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Flint Group calls for Narrow Web Print Awards entries

May 31, 2013

Flint Group is encouraging narrow web label and packaging converters from around the world to submit sample labels for evaluation by a panel of industry judges. For the 9th consecutive year, the winners of the Narrow Web Print Awards will be announced during a live event at the Flint Group booth at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels in September.

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 color – rewarding prints that exhibit extraordinary use of ink. 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 and 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, marketing manager, Flint Group Packaging and Narrow Web. “We also acknowledge all winners in selected media after the exhibition, honoring our clients’ hard efforts and creating a win-win for all involved.”

For more information on the awards, contact Niklas Olsson in Europe at, or Deanna Whelan in the United States at