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FLEXO Magazine : May 2013
and added difficulty (with proof-to-print match). This is not a simple task in a condensed amount of time. A judge’s job is never easy, and this year proved especially tough. With more entries and better print jobs, the experts had their hands full. Total entries were up, proving that this pres- tigious and worldwide event is gaining recognition within the industry. Judge’s took their jobs extremely seriously—many delving into deep discussions over which entry truly deserved each award. One common theme that rang throughout the competition was, “Creativity Sells,” and it was evident from category-to-category. Another noticeable trendline throughout the competi- tion was that technology is helping flexographic printing reach photorealistic print jobs. New and different screening techniques, plates and varnish attest to the creativity of flexo printers—and the results showed. In the mid web category, six medals were given out, representing 6 percent of the total awards. Mid web classifi- cations earned 6 percent of gold awards; 6 percent of silver; and 6 percent of bronze. Judges for mid web entries includ- ed: James Stone, G3 Enterprises; Paul Zeinert, Anderson & Vreeland; Caryn Kuehl, Coating Excellence International; Ed Dedman, Graymills; John Campbell, ACTEGA; and Courtney Norris, DuPont. “A lot of extended gamut and the use of additional colors, including light gray and light magenta to soften gradients make for some great creativity,” said Stone. “F lexo continues to improve and equal the quality of offset and gravure. Plates and imaging continue to move this industry. ” The judges were in fevered pitch over certain jobs and their excitement was palpable. Intense discussions over which job should be a winner and which is worthy of a Best of Show award, were lively and spirited; albeit congenial. Judges certainly took their jobs to heart. And they were enthralled with what they were seeing. Many believe that there is nothing www.flexography.org may 2013 FLEXO 59 2013 EXCELLENCE IN FLEXOGRAPHY ALL MEDALS GIVEN Gold 34% Silver 33% Bronze 32% Thirty-five judges critiqued 517 entries — up from the year prior.