Apex International – Customers earn many flexo print awards

Apex International manufactures anilox technology used worldwide (Source: Apex)
THE NETHERLANDS • Towards the end of 2017, Apex International customers were nominated and 34 were declared award winners for their submissions printed with Apex anilox technology. In the EFTA Benelux, FlexoTech and FlexoStars contests, judges evaluated and judged the finest submissions in flexo printed paper and corrugated board. The 2nd EFTA-Benelux Flexo Awards, a biennial…

FTA Europe – First sponsors of the 2018 Diamond Awards announced

FTA Europe has announced the first four sponsors of this year’s Diamond Awards to be held in May at Milan’s Hotel Barceló (Source: FTA Europe)
BELGIUM • Following the success of 2016’s contest, four companies have already decided to sponsor the 2018 edition of the FTA Europe Diamond Awards: Kodak, Vetaphone and I&C-Gama as GOLD Sponsors, with Comexi agreeing to serve as a Silver Sponsor. The ceremony to celebrate the best of European flexo printing will take place on the evening…

GSE – Table top proofer and ink management software donated

Left to Right: Javier Rodríguez-Borlado, head of studies, Tajamar School of Business; Maarten Hummelen (GSE); and Carlo Sánchez LLanes, teacher at Tajamar (Source: GSE)
SPAIN • The company has donated a table-top Perfect Proofer to the Tajamar School of Printing, in Madrid, to enhance the understanding of flexo printing, and the importance of colour, print quality and efficient production. Also donated was GSE’s Ink management software.

Asahi Photoproducts – Gateway Packaging improves OEE with AWP water-washable plates

OEE (overall equipment efficiency) and speed improvement achieved by Gateway Packaging when using AWP water-washable flexo plates (Source: Asahi)
USA • The pioneer in photopolymer flexo plate development reported that Tennessee-based Gateway Packaging Company has chosen to partner with Asahi Photoproducts and its North American Distributor CTGA in its search for an improved platemaking process.