April 22, 2013
Flexo Market News
Flint Group Opens 9th Annual
Narrow Web Print Awards
Flint Group encourages narrow web label and
packaging converters from around the world to
submit sample labels for consideration in the com-
pany’s Narrow Web Print Awards. The winners of
this award will be announced during a live event on
the Flint Group stand at Labelexpo Europe – Brus-
sels this September.
The criteria for judging follows the standard guide-
lines set by the industry associations FINAT and TLMI
and include: registration, smoothness of dot/vignette,
overall print quality, and degree of difficulty. The
judges also review each label for creative use of inks
and color, rewarding prints that exhibit extraordinary
use of ink.
For more information, contact Deanna Whelan at
Plastic Connections Buys
Titan Slitter Rewinder
Plastic Connections, Inc., (PCi), Santa Fe Springs,
California, has purchased a Titan ER610 compact 65-
inch-wide slitter rewinder from Atlas Converting
PCi was incorporated in 1996 as a broker supplying
directly shipped containers of PET (polyester) films
and is privately owned.
The new ER610 slitter at Plastic Connections will
be for materials up to 65 inches wide with a maxi-
mum speed of 1500 ft/min. Rewind diameters can be
up to 24 inches with a minimum slit width of 1.37
inches. The slitter will also be equipped with laser
core positioning and static control systems.
Harper To Attend
Label Manufacturers Expo
Harper Corporation of America, Charlotte, North
Carolina, will attend the 11th annual Expo and Net-
working Reception hosted by the Northeast Label
Manufacturers Association (NELMA), May 2, in Somer-
set, New Jersey at the Hotel Somerset Bridgewater.
SGP As A Silver Patron
PrinterEvolution has become a Silver Patron in sup-
port of the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership
SGP). PrinterEvolution is a Colorado-based wide and
grand format printer manufacturer. PrinterEvolution
believes sustainability to be both an opportunity and
obligation in today’s printing industry.