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Flint Announces Narrow Web Award Winners


PLYMOUTH, MN | Flint Group announces the winners of the 10th Annual Narrow Web Print Awards that were presented at the recent Labelexpo Americas 2014.

Several countries participated in 2014, including the US, Canada, Brazil, Germany, and Russia. Entries consisted of a large collection of technologies, including UV screen, UV offset, UV flexo, water-based flexo, specialty inks, and coatings. This year, Flint Group introduced a special category for web packaging applications, encouraging printers to exhibit the unique applications possible using narrow/mid web presses.

“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 color, design, and materials in narrow web label printing,” says Niklas Olsson, Flint Group Narrow Web global brand manager. “It is truly an honor to see the print quality submitted by our customers.…Quite a number of entries contained multiple print methods used in combination, creating very eye-catching effects. 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 12 different categories—all print submissions using inks, coatings, and specialty products supplied by Flint Group Narrow Web. In addition, several of the winners also used plates and plate material supplied by Flint Group Flexographic Products.

Winners included the following:

• Prakolar Rotulos Auto Adhesivos – Brazil

• AWT Labels & Packaging – US

• R Donnelley – US

• Spectrol – Canada

• Palmas Printing – US

• Optikett – Germany

• Smyth Companies – US

• WS Packaging – US

• Perflex Label – Canada

• Yerecic Label – US

• Consolidated Label – US

Criteria for judging follow the guidelines that are standards set by the industry associations FINAT and TLMI, including registration, smoothness of dot/vignette, overall print quality, and degree of difficulty.

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