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Flint Group Presents 2011 Narrow Web Print Awards

PLYMOUTH, MI--Flint Group is pleased to announce the winners of the 7th Annual Narrow Web Print Awards. This celebration in printing excellence is hosted each year at Labelexpo in September and recognizes the best achievements in narrow web printing. “The competition clearly shows narrow web converters’ strive for excellence; year after year we are impressed with the submissions – the complexity of design and print, and the creative use of Flint Group inks. It is clear that our customers see this as a significant event as we are pleased to see the number of submissions rising year after year," said Niklas Olsson, global brand manager.

More than 120 converters joined the competition in 2011 – of those entries, 12 winners are announced. Among the winners were four FTA members: Cenveo MM&T (top photo), Labelcrafters (bottom photo), Nosco and Smyth Companies (middle photo). All submissions used inks, coatings and specialty products from Flint Group. Entries were judged on registration, smoothness of dot/vignette, overall print quality, and degree of difficulty. The judges also reviewed each label for creative use of inks and color – rewarding those prints that exhibit extra-ordinary use of inks.

“It is truly an honour to see the prints submitted by our customers.  Each year we look forward tothe judging; it is amazing to see what converters around the world can do with the inks we supply them. It’s encouraging to see that our customers become more andmore sophisticated in their printing – truly pushing the bar in cutting edge designs and application of inks.” explains Mike Buystedt, director of sales.

The Narrow Web Print Awards will continue in 2012 at Labelexpo Chicago in September.  Narrow Web converters from around the world are encouraged to submit printed samples and join this friendly and professional competition of colourful use of inks, design, and print.