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FLEXO Magazine : May 2010
excellence awards Crisp dots, pristine flesh tones, images that just pop off the substrate. The 2010 Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Excellence in Flexography Awards competition showcases flexography ’s most cutting-edge work. Some 40 flexographic industry professionals volunteered their time to examine nearly 600 submissions from all across North Ameri- ca, and, in some cases, the globe, to find those truly worthy of recognition. Two days of intense scrutiny resulted in 154 awards being distributed to a comparable number of individual print jobs. Among them, nine were chosen as the definitively No. 1 in their respective categories—the esteemed Best of Shows! Those who Took Top honors were as follows: Wide Web Clear Lam Packaging Inc. Kaytee® Combo Bird Treats Wrapper Details on page 48 Mid Web Label Technology Inc. Skintimate® Moisturizing Crème Shave Pouch Details on page 68 Narrow Web All Stick Label Ltd. Dan Aykroyd 2008 Riesling Label Details on page 74 Paperboard International Paper Co. Watchman 03.06.09 Cup Details on page 90 Napkins Paper and Design GmbH Fine Pendents Napkin Details on page 98 Combined Corrugated Wellpappe Auerswalde GmbH Milkana Display Details on page 102 Preprinted Linerboard Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. Special Kitty® With Citrus Magic® Details on page 112 Envelope Encore Envelopes Ltd. Campari Details on page 118 Graphic Design Multilabel Argentina S.A. Café Borghetti Liquore Label Details on page 130 Many FTA members made strong showings at this year’s Excellence Awards competition, even among those who did not earn Best of Show prizes. In the wide web category, Coating Excellence International (CEI) and Bancroft Bag Inc. both took home four medals. Bancroft Bag received two gold awards, a silver and a bronze, while CEI earned two golds and two excellence in flexography awards 2010 By christian r. Bonawandt 2010 EXCELLENCE IN FLEXOGRAPHY AWARD WINNERS BY DENOMINATION Gold 36% Silver 34% Bronze (Honorable Mention) 27% Non-denominational 3% 2010 EXCELLENCE IN FLEXOGRAPHY SUBMISSIONS BY CATEGORY Wide Web 30.8% Mid Web 4.4% Narrow Web 25.0% Paperboard 3.9% Napkins 2.6% Combined Corrugated 6.7% Preprinted Linerboard 7.2% Envelope 8.6% Publication/Newspapers 0.4% Self Promotion 2.1% High School Student 0.5% College Student 4.5% Graphic Design 3.3% 2010 EXCELLENCE IN FLEXOGRAPHY WINNERS BY CATEGORY Wide Web 20.8% Mid Web 5.2% Narrow Web 16.9% Paperboard 7.8% Napkins 2.6% Combined Corrugated 9.1% Preprinted Linerboard 5.2% Envelope 11.7% Newspaper 1.4% Self Promotion 1.9% High School Student 1.9% College Student 5.8% Graphic Design 9.7% 44 FLeXO may 2010 www.flexography.org FLX_May10_sec2.indd 44 4/17/10 10:20 PM