Bangalore-based label and mono-carton converter iTek Packz won the FTA Gold award for Flexography and Narrow Web for the third consecutive year running in 2021 and the 'Best in Show’ award.
Due to their success and quality of their FTA entry, FTA Europe invited iTek Packz to submit its winning entry into Diamond Awards. They joined other winners of the National Flexographic Printing awards across the continent to showcase their award-winning ‘Himalaya Ayurveda Clear Skin Soap Carton’ entry to compete.
FTA Europe said: ‘We are delighted to announce that iTek Packz were second runner up in the International category. Their award-winning entry was for their vibrant soap carton, which won Gold in the FTA awards previously. It was acclaimed for “great screen work, great trap, and great register and for their use of gold cold foil and their overprint varnish textures which added measurable diversity and depth.”’
iTek Packz commented: ‘We were excited to be invited to enter into the FTA Europe Diamond Awards and to compete in the International category. The competition is very strong, and we are very proud of our achievement. It is a great honor for our business for this recognition.’
Darren Pickford, sales director, Edale, commented: ‘We are delighted that our customer has won a Diamond Award as it's a real testament to their quality of printing and their desire to innovate their printing techniques continually. We are proud that their FL5 was the press used to produce the winning entry presented for the award. They were competing with the “Best of the Best.”
‘These awards give industry recognition that flexographic printing provides direct competition for the offset style of printing traditionally used in carton production. The FL5 is excellent for short to medium run folding carton production, including the ability to embellish in a sustainable way in a single pass. Well done to the team at iTek Packz for another well-deserved award.’