Nick Harvey

Nick Harvey is the technical director at Apex. Apex International is the world’s largest anilox and metering roll manufacturer. Based in The Netherlands, it has production facilities on four continents, with 120 sales professionals around the world servicing 8,000 customers.
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Apex International and Van Dam Machine design new patent-pending “CRX” technology for FDoR® printing on conical shapes

By Nick Harvey | Aug 27, 2021 10:43:02 AM

Van Dam Machine’s new FDoR® technology allows for flexographic printing directly onto rigid packaging

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The Corrugated Climate - Where the Industry Is Innovating

By Nick Harvey | Mar 31, 2017 11:06:00 AM

At the mercy of changing consumer preferences, brand owner demands, industry trends and a whole litany of other factors, the corrugated packaging market has morphed and evolved quite a bit over the past decade. And as outlined in a new Smithers Pira report, The Future of Global Corrugated Packaging to 2021, things show no sign of standing still.

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Top Causes of Anilox Scoring and How to Prevent Them

By Nick Harvey | Mar 6, 2017 12:37:03 PM

A score line in an anilox roll is a groove that has run directly through the engraved surface.  The score shows a visible line in the printed or coated product and is irreversible. Once the surface is scored, the roll must be reconditioned or replaced. For these reasons, it is crucial to learn how to prevent scoring whenever possible. Below you will find an explanation on score lines, the different types and how to prevent them from occurring and keeping your print quality as high and consistent as possible.

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How to Supercharge Your Water-Based Flexo Inks

By Nick Harvey | Mar 6, 2017 12:36:39 PM

Global Environmental awareness is driving the printing industry to consider other ink systems in order to print more ecological packaging. Water-based inks are often praised as the green solution for a more sustainable product. They are a comparatively eco-friendly product, but when it comes to printing inks on to films and plastics, water creates problems

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The Rise of Pantone Simulation in Flexographic Printing

By Nick Harvey | Mar 6, 2017 12:35:44 PM

Recent studies and trials aimed at optimizing Pantone simulation suggest that the fixed palette approach is ready to revolutionize the flexography and label industries. The change is due specifically to advancements allowing for unprecedented process control and consistency as well as the development of new tools designed to pinpoint which process parameters are failing so they may be addressed before problems arise.

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