“We have always been a Mark Andy house because of the productivity of their presses and also always employed UV curing – so the latest P4 was as an easy choice and gives us cutting-edge technology with the Mark Andy Pro-LED system fitted," HB Label Print Managing Director Ian Bowden said.
According to general manager Declan Boran, “The new press is already showing noticeable improvements to overall productivity, as well as attracting new work with its wider web and faster production speeds, with guaranteed 100% curing.”
Fitted with cold foil, turn bars, and delam/relam facility, the P4 also has two die stations.
Paul Macdonald of Mark Andy UK, who supplied the press, said, “The P4 is an ideal choice for label printers using 2200 series machines as there is a high degree of compatibility between the two. The Mark Andy Pro-LED curing system offers significant advantages in terms of curing capability, even on full-out solids, low power consumption, zero heat in the work environment and no ozone generation. In addition, the lamps have a longer working life and suffer no drop-off in performance.”
These advantages are especially important in the food sector in which HB Label Print operates under BRC Group A accreditation.