Harper Corporation has announced the donation of 10 anilox rolls to Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI, USA, in an effort to support flexographic education initiatives.
Fox Valley Technical College offers a program in package and label printing. The program, which awards graduates a technical diploma, teaches students to design artwork for use with printing applications, create printing plates, mount and proof plates, and accurately prepare, utilize, and clean printing presses. Students also learn to maintain industry-specific documentation, create and color match ink, and work both independently and within groups to meet deadlines and produce quality deliverables.
The anilox rolls will be running on a Mark Andy P3 press during narrow web classes and a number of economic trials, allowing students to gain the hands-on experience they need to thrive in their future careers.
In other news, Harper Corporation has also donated a Phanton Proofer from its HarperScientific division to the second annual FIRST Operator Certification Scholarship Fund. The proofer will be auctioned off in an effort to raise money for the FIRST Operator Certification Scholarship Fund. The scholarship money will be awarded to individuals pursuing FIRST press or pre-press certification. The auction, which takes place online, began on February 20, and ends on March 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm CST.
According to the company, the Phantom Proofer provides precision ink delivery through a laser engraved ceramic anilox roll. It also integrates a rubber transfer roll and doctor blade metering.