(Posted on 08/12/16)

The European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) is gearing up for it’s 2017 Print Awards Programme – with a number of entries already received but as always, more are needed.

The 2017 EFIA Awards programme is a great way to showcase the capabilities of the flexo industry and recognise the efforts of those delivering outstanding print and innovation.

Debbie Waldron-Hoines, Executive Director of EFIA, said: “These awards recognise the best of the talent in the flexographic printing industry. They enable participating companies the opportunity to gain public recognition of their achievements and demonstrate the outstanding degree of excellence the flexographic printing process has achieved in 2016.”

With a wide range of categories to enter from narrow to wide web, across paper, film, corrugated and foils, converters, suppliers and brands are spoilt for choice. Companies from across the industry, not just printers, are also encouraged to enter. 

This year’s awards see the welcome addition of new flexible packaging categories to ensure the full volume of business in the UK is accurately represented. The programme also features a category for best use of complementary printing - flexo with digital - to reflect the growth of digital press investments within the print industry.

From Highly Commended to the prestigious Gold standard, there were over 70 winners during the 2016 awards. Leading the winners last year, with the Best in Show Award were TRM Packaging Ltd, now owned by DS Smith, who for the second year running won the Best In Show award, with their Weetabix Breakfast Biscuits pack submission. Interflex Group achieved a Silver and Bronze was awarded to DS Smith.

Please note that the current deadline for all 2017 entries is December 30, 2016.

The 2017 winners will be announced at a gala dinner at The Vox, Resorts World, Birmingham NEC on March 16, 2017. Tickets will sell out fast so book your place soon.

For more information about EFIA and to download your Awards entry form, please contact Debbie Waldron Hoines on admin@efia.uk.com


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