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Harper Corporation uses Phantom QD system at Flextech Conference

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Charlotte, N.C., – Tony Donato of global anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America took part in an abbreviated course on commercial high-speed roll-to-roll printing techniques at the recent 2010 Flexible Electronics & Displays Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

Donato, Product Development Engineer at Harper, spoke as part of a workshop organized by the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University and presented by Jay Sperry.

After the presentation highlighting basic approaches and resulting benefits of flexo, gravure and screen printing, Donato conducted hands-on demonstrations using the Harper Phantom QD quick drawdown proofing system equipped for flexo and gravure simulations using conductive inks. 

Donato demonstrated both a standard flexo proofer and specially designed gravure proofer using the constant pressure QD table.  Easy to use, the recently introduced portable Phantom QD ink proofing system operates utility free.  The gravure cylinder was a XDI laser engraved ceramic gravure cylinder that was engraved with a simulated printed circuit layout. To simulate the flexo application, the rubber transfer roller had the same circuit engraved in the round.  The Phantom QD system has more uses than just proofing inks. 

In addition to the demonstrations Harper displayed a XDI ceramic gravure cylinder with both continual and imaged engravings.  Both 200X & 400X scopes were available to the attendees to view the engravings.

The three-day 2010 Flexo Conference offered attendees the opportunity to listen to insights and perspectives from both industry leaders and technology experts. It featured more than 80 market and technical presentations. 




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