UK • The company’s European Sales Director, Dr David Galton has been recognised by the European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) for his outstanding contribution to the flexo industry. This lifetime achievement award is the highest honour awarded by EFIA. The EFIA Awards 2018 were held at The Vox Centre in Birmingham, on 14th March.
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(Left to right:) Mark McKee (managing director JFM Plates), Dr David Galton and Hal Cruttenden at the awarding ceremony in Birmingham (Source: Asahi Photoproducts)
UK • The EFIA Industry Awards Gala Dinner is the night in the flexo calendar to celebrate flexo print quality, efficiency, innovation, technical development and sustainability.
David Galton, sales director for Asahi Photoproducts has been awarded “Outstanding Contribution to the Flexo Industry” for his activities in the field of photopolymer flexo plate solutions
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USA • The manufacturer of flexo printing plates for the packaging industry announced its Diamond Partner membership in the European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA).
UK • Having completed its awards judging in January, the board of The European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) is now preparing the most prestigious evening in the UK flexographic calendar. Being held once again at the centrally located Vox, Resortsworld, Birmingham, UK on March 14th 2018, the EFIA Gala Dinner Awards event attracts over 500…
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UK • The Board of the European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) has announced its prestigious line up of judges for the 2018 EFIA Awards programme. From the flexographic print and packaging supply chain, judges include Les Jones of Contact Originators, Steve Ferbrache of Absolute/Pamarco, Hannah Wardle of Americk Packaging, Paul Horton of Parkside Flexibles and Ken…
SPAIN • In late June the 2017 General Assembly of FTA Europe was held in Barcelona at the offices of FTA Europe’s Spanish member – Graphispack / ATEF. During the event, Sante Conselvan, current president of the Italian flexo association (ATIF), was re-elected as president of FTA Europe for another mandate of two years. “I am…
Board members and president of FTA Europe (Source, FTA Europe)
UK • The developer of photopolymer flexo plate has won top spots in the European Flexographic Industry Association EFIA awards. Award winning Asahi customers included CJSC Uniflex winning a Gold Award in the category “Flexo Print on Film”; Ultimate Packaging for “Flexo Print on Paper”; and DS Smith Packaging Deutschland for “Flexo Print on Corrugated”.
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UK • One of the winners at this year’s European Flexographic Industry Association’s annual print awards gala was MacDermid Graphics Solutions since that company’s flexo plate technologies were utilized by many winning entries across multiple categories. This included the Lux lamination process, Lux In-The-Plate (ITP) flat-top dot technology, and Digital MAF with an engineered dot…
Many winners at this year’s EFIA Annual Print Awards used MacDermid flexo plate technologies (Source, EFIA)
GERMANY • Last year Lohmann’s Graphics Market Segment was proud to see so many of their international customers receiving high levels of recognition by various industry associations.
Winners for the “Best use of flexo within a single form”: Midland Regional Printers (L-R) Awards host, Matt Le Tissier; Managing director, Steve Bates and Catherine Tew, sales and marketing, Midland Regional Printers (MRP); Silvia Castellato, senior market manager, market and product management graphics EMEA, Lohmann Adhesive Tape Systems; Stephen Tew, founder and Matt Seaford, business development manager, MRP.
In the first part of this article, our editor examined the immediate effects after England voted to leave the EU as well as the mood of the print industry. Read on for more industry insight on shifting regulations, possible oppportunities and more.
Most BPIF members believed the vote would have a mostly negative impact on their companies (Source: BPIF)
Before June, it seemed as though there were only two things people were talking about: drupa and the Brexit vote. Now that we’ve waved goodbye to summer, people across the industry have mostly recovered from the biggest trade show in the print and graphics arena. But the vote hasn’t faded into the background quite yet.
A poll of the British Printing Industries Federation before the vote made the results even more surprising (Source: BPIF)
UK • More than 30 delegates from across the print industry attended the one-day technical seminar, jointly hosted by The European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) and ThePackHub, a leading UK packaging consultancy.
UK • Thepackhub and EFIA announced a seminar looking at the world of packaging print opportunities called Printing for Brand Success on 8 September in Berkshire. Participants will see a number of presentations tackling issues and opportunities in the world of print for packaging.
The UK has a vibrant print history, starting with William Caxton bringing the printing press to England in 1476. Another William got into the printing industry a few hundred years later and started a company that would share a part of that history for more than 160 years.
From left to right: William and Ben Roberts took over day-to-day operations of Roberts Mart in 2009
GERMANY • Asahi Photoproducts, which recently won an EFIA “Gold Award” for its pinning technology for clean transfer, has announced its drupa offerings and location, Hall 11, Stand A60. They include an update on its newest plate development technology, the AWP-DEF water-washable plates, which it said works well for fixed colour palettes.
In a proof-of-concept test, the company found it demonstrated a 26% OEE improvement over conventional solvent plates