- May 15, 2009
ST. LOUIS, MO | Mark Andy, a world leader in narrow web printing equipment, celebrated the latest China installation of its Mark Andy XP5000 at the recent New Faith Printing Ltd. open house in Guangzhou. The event was held on April 22, 2009, and hosted by New Faith, United Printing Equipment & Materials Corp. and Mark Andy, drawing more than 140 attendees, including suppliers, converters, end-users, and media.
The open house featured speeches by a variety of suppliers touching on market trends, technology, and advantages of flexo printing. Peter Chen, general manager of United Printing, presented the feature address, focusing on such topics as facing current economic challenges and the advantages of flexo over letterpress and offset printing methods.
In addition to presentations, the Mark Andy XP5000 was on display in the New Faith production area. The 11-color press features 12 UV units, two cold foil units, one screen unit, and includes one integrated gravure unit. The press ran pressure-sensitive film label material at a rate of 330 fpm, demonstrating the focus on productivity that interested New Faith in the purchase of the Mark Andy XP5000. This press marks the 100th press installation in China for Mark Andy Inc., manufacturer of Comco and Mark Andy printing presses and Rotoflex converting solutions.
Additional suppliers represented at the New Faith open house include Avery Dennison, DuPont, Flint Narrow Web, Kurz, Martin Automatic, Rotometrics, Sinhua, Stork, AVT, TESA, GEW, Auclean, BST, and Esko.