Aldus-Tronics has launched a new Mark Andy digital label press, the Digital One, which offers inline finishing.

Mark Andy says the Digital One is designed for profitable short run labels, offering an optimal balance of digital and flexo.

Frank Floriano, chief executive at Aldus Tronics says, “It has an interesting price point. It is an entry-level press, but does more than other digital printers, as it has some finishing stations. It has two coating stations, where your normal digital press does not have that flexibility.”

Ian Guanaria, general manager of Aldus-Tronics explains, “The print width is 330mm, and it runs 20 metres per minute, four-colour CMYK, with in line print finishing. There is flexo for varnish or foiling, die cutting inline, slitting, and rewinding inline.

“It generated tremendous interest at the show. Most printers these days are asking for inline finishing. If you have a pure digital press, you have to buy another machine to finish, which means two operators, and additional overheads.

“Mark Andy have two digital inline finishing systems, the Digital One is a toner-based machine, while the Digital Series is the higher-investment inkjet machine, which we also offer. The digital series can be configured with any finishing options: screen printing, hot foil, cold foil, multiple flexo stations. The Digital Series runs at 70 metres a minute.”

It was the first PacPrint for the newly merged company, and Floriano says, “Our customers are favourable to the joined company. A lot of our customers were dealing with both companies.”

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