Harper Corporation of America, the anilox roll manufacturer based in Charlotte, NC, USA, recently donated 15 Platinum anilox rolls to Rochester Institute of Technology for the school’s new Mark Andy LP 3000 press.
According to Pete Hartman, Harper’s vice president of sales, line screens on the donated rolls range from 700 to 1200, and the micron volumes range from 3.2 to 1 BCM, “which will allow students a wide range of printing options, to broaden their overall knowledge and understanding of the flexo printing process.”
In other news, Harper has offered the Phoenix Challenge Foundation a matching funds program of up to $25,000 over the next 12 months to help fund the annual International Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition for students.
“The average cost per student participating in the 2005 Phoenix Challenge was $810, and a record number of 38 students competed,” says Bettylyn Krafft, chairman of the annual event. “Schools that have never competed before have expressed an interest in the competition, and we may have as many as 50 participants registering for the 2006 event. This means we will need well over $40,000 just to break even.”
The average student cost includes airfare for students and their instructors, hotel accommodations, meals, awards, scholarships, gifts, an awards banquet and numerous other expenses associated with the competition. The event is supported by many major suppliers in the industry.
For information on how to participate, contact Bettylyn Krafft at 704-309-3748 or firstname.lastname@example.org.