WORLD. The winners of the 9th annual »Flint Group Narrow Web Print Awards« competition were presented at the award ceremony at Labelexpo Europe 2013, where 55 narrow-web converters from around the world had participated, submitting a record breaking number of over 150 various entries.
»The Print Awards continue to be a fantastic tribute to the entrepreneurial spirit and creativity our global customers demonstrate as they submit the most creative use of colour, design, and materials in narrow-web label printing«, says Nikl as Olsson, Flint Group Narrow Web Global Brand Manager.
»It is truly an honour to see the print quality submitted by our customers. Each year we look forward to the judging; it is amazing to see the quality and stunning effects converters around the world create when using the inks we supply them. It’s encouraging to see the sophistication and excellence in every detail in their printing – truly pushing the bar in cutting edge designs and application of inks.«
Awards were presented in ten different categories – all print submissions using inks, coatings and specialty products supplied by Flint Group Narrow Web. New for 2013 was a special category introduced for »Web Packaging Applications«, encouraging printers to demonstrate the enriched pallet of applications possible using narrow-/midweb presses. This first ever award was given to ACM Srl of Italy.
Other winners include: Pragati Pack (India) Pvt Ltd; Jenkins Group (New Zealand); Prakolar Rotulos Auto Adhesivos SA (Brazil); Flexikett (Denmark); Multiprint Labels (Ireland); Limo Labels (Denmark); Omnipack AG (Switzerland) and JPL Etiquettes (France). Mike Buystedt, Vice President Narrow Web North America had this to say: »Criteria for judging followed the guidelines that are standards set by the industry associations Finat and TLMI and included: registration, smoothness of dot/vignette, overall print quality, and degree of difficulty.
Judging the label submissions is a great challenge, which is taken very seriously. We have to look to the most intricate detail that sets one great print apart from another. « Tony White contributed his many years of experience to the judging process.