OMNI Systems, Cleveland, Ohio, has installed seven new Mark Andy presses since 2019, all of them fitted with Martin Automatic MBS unwind/splicers.
OMNI now has 20 Mark Andy presses installed parallel to each other from 7 inches to 20 inches, and all are fitted with Martin MBS systems.
Highlighting the repeatability of its volume business, OMNI says that one of its presses has run the same job, with only minor color variations, 24/7 for the past 10 years.
Established in 1990 and wholly owned by Adam DeFrancesco, the company built its business on simple one-, two- and three-color work, which in 2020 generated sales close to $95 million and showed a five-year increase of 65 percent.
To move into prime labels, the company installed a Mark Andy Performance Series P7E press earlier this year, fitted with a Martin Automatic MBS unwind/splicer, and ordered a second identical configuration, which is due toward the end of 2022.
The latest Mark Andy presses have the 20-inch web width and are fitted with Vetaphone corona treaters for film label applications, 10-UV flexo print units and turn bars.
The Martin MBS units offer non-stop operation with built-in roll loading for a variety of substrates from film to laminate and paperboard, with a maximum roll diameter of 50 inches and top production speed of 300 meters per minute.
Caption: (left to right) OMNI Systems President Mike Murton; Maintenance & Quality Manager Chris Allen; Bob Hoffman, Sales Manager Martin Automatic; and OMNI’s Director of Operations & Sales Erik Majkrzak with the new multi-color Mark Andy press fitted with a Martin MBS unwind/splicer that will move the company into the prime label business.