Contact Originators Innovations Scoop Two EFIA Awards

Innovation-led packaging origination and graphics management company, Contact Originators, has secured silver and bronze awards at the recent European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) Awards.

Designed to provide printers with proven savings, its innovative OptimusTM plate technology enabled Contact to take home silver for Supplier of the Year, as well as bronze in the Technical Innovation category.

Optimus delivers improved ink laydown and ink reductions in the corrugated print process and can save brands up to 20% on ink usage and up to 10% on ink formulation compared to a standard plate. The new technology solution was adopted for a project with leading packaging client, Smurfit Kappa Group, who required high-performance print on corrugated boxes for a well-known fashion brand.

Steve Mulcahy, CEO of Contact Originators, commented: “At Contact, we have a fundamental desire to be innovative leaders in the industry. We are focused on delivering breakthrough technologies for our clients and the launch of Optimus was a great success for the business. We are delighted to have received these awards which reflect the commitment we have to delivering innovative solutions and technical support to our customers.”

The EFIA awards are highly regarded by flexographic print and packaging experts worldwide and recognise outstanding commitment to the flexographic print process. The awards enable companies to highlight their capabilities in quality, innovation and technical developments, as well as efficiency and sustainability.

Nick Mitchell, General Manager at Contact Originators, said: “This latest innovation has pushed past the boundaries of the corrugated printing process and we are delighted with the recognition from EFIA. The judges have acknowledged the leap forward we have taken with Optimus in allowing our customers to maintain high-level performance, while being significantly more cost-effective.”