Flint Group will host the 7th Annual Narrow Web Print Awards at Labelexpo Europe this September, with 2011 award winners to be announced at the Print Award Ceremony at the Flint Group booth #5B45 on Thursday, September 29. Label converters from all over the world are invited to submit sample labels of their choice for evaluation. A panel of industry judges will place the entries in categories related to technology and application. Criteria for judging includes: registration, smoothness of dot/vignette, overall print quality, and degree of difficulty. In addition, the judges review each label for creative use of inks and color.
At Labelexpo in Chicago in September 2010, awards were presented in nine different categories – all print submissions using inks, coatings and specialty products supplied by Flint Group Packaging & Narrow Web. Winners in 2010 included: Baumgarten Grafica Ltda (Brazil), Smyth (USA), Collotype Labels R.S.A. (South Africa), S.E. Industries Inc. (Philippines), Automacao Ind. E. Com. De Rotulos Etiquetas Ltd (Brazil), M&R Graphics (USA), Consolidated Label (USA), Nosco (USA), Label Works (USA), Skanem Skurup (Sweden).
Commenting on the awards, Niklas Olsson, brand manager, Flint Group Packaging & Narrow Web, said “We look forward to the label submissions each year and are proud of the results printers put forth using our products. The entries continue to amaze the judges with the outstanding quality of design and print. We are extremely proud, as an ink supplier, to host these awards each year, and receive great response from our customers.”
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