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Wallace Produces Best of Show Award-Winning Labels for First USA

Press release from the issuing company

LISLE, Ill.--June 21, 2001--Wallace was recently awarded Best of Show honors at the Flexographic Technical Association's (FTA) annual Excellence in Flexography awards competition. Wallace won the Best of Show in the Narrow Web category for their "First USA Vodka'' label. The two-sided Cyrillic-lettered label, which featured high-color images printed on a silver metallized laminate, was produced for First USA's RADA brand vodka. The labels, which were produced at Wallace's St. Charles, IL facility, also won a Gold Award in the Process Film category. The FTA judges were most impressed by the Wallace label's degree of difficulty and superior print quality. Calling it "virtually flawless,'' FTA judges also commented that "what stood out were the 13 colors and the fact that they did it in two passes and held registration; there was no doubt in the judges' minds which label won.'' "We are honored to receive recognition from such a prestigious professional organization as the FTA,'' said Wayne Richter, Wallace's Senior Vice President of Forms, Labels and Office Products. "We are also extremely proud of our labeling capabilities and the level of quality we are able to achieve.'' The awards were announced at the Foundation of FTA Forum in Nashville, TN in May, 2001. The competition drew 637 entries from printer/converters throughout the world. For information about Wallace's labels and other products and services, call 1-800-323-8447. The FTA founded in 1958, is the leading technical society devoted exclusively to the flexographic printing industry. It includes members from more than 1800 company locations and provides education, research and training to advance flexographic printing technology. For information on FTA, call 631-737-6020 or e-mail [email protected].

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