ST LOUIS, MO—Mark Andy Inc. is now the first flexo printing machine manufacturer to adopt and receive Esko Full HD Flexo Certification. This achievement, in addition to that of Mark Andy Performance Series becoming the first HD certified flexo press line in 2011, make Mark Andy’s level of print quality and production consistency unique across its range of inline flexo equipment.
Certification is awarded after Esko specialists check the quality of several print samples against published Full HD Flexo parameters. The Full HD Certified quality seal enables Mark Andy equipment to produce consistent, high quality print jobs with sharper images, bright impactful solids, and a wider color gamut.
“Mark Andy is very proud to be the first fully certified Full HD Flexo manufacturer,” says Kevin Wilken, president and CEO of Mark Andy Inc. “We have worked very hard to ensure our customers can rely on us to remain current when it comes to all aspects of the flexo printing workflow. It is important for us to be up to date in the latest prepress and plate making technologies.”
In addition to the global press manufacturer, the Mark Andy Print Products division is also pleased to be an authorized supplier and distributor Esko technology. Flexo printers and converters in North America can access the latest Esko CDI and platemaking workflows through the dedicated supplies and consumables group. Mark Andy Print Products was established for the primary purpose of partnering with converters to optimize their presses and maximize the quality and consistency of their work.
“We are proud to be working with Esko to provide access to the key technologies that support Full HD Flexo standards,” says Joe Calmese, director of flexo consumables for Mark Andy Print Products. “They lead the industry in driving quality standards and consistency, and that allows us to better support printers and converters.”