FTA Issues Call for Entries for 2013 Excellence in Flexography Awards

October 24, 2012 – Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) is now accepting entries for its 2013 Excellence in Flexography Awards competition, the industry’s most prestigious and long-standing awards program. The deadline to submit entries is Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Projections, coupled with past experience, point to more than 600 printed pieces of work being entered.

Steve Mullins, FTA Awards Committee Chair commented, "The interest in recognition has travelled beyond the printer. I have had a number of consumer product companies ask me 'How can we make our designs award winners?"

“FTA’s Excellence in Flexography Awards competition is a tough but fair challenge that, at the least, provides a valuable learning experience,” Mullins explained. “For many, it affords a chance to show off the hard work that goes in to their day-to-day efforts."

Flexographers from around the world, regardless of membership status, are invited to test their level of quality, achievement and technical prowess in the field of flexographic printing. Entries are broken down into 11 classifications: wide web, mid web, narrow web, paperboard, napkins, combined corrugated, preprinted linerboard, envelope, publications/newspaper, self-promotion and student.

Winning companies become part of an elite group of achievers, adept at producing quality, consistent, repeatable print results; who at the same time, earn industry-wide recognition that provides tremendous marketing opportunities, including:

All entries must have been printed between Jan. 1 and Dec.1, 2012. Winners will be announced at the Annual Awards Banquet during FTA’s 55th Annual Forum & INFO*FLEX Exhibition (April 28 – May 1, 2013; San Diego, CA) and will also be featured in FLEXO Magazine’s Annual Awards issue.

Each entry is $80.00 for FTA members and $160.00 for non-members. Any additional entries after five are $70.00 and $140.00 respectively. For more information contact Shelley Rubin, manager of educational services at 631-737-6020 ext. 36 or visit the Honors & Awards section of FTA’s website for complete details and to download the entry forms.


About FTA/FFTA: 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.