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Flint announces award winners, introduces new ink family

September 24, 2009

Three Russian label printers won five of the 2009 awards.

Flint Group, which sponsors a label competition among its customers every year during Labelexpo, today announced the winners of the 2009 contest. Five of the eight awards were won by three converters from Russia. The winners and categories are:

• Alaska Poligrafoformlenie, Russia: UV flexo paper
• Aleithe SPb, Russia: UV flexo film
• Labelcrafters, USA: water based offset
• Collotype (Multi-Color), Australia: UV offset
• Skanem, Poland: combination printing
• Alaska Poligrafoformlenie, Russia: shrink
• Aleithe SPb, Russia: cold foil
• Neoprint, Russia: coupon

Flint Group also announced the introduction of Flexocure Force – a new family of UV curable inks. According to the company, the inks feature excellent viscosity and no foaming, superb cure response, high color strength, superb dot reproduction, excellent adhesion to multiple substrates, better thermal transfer printability, and no plate swelling.

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