Flexographic Technical Association Calls for Flexo Excellence Award Entries 2004

RONKONKOMA, NY, USA—If you like to show off your flexo printing, then be sure to enter the Flexographic Technical Association's 2004 Excellence in Flexography Awards competition. According to FTA, the objective of the contest is to recognize outstanding technical achievement in flexographic printing.

"People are talking about the 2004 FTA Excellence in Flexographic Awards Competition and the prestige associated with it," says FTA's entry brochure. "The level of execution seen in entries continues to improve as a result of importance placed on package design. Designers and packagers no longer view flexography as a limitation, but as an opportunity to print attractive, colorful work on a variety of substrates. This competition allows flexographers to observe first-hand the improvements in techniques and technology, showcase their finest work, and receive recognition for their efforts," adds the converting industry trade organization.

Entry classifications and fees are as follows:

  • Wide Web

    : Entries produced on presses having a width greater than 44 inches.

  • Mid Web

    : Entries produced on presses having a width greater than 24 inches up to, and including, 44 inches.

  • Narrow Web

    : Entries produced on presses having a width less than 24 inches.

  • Combined Corrugated

    : Entries printed directly on sheet-fed combined board (all flutes, combinations, and liner weights).

  • Preprinted Linerboard

    : Entries printed directly on web-fed linerboard before being converted into corrugated board.

  • Envelope

    : Entries printed both on- and off-line on envelopes of any kind.

  • Newspapers/Publications

    : Entries of newspapers, booklets, directories, catalogs, inserts, and magazines printed web- or sheet-fed.

  • Self-Promotion

    : Entries printed by companies in-house to promote their printing capabilities. (Limit of 3—only open to printer/converters).

  • Student

    : Entries from students enrolled in a recognized technical, vocational, or graphic arts institution.

Entry fees (per entry):

  • Entries received before December 12, 2003:
    FTA Members: $60; Non-member: $120

  • Entries received after December 12, 2003 to January 16, 2004:
    FTA Members: $80; Non-member: $160

  • Graphic design award entries
    FTA Member/Non-Member: $2

  • Special Offer

    : First-time entering competition or those that have not entered in more than three years
    FTA member (2 for 1) $80 for 2 entries
    Non-member (2 for 1) $160 for 2 entries

More information is available by visiting FTA online at flexography.org. Questions? Contact Shelley Rubin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 631/737-6020.

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