Call for Entries: FTA’s 2013 Technical Innovation Award

Submission deadline: Feb. 8, 2013

December 4, 2012 – Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), the world’s leading professional society dedicated to advancing the flexographic printing process, has issued a call-for-entries for its prestigious and highly sought after Technical Innovation Award. The award recognizes those innovations of the highest technical accomplishment that are judged to be capable of significantly contributing to the overall elevation of the flexographic printing/converting industry.

Competition is open to the flexographic industry, regardless of FTA membership status. Joint entries are welcome if two or more organizations are involved in developing an innovative technology. All entries must be specific to the flexographic industry as required by award rules.

Entries will be judged by FTA member professionals and will be placed into one of three categories:

  1. Prepress - Graphics (workflow solutions to include file preparation and/or desktop applications and all plate imaging and plating technologies)
  2. Prepress - Pressroom (any device and/or product that would be used in the pressroom prior to print production)
  3. Heavy Converting Equipment (any types of presses and/or press components)

This competition is open to suppliers and printers that have introduced a product/process that demonstrates an innovative technology that will advance the flexographic industry.

The entry deadline is Feb. 8, 2013. Entry fees are $500.00 for FTA Members and $1,000.00 for non-members. The winner(s) will be notified in March and a formal award presentation will take place at FTA’s 2013 Annual Forum, April 28 – May 1, 2013 in San Diego, CA. The award-winning technology will also be featured in exclusive articles in FLEXO Magazine—the official voice of FTA, as well as in press releases and on FTA’s website (

For complete details and the entry form, visit the Technical Innovation Awards webpage on FTA’s website or contact Shelley Rubin, FTA's manager of educational services, at 631-737-6020 ext 36.


About FTA/FFTA: Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), chartered in 1958, is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members of the flexographic printing community—printers, suppliers, consumer product companies, institutions, prepress houses and others--together by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. It is a proponent of maintaining and advancing quality standards and includes 1,650 member sites that represent more than 1,400 companies and 60,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.