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APR Announces “March Madness” Open House, Technical Presentations, and Product Demonstrations

APR is hosting a March Madness Open House - March 16th, at the APR Headquarters in Glendale Heights, IL, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The event will kick off at 8:30am and the morning will feature technical presentations addressing converters’ most pertinent day-to-day issues including downtime reduction, QC, process control and best production practices. All converting companies can attend at no cost, however advanced registration is required. Attendees are welcome to come for the entire day, or any specific portion of the event that fits into their schedule. The event concludes at 6:00pm.

The Open House will take attendees on a journey from ‘Prepress to Press’, presenting a range of production solutions that offer increased efficiencies, high precision job-to-job repeatability and state-of-the-art digital/flexo hybrid printing, featuring Colordyne Technologies’ 3600 Series Digital Retrofit System. Following a catered lunch, the afternoon will feature equipment demonstrations that include the newly installed Bobst M5 High Definition Digital Flexo Press, MacDermid Graphic Solutions’ newest LAVA™ Thermal Plate Processing System, and Esko’s new digital flexo imaging system.

Food, beverages and giveaways will be included throughout the day. For the basketball fans attending, the March Madness games will be on during the Open House in the afternoon to allow fans to keep tabs on how their brackets are doing.

Converter attendees will also receive a complimentary copy of the Narrow Web Flexo Production and Digital Printing White Paper, the result of a major research initiative APR recently commissioned. The White Paper identifies the technologies flexo converters consider the most influential to the future of their businesses, primary market and customer challenges and the most persistent operations’ issues on flexo shop production floors.

Open House Presentation Schedule

Time Session Title Presenter
8:30 to 9:00 Let's Talk Tape! - Mounting Tape Choice Is Critical When Evaluating Plate Materials Pam Dorough, 3M
9:00 to 9:30 UV/LED – LED: Go Fast, Stay Cool Joel O'Leary, AMS
9:30 to 10:00 Ink Delivery – Optimizing for Better Performance Tim Reece & Dan Muthig, APR
10:00 to 10:15 Break --
10:15 to 10:45 Plate Technology Review – Understanding New Plates and Plate QC Catherine Haynes, APR
10:45 to 11:15 The Best Defense is a Strong Offense - Equip your offense with the best and most innovative tools in the industry. Larry Moore, Esko
11:15 to 12:00 Demystifying G7 & ECG – Confronting the Myths and Misconceptions Catherine Haynes, APR
12:00 to 1:00 Lunch --
1:00 to 1:30 Digital Print from Desktop to Hybrid Digital Flexo... Taylor Buckthorpe, Colordyne
1:30 to 2:00 Lasers - The Future of Anilox Roll Cleaning Tim Reece, APR
2:30 Demonstration – BOBST M5 Digital Flexo Press Dan Muthig, APR

Equipment on Display

All of the equipment pictured below (and more) will be on display and ready for demonstration at the Open House.
(Click on any of the photos to enlarge.)

M5 Digital Flexo Press


Glunz & Jensen
Flexo in One

LAVA NW Processor

VP-ARROW Mounter

Automatic Plate Washer

CDI Spark 2530


CDI Spark 4835 Full HD

SpotOn! Flexo QC Center

Kongsberg X20Fsv

APR SupplySentry
RFID Inventory Control

Registration is closed, for more information, please call 1-800-445-4017.