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Flint Ink wins PIA/GATF InterTech Award for Arrowlith UV inks.

Flint Ink has been awarded the prestigious Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) 2005 InterTech Technology Award for Arrowlith UV inks.

The PIA/GATF InterTech Technology Award honors excellence in innovative technology for the graphic communications industry. A panel of independent judges selected 17 technologies to receive the award, from a total of 52 nominations.

Arrowlith UV inks were introduced to the marketplace in October 2004 as the printing industry's first UV ink system for coldset web applications. Less than one year from commercialization, Arrowlith UV inks have been noted by industry experts as an innovative technology that will have a significant impact in the coldset web printing market. Arrowlith UV inks offer coldset web printers the ability to print on coated and supercalendered stocks, broadening their existing capabilities, and increasing pressroom productivity. With Arrowlith UV inks, coldset web printers can print full-color, high-volume newspaper inserts, Sunday sections and other special projects in-house.

Customer nominations were an important component of the award application requirements.

"I nominated Flint Ink's Arrowlith UV ink product line in consideration of their vision and action to move the coldset industry forward, willingness to blaze a new trail, and excellent product engineering," said Matt Edwards, president of Alliance Press, Inc., Knoxville, TN. "The ability to print UV in full web applications is a major breakthrough in the coldset industry. We expect this to have a significant impact on our sales growth for years to come."

"Flint Ink UV inks have made it possible for our company to open new doors and expand our marketplace," added Michael Gehring, general manager, Eagle Web Press, Salem, OR. "We have gained new business not possible in the past. Not only have we added new clients to our customer base, we have been able to enhance the products of our present customers by offering to them a mix of cold web printing and coated web printing in one pass on press."

"Flint Ink has always been the innovation leader in the coldset ink industry," said Mike Green, vice president/general manager, Flint Ink North America news ink division. "We are honored that PIA/GATF has recognized the unique potential of Arrowlith UV to revolutionize the coldset market."
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Date:Sep 1, 2005
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