Featured Products for the flexographic, narrow-web and package printing industries including The Provident Group, Harris & Bruno, ARC International, Impreglon, Eaglewood Technologies, AM-TECH, Harper, Sonic Solutions, PPC Technologies & Solutions, Flexo Wash, and Praxair Surface Technologies
Featured Products for the flexographic, narrow-web and package printing industries, including Flexo Wash, Eaglewood Technologies/Sani-Blast, Anderson & Vreeland, ARC International, PPCTS, Harper Corporation of America and Pamarco Global Graphics.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Micheal Foran, president of Charlotte, N.C. based ARC International, announced that MarquipWardUnited of Hunt Valley, Maryland has agreed to extend its contract to provide ARC with EZ-Clean Diamond laser engraved ceramic anilox rollers for its newly manufactured flexo folder/gluers and flexo diecutters into the year 2011.
With anilox rolls being a main artery of the flexographic printing process, you would be foolish not to maximize their value. Not to sound trite, but the United States economy is hurting at the moment, and it’s not easy getting the most bang for your buck these days.
RONKONKOMA, N.Y.—The FFTA's Annual Forum & INFO*FLEX Exhibition, to be held May 4-5 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. will feature a new TEST (Technical Education Services Team) Education Pavilion.
LAS VEGAS—At the recent CPP Converting & Package Printing Expo in Las Vegas, ARC International confirmed the signing of Flexi-Vel as its exclusive agent for all wide web products throughout Mexico. The agency agreement was signed in person by Micheal Foran, founder and president of ARC International and Jose Velasco, president of Flexi-Vel. Flexi-Vel is a Mexican company with more than 35 years of expertise selling a wide range of machinery and ancillary parts and equipment throughout Latin America.
Beyond Star Wars' use of lasers, package printers are using two main types of lasers to engrave cells into anilox rolls. by Joy English, Assistant Editor THROUGOUT OUR LIVES, we are constantly fascinated by things that light up. We capture fireflies and "ooh" and "aww" at Fourth of July fireworks. Laser light shows are a big attraction at amusement parks and even science museums, where rays of light dance to funky background music. But these beams of light energy can be very powerful and very useful tools in various industries. In the package-printing industy, lasers are being used to engrave anilox rolls for
As demands for higher anilox cell counts increase, manufacturers are developing new strategies for creating the best anilox roll cell configurations. While the printing industry as a whole waits for its flat line to break and begin an upward climb, one segment remains relatively healthy and competitive. Flexo, the once red-headed stepchild, continues to eke out market share as more consumer goods manufacturers elect to protect and decorate their products with the pouches, bags, sleeves, and shrink wraps that are especially well-suited to the flexo process. Flexo's place at the packaging table has been hard won. Though the process has
A review of the top issues concerning doctor blades. THE ARTISTRY OF doctoring the doctor blade is giving way to science. Tom Allison, president of Allison Systems (Riverside, N.J.), remembers when he used to ask his dad what the press operators were doing as he watched them prepare the doctor blade for printing. After hushing his son, Allison's father would say, "Pressmen are frustrated artists; each one has his own 'pallet' of special things he feels that he alone can do to make 'great art' come off the press." Where once true—when the performance of the doctor blade depended solely upon the operator's set-up—now
J AAA PRESS INT'L Doctor blade assemblies and parts for all narrow-web presses. Blade compounds: fiberglass, metal, and plastic. Sizes from 0.4˝ to 2˝ wide and custom lengths. Visit www.aaapress.com Allison Systems Advanced doctor blade systems/ holders, specialized steel, laser-hardened alloy, composite, lubricant plastic blades. Visit www.allisonblades.com J ARC International Offers a complete line of Xcalibur steel doctor blades in various sizes and configurations, including the X-90 linear edge blade, the X-91 beveled blade, the popular X-92 extra smooth radius blade, the X-95 lamella blade, and X-97 synthetic retainer blades. Visit www.arcinternational.com J MAX DAETWYLER CORP. High quality, custom-made blades available from MDC include: