Temkin completes its installation of PCMC’s Meridian laser anilox cleaner

The Meridian deep-cleans anilox cells without damaging them

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Jan. 4, 2018 — Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, is pleased to announce that Temkin International Inc.—a leader in the flexible film packaging industry located in Payson, Utah—has completed its installation of PCMC’s Meridian laser anilox cleaner.

Formerly known as the Graphbury laser anilox cleaner, the Meridian uses a powerful laser to clean anilox cells without damaging them, by vaporizing 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.

“The addition of the Meridian laser anilox cleaner has significantly saved us time and money,” commented John Cowens, Director of Printing and Prepress at Temkin International. “Using our old cleaning method, we would lose volume over time, which would require us to use more expensive base inks to achieve color, as well as creating downtime to tone ink. With the Meridian laser anilox cleaner, rolls are cleaned to near full volume minus wear, which eliminates our need for adding base and toning time.”

A worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing inline and CI presses, PCMC also offers customers a commitment to quality and a dedication to service. The company acquired Graphbury Machines, LLC, in August of 2017.

“The decision to buy from PCMC was an easy one,” continued Cowens. “The Meridian has advanced laser technology and is backed by PCMC’s superior customer service and support.”

“I’m thrilled that Temkin International has had such exceptional results with the Meridian laser anilox cleaner,” said Rich Stratz, Regional Sales Manager at PCMC. “The Meridian is a great complement to the other PCMC machines that Temkin runs.”


Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) specializes in the design and manufacture of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries worldwide. Our comprehensive product offerings include rewinding, laminating, printing, embossing, perforating and packaging equipment for tissue and towels; folding and converting machines; and a complete range of flexographic printing presses and laser anilox cleaners, serving the flexible-packaging, prime-label and carton-converting industries. For more about PCMC, which is part of Barry-Wehmiller, go to pcmc.com.


Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $2.8 billion organization with more than 11,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. CEO Bob Chapman shares the story of the company’s transformation in his new book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. To learn more, go to barrywehmiller.com.

Source: Paper Converting Machine Company