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  • 29 Jun 2022

Berry Global wins third FTA Best in Show award

US-based Berry Global has received Best in Show recognition at the 2022 FTA Flexography Awards

US-based Berry Global has received Best in Show recognition at the 2022 FTA Flexography Awards in the narrow web category for its Jergens Body Butter Sandalwood tube. The award-winning tube was produced on a Gallus RCS press from Heidelberg.

The FTA Flexography Awards are trusted by flexographers in the package and label industry around the world, with the mission to honor companies creating exceptionally printed pieces. 

The Jergens Body Butter Sandalwood tube stood out amongst other applicants due to its consistent registration, multiple special effects, and watermark finish. Using a combination of process inks and spot colors with gold cold foil and soft-touch coating, the tube was printed completely in-line on the Gallus RCS, thanks to the machine’s modular capabilities. 

‘Having various print and finishing capabilities all in-line eliminates issues that we see with some of our other print technologies, where we have to take items off one machine and put them back on a different press,’ commented Megan Burns, creative services specialist for Berry Global.

‘We tend to see registration issues because of the stretch of the material, but the press does a good job of keeping that to a minimum,’ added Kirk Birchler, color and technical director for Berry Global.

The RCS also helped Berry achieve color consistency throughout production, which was imperative for the design’s nature-based image with a range of light and dark tones.

Focused on the beauty and personal care markets, Berry Global chose the Gallus RCS due to its ability to create a premium product for its clients. 

‘We’re not limited to only being able to cold foil in this station and only silkscreen in that station. We have a lot of flexibility to meet our customers’ design needs and expectations,’ concluded Burns. 

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