FTA Announces 2022 Excellence in Flexography Awards Winners

BOHEMIA, NY—FTA has revealed the recipients of the 2022 FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards, the longest-running annual print competition for the flexographic industry.

The award-winning prints were unveiled on Sunday, March 13 during the Awards Banquet at FORUM 2022, FTA’s annual four-day technical conference.

“The Excellence in Flexography Awards lets flexographers prove their expertise in so many different applications,” said Excellence in Flexography Awards Committee Member Alix Guyot of tesa tape. “The submissions—and especially the winners—are always such a great opportunity to see how our industry continues to innovate. We saw print samples demonstrating flawless execution and color consistency only achieved by using advanced techniques and processes.”

Hundreds of print samples were reviewed by the competition’s judges, together representing different segments of the flexographic industry. Each entry was evaluated using more than a dozen scoring criteria to determine degree of difficulty, level of execution and overall quality.

Six prints were chosen as Best of Show in their respective categories:

  • The Thierry’s Patissiere Raspberry Tart & Mille Feuille Wrap, printed by Sunshine FPC Inc (wide web category)
  • The Dr Teal’s Melatonin Epsom Salt Value Pack, printed by Accredo Packaging (mid web category)
  • The Jergens Body Butter Sandalwood Tube, printed by Berry Global (narrow web category)
  • The Bohemia Sekt Demi Sec Sparkling Wine Label Box, entered by PANFLEX sro on behalf of Mondi Bupak sro (combined corrugated category)
  • The Skinny Pop Popcorn Holiday Variety Snack Pack, printed by International Paper Co (preprinted linerboard category)
  • The Vincent & Valerie Skincare Free Sample Envelope, printed by Heritage Envelopes Ltd (envelope category)

See all the prints recognized in the 2022 Excellence in Flexography Awards in the online gallery and in the March issue of FLEXO Magazine.

In addition to the Excellence in Flexography Awards, FTA also announced the recipients of its other honors and awards, including the 2022 Technical Innovation Award, 2022 Sustainability Excellence Award, President’s Award honorees and Hall of Fame inductee.

About FTA

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Chartered in 1958, FTA 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 35,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.