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Mark Andy – JR Labels installs Digital One press

(Left to right) David Duffy, Paul Macdonald, and Andrew Carson with JR Labels' new Digital One press (Source: Mark Andy)

IRELAND • Dublin based JR Labels has installed the first Mark Andy Digital One label press in the country.

In terms of operation, production manager David Duffy commented: “The print quality matches what we can achieve on our other Mark Andy presses, even the tricky flesh tones, so we can now choose which technique to use purely on run length and availability.” Another cost saving for JR Labels is the fact that existing die tooling is fully compatible with Digital One. Keen to stress that the company’s ethos of ‘trade only’ will not change, JR Labels is eager to serve the increasing demand for short run work with a high degree of variation.

The Digital One, which has a 330 mm (13”) web width is a hybrid platform that includes a CMYK dry toner unit preceded by a web cleaner, and followed by a single flexo station for decoration (spot color, cold foil, lamination, varnish), and finally a die cutting unit. Introduced at Labelexpo Americas 2016, Digital One is an entry-level digital label press designed to print short-run prime labels with inline converting at a modest investment level and all in one pass. The hybrid technology allows label converters to augment high output flexo presses and bring greater efficiency to short run work.

Armin Karl Geiger

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