To support growing production volumes and unique customer brand identities, Continental Datalabel has installed three Mark Andy Performance Series P5 presses. The 17-in.’ P5 presses, each equipped with eight flexo stations, are the first 8-color machines for the printer. The press configurations are identical at each plant, equipped with Mark Andy’s award-winning QCDC (Quick Change Die Cut) finishing technology, a cold foil unit, and smart blade system, designed to achieve higher print quality at faster speeds. The choice to add 3 of the same platform ensures consistent repeatability for customers regardless of where Continental Datalabel choses to print the jobs. True business optimization can now be achieved, enabling rapid turnaround for the converter’s customers.
The company realized the need for additional operating capacity when press workloads started to increase and their overall customer base was growing. These factors coupled with customer demands for shorter leads times pushed the company’s R&D team on a hunt for a new production solution. Mark Andy’s Performance Series presses are designed with an overriding focus on increased productivity, ease of use, fast changeovers and waste reduction- everything Continental Datalabel was looking for.
Speaking on what factors ultimately lead to the purchase of the P5s, Pat Flynn, president & COO of Continental Datalabel, says, "The Mark Andy P5 impressed my team during demos with quick setup time, minimal waste, the operator friendly design.”
The OEM’s long-standing reputation as a leader in narrow-web flexo equipment was important to Continental Datalabel. Also valuable to Flynn was the post-sale support from Mark Andy. Local training and development for production and sales teams received since install has furthered their knowledge and positions them well to leverage all the benefits of Performance Series technology to grow.
The addition of the new P5 presses will help support growing demand for intricate label designs and enable Continental Datalabel to expand their already impressive growth in the custom label sector. Continental Datalabel is in a unique (and favorable) position to cater to high-volume requirements of large corporations while still being able to support the needs of small businesses.
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