JFM, a specialist reprographics and printing plate supplier, and sister company, Evolve, a 3creative design and art work company, showcased products and services to the Polish marketplace during an open house event at key European client, Mark Andy.
The two Manchester-based companies created digital artwork and flexographic plates for leading narrow-web printing and converting technology solution provider, Mark Andy.
The three-day open house, held at Mark Andy’s headquarters in Warsaw, attracted more than 300 converters and presented an opportunity to preview the range of solutions from the narrow web flexographic printing sector, due to be exhibited at this year’s Labelexpo Europe in September.
Mark McKee, managing director at JFM, said: “With many printers looking to diversify into new markets, the Mark Andy Open House in Poland was an excellent opportunity to showcase our technology and demonstrate to potential converter customers how they could add value to their offering by working with companies such as JFM.
“We collaborated with a number of partners including Paragon Inks and Cheshire Anilox for the event in order to demonstrate the benefits of extended gamut printing in narrow web and as a follow up to our successful Printing By Numbers event held in Cheshire in 2016.”
During the event, Mark Andy featured live demonstrations of its latest and most technologically advanced inline hybrids of digital and flexo printing solutions using the extended gamut system.
The Performance Series P7 press is fully servo-driven and updated with converter-focused enhancements to support ease of operation, improved productivity and an increase in profit potential for printers.
Mark Andy’s Digital Series provides variation through flexibility: capable of shorter print runs, or high-mix, low volume production, it allows printers to create personalised and versioned output to meet changing market trends and consumer demand.
“We were able to really showcase the technical capabilities of JFM by demonstrating live print runs on these two machines throughout the event,” added McKee.
“We created a coffee bag, reverse printed onto clear film and laminated on to white film using a completely solvent-free and odour-free adhesive and a range of beer labels with eight different language variations to show advanced customisation.
“Attendance at Mark Andy’s open house has been really beneficial for JFM and we’re starting to establish positive relationships with distributors in the region,” commented McKee.
JFM provides a complete service of reprographics and the production of flexographic and letterpress plates. Embracing the very latest in digital imaging, Evolve offers creative design capabilities through artwork mock-ups and digital proofing.