The entries represent game-changing packaging print production processes that embody the transformation of flexo.
Lorytex’s expanded color gamut (ECG) solution delivered a 30% reduction in production time, reduced ink inventory and exceptional visual impact - all achieved on their client’s older, gearless printing press.
Salt is traditionally packaged in a PET+PE structure for ease of printability and quality of gravure printing on PET. The entry met the client’s request for a sustainable solution by converting the job to a 100%-recyclable PE+PE flexo printed structure with no compromise in shelf appeal.
The quality and consistency flexo produced persuaded the client — a global brand — to switch from gravure to flexo, with prepress provided by Reproflex 3 using SpectRM/ Project Blue process.
No less than eight of Z Due’s submissions were selected by the judges, a number that amply demonstrates the company’s enormous success in converting corrugated offset work to flexo.
L-R - Ken McGuire: Research Fellow, Procter & Gamble, Sebastian Longo: President and Managing Director of Fotograbados Longo S.A, Jean-Paul Duquet: Director Sustainability, Flexible Packaging Europe, Pier Luigi Sassanelli: Empowerims Consulting, Lead judge, Roslyn Russell: Product Manager, Kimberly-Clark, Christopher Horton: Senior Vice-President (Retired), SGS International, Philippe Roulet: Former Head of Packaging Materials and Training, and Leader of the Worldwide Flexible Packaging Network, Nestlé