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Flint Group Announces Call for Annual Print Awards Entries

July 9, 2018

Flint Group is again looking to celebrate best-in-class print production with its 14th Annual Print Awards for its worldwide customers.

The awards celebrate the best from Flint Group’s three divisions: Flint Group Narrow Web, Flint Group Flexographic and Flint Group Digital Solutions (Xeikon).

Entries can be submitted by customers online for various print technologies, including:

  • Water-based flexo
  • UV flexo (both conventional & UV LED)
  • UV offset
  • Digital printing
  • UV letterpress
  • UV screen
  • Combination printing

They can represent a wide range of applications including flexible packaging such as food packaging and pouches, coupons, shrink, pressure sensitive labels, cartons, yogurt lids, cut and stack, tags and tickets.

Antoine Fady, Flint Group’s CEO comments: “Year on year, we are excited and amazed by the creative and inspiring results submitted. As a go-to-advisor for the industry, we offer an unmatched product portfolio of products and services covering all major steps of the value chain that enable our customers to achieve superior results. These awards showcase what is possible and ignite the imagination.”

The awards were first celebrated at Labelexpo Europe in 2004 when Flint Group Narrow Web was still under the XSYS Print Solutions company umbrella. Up to last year, they concentrated on Narrow Web Flexographic. They have since added Flexographic and during the latest edition Digital Solutions (Xeikon).

Submissions are judged by a group of internal and external industry professionals including an industry peer who is not employed by the company to bring an objective view to the quality of the submissions.

The 2018 Awards will be announced and celebrated on the Flint Group stand at Labelexpo Americas, Booth 728, on September 26th at 16:00.

About Flint Group

Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. Revenues for 2016 were € 2.3 billion. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves. For more information, please visit www.flintgrp.com.

About Xeikon

Xeikon, a division of Flint Group, is a long-standing leader and innovator in digital printing technology. Grounded in the principles of quality, flexibility and sustainability, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital colour presses for label and packaging applications, document printing, and commercial printing. These presses utilise LED-array-based electrophotography, open workflow software and application-specific toners.

As an OEM supplier, Xeikon also designs and produces plate makers for newspaper printing applications. In addition, Xeikon manufactures basysPrint computer-to-conventional plate (CtCP) solutions for the commercial offset printing market. For the flexographic market, Xeikon offers digital platemaking systems under the ThermoFlexX brand name. ThermoFlexX systems provide high-resolution plate exposure combined with unique plate handling, flexibility and unmatched productivity. For more information, please visit www.xeikon.com.

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