ATLANTA, March 18, 2016 — Printpack, a leading manufacturer of flexible and specialty rigid packaging, has been honored with the Silver Award for Wide Web Flexographic Printing from the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA). Winners for the FTA’s 2016 Excellence in Flexography Awards were determined during a three day competition. During that period, 30 judges objectively evaluated hundreds of print samples.
The FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards honor print jobs that deliver vividly sharp images, tight registration, consistent repeats, proof to print matching, attention to detail and stellar overall execution. “The tonal range is excellent, the registration is exceptional and the printer maintained the neutral gray throughout the HD dot,” a judge from the FTA noted in regard to the Printpack sample.
Each entry was meticulously graded by FTA judges on a wide set of criteria, including level of execution, image sharpness, ink coverage, registration, dot/screen/vignette, consistency, degree of difficulty, substrate printability/ink compatibility, registration tolerance, plate/printing complexity, fineness of print or screen, tonal range and defect detectability. Individual grades for each category are summed up and a print’s total score is established.
“This is an award everyone in our company can take great pride in,” says Mark Brogan, Director of Technology and Innovation at Printpack. “We are committed to maintaining the highest quality in all of our work and it takes a complete team to make that possible.”
Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Printpack is a privately-held manufacturer of flexible and specialty rigid packaging. Employing over 3,200 associates worldwide, the company operates 21 manufacturing facilities in the United States, Mexico and China. By combining our unique insights into consumer preference with advanced technological capabilities, Printpack can heighten brand recognition and help capture market share.
Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), chartered in 1958, is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members of the flexographic printing community—printers, suppliers, consumer product companies, institutions, prepress houses and others–together by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. It is a proponent of maintaining and advancing quality standards and includes 1,650 member sites that represent more than 1,400 companies and 60,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.