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  • 05 Mar 2010

Flint to host annual awards at Labelexpo Americas

At Labelexpo Americas 2010, Flint Group will host the sixth Annual Narrow Web Print Awards, celebrating excellence and entrepreneurship in the wider world of narrow web printing. Label converters from all over the world are encouraged to submit sample labels of their choosing for evaluation by a panel of industry judges. Criteria for judging includes registration, smoothness of dot/vignette, overall print quality, and degree of difficulty. Entries will be placed in categories relating to technology and application.  

In addition to the annual Narrow Web Print Award, Flint Group launches in 2010 the ‘Force Award’, dedicated to companies whose entries are printed using Flint’s new Flexocure Force.  Niklas Olsson, brand manager Flint Group Packaging & Narrow Web, explained: ‘We want to reward entrepreneurs using Flexocure Force in narrow web by introducing this special category. Flexocure Force is truly a universal product with unique features that pushes the boundaries in UV flexo printing and we want to celebrate the creativity and printability this technology provides.’  

In 2009 Flint Group presented awards in ten different categories at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels. Olsson said: ‘We were, again, astonished by the excellence in quality of print and design of all entries. This proves that the Narrow Web Print Awards is held in serious and respected regard by our customers around the world.  We are extremely proud, as an ink supplier, to host these awards each year, and receive such a great response from our customers.’   

The 2010 award winners will be announced by Flint Group on stand 840 at Labelexpo Americas on Thursday, September 16, 2010. 

Entry guidelines are as follows:

  1. Each entry must be printed using inks from Flint Group Narrow Web 
  2. Entries can be a commercial label or a promotional label
  3. Entries can be sent in roll or sheet form
  4. Entries should be received no later than August 1, 2010
  5. Entries can be submitted through a local sales representative. Alternatively, contact Niklas Olsson in Europe at niklas.olsson@flintgrp.com, or Deanna Whelan in the United States at deanna.whelan@flintgrp.com   

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