Manufacturer of narrow web flexographic presses Mark Andy has announced an enhancement to its performance series product line - the P5 which can provide fast changeovers, simple operation and superior print quality it was claimed by company officials and reported in the local media.

Incorporating the print-head design common to all performance series presses, the P5 also features repeatable settings and limited operator steps to allow for quick set-up - a 4-colour job can be set up in just three minutes, it was claimed.

Company officials also said that orders for the new P5 have already been received, with first installations scheduled to be complete in April 2010.

A minimal amount of ink will be required for production runs, as well as short web paths (53in/135cm between print heads), can reduce material waste by up to 50 percent, says the company.

A self-positioning doctor blade setup, load and lock inking system, easy-to-operate controls and wide open access to the print deck and plate rolls make this press 'simple for any operator, regardless of skill levels of employees'.

The P5 will be on display at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago, Illinois, USA on September 14-16 2010.

Talking about the higher-end P7, Jeff Feltz, product manager, Mark Andy, said:'The first model of the series, the multiple servo P7, is our higher-end solution for complex applications.

"We are excited to offer the same, savvy print station and flexible frame design in the P5, a machine for the everyday converter looking to achieve servo-driven productivity and high quality levels, at an extremely appealing value.'

Mark Andy has installed more than 20 of its performance series P7 presses since its launch.