Four entrants to the Global Flexo Innovation Awards 2021 were chosen as High Honor winners for projects that had a big impact for the flexo community. As representatives for the companies behind the winning entries met in Europe to celebrate and collect their trophies, we took a look at what the independent judging panel said about the innovations they worked on.
Hybrid judging experience
The independent panel for the GFIA 2021 managed to overcome the travel restrictions in place last year to review the entries together in person and digitally. Watch the remote judges share their experience of the hybrid process...
#GFIATrends: sustainable color with ECG
In this #GFIATrends video, judge Kai Lankinen talks about the high quality designs he saw in the entries taking a more sustainable approach to ink with ECG
#GFIATrends: Latin American entries
Argentina based GFIA judge Sebastian Longo talks about the trends he picked-up from the 2021 award entrants hailing from Latin American countries.
#GFIA Trends: color standardization
Global Flexo Innovation Awards judge Stefano d'Andrea has a keen interest in improving print workflows. Watch Stefano talk about the trends he saw in the awards entries to standardize and improve the flexo print process
#GFIATrends: sustainable flexo
Watch Global Flexo Innovation Awards judge Laurel Brunner talk about the sustainability trends she saw in the 2021 award entries, from circular substrates to whole process environmental gains...
Judge shares ECG research
Global Flexo Innovation Awards judge Kai Lankinen recently published his PhD research into the effectiveness and efficiency of Expanded Gamut Printing (EGP) as a replacement to spot color printing.
Pushing flexo ahead
Global Flexo Innovation Awards 2020/21 judge Laurel Brunner wrote about her experiences on the independent judging panel for the Verdigris Project. Read her account here...
Judges share their #GFIATrends
Watch the four judges present in Oakdale, US, for the hybrid judging days talk about the trends and changes they saw in the flexo community as they selected the winners of the Global Flexo Innovation Awards 2021.
GFIA 2021 Special Mentions
From the 208 entries submitted, demonstrating a wealth of flexo innovation, process improvement and creativity, 13 winners were chosen with an additional five entries singled out for their achievements...
What’s it like judging the awards?
Watch four of the judges from the independent panel talk about what it was like being part of the Global Flexo Innovation Awards 2021, from overcoming the challenges to make the awards happen this year to learning from people across the industry.
The GFIA 2021 Winners
The 13 winners of the Global Flexo Innovation Awards have been announced, recognizing businesses that are driving the transformation of the flexo industry with the help of KODAK FLEXCEL NX Technology.