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Flint Group at Labelexpo Americas 2010 – Inspiration by innovation

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Flint Group Narrow Web invites you to Labelexpo Americas in Chicago – September 14 thru 16 at stand number 840 and according to the company this will be an inspirational event for all visitors at the Flint Group booth. Innovations will be revealed that provide true value for any printer – either as a bottom line profit improvement possibility, or inspiration to push the boundaries into new applications.

By understanding the full potential of the various narrow web print techniques, Flint Group claims they bring converters the optimal combinations to create the most eye-catching and value added label possible. "We know it's not enough to provide inks that enable converters to reach award winning print quality - most of our developments today reach beyond this", says Niklas Olsson, Flint Group Narrow Web Global Brand Manager. He continues: "Flint Group delivers inks of the finest art possible, but more importantly they provide possibilities for converters to improve their own bottom line profitability as well as they will improve the converter's line efficiency, regardless if it's self adhesive labels, in mould labels or shrink sleeves. We provide real time solutions through the most innovative ink technologies that excel in performance far beyond the print quality". Flint Group is obviously planning to show the latest technologies they have – and according to Mr. Olsson they know that they will have some new, very interesting products for the visitors to booth #840 – some that still are going through the final fine-tuning R&D phase and therefore will be announced first at the show. "We trust our track record of innovations over the last 35 years will inspire converters to find out more of what we think are break-through solutions and milestone innovations. For example the recent introduction of Flexocure FORCE, our latest introduction in UV Flexo technology and Flint Group's various coatings for the Cast & Cure process can only give a flavour of how we want to provide true value added ideas to our customers."

Flint Group Narrow Web celebrates innovative use of inks
During Labelexpo Americas Flint Group Narrow Web will also host the 6th Annual Narrow Web Print Awards Wednesday, September 15 at 4:00 p.m. directly at their stand.  This award is dedicated to celebrate the excellence and innovation in the wider world of narrow web printing – honoring those "inspirational" print jobs in the industry. Label converters from all over the world are encouraged to submit sample labels of their choosing for evaluation by a panel of industry judges.

In addition to the annual Narrow Web Print Award, Flint Group announces a special award, the Flint Group "FORCE AWARD". This special award is dedicated to companies whose entries are printed using the new, ground breaking, UV Flexo technology – Flexocure FORCE.  As Mr. Niklas Olsson explains, "We want to reward entrepreneurs using Flexocure FORCE in narrow web by introducing this special category. Flexocure FORCE is truly a universal product with unique features that pushes the boundaries in UV Flexo printing and we want to celebrate the creativity and printability this technology provides."  The winner in this special category will be the company that can exemplify the true benefits of Flexocure FORCE by using the most creative use of ink.

Criteria for judging both categories include:
- Registration
- Smoothness of dot/vignette
- Overall print quality
- Degree of difficulty
- Creative use of color

Entries will be placed in categories relating to technology and application.




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