In addition, the majority of FTA Excellence in Flexography recipients work with Esko solutions.
Miamisburg, OH (USA) June 2017 – Esko (www.esko.com) announces that five of the six Best of Show winners at this year’s 2017 FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards used Esko CDI digital flexo imagers. In addition, more than 70% of all awards were submitted by companies who are customers of Esko CDIs and/or software.
The Excellence in Flexography Awards recognize exemplary package printing. Awards are judged over a three-day period by a group of flexographic industry experts. Categories in the Excellence in Flexography Awards include wide web, mid web, narrow web, combined corrugated, preprinted linerboard, envelope, self-promotion and non-traditional flexography, and students. The 2017 Excellence in Flexography Awards honored 121 as being noteworthy flexographically printed pieces.
“It was exciting for Esko to, in some small way, celebrate in the tremendous achievements of our customers. For us, it is very gratifying to see so many Best of Show entries using plates prepared with our software and imaged on an Esko CDI for a wide variety of categories—from narrow to wide web format. Award results demonstrate that Esko flexo plate making solutions can be used successfully for virtually any application that requires high quality flexo,” explains Rory Marsoun, Esko VP, Market Development, Esko Americas.
The five 2017 Best of Show Entrants who used plates imaged from Esko CDIs included:
• The Tops Herb Seasoned Croutons/Italian Seasoned Croutons Wrapper, printed by Transcontinental Robbie. Plates were created by The ALC Group.
• The Terra Sweets Medley Wrapper, printed by Industrias de Plasticos S.A.
• The Cozy Sunday Morning Body Cream Label, printed by Smyth Companies, LLC
• The Berkley Jensen Ultra Laundry Detergent Carton, printed by Advance Packaging Corp. Plates were created by Printron.
• The Paralyzed Veterans of America Tropical Flowers Envelope, printed by MackayMitchell Envelope Company
“Esko wishes to congratulate all of the entries that contributed to make the 2017 FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards so successful. Esko is proud of the solutions we offer to our customers. But that is only one small piece—it takes a dedicated and knowledgeable staff to get the most out of any prepress and press software and equipment. We are proud to play a small part in their successes,” comments Mark Quinlan, President, Esko North America. “We commend everyone’s efforts. Their clients have reason to be proud of the work they produced. In the year ahead, we hope that our customers find even more extraordinary ways to demonstrate the excellence of their work. We will be there to help them.”
About Esko (www.esko.com)
Packaging Simplified. Esko helps its customers to make the best packaging for billions of consumers.
The Esko product portfolio supports and manages the packaging and print processes for brand owners, retailers, designers, premedia and trade shops, packaging manufacturers, and converters. For 9 out of 10 retail packages, Esko solutions are used in packaging management, asset management, artwork creation, structural design, prepress, 3D visualization, flexo plate making, workflow automation, quality assurance, sample-making, palletization, supply chain collaboration and/or the production of signage and displays.
The Esko solutions consist of an extensive suite of software and two hardware product lines: CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers and exposure units as well as Kongsberg digital cutting systems, complemented with professional services, training and consultancy.
Enfocus, with its suite of automation solutions and PDF quality control tools for printers, publishers, and graphic designers, is an Esko subsidiary. MediaBeacon, with its digital asset management (DAM) solutions is also part of the Esko family.
Esko employs about 1,500 people worldwide. Headquartered in Gent (Belgium), its sales and service organization is in daily contact with customers all over the globe.
Esko is a Danaher company (www.danaher.com).