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May 11, 2017

FTA 2017 Excellence in Flexography Awards Highlight Detailed Quality of Tension

Kansas City, Mo. – The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) recently recognized Tension Corporation for its expertise and print quality in flexographic printing. Tension took home two FTA 2017 Excellence in Flexography Awards.

Excellence in Flexography Awards are presented to web, combined corrugated, preprinted linerboard and envelope, self-promotion and non-traditional printers. This year, 16 of the awards were in the envelope division. Overall, the FTA presented 121 awards to the best of the best, including 39 gold awards, 42 silver awards, 37 bronze awards, two self-promotion awards and a non-traditional Flexo award.

Entries were judged on:

  • Level of execution: Judges looked at image sharpness, ink coverage, registration, dot/screen/vignette and consistency.
  • Degree of difficulty: Entries were graded on substrate printability/ink compatibility, registration tolerances, plate/printing complexity, fineness of print or screen, tonal range and defect detectability.

“Our Continuous Improvement and Lean methodologies help ensure quality in the work we do,” said Toby Reed, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This validation in the print quality of our products pushes us to continue to keep our customers on the forefront of print and maintain their brand image.”

Tension’s award-winning envelopes included:

  • Bronze Award in Envelope, Line, Uncoated Paper
  • Bronze Award in Envelope, Process, Uncoated Paper

The winners in the “Line, Uncoated Paper” category demonstrated excellence in the quality of registration and attention to detail. Judges commented that Tension’s envelope had “a nicely registered piece with a decent amount of difficulty.”

In the “Process, Uncoated Paper” category, Tension’s winning envelope showed exceptional print quality. Judges commented that Tension’s envelope had “vibrant color registration.”

A longtime leader in print quality, Tension has consistently received FTA awards for its flexographic printing.

About Tension

Tension Corporation, a privately owned and operated company based in Kansas City, Missouri, is a global leader in envelope products and packaging & automation solutions. The envelope division serves a wide variety of industries including financial, insurance and direct marketing, and works with third party providers directly. Founded in 1886, Tension produces billions of envelopes annually and has regional plants and offices throughout the country and the world. Visit www.tensionenvelope.com for more information.