International Paper preprint team wins big at 2023 FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards

Last revised: May 4, 2023

IP’s talented preprint team received six awards at the 2023 FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards, which is the longest running and most prestigious annual print competition for the flexographic industry. 

IP received the following awards:
•    Best of Show – The Angry Orchard Hard Cider Explorer Variety Pack Box 
•    Gold – Family Tree Farms Fruit Box 
•    Gold – Belle Glos Pinot Noir Wine Box 
•    Bronze – Gee Whiz Auvil Hunnyz Apple Tray
    Silver – Spindrift Sparkling Water & Real Squeezed Fruit Box 
•    Bronze – Samuel Adams Beers for Cheers Variety Pack Box 

When describing the box that won Best of Show, the judge noted “super fine details and very challenging reverses that are unmistakably printed very well.…”

In addition, all printing plates and inks were made in-house through IP’s inks and plates team, one more way IP has the skill and capability to deliver for our customers throughout the entire package creation process.  

“Our team takes pride in our quality and ensures we meet the customer’s vision. It takes dedication to planning and quality to compete in this prestigious event,” said Gary Winebar, complex general manager. “IP was able to do this utilizing the highest state-of-the-art prepress technology, very tight control measures and the most skilled people in the industry. “

Click here to see all the awards.