DS Smith Packaging wins gold at the EFIA Print Awards 2015
The European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) has awarded DS Smith with a prize in gold. The jury was convinced by the top-class printing of the print image for the HENKELL brand by the DS Smith site in Fulda and DS Smith Pre-Press Services GmbH.
At the EFIA Print Awards outstanding print implementations in the flexoprinting process in industry are awarded each year. DS Smith took part in this competition in the Germany & Switzerland region for the first time and straight away achieved a podium finish in the ‘Flexo print on paper – International’ category.
“We chose to submit the print by HENKELL Blanc de Blancs,” says Jan Brandtner, Manager at DS Smith Pre-Press Services, “as the colour brilliance and the fine detailed illustrations are outstandingly implemented here. The print image must not shy away from a direct comparison with the offset print and with the win in the ‘Flexo print on paper – international’ category we are amongst the best of the best,” says Brandtner.
This success was made possible by the close cooperation of DS Smith Pre-Press Services, the pre-press specialist of DS Smith in the region of Germany & Switzerland and the DS Smith plant in Fulda, who are responsible for the print and packaging production. “The colleagues at DS Smith Pre-Press Services prepared this winning print image with outstanding retouching of the offset data suitably for flexo and created the printing blocks. Thanks to the complete in-house preparation of the printing process we offer our customers a unique solution, which is very clear to see in our successes,” says Steffen Blankenburg, head of the printing press in the DS Smith Fulda plant.
“With the victory in the ‘Flexo print on paper – International’ category we were able to once again prove our high flexo printing expertise,” says Steffen Hoßfeld, General Manager at DS Smith in the Fulda plant. “Our customers value our high, reliable print quality, as they make a significant contribution towards the packaging positively underlining the brand images of our customers.”