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medal in the
Awards is exciting.
FTA staff notifies
let them know
they’ve won, so they can attend Forum’s
Sunday night Awards Banquet to accept
the honor in person, on stage, in a room
full of their peers.
But the winners don’t know what they’ve
won, only that they have. Needless to
say, some try to pry the information out
of staff, out of sheer anxiety. But we
remain tight lipped until the lights go
down and FTA President and banquet
emcee Mark Cisternino takes the stage.
Presented herein are the winners in
the 2015 Excellence in Flexography
Awards Competition. The 106 winners
signify not only the best flexo jobs
but also flexography’s ascent in
quality and capability, year over year.
Congratulations to the winners!
MAY 2015 VOLUME 40, NO. 5
16 President’s Award
In acknowledgement of their dedication to and repeated volunteering in service of Flexographic
Technical Association’s many endeavors, All Printing Resource Inc.’s Richard Black and Berry
Plastics Corp.’s Jennye Scott receive the 2015 President’s Award.
18 Hall Of Fame
Take equal parts devoted flexographer, selfless aid to the community and family man. Add patience
and hard work. Sprinkle in a zest for life. Add a pinch of “Booyah!” and you’ve got the recipe for
Paul Lancelle, one of the industry’s greatest and the 53rd member of FTA’s most sacred group.
With a large surge in entries, this year’s Excellence in Flexography Awards saw fierce competition
and some of the best print jobs in memory. FLEXO has the exclusive print unveiling of the winners.
47 FTA 2015 Excellence In Flexography Awards
A look at the 106 print jobs good enough to earn a medal in this year’s competition,
touching on each of the main print categories.
TECHNOLOGIES & TECHNIQUES
24 The Best Of Both Worlds
FTA member Nuova GIDUE’s Digital Flexo Excellence—its suite of technologies designed to
automate common, time intensive and operator dependent press tasks—takes home the 2015
FTA Technical Innovation Award.
PLANTS & PROCESSES
28 Tree House
For its extraordinary consideration of the environment in constructing a new 425,000 sq. ft .
headquarters, Advance Packaging Corp. takes the 2015 Sustainability Excellence Award.
32 Repurposing Printing Plates
Amanda Cockroft & Katherine Dayton
A look at the 2014 FFTA Rossini Scholarship winners’ report, which they will present at Forum 2015.
14 Publisher’s Ink
14 Central Impressions
122 Members & Maneuvers
126 Ad Index
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