Schawk Wins Silver Award For Its Packaging Premedia Services In 2011 FTA Excellence In Flexography Competition

Des Plaines, IL

Schawk, Inc. (NYSE: SGK), a leading provider of brand development and deployment services, enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers, announced today that it has been recognized by the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) with a Silver Award for its packaging premedia work in the Mid-Web Paperboard Category at the 2011 Excellence in Flexography Awards.

“We are honored to be a part of the team whose technical excellence has been recognized by the FTA for our work,” said Bob Cockerill, regional managing director, Schawk Canada. “We take great pride in delivering the kind of world-class premedia services that enable printers to achieve the highest levels of excellence and efficiency on press.”

In the Mid-Web Paperboard Category, Schawk (Toronto) was recognized for its premedia work on the packaging of:

Brand: Alpine
SKU – Alpine Light 2x6 Cans Box
Printer: Master Packaging, Inc.
Printed via digital photopolymer

Entries submitted to the FTA 2011 Excellence in Flexography Awards Competition were judged for their degree of difficulty and level of technical execution. Thirty-nine judges spent three days evaluating 620 submissions. Less than one in four entries received recognition.

All winning entries may be viewed at:

Schawk, Inc. is a leading provider of brand development and deployment services, enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers. With a global footprint of operations in 18 countries, Schawk helps companies create compelling and consistent brand experiences by providing integrated strategic, creative and executional services across brand touch points. Founded in 1953, Schawk is trusted by many of the world’s leading organizations to help them achieve global brand consistency. For more information about Schawk, visit Follow Schawk on and

Flexographic Technical Association: Founded in 1958, FTA is the world’s leading professional society dedicated to the advancement of the flexographic printing industry. FTA represents nearly 1,300 company locations encompassing all aspects of the flexographic printing supply chain. Members include printers/converters, consumer products companies, prepress providers, suppliers, graphic design firms, consultants, educators and students. FTA’s primary goal is to provide a platform for flexographers to network, learn and exchange ideas – all in the name of advancing the art and science of the flexographic print process. For more information about the FTA, visit