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Schawk Wins Two Best in Show and Gold Awards

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

DES PLAINES, IL -- Schawk, Inc., a leading provider of brand point management services enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers to create deeper brand affinity, announced today that it has been recognized by the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) with two Best in Show and Gold Awards for its packaging premedia work in the Wide Web Process Film Category and the Folding Carton Process Category at the 2009 Excellence in Flexography Awards.

"Schawk is honored to be part of two Best in Show and Gold Awards wins earned by the printers with whom we collaborated," said David A. Schawk, president and chief executive officer. We take great pride in supporting the needs of the many printers we work with all over the world, delivering superior quality premedia services for the benefit of our mutual clients."

In the Wide Web Process Film Category, Schawk was recognized for its premedia work on the packaging of Proctor & Gamble's (P&G) Eukanuba Naturally Wild North Atlantic Salmon and Rice Dog Food 9.5-lb. wrap, printed by Exopack. Judges commented, "The design was very challenging to reproduce, considering the need for excellent registration and the customer's desire that all flavors and sizes bear very strong resemblances to each other."

In the Folding Carton Process Category, Schawk was recognized for its premedia work on the packaging of Becel Buttery Light Carton 1.5-lb., printed by Cascades Boxboard. Judges commented, "The packaging had extreme tight register along with a combination of process and line work. Metallic ink with fine lines that trap on top of four-color process colors increased the challenge."

In addition, Schawk was honored with a Bronze Award in the Wide Web Process Film Category for P&G's Eukanuba Naturally Wild Turkey Multigrain Dog Food 30-lb. wrap.

Out of nearly 600 submissions from across the globe, sixty-five companies were recognized with 135 prizes at FTA's Excellence in Flexography Awards competition. Only nine companies received Best of Show awards. Schawk also executed the production art and/or premedia for seven other winning entries.

All winning entries may be viewed at: http://digital.realviewtechnologies.com/?xml=flexomag.xml

Schawk, Inc. (NYSE: SGK) is a leading provider of brand point management services, enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers to create deeper brand affinity. With a global footprint of 48 offices, Schawk helps companies create compelling and consistent brand experiences by providing integrated strategic, creative and executional services across brand touchpoints. Founded in 1953, Schawk is trusted by many of the world's leading organizations to help them achieve global brand consistency. For more information about Schawk, visit http://www.schawk.com.

Flexographic Technical Association, 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 1,750 member sites that represent more than 1,300 companies and 60,000 individuals. For more information about the FTA, visit http://www.flexography.org/welcome.cfm.

Exopack is an established leader in the development, manufacture and sourcing of paper and plastic flexible packaging solutions and film coatings for a variety of consumer and industrial applications.

Cascades Boxboard Group, a division of Cascades Canada, Inc., is a world-class leader in the manufacture of premium quality boxboard and folding cartons.




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