Plate Mounting Foam Tape meets needs of narrow web printers.

Press Release Summary:

With adhesives on both plate roll/sleeve and plate side, tesa Softprint® Secure double-sided foam tape series addresses challenges of plate lift and long run lengths for narrow web printers. These plate mounting tapes prevent plate lift on small repeat cylinders and sleeves while maintaining strong, secure bond. SNAP-ON bonding agent also facilitates plate mounting and demounting. Narrow web sizes and hardness levels (hard, medium, soft) come in blue-, red-, and yellow-logoed rolls.

Original Press Release:

Mark Andy Print Products Offers New Tesa Softprint® Secure Tape Line

Available through leading narrow web equipment provider

St. Louis, Missouri, USA – Mark Andy Print Products, the supplies and consumables division of Mark Andy Inc., has announced the addition of the tesa Softprint® Secure plate mounting tapes to its offering of top-performing pressroom products.

Label and packaging printers face many challenges to maximizing their process efficiencies without the loss of quality. Reducing downtime and waste created in prepress processes is essential as is the ability to work at higher press speeds. Consequently identifying technology that improves these functions is a necessity to every profitable pressroom today.

tesa Softprint® Secure is designed to handle two major challenges for narrow web printers: plate lift and long run lengths. With the newly developed adhesives on both the plate roll/sleeve and plate side of the double-sided foam tape series, it effectively prevents plate lift on small repeat cylinders and sleeves while maintaining a strong, secure bond. Softprint® Secure plate mounting tapes are the ideal solution for faster printing speeds and longer print jobs as well as suitable where plates are mounted with minimal seams. Securely holding down the plates leads to less edge-lifting which in turn results in less downtime and waste.

SNAP-ON Feature

tesa Softprint® Secure plate mounting tapes don’t just hold down plate edges effectively. tesa engineers have developed a bonding agent which also offers easy plate mounting and demounting characteristics. This SNAP-ON adhesive is patented by tesa for its unique chemical formulation.

Mark Andy Print Products is the official and leading distributor of the tesa Softprint® Secure tape for narrow web. The consumables division of Mark Andy Inc. has immediate availability of all narrow web sizes and hardness levels (hard, medium, soft) in blue, red and yellow-logoed rolls.

About tesa tape, inc.

For over a century, tesa tape has pioneered the development of pressure-sensitive adhesive tape technologies. This rich tradition of innovation dates back to 1882 when the company's founder patented a method for manufacturing medical adhesive dressings. With this invention came the beginning of a global enterprise dedicated to the development and promotion of more than 7,000 advanced adhesive tape solutions. Today, this worldwide enterprise services customers in over 100 countries around the globe and holds numerous product patents. At tesa, it is our charter to provide customers with service levels and applications expertise that are second to none in the industry. With this as the goal, we stand committed to providing you with process improvement in every roll! Proud sponsor of the USA Bobsled / Skeleton Federation!

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About Mark Andy Inc.

Mark Andy Inc. is the Total Solutions Partner to the label and packaging industry with a mission to be 'the supplier of choice with high quality innovative solutions that drive customer profitability.' The company responds to business needs by offering a broad range of equipment, education, support, and supplies to printers and converters around the world.

Partnering with Mark Andy means access to award-winning technologies including Mark Andy flexographic and digital printing presses, Rotoflex offline finishing systems, and a complete line of consumables and press room supplies from Mark Andy Print Products. The company has the largest customer support team with global coverage, offering spare parts, technical service, retrofits and rebuilds, PM programs, and superior training through Mark Andy University.

Mark Andy is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, with sales and distribution offices worldwide. |

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