, DuPont Advanced Printing, and tesa tape on March 22 hosted students from 5 universities at Mark Andy’s European headquarters in Warsaw, Poland.
The open house – dedicated to students of print-oriented technical universities from Warsaw, Lodz, and Stuttgart – attracted more than 100 attendees and focused on educating students on the latest label and packaging technology, as well as the consumables that result in the highest quality print.
Throughout the event, students interacted with numerous samples printed and finished with Mark Andy’s solutions. The guests also had the opportunity to get hands-on with the equipment and ask technical questions to representatives at the event.
Students witnessed demonstrations of the Performance Series P7E, featuring DuPont 45 DPR/ESX printing plates and tesa Softprint Secure plate mounting tapes.
During the demonstration, Tomasz Nojszewski, sales manager, DuPont Advanced Printing answered students questions concerning DuPont’s photopolymer flexo plates used in the press: 45DPR (a traditional digital plate with a round-top dot) and 45ESX (Cyrel EASY plate with built-in flat-top-dot technology based on a patented monomer). For educational purposes, one of the plates was prepared incorrectly enabling comparison of quality differences between several samples printed with flexo technology.
Tesa tape specialists, including Steffen Ebenau, international product manager Flexographic Tapes, tesa SE and alumnus of Stuttgart Media University, presented the company’s tape offerings dedicated to the flexo-based printing process, including, plate mounting tape that supports high-quality printing and safe web splicing tapes. During an interactive session, students practiced plate mounting best practices using tesa’s plate mounting tape and DuPont Cyrel plates.
Recently, Mark Andy sold Digital Series HD press to the first Polish customer. The same company also installed several Digital One presses at its plant.
"This a great opportunity for our students to learn about the latest packaging and label printing solutions based on flexographic and inkjet technologies," said Prof. Volker Jansen, supervisor of the Stuttgart Media University group. "Our department was completely restructured last year, and the packaging/label market is one of the key areas we focus on. Our students were deeply interested in the demonstrated presses as well as accompanying consumables."
Photos courtesy Mark Andy