Harper GraphicSolutions™ Announces Spring Sleeve Seminar

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Harper GraphicSolutions™ Announces Spring Sleeve Seminar


Published: 03.30.2009

Charlotte, N.C., March 30, 2009 - Building on the momentum they triggered last year with a new educational seminar exclusively about anilox sleeves, the team at Harper GraphicSolutions™, the technical service division of global anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America, is pleased to announce that the first 2009 Sleeve Seminar will take place on Thursday, April 16th, at Harper Corporation's headquarters in Charlotte. The session is FREE OF CHARGE for all participants, and companies are encouraged to send as many representatives as they would like.

In their typical entertaining yet informative style, the technical service professionals of Harper Corporation will review basic sleeve construction, and how it differs from that of conventional journaled anilox rollers. They will go on to cover the specifics of proper sleeve handling, storage and cleaning, and review photos of damaged and destroyed sleeves, with a focus on how to avoid such damage. Because sleeves are easily mounted and changed, the impact of cumulative total indicator readings (TIR) between the press mandrel and anilox sleeve will be explained and demonstrated. The re-engravability differences between rolls and sleeves also will be examined in detail.

According to Harper Technical Account Manager Alan Rogers, "There's a need for training on anilox sleeves because the care and maintenance of sleeved rolls is much different from journaled anilox rollers. The majority of new wide-web presses and a growing number of narrow and mid-web presses installed today are sleeved presses, so if customers are going to get the best return on their investments, it's critical that they are fully informed about sleeve construction and care."

After a complimentary lunch, the audience will receive a tour of Harper Corporation's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, where participants can see how anilox sleeves are handled and laser-engraved, before touring the Harper GraphicSolutions laboratory, where Echocheks™ are analyzed and all roll audits are prepared. The lab has interferometer measurement capability as well has microscopic photography and doctor blade angle measuring equipment. The day will wrap up with an expanded question-and-answer session to address customers' specific problems.

So who should attend? Harper recommends this free session for printers and converters who are using or are planning to use anilox sleeves. More specifically, for their Print Managers; Print Supervisors; Pre-Press Managers; Graphic Designers; Press Operators; Purchasing and/or General Managers; and ink, plate and other flexo suppliers; OEMs; and press suppliers. Seating is limited, so potential participants are encouraged to register quickly.

For further information, please contact Jazmin Kluttz at 704-588-3371 or [email protected].

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