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APR “March Madness” Open House, Technical Presentations, & Product Demonstrations

Monday, February 23, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

APR is hosting a March Madness Open House - March 19 & 20, at the APR Headquarters in Glendale Heights, IL. The Open House will focus on process control tools, processes, and practices to help ensure success with 4-color and ECG printing. This event is free to attend, but does require advance registration. 

The mornings will feature various presentations, and in the afternoons there will be equipment demonstrations, including the new state-of-the-art Gidue M5 press. And for the basketball fans, APR will have March Madness games playing on during the Open House afternoons so that you everyone can keep tabs on how your their brackets are doing.

Speakers and topics on Thursday include:  

  • It’s All about Process Control – Whether it’s Extended Gamut Printing or Four-Color Process
    Paul Lancelle, APR
  • The Print Buyer’s Perspective – The Challenges and Decision Points Related to Process Color Reproduction
    Al Marquardt, Kimberly Clark
  • Esko Solutions to Improve Process Control & Predictability for 4 and 7-Color Process Printing
    Larry Moore, Esko & Catherine Haynes, APR
  • The Importance of Prepress Best Practices and Paths for Success in 4-Color Process and Expanded Gamut Printing
    Ken Pavett, FlexoGraphics
  • What it Takes to Successfully Implement 4- and 7-Color Process Printing
    Catherine Haynes, All Printing Resources

Speakers and topics on Friday include: 

  • Expanding Your Anilox Roll Knowledge for ECG printing
    Shawn Oetjen, Harper
  • Review of Anilox and Plate Process Controls Via Measurement Tools
    Paul Lancelle, APR
  • Review of the Latest Plate Technologies and Proper Plate Quality Control Procedures
    Catherine Green, APR
  • Review Pressroom Measurement and Documentation Using SpotOn! Flexo
    Tessa Libby, APR
  • The Importance of Viscosity and pH – Best Practices for Consistent Results
    Tim Reece, APR 

Equipment on Display Includes:

GIDUE Digital Flexo Excellence Press, Esko CDI Spark 4835 Full HD, Esko Kongsberg cutting table and digital cutter, Techkon SpectroEdge inline on-press spectro device, Troika AniCAM, SysTec Demounter & Midi Web Mounter,PC Industries GV-SPectro, APR Auto Plate Washer, SupplySentry RFID Inventory Management, NexGen Solvent Recycler IST 62, SpotOn! Flexo, New Celio VISCOLOR Viscosity Controls, FlexoTracker RFID Plate Tracking System.

After each day’s presentations, a short talk will be given about the new GIDUE Digital Flexo Excellence Press, followed by a demo of the press. Demos of any of the equipment in our labs will be available after the Gidue Press demo.

Food and beverages will be served each day. There will also be opportunities to win NCAA-related prizes.


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