Label printing companies in Sweden and Germany have been unveiled as new installations for Mark Andy’s Performance Series P7 flexo presses.

Start-up NicEtikett in Helsingborg, Sweden, is commissioning two of the systems, which are due to come online this month. The firm is the new business of Sten-Inge Fredin, who is the former owner of Scandstick, now part of Beontag.

‘We have all new technology of the best type that money can buy,’ said Mr Fredin. ‘The two Mark Andy presses have the 20-inch web width – one is an eight-colour fitted with Vetaphone corona treater, chill drums and GEW UV curing – the other is a four-colour with both water-base and UV ink capability.  They will give us the flexibility we need to grow our product portfolio.’

Also on order are a Ben Bunch fan folder and Rietstack stacker to add capability for folded and sheeted labels.

Meanwhile, Herzog Etiketten, based in Rohrbach, Germany, has also invested in the Performance Series P7 – its seventh Mark Andy press since 1994. Herzog was first established in 1924 as a local newspaper printer, eventually moving into self-adhesive labels. The 30-employee business prints labels for local wine growers in the Southern Palatinate area, alongside customers in automotive, food and general industry sectors.

Herzog’s new Performance P7 is a 13-inch (330mm), six-colour press, equipped with ancillaries such as LED UV curing and a Pantec Rhino E Flat-bed hot foil embossing and embellishment unit. The Rhino can create a variety of effects, including metallics, blind and foil embossing, textured foil, and micro and nano embossing.