HarperScientific, a division of global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America, has introduced custom imaged proofer rubber transfer rolls which can be personalized from text or graphic files.
The rolls work in all HarperScientific's Echocel Junior, Phantom, and Phantom QD proofers. Laser engraved in the round, these rolls can bear the client's image of choice, for example, company logo or tone scale. A reversed out text file on the end of the roll face provides a way to specifically identify ink room proofs. A tonal scale image is said to provide an efficient way for checking ink characteristics at a 50 percent or other desired screen.
As well as custom engravings, two tonal scale designs are available. In the ‘standard’ panel scale, 10 percent, 35 percent, 50 percent and 75 percent screens are centered and wrapped around the repeat with a 100 percent solid on either side.
The second predesigned ‘continuous’ tone scale has 25 percent, 50 percent and 75 percent screens again flanked on either side by a 100 percent solid. Customers interested in ‘continuous’ tone scale rubber rolls can choose from 45, 55 and 70 durometer EPDM while ‘standard’ tone scale rubber rolls are available in 55 and 70 durometer EPDM.
Pictured: HarperScientific now offers custom imaged proofer rubber transfer rolls