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FLEXO Magazine : May 2009
Large or small, judges must critique every inch of an entry. said, “There was a wide range of expertise in the various colleges.” German-based Duropack Aktiengesellschaft took an award in the self promotion category for a print on a direct-print corrugated sheet. The reproduction of extreme detail, including a wide variety of fl esh tones on fl uted material impressed judges. “Everyone was amazed,” said Jackson. Labeltronix and PolyCello also earned special recognition for self promo work. “The European entries both in envelope and self promotion were striking in their technical excellence,” asserted Kent. 1ST EXPERIENCES As always, this year’s judging was the fi rst time for some—and an enjoyable and rewarding experience, according to most. “Having had the opportunity to sit on various industry judging panels, the experience at this year’s FTA judging was both exciting and rewarding. The level of excellence in the sample entries as well as the outstanding judging panel of both converters and suppliers made this a very enjoyable event,” said Teachout. “As a fi rst year judge, I found the judging process to be very interesting and enlightening. I had always wondered how labels were judged and rated. Being a part of the wide web, degree of diffi culty group was a great opportunity to meet people from all areas of the printing business,” said Dale Cargal, Sealed Air Corp. “The opportunity to work with a great group of talented people was so benefi - cial!” proclaimed Harrison. “These gentlemen were great coaches for me during my ‘freshman’ tour this year. No one can walk away from this judging experience without receiving a higher education.” ■