TC Transcontinental Packaging swept the Wide Web/Process/Film category at the Flexographic Technical Association’s 2018 Excellence in Flexography Awards by winning bronze, silver and gold awards.
For the second year, TC Transcontinental received the coveted “Best of Show” award for Transcontinental Robbie’s Post Fruity Pebbles/Cocoa Pebbles packages. The company also won silver awards in the Wide Web/Line/Film and Wide Web/Screen/Film categories, as well as a bronze award in the Wide Web/Screen/Coated Paper category. TC Transcontinental also won a Self-Promotion award for its Inspire NexGen 240 bag.
“It is very rewarding to win FTA’s back-to-back ‘Best of Show’ award and to be recognized by the industry,” said Pepper Stokes, general manager of Transcontinental Robbie. “The challenge in printing this particular project was the two different SKUs on the web which are on totally opposite ends of the tonal range.
“The Fruity Pebbles is largely high-key, bright colors and the Cocoa Pebbles is largely low key dark colors. At the same time, within each of these items we have solid/near solids of the process colors on the same plate as highlights, so we are hitting almost 100 percent of the tonal range on each. Both represented very busy designs with a lot of individual elements requiring great detail to be produced. Together with leading edge technology in prepress, plate materials and world class press room execution, we were able to show what flexography printing can accomplish.”
More than 500 entries were submitted from around the world. Winners of 114 awards and six Best of Show awards were announced May 6. The judging panel, comprised of industry members who have an eye for detail, evaluated each print for their degree of difficulty and level of execution.
Wide Web/Process/Film category
Post Fruity Pebbles/Cocoa Pebbles
Gold and “Best of Show” award
Tantillo Basil Pesto/Garlic Oregano Premium Croutons
Freshpet Select Roasted Meats Tender Chicken Recipe with Beef Cat Food
Transcontinental Ultra Flex
Wide Web/Screen/Film category
Nutro Ultra Small Breed Adult Dog Food
Coveris Americas, now part of TC Transcontinental Packaging
Wide Web/Line/Film category
Alltech Poultry Nutrition
Wide Web/Screen/Coated paper category
Nutro Natural Choice Dog Food Bag printed
Award for Self-Promotion
Inspire NEXGEN 240 Bag