Dec. 3, 2013—Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) today announced that entries for its 2014 Technical Innovation Awards will be accepted now through Feb. 7, 2014. The winners will be announced April 27 at the FTA Annual Banquet held in conjunction with the Association’s 2014 Annual Forum in Baltimore, MD.
The 2014 Technical Innovation Awards program is open to all companies, regardless of FTA membership status. Products entered must be specific to the flexographic printing industry and must be beyond beta testing and commercially available.
The FTA Technical Innovation Awards are unique—and highly valued—because they honor not just technical ingenuity but the way that the technology is used in the real world, bringing tangible creative and commercial benefits to the industry as a whole. Oftentimes they celebrate the partnership between one or more technology partners working together to create an innovation that truly makes a difference in advancing the flexographic printing process. Certainly that will involve innovative and cutting edge technology, but it will also involve collaboration: working together to achieve the best possible outcome.
Entries are judged by FTA member professionals and placed in one of the following three categories: Prepress-Graphics, Prepress-Pressroom and Heavy Converting Equipment. Each entry is then scored in six specific areas:
For complete details on FTA’s 2014 Technical Innovation Awards program visit the official webpage or contact Shelley Rubin, FTA’s manager of educational services, at 631-737-6020 ext. 36. The entry deadline is Feb. 7, 2014.
About FTA: 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.