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Flint announces print award winners

November 8, 2011

The company hosted its 7th annual Narrow Web Print Awards at this year’s Labelexpo in Brussels. All entries used inks, coatings and specialty products from Flint Group.

Flint Group has announced the winners of its 7th annual Narrow Web Print Awards. According to the company, the awards are a celebration in printing excellent and recognition of achievements in narrow web printing.

“The competition clearly shows narrow web converters’ strive for excellence,” Niklas Olsson, global brand manager for Flint Group Packaging and Narrow Web, said. “Year after year we are impressed with the submissions: the complexity of design and print, and the creative use of Flint Group inks. It is clear that our customers see this as a significant event as we are pleased to see the number of submissions rising year after year.”

This year, more than 120 converters joined the competition in 2011. Of those entries, 12 winners were chosen. The following companies will be presented with a special glass trophy to recognize their success: Cenveo MM&T of Canada, Wintek Flexo Prints of India, Perflex Label of Canada, ACM Srl. of Italy, Labelcrafters of the US, Grafiche Federighi Srl. of Italy, The Label Factory of Ireland, Smyth Companies LLC of the US, CymMetrik (Shanghai) Printing Co. Ltd. of China, RAKO Group of Germany and Automacao Ind. Com. De Rotulos E. Etiquetas Ltd. of Brazil.

“It is truly an honor to see the print submitted by our customers,” said Mike Buystedt, director of sales for Flint Group Packaging and Narrow Web. “Each year we look forward to the judging. It is amazing to see what converters around the world can do with the inks we supply them. It’s encouraging to see our customers become more and more sophisticated in their printing – truly pushing the bar in cutting edge designs and application of inks.”

The Narrow Web Print Awards will continue in September 2012 at Labelexpo Chicago. Narrow Web converters are encouraged to submit printed samples. For additional information, contact Niklas Olsson in Europe ( and Deanna Whelan in the US (
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