It’s not too late to submit your company’s very best in print to Flint Group! Narrow Web label and packaging converters from around the world are encouraged to submit sample labels and narrow web packaging for evaluation by a panel of industry judges.
Join Flint Group at Stand 840 on Wednesday, September 14 at 4:00 p.m. to celebrate the very best in print! The winners of this prestigious award will be announced during a live event on the Flint Group stand at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago.
The criteria for judging follows the standard guidelines set by the industry associations FINAT and TLMI and include: registration, smoothness of dot/vignette, overall print quality, and degree of difficulty. The judges also review each label for creative use of inks and colour – rewarding prints that exhibit extra-ordinary use of ink. Participate and join the industry in celebrating excellence and the art of printing in a narrow web platform.
The Narrow Web industry is more than just labels – Flint Group challenges converters to ‘think outside the label’ and to also submit their best prints in the Flexible Packaging and Shrink Sleeve segments.
Niklas Olsson, Global Brand Manager, comments, “We encourage printers to demonstrate the enriched and expanding pallet of applications that are possible using narrow web presses, utilising any print method of their choice – water-based flexo, UV flexo, UV offset, or a combination thereof.”
Mr. Olsson continues, “Over the past two years we have seen an increased amount of print submissions coming from other market segments – it’s encouraging to see narrow web grow in pressure sensitive label, but even more so into various segments of the flexible packaging market and shrink sleeves. We are glad to see narrow web printers around the world pushing past the traditional boundaries.”
Commenting on the awards, Mr. Mike Buystedt, Vice President Narrow Web North America, said, “We are extremely pleased and honoured to receive so many print sample submissions year after year; this proves that the Narrow Web Print Awards is held in serious and respected regard by our customers around the world. As we celebrate our 12th anniversary, we are very proud, as an ink supplier, to host this friendly competition honouring our clients’ creative and outstanding work.”
Criteria for judging includes: registration, smoothness of dot/vignette, overall print quality, and degree of difficulty. Entries will be placed in categories relating to technology and application.
Award winners will be announced at the Flint Group booth at Labelexpo Americas on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 – Stand 840.
Entry Guidelines are as follows:
- Each entry must be printed using inks from Flint Group
- Entries can be a commercial label, or a promotional label
- Entries can be sent in roll or sheet form with no less than 20 of each label – converters should specify if labels cannot be displayed on the Flint Group stand.
- Entries should be received no later than August 31, 2016
- Entries should be submitted directly to Flint Group
- For an entry form and more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables and printing equipment, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications; Flint Group also designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital colour presses for labels and packaging applications, document printing, as well as commercial printing as well as platemaking equipment for the newspaper industry and computer-to-plate (CtP) solutions for the commercial printing market; With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. Revenues for 2015 were € 2.2 billion. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves. For more information, please visit www.flintgrp.com