iFLEX Labels acquires Mark Andy performance series press
iFLEX Labels, the trade name of Fantasia Printing Ltd. (Saint-Laurent, Canada), is celebrating 40 years of business success with the acquisition of a 13in, 8-colour Mark Andy Performance Series P5 press. Founded in 1976, the company headed by Tony Iaizzo, president, and Lino Iaizzo, VP operations, produces prime pressure-sensitive labels (paper and film) and flexible packaging for food and household products markets.
According to Lino Iaizzo, the company was looking to enhance its competitive position by reducing waste and make ready times, along with producing measured high-quality work. The Mark Andy Performance Series P5 was just the answer. “We compared available press offerings and concluded that the Mark Andy Performance Series best met our quality and overall performance targets,” he says. “Coming from 40 years of printing press ownership I was impressed with the P5’s superior construction quality and performance-enhancing technologies that will help us perform faster make readies with much less material waste,” adds Tony Iaizzo.
The new press had a very successful start-up in April. “The first day in production we printed an order using all the print stations, including foil and lamination,” reports Lino Iaizzo. “We saved an hour on the make ready and the job was running saleable product in less than half an hour.”