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Harper Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Friday, February 27, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Charlotte, N.C -- Global anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America is proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its proprietary 30o Hexagon Channeling technology with a new informational guide about the anilox roll's benefits.

First introduced in 1999, Harper Corporation's 30o Hexagon Channeling technology lays down a uniform and smooth flexo coating. Harper laser engravers created a channel that moves heavy inks and coatings in a smooth line. This creates a solid ink film with minimal pinholes. By emphasizing uniform coverage over increased ink volume, these rolls maximize opacity, reduce drying time and cut production costs.

"We are offering free information on this technology right now because printers are feeling the squeeze in this economy, and need every advantage to keep their costs down," said Alexander James, Technical Graphics Manager at Harper GraphicSolutions.

"It's a great product for influencing the bottom line," agrees Tony Donato, Product Development Engineer at Harper Corporation. "Whether for a white base coat, an adhesive, a lamination or varnish, this roll saves money. And, not only does it use less ink to achieve opacity and reduce production costs, it improves print quality."

The outstanding print results are partially due to two important factors: First, the unique engineering of the cells allows excess thick ink to be doctored off without trapping air. With less ink build-up on the roll, "spitting" of UV inks off the doctor blade and "misting" of UV, water-based and solvent-based inks on high-speed presses are minimized. Second, the serpentine sidewalls support the doctor blade, leaving no trace of vertical lines in the printed surface.

To receive a special informational piece about Harper Corporation's 30o Hexagon Channeling coating anilox roll, please contact Jazmin Kluttz at jkluttz@ harperimage.com or 704-588-3371.




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