The DSiQ press is developed in collaboration with Domino, who provided the N610i digital inkjet engine, and designed based on the Mark Andy servo-driven Evolution Series platform
US-based flexographic label supplier Pro Label has installed Mark Andy Digital Series iQ hybrid press.
The DSiQ press is based on the Mark Andy servo-driven Evolution Series platform. It was developed in collaboration with Domino, who provided the N610i digital inkjet engine.
The press was immediately put to work by the label converter to make premium PS labels for the food, beverage, spirits, and OEM businesses.
It was also used to create pouches and flexible packaging for the beauty and cosmetics sectors.
The new hybrid press has demonstrated a considerable decrease in waste while running several SKUs. It also offers a speedier turnaround on tasks, with some now being supplied the same day if necessary.
Additionally, it has freed up space on the business’ seven 20″ flexo presses, which can print up to 10 colours and are better suited for jobs with longer run times.
According to Pro Label, the addition of DSiQ has boosted its production capability and efficiency, which in turn has enabled the firm to enter new markets.
Pro Label employs 130 people and has an annual sale of almost $25m.
Pro Label Sales vice-president Doug Thielen said: “We can now fulfill a larger volume of business where many SKUs are involved at one end of the scale as well as offering high-quality short run work on jobs where the cost of flexo plates would make the job unviable.
“In fact, we’re only just starting to appreciate the scale of diversification that the new hybrid press offers us in markets we didn’t know existed!”