PrintWeek Awards 2013 FMCG Packaging Printer of the Year - Ultimate Packaging

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"This level of print definition is the result of perfection throughout the supply chain, from substrate and ink selection to seasoned pros in repro. Watch out gravure." So said the judges of Ultimate's entries, which included Gardman's Wild Bird Seed and Patak's Paste range.

Patak’s decided digital print was the answer for short runs of flexible packaging due to the reduced set-up time, cost and ease of use. Ultimate’s digital print division, launched only last year, insists that when required, digital print can be matched to conventional print techniques. Digital print offers print quality when very small text and details are required, and it also provides strong and colourful vignettes across film, says the company in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. Judges agreed, singling out time spent on repro as "probably the factor that swung it for this entry – it was beautifully done". 01472 255400


Interflex 0191 501 1777

Tesco Toffee Popcorn and Kit Kat two-finger Cookies and Cream bars helped Interflex, based in Midlothian and Sunderland, score well this year. Registration control on the press was critical to the quality of the Kit Kat packaging. This design was printed on a Flexotecnica Tachys press using Sun Chemical Solimax Inks, with Sandon Global’s high-volume process anilox rolls.


  • Interflex
  • The Sherwood Press Group
  • Ultimate Packaging


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