With the recent introduction of second-generation digital presses, Mark Andy has extended its support to converters

With the recent introduction of second-generation digital presses, Mark Andy has extended its support to converters currently using older machines such as Digital One and Digital Series by expanding its certified rebuilt program. According to Mark Andy, several Digital One and Digital Series customers are currently upgrading to the next generation of digital hybrid presses. Simultaneously the company is building an inventory of pre-owned machines for converters with a lower budget who will have the opportunity to find a machine that is affordable and suitable for their needs. The trade-in program is a direct result of an increase in the demand for new technology, as well as increased inquiries for previously owned equipment from leading brands in growing economies. ‘We are all about unlocking new market segments. Our digital program is now at a level of maturity where our customers are not only seeing success, they are continuing their digital journey with us. That allows them to trade-in their existing Mark Andy digital equipment and enables new accounts to enter digital at a more accessible price point,’ said Joe Calmese, chief business officers at Mark Andy Digital. As with M...

Labelexpo Europe reports largest, most international edition to date

The landmark 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe was its largest, most international show held to date. A total of 693 exhibitors took part in the show, which took place between 24-27 September, at Brussels Expo in Belgium. Poor weather didn’t deter 37,903 attendees from 140 countries flocking to the four-day show – a substantial increase on 125 countries in 2017.  As well as the increase in countries represented, show floor space rose from 37,600sqm in 2017 to 39,752sqm this time. There were more exhibitors, too: 693 compared to 679 two years ago. And there were increases in visitor numbers from various markets already sending large delegations, including Brazil (14 percent up), Russia (14 percent), India (8 percent) and Japan (6 percent). Eighty-three percent of exhibition space was rebooked onsite for Labelexpo Europe 2021. Major press manufacturers announced multiple sales on a daily basis, including: HP’s 200th HP Indigo 20000 digital press, sold to a Slovenian converter; Domino’s 7-color N610i inkjet press sold to a Belgian converter on day one; Lombardi’s sale of five Synchroline 430 presses during the first two days of the show; Gallus’ sale of three presses in...