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Flint Group hosts 5th Annual Narrow Web Print Awards at Labelexpo Brussels

Flint Group will host the 5th Annual Narrow Web Print Awards celebrating the excellence and entrepreneurship in the wider world of narrow web printing. Label converters from all over the world are encouraged to submit sample labels of their choice for evaluation by a panel of industry judges. Criteria for judging includes: registration, smoothness of dot/vignette, overall print quality, and degree of difficulty. Entries will be placed in categories relating to technology and application.

This follows on from Labelexpo Americas in 2008, were Flint Group Narrow Web awarded fourteen companies prizes in different categories relating to technology and application. Commenting on the awards, Mr. Niklas Olsson, Brand Manager, Flint Group Packaging & Narrow Web, said 'All were elegant examples of what's best in the art of fine label and narrow web print.' He continued, 'The excellence of the entries in each category were astonishing and the judging panel had to use all their experience and skill to separate out the winning entries. In some categories we had to make a near impossible choice between two print samples, and eventually had to decide to honour several entries as being 'highly commended' due to the quality level involved.'

The Award winners 2008 were: Consolidated Label (USA), Label Works (USA), Axiom Label Group (USA), Center Fix Etiquetas Adesivas Ltda. (Brazil), McDowell Label & Screen Printing (USA), Winson Press Pvt. Ltd. (Singapore), MPI - Texas (USA), Brazicolor Industria Grafica Ltda. (Brazil), Pacman (UAE), Smyth (USA), Automacao Ind. Com. De Rotulos Ltda (Brazil), Smyth (USA), SENAI - Theobadldo De Nigris -Technical School (Brazil), and Dunwoody Institute of Technology (USA).

The 2009 award winners will be announced at the Print Award Ceremony at the Flint Group booth #5B45 on Thursday, September 24th, at 16:00.

The following Entry Guidelines will be applied for the award:
1. Each entry must be printed using inks from Flint Group Narrow Web
2. Entries can be a commercial label, or a promotional label.
3. Entries can be sent in roll or sheet form with no less than 100 of each label - converters will be contacted to verify if rolls can be displayed in the Flint Group booth #5B45.
4. Entries should be received no later than August 1, 2009.
5. Entries should be submitted direct to Flint Group Packaging & Narrow Web.

For more information, please contact Lotta Sjoberg in Europe at lotta.sjoberg@flintgrp.com  or Deanna Whelan in the United States at Deanna.whelan@flintgrp.com

14 May 2009

For more information, contact:

Flint Group
Lotta Sjöberg
T +46 410 59 327

The jury from the 2008 award in action