Dublin based HB Label Print is the first narrow web converter in Ireland (and the UK) to install a Mark Andy press with LED-UV curing. The new eight colour P4 Performance Series press is the third Mark Andy purchased by the company since it was established in 2002 and is the first 13” (330 mm) at the plant – the two existing Mark Andy 2200 lines both have the 10” (254 mm) web width.
Managing Director Ian Bowden commented, ‘We have always been a Mark Andy house because of the productivity of its 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 ProLED system fitted.’
According to HB’s 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, the second of which is the QCDC unit.