TC Transcontinental Packaging ( swept the Wide Web/Process/Film category at the 2018 Excellence in Flexography Awards of the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) by winning a Bronze, Silver and Gold award. Additionally, the company was the recipient of the coveted Best of Show award, while also winning a Silver in Wide Web/Line/Film and the Wide Web/Screen/Film categories, a Bronze in the Wide Web/Screen/Coated Paper category, and a Self-Promotion award.

For the second year in a row, TC Transcontinental Packaging has been recognized with the prestigious “Best of Show” for its printing performance and execution. These back-to-back awards are further proof that TC Transcontinental Packaging is creating some of North America’s finest and most innovative flexible packaging; each carefully tailored and printed to meet the specific need of its customers.

“It is very rewarding to win FTA’s back-to-back “Best of Show” award and to be recognized by the industry, said Pepper Stokes, general manager of Transcontinental Robbie. The challenge in printing this particular project was the two different SKU’s on the web which are on totally opposite ends of the tonal range. The Fruity Pebbles is largely high-key, bright colors and the Cocoa Pebbles is largely low key dark colors. At the same time, within each of these items we have solid/near solids of the process colors on the same plate as highlights, so we are hitting almost 100 percent of the tonal range on each. Both represented very busy designs with a lot of individual elements requiring great detail to be produced. Together with leading edge technology in prepress, plate materials, and world class press room execution, we were able to show what flexography printing can accomplish.”

The Wide Web category is the only category to continue the upward trend in awards seen over the past five years with one judge noting “this year was probably the best for execution.” “Printers understand it is not just the look, but also the technical details that make their samples stand out.”

The Award-Winning Packages

  • Gold and Best of Show awards, Wide Web/Process/Film category

Post Fruity Pebbles/Cocoa Pebbles printed by Transcontinental Robbie 

  • Silver award, Wide Web/Process/Film category

Tantillo Basil Pesto/Garlic Oregano Premium Croutons printed by Transcontinental Robbie

  • Silver award, Wide Web/Line/Film category

Alltech Poultry Nutrition printed by Coveris Americas, now part of TC Transcontinental Packaging

  • Silver award, Wide Web/Screen/Film category

Nutro Ultra Small Breed Adult Dog Food, printed by Coveris Americas, now part of TC Transcontinental Packaging

  • Bronze award, Wide Web/Process/Film category

Freshpet Select Roasted Meats Tender Chicken Recipe with Beef Cat Food printed by Transcontinental Ultra Flex

  • Bronze award, Wide Web/Screen/Coated paper category

Nutro Natural Choice Dog Food Bag printed by Coveris Americas, now part of TC Transcontinental Packaging

  • Award for Self-Promotion

Inspire NEXGEN 240 Bag printed by Transcontinental Robbie