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Handgards Inc. reports positive results with PCMC’s Meridian laser anilox cleaner

Jun 11, 2019
The Meridian has improved print consistency and ink densities


GREEN BAY, Wis. — June 10, 2019 — Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, is pleased to announce that Handgards Inc., an industry leader in food service disposables located in El Paso, Texas, has installed a Meridian laser anilox cleaner with positive results.

“The Meridian laser anilox cleaner has helped us clean our anilox rolls much more efficiently to achieve better color matching,” commented Brian Bain, Vice President of Manufacturing at Handgards Inc. “With the Meridian laser anilox cleaner, rolls are cleaned to near full volume minus wear, which has helped us maintain more consistent printing. After one year of use, we have seen stronger and very consistent ink densities throughout our production runs.”

The Meridian deep cleans the anilox cells without damaging them, using a powerful laser that vaporizes deposited particles inside of the cells. It deeply cleans chrome and ceramic rolls of any line screen without causing surface wear. The result is a superior clean, improved print quality and a longer life for anilox rolls.

A worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of inline and CI presses, PCMC also offers customers superior quality and exemplary service.

“The decision to buy from PCMC was an easy choice to make,” said Bain. “The Meridian has a proven design and a good track record that is backed by PCMC’s superior service, plus the Meridian is built and serviced in the United States.”

“I’m thrilled that Handgards has had such exceptional results with the company’s new Meridian laser anilox cleaner,” said Rich Stratz, Strategic Accounts Sales Manager-Printing. “The Meridian is a great complement for that facility.”