About the Harper National Flexographic Center


The Harper National Flexographic Center was dedicated on November 16th, 1999 in honor of Ron and Katherine Harper for their outstanding service and leadership to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community. Ron and Katherine have been strong supporters of the college, especially its Flexographic and Graphic Arts program.

Mark Andy ComcoThe field of Flexography has changed dramatically over the last decade and at the moment there seems to be no end in sight for it's potential. Flexography's soft compressible plates, fast-drying inks, and its simple, efficient inking system make it possible for manufactures to reproduce high quality graphics on a wide variety of surfaces. One look at the development of flexography reveals a printing technology and culture that has been willing and capable of change in response to the needs of the packaging industry. An evolutionary process of improvements in materials and equipment, rather than a single discovery, has led to Flexography as we know it today.

The Harper National Flexographic Center has two full time instructors and multiple part time instructors and has just recently added a full time coordinator to conduct industry training and seminars.

To compliment the core Graphic Art and Imaging Technology curriculum the Harper National Flexographic Center offers Seminars, Industry Training, Research and Development, and Continuing Education classes.

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