The EFTA 2006 Print Awards proved to be another memorable night of success for Flint Group. The 'Best in Show' award was given to D S Smith Sacks for its "Marmite Love Portions," printed using Flint Group printing plates. The award represents the outcome of much development work by D S Smith, with strong involvement from Flint Group technical staff. This years success follows from 2005, when nyloflex plates had been used to win the Best in Show award.
"Considering that there were over 400 entries from around the world and with the strong reputation for the high quality printing standards, the involvement in the winning entry at the EFTA Print Awards is excellent recognition of the qualities of nyloflex printing plates," said Dr. Thomas Telser, president, Flint Group Printing Plates.
Flint Group also went on to win the 2006 Supplier of the Year award. This is the second time since the introduction of the category in 2002 that Flint Group (previously BASF Printing Systems) has won the coveted award. The award is determined by a combination of the number of nominations received together with the part they had played in the winning prints across all the EFTA competition categories.
In the label sector, XSYS Print Solutions provided UV flexo inks to the winning label samples in the categories labels plastic process and labels plastic line printing, as well as inks for the silver award for prints in labels paper and plastic process.
In total, 77 awards were presented to printers on the night, and products from Flint Group had played a part in virtually half of them.