Flint Group is encouraging narrow web label and packaging converters from around the world to submit sample labels for its ninth annual Narrow Web Print Awards, to be held this September in Brussels. Each submission will undergo evaluation by a panel of industry judges. The winners of this award will be announced during a live event on the Flint Group stand at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels.
The criteria for judging follows the standard guidelines set by the industry associations FINAT and TLMI and include: registration, smoothness of dot/vignette, overall print quality, and degree of difficulty. The judges also review each label for creative use of inks and colour – rewarding prints that exhibit extra-ordinary use of ink. Participate and join the industry in celebrating excellence and the art of printing in a narrow web platform.
Flint Group will highlight a special category introduced for web packaging applications, and encourages printers to demonstrate the enriched pallet of applications possible using narrow/mid web presses.
“Flint Group has paid tribute to more than 45 companies around the world with this award. Year after year, we are amazed by the excellence, quality, and depth of design. Narrow web printing is truly an art and we’re proud to play a part in these masterpiece designs,” says Deanna Whelan, global marketing manager, Flint Group Packaging and Narrow Web. Whelan adds: “We also acknowledge all winners in selected media after the exhibition, honouring our clients’ hard efforts and creating a win-win for all involved.”
Commenting on the awards, Niklas Olsson, global brand manager, Flint Group Narrow Web, says, “This is our ninth year hosting these awards, and we are tremendously pleased and honored to have such a keen response each year. Every year we see new entrants from all over the world, with stunning quality achievements. We urge all printers to use this opportunity to benchmark their own quality standards in this format of friendly competition."
Entry Guidelines are as follows:
- Each entry must be printed using inks from Flint Group
- Entries can be a commercial label, or a promotional label
- Entries can be sent in roll or sheet form with no less than 20 of each label – converters should specify if labels cannot be displayed on the Flint Group stand.
- Entries should be received no later than August 15, 2013
- Entries should be submitted directly to Flint Group Packaging and Narrow Web. For more information, please contact Niklas Olsson in Europe at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Deanna Whelan in the United States at email@example.com.