(Posted on 24/03/16)

Winners of the 2016 EFIA Annual Print Awards were announced at a glittering gala dinner ceremony at The Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham on March 17, 2016.

The European Flexographic Industry Association Awards recognise excellence in flexographic printing across a number of skills and techniques. Companies, brands and suppliers from across the industry, not just printers, could enter the awards. 

This year saw the introduction of a number of new categories to acknowledge print that has been transferred to the flexo process and the use of flexo in combination print.


2016 winners: 

FLEXO PRINT ON PAPER                          

Flexo Print on Paper - Narrow Web, sponsored by PPP Digital Imaging Ltd                                   

Gold - Venison Steak with Lemon & Herb - Coveris

Silver - Coop Lightly Smoked Salmon 220g - Coveris

Bronze - Waitrose Chicken - Coveris

Highly Commended - Yo Komolomo Roast Pork - Reflex Group Newcastle


Flexo Print on Paper - Medium Web, sponsored by PPP Digital Imaging Ltd                                 

Gold - Aldi Red Onion & Roasted Garlic Flatbread - Interflex Group

Silver - Paul Hollywood White Plaited Loaf - Interflex Group

Bronze - Shapla Long Grain Rice - Forum Packaging Ltd


Flexo Print on Paper - Wide Web, sponsored by Interflex Group                            

Gold - Golden Ales 6pk - DS Smith Belper

Silver - Plein Sud Orange Juice - DS Smith Belper

Bronze - Star Wars - DS Smith Belper


Flexo Print on Paper - Super Wide Web, sponsored by Interflex Group                             

Gold - Le Rouge - Smurfit Kappa CRP Pre Print

Silver - Kronenburg 1664 20x275ml - DS Smith Clay Cross

Bronze - Fosters Gold 20x300ml - DS Smith Clay Cross


Flexo Print on Paper – International, sponsored by FTA Europe                              

Gold - Henkell FvM - DS Smith Deutschland

Silver - Intersnack Kettle Nuts - DS Smith Deutschland

Bronze - Etiqueta Hacendado Tila - Flexografica del Mediterraneo S.L.


FLEXO PRINT ON FILM                 

Flexo Print on Film - Narrow Web, sponsored by Sandon Global                           

Gold - Graham's Scottish Low Fat Yoghurt - Interket Limited

Silver - Reckitt Benckiser - Reflex Group Newcastle

Bronze - Tesco Meditteranean Roast Veg - Coveris


Flexo Print on Film - Medium Web, sponsored by Sandon Global                          

Gold - McCains Roasts Big Bag - Amcor Cumbria

Silver - Cookstown 8 Thick Pork Sausages 454g - Reflex Flexible Packaging Ltd

Bronze - Nairns Muesli Astro Bites - Interflex Group


Flexo Print on Film - Wide Web, sponsored by hubergroup                        

Gold - Muller Strawberry,Raspberry, Cherry Black Dress Promotion - Interflex Group

Silver - Nestle Breakaway Caramac - Interflex Group

Bronze - Aunt Bessies Sweet Potato Wedges - Interflex Group

Highly Commended - Whitworths 325g Juice Locked Prunes Doy - FFP Packaging Solutions Ltd


Flexo Print on Film – International, sponsored by hubergroup                                

Gold - Nature of Taste Valencian Beans - Uniflex CSCS

Silver - Happy Fit Vanilla - Uniflex CSCS

Bronze - Maggi Seasoning - UKR Plastic


CORRUGATED POST PRINT                                

Corrugated Post Print - Coated Line & Screen, sponsored by Kodak                       

Gold - White & Mackay Jura Sweet & Smoky - TRM Packaging Ltd

Silver - Wychwood Beers of Character - TRM Packaging Ltd

Bronze - Thatchers Wood Grain Tray - Smurfit Kappa Chelmsford

Highly Commended - Muller Dairies Rice Maple Syrup - Smurfit Kappa Yate


Corrugated Post Print - Coated Process, sponsored by Kodak                                 

Gold - Weetabix Breakfast Biscuits - TRM Packaging Ltd

Silver - Healthy Kids Little Dish - TRM Packaging Ltd

Bronze - Deformed Spiritis, Martin Millers Gin - Smurfit Kappa Chelmsford

Highly Commended - Muller Corner Florida Inspired - Smurfit Kappa Yate

Highly Commended - M&S Christmas Treats - TRM Packaging Ltd


Corrugated Post Print - Uncoated Line & Screen, sponsored by Contact                             

Gold - Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey - Smurfit Kappa Chelmsford

Silver - M&S Standard Vegetable Pack - Smurfit Kappa Tannochside

Bronze - Accolade Wine Echo Falls with Summer Berries - Smurfit Kappa Yate

Highly Commended - Hendricks 6x70cl - Smurfit Kappa Tannochside


Corrugated Post Print - Uncoated Process, sponsored by Contact                           

Gold - Charles Wells Bombardier Glorious English - DS Smith Devizes

Silver - Grey  Goose Mixed Vodka Selection - Smurfit Kappa Chelmsford

Bronze - Passport Scotch - Smurfit Kappa Tannochside


POST PRINT ON FOLDER GLUERS                                 

Post Print on Folder Gluers – Coated, sponsored by Bobst                          

Gold - Huggies frozen 10 Count - Smurfit Kappa Inspirepac

Silver - Haribo Starmix £1 Promo - Smurfit Kappa Inspirepac

Bronze - Diageo Baileys 6x700ml - Smurfit Kappa Lurgan


Post Print on Folder Gluers – Uncoated, sponsored by Bobst                                  

Gold - Standard Brands - Smurfit Kappa Lurgan

Silver - Fox's Traditionals 12x195g Butterscotch - The Cardboard Box Company Ltd

Bronze - Seabrook Lattice 36 Packs - DS Smith Featherstone


INTERNATIONAL CORRUGATED, sponsored by Bobst                             

Gold - 100% Proof Stolichnaya - Chespa

Silver - Jalapeno Stolichnaya - Chespa


SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING & PRODUCT INNOVATION, sponsored by Windmoller & Holscher                          

Gold (Supplier) - Polymer Development & Innovation - Asahi Photoproducts Ltd

Gold (Printer) - Parkscribe Wrap - Parkside Flexibles



Gold - Tamova Vodka - Reflex Group Labelsco

Silver - Wolfburn Single Malt Whisky - Label Apeel Ltd

Bronze - Happy Swing Cocoa - Uniflex


TECHNICAL INNOVATION – SUPPLIER, sponsored by Coveris                            

Gold - Original Salted Peanuts - Datalase Ltd

Silver – AniCAM - Troika Systems Ltd

Silver - Light Table - Simple Digital QC - Hardy & Ellis Inventions Limited


TECHNICAL INNOVATION – PRINTER, sponsored by Asahi Photoproducts

Gold - Milky Way Hot Chocolate 140 - Roberts Mart & Co Ltd.


USE OF FLEXO FOR BRANDS, sponsored by Parkside Flexibles                          

Gold - Milky Way Hot Chocolate 140 - Roberts Mart & Co Ltd.

Silver - Morrisons Signature Burger & Sainsbury's Turkey Thigh Joint - Coveris

Bronze - Veres Adjika - Aventin Private Enterprise


REPRO SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR, sponsored by ESKO                                

Gold - Chemence Graphics    


SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR, sponsored by DS SMITH                         

Gold - Sandon Global

Silver - Flint Inks        

Bronze - Chemence Graphics



Gold - Halloween Fluorescent Light Box - The Cardboard Box Company Ltd.

Silver - Huggies Frozen 10 Count - Smurfit Kappa Inspirepac & Skymark


STUDENT OF THE YEAR, sponsored by FlexoTech                         

Alan Harding - Coveris


OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE FLEXO INDUSTRY, sponsored by Smurfit Kappa                                   

Alan Garnett  


BEST IN SHOW, sponsored by Sun Chemical                      

Gold - Weetabix Breakfast Biscuits - TRM Packaging Ltd

Silver - Muller Strawberry, Raspberry, Cherry Black Dress Promotion - Interflex Group

Bronze - Golden Ales 6 pack - DS Smith Belper


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