As global leaders in print technology, printing OEM Mark Andy and materials provider UPM Raflatac announce a strategic partnership in the North American pressure sensitive label market. The agreement leverages the knowledge and strength of both suppliers in the narrow web label space. The partnership will deliver to the industry more high-quality, sustainable printing options for both flexographic and digital converters.
UPM Raflatac, a leading global supplier of label materials, offers a dynamic portfolio of sustainable labeling solutions that meet the evolving needs of converters and brands.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Mark Andy, one of the most respected label and packaging printer OEMs in the industry. Their philosophy of providing full-circle customer care aligns with our vision of being the partner of choice in labeling a smarter future,” said Kirit Naik, PhD, Director, Global Printing Technologies, UPM Raflatac.
“Sustainability is more than a buzzword; it’s a responsibility. And we are excited to join forces with UPM Raflatac, who leads the way in balancing sustainability innovation while still maintaining high-quality performance,” said Dave Medlar, Vice President of Engineering & Operations, Mark Andy Digital.
Both companies share excitement in the partnership and the intrinsic value it is set to provide label and packaging converters. “We are excited to see our advanced press technologies benefit from working closely with UPM Raflatac by pooling our talents to bring the most value to all our customers,” Medlar remarked.
“The narrow web market, both digital and flexo, continues to experience healthy growth, and we are looking forward to continuing to best serve that market by providing high-quality solutions proven on high-quality presses,” added Naik.
About UPM Raflatac
UPM Raflatac is labeling a smarter future by developing innovative and sustainable labeling solutions complemented with world-class service. As one of the world’s leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, we supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of sales of EUR 1.5 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2018. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM – The Biofore Company. Find out more at www.upmraflatac.com.
About Mark Andy
Mark Andy is a pioneer of the graphic arts and printing industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of narrow- and mid-web printing and finishing equipment, it supplies leading global brands, including Mark Andy and Presstek printing presses, Rotoflex finishing solutions, as well as a complete line of Mark Andy Print Products consumables and pressroom supplies. All products are backed by the largest customer support team in the industry, minimizing downtime and helping customers be profitable, efficient and at the forefront of innovation. Mark Andy does what it takes to understand each customer’s unique business, the challenges they face and the pressures they feel. It strives to provide products and services that help customers solve their problems and solutions that go a step further, allowing them to excel in their day-to-day operations, ultimately increasing productivity and reaching their full potential. For more information, visit www.markandy.com.