The Excellence in Flexography Awards is the premier awards program for the flexographic industry. It is the only competition flexographers from around the world trust to define who’s who in the package printing and converting industry.
As the longest running and most prestigious annual print competition, its mission is to honor outstanding companies who have made exceptional quality and precise consistency their mission in the pursuit of printing excellence.
Each of the more than 500 entries received every year is individually evaluated by a panel of judges on its degree of difficulty and level of execution. Not only do award-winning prints offer proof of significant achievements in print quality, but they also gain worldwide recognition and coverage through a number of avenues:
- Honored at the Awards Banquet during Forum in New Orleans
- A feature in FLEXO Magazine‘s awards issue
- Displayed in the Awards Gallery during INFOFLEX
- Highlighted through FTA’s website, social media channels (including Twitter and Instagram) and press releases
Entries for the 2019 Excellence in Flexography Awards are now being accepted.
The deadline for entry is Jan. 17, 2019.
The 2018 Excellence in Flexography Awards
The 2018 Excellence in Flexography Awards break a streak that extended back to 2014 (and further for some specific categories) where, year after year, printers exceeded judges’ expectations, and judges gave out more and more awards. This year, something changed. No longer were tight registrations adequate; they had to be tighter. An image couldn’t just be sharp; it had to be sharper than a well-seated doctor blade. Prints which weren’t consistent from repeat to repeat were consistently passed over. Ink coverage that wasn’t complete and even? Judges can’t even.
“Growth—technical and practical—cannot happen unless we are all pushed, shoved, prodded into action,” said M.M. Lomont of The Quaker Oats Co, on stage 35 years ago at Forum 1983. “And we are quite good at this sport. We know how to push and we won’t quit.”
See All the Winners in the 2018 Excellence in Flexography Awards