Label printer Interket UK are jubilant after receiving a Silver Award at this weeks EFIA Awards. Presented online via a virtual studio to an online audience for the first time in its history. BBC Breakfast anchor man Charlie Stayt chaired the proceedings and announced the winners in a range of hotly competed categories.
The “Technical Innovation” Printer Award is in a special category. Entrants were invited to submit entries that show outstanding innovation in flexography. Considering the use of a difficult or demanding substrate or the use of a technical development new to the flexo industry. The European Flexographic Industry Association expert panel of judges studied the creativity, innovation and technological developments in flexography for each submission. Interket UK won the Silver Award with a unique design utilising ProjectBLUE® technology which optimises ink delivery and image consistency by linking superior colour separations, differentiated screening and unique plate patterning. Combined with specially designed anilox rolls, it produces outstanding, vibrant and consistent print.
Production & Technical Manager Vince Hughes commented “Our winning design displays Ultra HD imagery, high density ink lay and 100% tonal range with soft vignettes”, He adds “We printed the job CMYK on our new 8-colour, fully automated MPS EFA 530 using our inhouse PP60 label stock with a gloss overlaminate which I must say is additionally satisfying.”
Managing Director Tim Pattison commented. “We take great pride in receiving this award as it demonstrates what can be achieved by combining the very best skills, equipment and repro technology on our inhouse substrates. We have recently completed successful trials on a 5 page booklet label using the same concept design with the added embellishment of foil and will launch next month to the UK market.”
The Interket Group of companies serves a wide range of sectors across Western Europe including; manufacturing, security, logistics, chemicals, dairy, food, beverage and healthcare. It consists of headquarters in Denmark with additional sites in Holland, UK, Germany and Sweden which combine to offer an impressive and flexible infrastructure.