Cartotecnica Postumia, Bioplast, Collotype Labels Italia, Maca, Minova Labels, Mondi IPI, Smurfit Kappa Italia, Toppazzini are the winners of the first BestInFlexo, the award that recognizes quality in flexo printing promoted by Atif to highlight the expertise of Italian converters.

BestInFlexo, the newly formed Italian award for quality in flexo printing, bears the Atif stamp in subject matter and “style”. Conceived by a group of renowned experts, implemented according to clarity and impartiality criteria, and celebrated during  a formal gala event, the competition brought together a community – that of printers – that knows how to balance work and recreation, creating something beyond mere business meetings. The November 10th award ceremony, on the eve of a busy Flexo Day, brought to the stage the winners of the various categories, each selected by a jury made up of president Emilio Gerboni and Stefano d’Andrea, in addition to Paolo De Regibus (Perfetti Van Melle), Angelo Mazzacani (Selection), Mario Maggioni (ICR) and Claudio Rimondi (Coop).

Film support narrow web
Minova Labels
Outstanding use of four-color printing; soft tone shading and excellent wastage processing technique to balance rolling and prevent grooves.
Nominations: Collotype Labels Italia, Lamp San Prospero, Minova Labels.

Film support medium web
Work well-focused on nature of the subject with good yield of detail and tone shading; sharp texts and good graphic execution.
Nominations: Bioplast, Maca, Sacchettificio Nazionale Corazza.

Film support wide web
Work of excellent visual impact, with good color yield in both special and base colors; quality flexographic printing for an impactful packaging.
Nominations: Bioplast, Gammapack; Sacchettificio Nazionale Corazza.

Paper and board support narrow web – Special Mention
Collotype Labels Italia
Work simple in appearance but requiring multiple printing steps and additional finishing processes to optimize visual yield of a product clearly in line with the customer’s needs.

Paper and board support medium web
Cartotecnica Postumia
Fine work on paper, featuring well-reproduced details; excellent image yield and color contrast.

Paper and board support wide web
Mondi IPI
Excellent print quality that shows the potential of flexo on paper supports.
Nominations: Cartotecnica Postumia, IPI, Mondi IPI.

Corrugated cardboard support medium web – Special Mention
Smurfit Kappa Italia/Lunata
Good use of modern preprinting technologies and flexo printing for corrugated cardboard with extremely realistic image yield that valorizes the product’s natural aspect.

Post-print corrugated cardboard support wide web
Excellent example of flexo printing on corrugated cardboard; softness and details according to the aesthetic needs of the packaged product, in spite of a reduced number of colors; the jury appreciated in particular the delicacy of the hues, making a high class packaging.
Nominations: Lic Packaging, Toppazzini.

Left: gala dinner ; right Group photo with President for the non-winners of the first BestInFlexo, that entered high quality work for the competition, emblematic of the  Italian converters skills  and knowhow.