s lean initiatives to streamline its production processes, eliminate waste, and improve quality.
Located in Yerecic’s New Kensington, Pa. plant, the P7 is a 12-color, 17 inch (430 mm) press featuring a high level of custom configuration. It was built specifically to meet Yerecic’s multi-web application and lamination demands. The press features the Performance Series designed rail system for web turn bar and laminator, a custom delamination and relamination kit, high-efficiency hot air drying system, and moveable UV curing.
Primarily purchased to add capacity and improve efficiencies over existing equipment, the P7 was selected because of its open architecture, quick changeovers, and print capabilities. The P7 is also equipped to allow Yerecic to expand its product lines into thin unsupported films and is fully upgradeable to accommodate future requirements.
“We are pleased with the P7’s ability to handle multi-layer constructions,” states Art Yerecic, president of Yerecic Label. “The print stations and webs are very accessible. Mark Andy has successfully met the challenge to deliver a press with lean attributes. We expect to significantly lower waste and increase throughput. Our press teams have found the Performance Series design to be easy to learn and operator-friendly.”
“The amount of interest and orders for the Performance Series reinforces that we are meeting the technology and operator needs of flexo printers,” states Paul Brauss, president and CEO of Mark Andy Inc. “Yerecic is a valued customer and we are extremely proud to support them in all of their endeavors.”
More than 12 P7s have been built since its launch at Labelexpo Europe in late September 2009.