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11-10-16
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Announcing the winners of Flint Group’s 12th Annual Narrow Web Print Awards!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 12th Annual Narrow Web Print Awards that were presented at our awards ceremony at Labelexpo Americas 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.

The Narrow Web Print Awards, a well-known competition in the industry, recognises the highest quality printed entries in various categories and technologies such as UV flexo, UV screen, UV LED, Shrink Sleeve, Water-based flexo, specialty inks and coatings. A common trend among the print entires was UV LED technology and combination printing. 

“Every year, the quality of entires continues to demonstrate that there are no limits when it comes to printing labels. As a supplier, we continue to expand the capabilities of our converter clients and push the boundaries of narrow web. We are pleased to see that our customers follow our lead to create fine art which goes beyond the norm through label printing,” says Niklas Olsson, Flint Group Narrow Web Global Brand Manager.

Mike Buystedt, Vice President Narrow Web North America comments, “The quality and creativity of the labels submitted year after year is truly world class. Flint Group is honoured to sponsor this friendly challenge which demonstrates the various capabilities of our inks. Judging such a diverse array of printed samples from all parts of the world reminds us of the variety of customers we have and the wide range of markets we support.”

Each entry was individually and carefully reviewed by industry experts. Criteria for judging follow the guidelines that are standards set by the industry associations FINAT and TLMI. These included: registration, smoothness of dot/vignette, overall print quality and degree of difficulty.

Winners included: 

  • Perflex Label – Canada 
  • Yerecic Label – USA
  • Uniprint Labels – South Africa 
  • Unique Photo Offset Services – India
  • Deco Labels & Flexible Packaging – Canada
  • Consolidated Label – USA
  • Model Graphics – USA
  • Pemara – Australia
  • Alaska Polygrafoformlenie – Russia 

Flint Group will begin accepting submissions for the 13th annual Narrow Web Print Awards soon after the New Year. Awards and winners will be presented at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels, Belgium.