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France-based label converter NTE invests in Mark Andy Digital Hybrid press

PKBR Staff Writer Published 23 April 2018

France-based family-run label converter, Nord Techniques Etiquetage (NTE), has installed Mark Andy Digital One press.

The investment is a part of NTE’s plan to bring its capability up to date. The company employs 20 staff.

Mark Andy said that the investment in the machine marks one of the latest installs and first in France.

NTE director Thibault Duponchel said: “We have always had demand for short run work from our customers but up until now have sub-contracted it out of house. After seeing the Digital One in action at Labelexpo we saw an obvious way of bringing this outsourced work back in-house and improving the quality of print and service.”

Suited to NTE’s jobs of 1,000 meters or less, the Digital One has a 330mm web width, CMYK dry-toner print capability and in-line finishing options for one-pass production. These features complement the company’s flexo capacity, Mark Andy said.

Duponchel added: “We were impressed with Digital One’s reliable quality and print capability at the tradeshow, but also important to us was the confidence we have in support from Mark Andy. The press was installed in December 2017 and has already exceeded our expectations.”

Intended for short run prime labels, offering an optimal balance of digital and flexo, the Mark Andy Digital One press has been designed to provide digital printing more accessible to narrow-web converters.

Duponchel further said: “We pride ourselves on offering excellent service as well as high-quality label products, so retaining spare capacity on our presses allows us to help customers with last minute jobs.

“Our aim is to build the business into a true ‘print-on-demand, pay-as-you-use’ facility, which will require a second press and additional sales personnel.”

Mark Andy said that NTE has agreed to offer reciprocal support to Mark Andy and other local label converters who are interested in the digital label press.


Image: Officials from NTE and Mark Andy. Photo: courtesy of Mark Andy.