ST. LOUIS, MO, Nov. 4, 2019 (Press Release) -With the introduction of second-generation digital presses, Mark Andy recognized an opportunity to further support converters through expanding their certified rebuild presses to include reconditioned Digital One and Digital Series presses.
As more Digital One and Digital Series customers continue to upgrade to the next generation of their digital hybrid presses, an inventory of digital presses will continue to be generated, providing converters with lower capital equipment budget the opportunity to find a machine that is suitable to their needs. The trade-in program is a direct result of an increase in the demand for new technology, as well as increasing inquiries for second-hand, leading brand equipment in growing economies.
Following suit with Mark Andy’s existing pre-owned equipment program, all digital presses will be reconditioned to OEM specifications at the company’s United States headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Each rebuilt machine is fully tested, run through stringent acceptance tests and held to the same standards expected of all new equipment.
Machines will be sold globally by both Mark Andy representatives and through gb Flexo Equipment, its secondary market partner. gb Flexo Equipment is located in Green Bay, Wisconsin and has a long history of serving the pre-owned market segment.
Of their new partnership as an authorized Mark Andy digital press reseller, Scott Waldal, Chief Operations Officer, gb Flexo Equipment, comments “We’ve partnered with Mark Andy for years on flexo and are excited to extend our business into digital with them as an authorized dealer of their first generation Digital Ones.”
On the growth of the Mark Andy digital solutions, Joe Calmese, Chief Business Officer, Mark Andy Digital, explains “We are all about unlocking new market segments. Our digital program is now at a level of maturity that 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.”
Currently available for sale and immediate delivery is an inventory of Digital One machines and a 5 Color UV inkjet Digital Series press. Customers purchasing pre-owned digital equipment will receive access to consumables and the same service and support as new installs.
About Mark Andy Inc.
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.