The winners of this prestigious award will be announced during a live event on the Flint Group stand at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels on Sept. 25 at 4 p.m.
The criteria for judging follows the standard guidelines set by the industry associations FINAT and TLMI, and include: registration, smoothness of dot/vignette, overall print quality, and degree of difficulty. The judges also review each label for creative use of inks and color – rewarding prints that exhibit extraordinary use of ink. Each entry must be printed using inks from Flint Group, and should be received no later than Aug. 15, 2013.
Flint Group will highlight a special category introduced for web packaging applications, and encourages printers to demonstrate the enriched pallet of applications possible using narrow/mid web presses.
“Flint Group has paid tribute to more than 45 companies around the world with this award. Year after year, we are amazed by the excellence, quality, and depth of design. Narrow web printing is truly an art and we’re proud to play a part in these masterpiece designs,” said Deanna Whelan, global marketing manager, Flint Group Packaging and Narrow Web. “We also acknowledge all winners in selected media after the exhibition, honoring our clients’ hard efforts and creating a win-win for all involved.”
“This is our ninth year hosting these awards, and we are tremendously pleased and honored to have such a keen response each year,” added Niklas Olsson, global brand manager, Flint Group Narrow Web. “Every year we see new entrants from all over the world, with stunning quality achievements. We urge all printers to use this opportunity to benchmark their own quality standards in this format of friendly competition.”