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Canadians Shine at 2014 FTA Awards

June 2, 2014  By PrintAction Staff

Six Canadian printing operations took home medals from the 2014 Excellence in Flexography Awards program presented by the Flexographic Technical Association. Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School of Mississauga also picked up a medal in the Student flexo competition.

Just over 100 awards were presented at the recent Flexography Technical Association (FTA) Forum & INFO*FLEX conference held in Baltimore, Maryland, during late April. The four-day event drew more than 1,800 attendees.

In total, the 102 awards were broken out into 38 bronze medals, 34 silver medals and 28 gold medals. Nearly one quarter of the awarded medals, 23 percent, went to entries in the Wide Web category, which received the highest number of submissions, but the Narrow Web category saw the largest number of medals at 27.

Among the Gold Medal winners, six flexographic printing projects were given Best of Show designation (below). The six domestic companies earning medal recognition for their work, includes:

2014 FTA Canadian Medal Winners

Wide Web category
Master Packaging, Dieppe, NB
PolyCello, Amherst, NS  

Mid Web category
Cascades Boxboard, Kingsey Falls, QC

Narrow Web category
Artcraft Label Inc., Burlinton, ON
ASL Print FX, Vaughan, ON

Preprinted Linerboard category
RockTenn Company of Canada, Candiac, QC

Student category
Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School, Mississauga, ON

2014 Best of Show Winners

Sunshine FPC
For Seafood Medley In A Ginger Noodle Broth Wrapper

Marvaco Oy Ltd
For Falcon BBQ Wrapper

Cellotape-Landmark Label
For Ron Teeguarden’s Dragon Herbs Tonic Alchemy Label

Lewisburg Container Co.
For Boulevard Brewing Co. Pale Ale Box

RockTenn Co.
For Hartz Multi Cat Litter Box

Mac Papers Envelope Converters
For Dish Cinema Multi Sport Pack Envelope

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