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Last date for receiving entries – 28 August 2015Flint Group opens the 11th Annual Narrow Web Print AwardsFlint Group Narrow Web is calling for entries for the 11th annual Narrow Web Print Awards competition encouraging label converters from around the globe to submit samples of their labels for evaluation by a panel of industry judges. The winners of this prestigious award will be announced during a live event at the Flint Group stand at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels on Wednesday, 30 September. Flint Group will unveil the names of those printers whose submissions exemplify excellence and entrepreneurship in the world of narrow web printing. Last date for receiving entries is 28 August 2015.

Niklas Olsson, global brand manager of Flint GroupNiklas Olsson, global brand manager, comments, “The unequalled success we experienced with submissions in narrow web packaging applications demands an encore of this genre in 2015. We encourage printers to demonstrate the enriched pallet of applications that are possible using narrow-mid web presses, utilizing any print method of their choice – water-based flexo, UV flexo, UV offset, or a combination thereof.”

Olsson continues, “Additionally, we want to pay tribute to the pioneering spirit we see in narrow web, and therefore proudly announce the first ever LED UV print competition by officially opening a new category called ‘LED UV Printing.’ For this special category, we ask pioneers of the industry to come forward and provide examples of LED UV print with a challenge to be the first winner of the LED UV Print Award.”

Flint Group has received hundreds of submissions every year since the first competition in 2005; presenting this prestigious award to more than 65 companies globally. In 2014, Flint Group presented awards in 12 different categories at Labelexpo Americas – all submissions using inks, coatings, and speciality products that were supplied by Flint Group Narrow Web.

Commenting on the awards, Olsson says, “We are tremendously pleased and honoured to receive so many print sample submissions year after year; this proves that the Narrow Web Print Awards is held in serious and respected regard by our customers around the world. As we celebrate our 11th anniversary, we are extremely proud, as an ink supplier, to host this friendly competition honouring our clients’ creative and outstanding work.”

Criteria for judging includes – registration, smoothness of dot or vignette, overall print quality, and degree of difficulty. Entries will be placed in categories relating to technology and application. Award winners will be announced at the Flint Group stand at Labelexpo Americas on Wednesday, 30 September 2015 – Hall 5 Stand 5A41. For more information, Niklas Olsson in Europe can be contacted at, or Deanna Klemesrud in the United States at