BOHEMIA, NY – Oct. 4, 2018– Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), producers of the annual Technical Innovation Awards, today announced the 2019 competition is open for entries. Applicants are encouraged to apply early and can submit entries now through Feb. 14, 2019.
Submissions for the Technical Innovation Awards Competition are open to any organization/individual globally within the flexographic supply chain. This includes printers, converters, print buyers, suppliers, designers and students.
Each entry is evaluated by a panel of judges and placed into one of three categories: Prepress-Graphics, Prepress-Pressroom and Heavy Converting Equipment. From there, the entries are judged and scored in six specific areas:
- Description of Technology
- Technical Achievement
- Technical Impact on the Industry’s Future
- Supporting Material
- User Testimonials
- Presentation of Submission
Winners will be announced Sunday, May 5 in New Orleans, LA during Forum 2019’s Awards Banquet. Additionally, the winning technology or technologies will be featured in exclusive FLEXO Magazine articles, highlighted on the FTA website and promoted through various social media channels.
For more information on FTA’s 2019 Technical Innovation Award Competition, visit www.flexography.org/honors-awards/technical-innovation or contact Shelley Rubin at 631-737-6020 ext. 136.
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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 1,350 member sites that represent more than 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.