According to the company, Harper Corporation was chosen for this award because of its dedication to evolving with industry advances and customer needs. During the award announcement the following was said: "Recognizing the cost challenges in gravure, Harper put its 40+ years in anilox manufacturing and 20+ years in making laser engraved ceramic rolls to innovate the laser imaged gravure cylinder in ceramic in 2005. Harper now produces ceramic cylinders with product gravure images and patterns. Other value-added aspects of the gravure cylinder include forward and reverse metering and allowing cylinder life measurement in calendars not impressions."
Paul Teachout and Alan Rogers accepted this award on behalf of the Harper team, which was announced at the Inaugural Gravure Management Excellence Awards. Held at the Gravure Global Summit in Miami, FL, USA, the event distributed awards in multiple categories. Harper Corporation of America says it is honored by this industry recognition and congratulates all fellow award recipients.