Atlantis-Pak Installs Mark Andy Flexo Press

Atlantis-Pak has installed a Mark Andy Performance Series P7 flexo press in its label printing department in Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia.  The new Mark Andy, which joins three European manufactured presses, reportedly already accounts for 40 percent of total label production at the plant.

In 2016 the search began for a new flexo press, and after print trials at two leading European manufacturers, as well as at Mark Andy’s facility in Warsaw, Poland, the decision was made to buy a P7. 

“There was no question after the print trials that the P7 was best suited to our work.  Its modern design makes it very ergonomic for the operators and the short web path reduces the amount of substrate waste during changeovers,”  said Yuriy Perepletchikov, head of sales management department for Label Production.

Following visits to existing Mark Andy users and open discussions with them about operational issues, the order was placed, and the press delivered in 2018.

Specification of the 13” (330mm) Mark Andy P7 includes 10 UV-flexo units, a screen print unit, turn bar and cold foil capability. 

“We felt that the Mark Andy made better use of servo drive technology than the other two presses we trialled.  It ran faster with better quality across the range of paper and film substrates we use here, and we like the opportunity it gives us to add value,” Perepletchikov said. 

Atlantis-Pak was reportedly also impressed with the ease and speed with which it was installed and commissioned, and since going into commercial production the P7 has proved ultra-reliable on 24/7 operation.  This is partly down to the strategy the company has for planned maintenance on all its machines and is evident everywhere in the giant production plant.