Finalists in the FlexoTech Awards 2017 include MPS customers

Nine nominations at the 2017 FlexoTech International Print & Innovations Awards have been received by MPS customers The Label Makers, Uniflex, Coveris and Reflex. The nominations in the Labels (process), Labels (line and tone), UV Flexo, Paper and Board, and the Combination Printing category were all printed on MPS presses.

“We congratulate The Label Makers, Uniflex, Coveris and Reflex for standing out with their innovative labels, and hope that many awards will be won by these great printers,”said MPS UK director, Nick Tyrer.

The Label Makers were nominated for its Kakapo New Zealand white wine label printed with Sun Chemical inks on Raflatac pure cotton 100g substrate and decorated with tactile screen. Uniflex entered its Beauty Smoothie — frozen berries label printed with Flint inks on Fasson PP substrate, decorated with Kurz foil and Frimpeks varnish. Coveris was nominated for its Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference orange juice label printed with INX International inks on WPP substrate, with a second nomination for its Nature’s Glen Moroccan style lamb kebabs label printed on Nova Tec 200 substrate with INX International inks.

Reflex was nominated five times for products including: The Bolney Estate Sandstone Collection wine label, decorated with embossing and hot foil with Kodak Flexcel NX and Vianord platemaking; the ASDA breaded chicken fillets label printed on Antalis Finesse substrate with Pulse inks; its Jawbox Classic Dry Gin label, printed with Sun Chemical inks on Avery Dennison clear PP material and richly decorated with Kurz hot foil, Spilker hot die, Falcontec embossing and Rotomesh screen; and the Ashfield Farm Pork crackling sheets label, printed with Pulse inks on Antalis Finesse substrate.

Winners will be announced during the FlexoTech Awards 2017, held November 23 at The Hilton, London, and presented by former England, Liverpool and Watford footballer, John Barnes MBE.