BOHEMIA, NY – Mar. 1, 2018 – Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) announced today its participation in the FTA Europe Diamond Awards 2018, a competition designed to promote and merit first-class flexographic printing throughout Europe, including the Mediterranean basin. Best of Show winners from the 2018 Excellence in Flexography Awards competition have been entered into the overseas contest and judging will take place in Brussels from March 27-28. Victors will be announced in Milan at the Diamond Awards ceremony the evening of May 30.
This is the second edition of the biannual awards program, the first taking place in June 2016. U.S. entries will compete in the International/Overseas category, against Brazil and Australia, which is one of the estimated 14 different classifications created for the competition. Front-runners from each group will then have a shot at earning the coveted Best in Flexo Award. Only one organization will be bestowed with this honor. More than 120 entries are expected to be submitted in 2018 and FTA Europe is projecting 40 companies to receive accolades on stage the evening of the ceremony.
“The FTA Europe Diamond Awards are designed to shape and foster the quality of printing flexography across Europe,” said Santé Conselvan, president of FTA Europe and recipient of the 2017 FTA President’s Award. “This is an ideal opportunity to celebrate this vibrant and competitive industry whilst providing a perfect forum for colleagues to network. After the edition of 2016, we expect to repeat that success.”
In the spirit of technology exchange and education, FTA representatives Mark Cisternino, president, and Joe Tuccitto, director of education, will be traveling to Milan to attend the awards ceremony which coincides with industry exhibition PRINT4ALL, happening May 30-June 1. The first event of its kind will bring together flexo and rotogravure technologies for printing on packaging and labeling, offset and digital technologies dedicated to commercial and high-volume printing, and printing technologies (screen printing, pad printing, inkjet and digital) for industrial printing.
FTA looks forward to participating with the many European organizations involved in both events and the opportunity to see how industry technology in Pan-Europe matches up with North America, while giving even further reach to the 2018 Excellence in Flexography Awards Best of Show winners.
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About FTA Europe: FTA Europe represents the common interests of six national and European flexographic printing industry associations, providing a common platform for flexo associations to promote European exchange, collaboration and alignment. For more information, please contact Luca Conti, [email protected], +32 (0) 2230 86 46.
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 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.