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PDF The Science Behind Anilox Engraving Recommendations

Teufler, Sean. (2017). The Science Behind Anilox Engraving Recommendations. Labels & Narrow Web - July/August  2017 | Pages 52-58.

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PDF Take Care. How To Clean & Maintain Anilox Rolls

Harms, Greg. (2016). Take Care. How To Clean & Maintain Anilox Rolls. FLEXO August  2016 | Pages 90-95.

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PDF Consistency and Control

Schroeder, Trevor. (2016). Consistency & Control. The Anilox Role: Its Evolution & Adaptation To Technological Advacements. FLEXO June 2016 | Pag 66-69.

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PDF Thinking About Printed Electronics? It Is All About Functionality

Donato, Tony. (2016). Thinking about printed electronics? It is all about funcionality.L & L Yearbook 2016 | Pag 23-25.

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PDF Printed Electronics - Testing Conductive Ink Printability

Schroeder, Trevor. (2015). "Printed Electronics - Testing conductive-ink printability in a laboratory setting". Converting Quarterly, Quarter 4: 2015 | Pag 58-64.

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PDF Anilox Rollers - Choosing The Right Lineature

Teufler, Sean. (2015). "Anilox Rollers - Choosing The Right Lineature". Flexible Packaging Technology, Issue 1:2015 | Pag 6-9.

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PDF Practical Thinking for Roll-to-Roll Printing Electronics and Functional Devices.

Donato, Tony. (2015). "Practical thinking for roll-to-roll printing electronics and functional devices". Coating International, 3 | Pag 20-22. Copyright's Coating International 2015 - Read Only

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PDF Anilox Engraving

FLEXO June 2015, Pg 60-64 - “Anilox Engraving - Examining Options & How to Make The Right Choice" by Alex James, Director, Harper GraphicSolutions.

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PDF Lab* 101: An Introduction to Lab* Color Space

L&NW March 2015 June, Pg 60-65 - “Lab* 101: An Introduction to Lab* Color Space" by Shawn Oetjen  - Midwest Technical Graphics Advisor, Harper GraphicSolutions Div.

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PDF Lived, Learned, Gave

FLEXO magazine, 2014 June Issue, Pg 34-36 - “Lived, Learned, Gave – Remembering Katherine Harper’s Charity, Drive & Legacy”

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PDF Printing "Pop"

FLEXO magazine, 2014 June Issue, Pg 46-51 - Printing "Pop" - A Guide to Preparing, Proofing & Using Specialty Inks by Alexander James.

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PDF How laser-engraved ceramic cylinders fit into gravure coating

Converting Quarterly - 2014 Quarter 2. Pg 68-74 " How laser-engraved ceramic cylinders fit into gravure coating" by Tony Donato, Product Development Engineer, Harper Corporation of America.

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PDF A Good Choice Promises Success

Flexo & Gravure Global Magazine - E 14009 - Volume 19 - December 2013. Pg 6-7 " A Good Choice Promises Success" by Greg Harms, Southeast Technical Graphic Advisor, Harper Corporation of America.

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PDF The Benefits of Printing Sleeves

FLEXO magazine, 2013 October Issue, Pg 100-104 " The Benefits of Printing Sleeves - Cheaper, More Versatile, Lighter Than Steel Cylinders" by Sinesio Garduno.

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PDF Anilox Rolls and the Bottom Line

Package Printing  magazine, September 2013  Issue, Pag 34-37 " Anilox Rolls and the Bottom Line" by Sean Teufler.

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PDF Operator vs.Printer

FLEXO magazine, 2013 August Issue, Pag 50 & 53 " Operator vs.Printer. Education Is Key To The Transformation" by Gerry O'Hanlon.

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PDF Anilox Rolls for Dynamic Graphics Effects

FLEXO magazine, 2013 July Issue, Pag 54-58 " Anilox Rolls for Dynamic Graphics Effects. Precise Structure and Shape Meets Tight Printing Requirements" by Alexander James.

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PDF Anilox Technology Applications

FlexoTech magazine, July/August 2013 Issue, Pag 36-37 " Anilox Technology Applications" by Alexander James.

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PDF Improving Efficiencies and Profitability With The Anilox Roll

FLEXO magazine, 2013 June Issue, Pag 56-61 " Improving Efficiencies and Profitability With The Anilox Roll" by Bill Poulson.

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PDF Getting Peak Performance From Enclosed Chambers For Flexo, Gravure Printing

Converting Quarterly magazine, 2013 Quarter 2, Pag 40-45 " Getting Peak Performance From Enclosed Chambers For Flexo, Gravure Printing " by Sean Teufler.

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PDF Care & Maintenance Should Always Be Top Priority

Tissue World magazine, Dec 2012/ Jan 2013 Issue, Pg 65 " Anilox rollers spend an entire lifecycle in T & T lines leading to potential problems that impact production " by Bill Poulson. www.tissueworldmagazine.com

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PDF Taking Tinkering to Task

FLEXO magazine, 2012 November Issue, Pag 38-43 " Taking Tinkering to Task! FIRST: Printing's Five S's-Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize & Sustain " by Sean Teufler and Johnny Dye.

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PDF Maximizing New Investments

Labels & Labeling, 2012 November, No 4, Pag 91-94 " Maximizing New Investments" by Alexander James.

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PDF Proofing Accurate Color Matching- Ink Lab To Press

Flexoglobal, 2012 September Issue, Volume 5, No 4,  Pag 3-8 " Proofing Accurate Color Matching: Ink Lab To Press" by Bill Poulson.

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PDF New Press Anilox Protocol

FLEXO magazine, 2012 August Issue, Pag 70-76 " New Press Anilox Protocol- Considerations to Protect Your New Anilox Inventory!" by Sean Teufler.

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PDF Three-Part Technology Use Makes Achieving Flexographic Color Matching Easier

CONVERTING QUARTERLY magazine, 2012 Quarter 3 Issue, Pag 70-72 " Three-Part Technology Use Makes Achieving Flexographic Color Matching Easier" by Sean Teufler.

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PDF Geometrically Speaking: Anilox engravings & Their Applications

FLEXO magazine, February Issue, Volume 37, No.2, Pag 70-77 " Geometrically Speaking:Anilox engravings & Their Applications" by Bill Poulson.

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PDF On A Roll...Harper Corporation Of America Is Imprinted With Innovation

Greater Charlotte Biz magazine, June 2012 Issue, Pag 28-32 " On A Roll...Harper Corporation Of America Is Imprinted With Innovation" To read article click on this link  http://issuu.com/GreaterCharlotteBiz/docs/greater_charlotte_biz_2012.06/1

PDF UV Ink Spitting - FQC Team Isolates Variables, IDs Factors Increasing Likelihood of Phenomenon

FLEXO magazine, February Issue, Volume 37, No.2, Pag 62-66 " UV Ink Spitting - FQC Team Isolates Variables, IDs Factors Increasing Likelihood of Phenomenon" by Sean Teufler.

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PDF A Better Impression- Anilox is Scientific

FLEXO magazine, January Issue, Volume 37, No.1, Pag 50-51 " A Better Impression- Anilox is Scientific" by Lee Kluttz.

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PDF Getting a Handle on Anilox Roll Inventory

FLEXO magazine, December Issue, Volume 36, No.12, Pag 60-66 " Getting a Handle on Anilox Roll Inventory- Troubleshooting determines audits, measurements & controls are essential" by Bill Malm.

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PDF Choosing the right anilox-roll engraving for the application

Converting Quarterly, Quarter 4 2011, Pag 37-41 " Choosing the right anilox-roll engraving for the application" by Alan Rogers. Spanish version available, click here

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PDF Converting From Roll to Sleeve. Faster Makeready Times & Lower Cost of Operations are Attractions

FLEXO, August  2011, Pag 22-27 " Converting From Roll to Sleeve. Faster Makeready Times & Lower Cost of Operations are Attractions" by Paul Teachout.

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PDF Correlating anilox-roll specifications to flexographic print targets and tolerances

Converting Quarterly, 2011 Quarter 3, Pag 52-57 " Correlating anilox-roll specifications to flexographic print targets and tolerances" by Alex James.

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PDF Anilox Scoring Prevention Guide. All You Need To Know to Avoid Those Ominous Lines

FLEXO, June  2011, Pag 69-72 " Anilox Scoring Prevention Guide. All You Need To Know to Avoid Those Ominous Lines" by Bill Poulson.

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PDF Standardization

Labels & Labeling, May 2011, Pag 70-72 " Standardization Variation" by Paul Teachout.

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PDF Anilox IMPACT: Today's anilox roller can provide a bright future for packaging.

packagePRINTING, April  2011, Pag 30-34 " Anilox IMPACT: Today's anilox roller can provide a bright future for packaging." by Paul Teachout. Click web link below to read article at http://www.packageprinting.com/article/anilox-rollers-future-packaging-along-flexographic-digital-plates/1?utm_source=reprints&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=2011-05-16

PDF Optimizing Ink Release From Your Anilox Roll

FLEXO, March  2011, Pag 40-43 " Optimizing Ink Release from Your Anilox Roll Nets Savings" by Sean Teufler.

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PDF Score Lines, Dings, Dents and Corrosion: What’s a printer to do?

FlexoGlobal, January 11, 2011, Pag 4-7 - Score Lines, Dings, Dents and Corrosion: What's a printer to do? by Mike Huey.

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PDF Maximizing Opacity In Flexo Whites

Labels & Labeling, January  2011, Pag 78-79 " Maximizing Opacity In Flexo Whites" by Alexander James.

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PDF Pressroom Standardization

FLEXO, October  2010, Pag 52-55 " Pressroom Standardization- Choosing a Workhorse for Spots & Combos" by Bill Malm.

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PDF Correlating Ink Lab- Drawdowns to Press

Radtech Report, September/October 2010, Pag 17-20 "Correlating Ink Lab-Drawdown to Press" by Bill Poulson-Harper Corporation of American and Kurt Hudson- Actega/W.I.T

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PDF Tension Control

Labels & Labeling, July 2010, Pag 89-92 " Tension Control" by Paul Teachout.

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PDF Anilox Standardization: The Sure Bet

FLEXO, June 2010, Pag 42-45 " Anilox Standardization: The Sure Bet" by Sean Teufler.

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PDF Preparation and Communication For Profitability

FLEXO, March 2010, Pag 36-40 " Preparation and Communication For Profitability"- Tips for a More Organized And Efficient Operation by Mike Huey.

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PDF About Doctor Blade Chambers

By HarperScientific,
Technical Product Manager

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PDF UV Inks and Anilox Rolls

By HarperScientific,
Technical Product Manager

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PDF Care and Handling of Your Harper ET2000T & Platinum Anilox Roll

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PDF Anilox Volumes, or Should it be Film of Ink Transferred?

FLEXO Plus, Russia Magazine

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PDF UV Inks and Anilox Rolls

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PDF Is White Right?

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PDF Measuring Up

Labels & Labeling, March 2010, Pag 68 " Measuring Up" by Alex James. www.LabelsandLabeling.com

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PDF Weighing your coating Options

FLEXO, February 2010 Issue, "Weighing your coating Options" by Sean Teufler.

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PDF Good Information Makes for Successful Coating Applications

FLEXO, January 2010 Issue, "Good Information Makes for  Successful Coating Applications" by Sean Teufler.

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PDF Flexo Printing Basics

Corrugated Today, May/June 2009 Issue, " Flexo Printing Basics" by Bill Poulson.

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PDF A Guide To Anilox Sleeves

Tony Donato- Harper Corp of America, Labels & Labeling. Vol 31, Issue No 2, Pag 46-18, May 2009

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http://www.labelsandlabeling.com/magazine.asp?magid=162912

PDF Process Standardization

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PDF Believe in it and Sleeve it

Paul Teachout - Harper Corp. of America
Flexo October 2008.

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PDF Anilox Scoring

Alex James - Harper Corp. of America
Labels and Labeling September 2008.

PDF Specifying an Anilox Roller

Tony Donato, Systems, Process and Product Development Engineer / Corrugated Today July/August 2008.

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PDF Anilox Preparation Saves Time and Money

Sean Teufler - Harper Corp. of America
Flexo July 2008.

PDF Pulling the Plug on Cell Plugging

Sean Teufler, Technical Graphics Advisor,
Harper Corp. of America 

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PDF Xtreme Digital Imaging

Tony Donato and Alexander James,
Harper Corp. of America  

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PDF Impact of New Anilox Engraving Technology

Alexander James,
Harper Corp. of America  

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PDF Anilox Sleeves Caring for the Future of Flexo

Sean Teufler, Technical Graphics Advisor,
Harper Corp. of America/FlexoGlobal May 2008 Edition

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PDF Anilox Rolls - The Aorta of the Printing Process

FlexoGlobal, November 2008 Issue, Anilox Rolls: “The Aorta of the Printing Process” by Mike Huey.

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PDF Controlling Flexo

Mike Huey, Technical Graphics Manager / Labels & Labeling Feb/Mar 2008 Issue.

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PDF Cloning Ink Lab to Press

Doctor-Bladed Hand Proofer Correlation with Laser Engraved Anilox
Bill Poulson / Technical Graphics Advisor,
Harper Corp. of America  

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PDF Cloning Ink Lab to Press

Doctor-Bladed Hand Proofer Correlation with Laser Engraved Anilox
Flexo Magazine ( July 2007)

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PDF What You Weren't Told About Your Anilox Sleeve

Richard A. Roffers Jr./Flexo 10-2006

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PDF High Tech Benefits: Laser-Imaged Anilox Test Results Revealed

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PDF Enclosed Chamber Phobia

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PDF L&L Taking The Mystery Out Of Efficiency

Some of the benefits of the process, as well as, comparisons to other measurement systems

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PDF How Much Really Transfers?

Christopher Harper/Flexo & Gravure Asia FLEXO & GRAVURE ASIA 1-2006

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PDF Background White Coating - Not Printing!

A unique anilox engraving designed to lay down a uniform background ink film

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PDF Anilox Roll Verification and Management

Setting Standards for Managing Anilox Inventory
Bill Poulson/Label and Narrow Web Magazine 7-05 

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PDF Setting Standards for Managing your Anilox Inventory

By Bill Poulson

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PDF Damage Control

Proper Storage & Handling Reduces Anilox Wear & Tear

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PDF Anilox Line Screens - Stabilizers of the Ink Film

Christopher Harper/Flexo & Gravure Asia 3-2005

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PDF Do you know what ink film thickness is transferred?

Christopher Harper/Flexo & Gravure Asia 1-2005

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PDF Due Diligence

Canadian Printer (Dec 2004)

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PDF Managing Flexo Color

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PDF Managing Flexo Color

By The Harper GraphicSolutions Team
Labels and Labeling Magazine
(Oct. 2004)

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PDF Leaking End Seals

They could be at the root of your doctor blade chamber problems
FLEXO Magazine (Aug. 2004)

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PDF Anilox Rolls: Specialty or Commodity?

By The Harper GraphicSolutions Team
Flexible Packaging Magazine (Oct. 2003)

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PDF Standardizing your Anilox Rolls

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PDF The Little Things

Small, often overlooked issues can lead to big anilox roll problems
Label & Narrow Web Magazine
(April 2003)

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PDF Standardizing Your Anilox Rolls

By The Harper GraphicSolutions Team
Paper, Film & Foil Converter Magazine (July 2003)

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PDF Anilox

The slow but steady evolution of the anilox roll has led to better ink release, lighter cylinders and the growth of anilox sleeves.
Label and Narrow Web Magazine
(April 2003)

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PDF Optimizing the Anilox

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PDF Optimizing the Anilox

By The Harper GraphicSolutions Team
Labels and Labeling Magazine
(Dec. 2002)

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PDF Implementing an Anilox Protection Program

FLEXO Magazine (Oct. 2002)

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PDF STEP-UP™ Program White Paper

By Harper GraphicSolutions

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PDF F-Trop Report

Courtesy of Banta Repress Group

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PDF Cleaning of Sleeved Rolls

Harper Corp. Position Statement

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PDF Platinum™

White Paper

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PDF Is White Right

By Harper GraphicSolutions
Flexo & Gravure Intl. Magazine
(April 2000)

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PDF Getting Longer Life Out Of Your Anilox Rolls

Flexible Packaging Magazine
(Feb.)

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PDF Dimensional Tolerance

The Missing Link-Part 2
FLEXO Magazine (Feb. 2002)

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PDF Imagine the Gamut

Printing Widest Color Range Optimizes Four Color Results
FLEXO Magazine (April 2002)
By The Harper GraphicSolutions Team

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PDF The Missing Link

(Part 1 of a 2-Part Article)
FLEXO Magazine (Jan. 2002)

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PDF Is White Right

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PDF Turn Your Pressroom from Unpredictable to Profitable

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PDF What is a Build-Up and Why is it Necessary

Flexo & Gravure (March 2000)

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