Harper Urges Flexographic and Converting Industry to Sponsor Phoenix Challenge

2004 Phoenix Challenge High School Competition
Thursday, March 18 &
Friday, March 19, 2004
Harper National Flexographic Center
Central Piedmont Community College
Southwest Campus, Charlotte, NC, USA
A rigorous two-day competition, in which high school students compete via a written comprehension test, math test, prepress, platemaking, and hands-on operation.

CHARLOTTE, NC, USA—According to Harper Corp. of America, the Phoenix Challenge High School Flexo Skills Competition is looking for companies to sponsor this popular event. Harper says sponsors will be recognized at the event as well as in media releases and literature about the contest.

In addition to sponsor cash donations, students need help with airfare costs. Says competition chair Bettylyn Krafft, "One of our biggest challenges is getting the [students] to Charlotte to compete. In an effort to defray costs, we are asking companies to donate Frequent Flyer Points to cover the schools' transportation to the competition. We know that during the economic crunch some companies may not be able to make financial donations, but we hope they can still contribute by donating air miles. We greatly appreciate all of the donations we've received thus far," she adds.

Harper says past sponsors include: Foundation of the Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA), PICA, Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI), Harper, Anderson & Vreeland, The Charlotte Observer, All Printing Resources, Mark Andy, Parks Printing, Anagram, Benton Graphics, Raflatac, Cage Graphics, Southern Graphics, E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., Econo Products, Howard B. Vreeland Jr., Howard B. Vreeland Sr., Jet USA, Krafft Printing Systems, Water Ink Technologies, USA Advantage, Boardwalk Billy's, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, and Carolina Snack Services.

Contact Bettylyn Krafft for more information about sponsorship and the competition at 704/309-3748. FREE Flexo Tours Coming to Your Town!
Harper also announces its upcoming flexographic seminars for the new year. "Anilox, prepress, and flexographic printing experts from Harper Corporation will be traveling across the country to bring some of the latest flexographic technologies to your door," states Harper's web site.

  • February 10, 2004, Nashville TN
  • March 9, 2004, Los Angeles CA
  • April 6, 2004, St. Louis MO
  • May 18, 2004, Newark NJ
  • June 22, 2004, Indianapolis IN

More information about these flexo training sessions is available by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Visit Harper Corp. of America at harperimage.com. For More Information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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