Two Canadian printing companies are among the worldwide winners of the 12th Annual Narrow Web Print Awards, organized by Flint Group, to recognize specialized applications like UV flexo, UV screen, UV LED, shrink sleeve, water-based flexo, specialty inks and coatings. Perflex Label of Toronto and Deco Labels & Flexible Packaging of Etobicoke, Ontario, were among nine winning companies from around the globe.
Flint explains a common trend among this year’s 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,” said Niklas Olsson, Flint Group Narrow Web Global Brand Manager. “As a supplier, we continue to expand the capabilities of our converter clients and push the boundaries of narrow web.”
Each entry, explained Flint, 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.
2016 Annual Narrow Web Print Awards Winners
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
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