iTek Packz Celebrates Multiple Wins at FTA Flexographic Awards

iTek Packz Celebrates Multiple Wins at the FTA's Flexographic Awards

Edale Ltd engineers of world-class printing and converting solutions are pleased to announce that their customer, iTek Packz, has once again earned top awards at the esteemed Flexographic Association (FTA) Excellence in Flexography Awards. The event was held in Columbus, Ohio, USA on April 16th 2023.

iTek Packz was founded in 2013 and is one of the leading suppliers of self-adhesive labels and converters of printed cartons in Bengaluru, India.

They were established by the second generation of Winteck Flexo Print owners, Shahul Hameed, Gururaj Ballarwad, and the late PC Anand.

The team from iTek Packz has kept their winning streak alive by receiving Two Silver Awards and a Bronze Award.

They received their Silver Awards for their ‘Plum Saffron and Kumkumadi Oil Glow Bright Moisturizer Carton’ and their ‘Plum Retinol Renewing Night Cream Carton in the Narrow Web, Line, Paperboard category and a Bronze Award for their Winfinith Instant Pain Relief Gel Pack in the Narrow Web, Process, Paperboard category.

The FTA judges were particularly impressed by Itek Packz’s entries and commented on their Sliver Awards: ‘Plum Safron Moisturiser’ carton, that this printer delivered a sharp image with great ink coverage and good dots.

They commented that the ‘Plum Retinol Cream’ displays great ink coverage and sharp detail. Commenting that overall, it is a clean print.

For their bronze award for the’ Winfinith Instant Pain relief Gel pack’ judges praised their tight registration with sharp print and commented that the dots are reproduced well and there is good ink coverage.

iTek Packz comments: “We want to express our thanks for being given the opportunity to participate in the FTA Awards and acknowledge the intense competition each year from the world’s best flexographers in the packaging printing and converting industry.

Winning two Silver Awards and a Bronze Award in the Narrow Web category serves as an inspiration for us to keep pushing the boundaries of our print capabilities. We continually strive to produce superior quality cartons and improve our offering to meet market trends and changing customer needs.”

iTek Packz continues: “We also recognise our skilled print operators and our FL5 Single Pass Carton  Production Line and flatbed die cutter (FDC) for their role in helping us create our award-winning entries.

Furthermore, we are committed to sustainability, and our carto production gives enhanced embellishment capabilities combining print both front and back, foiling, lamination, crease, emboss, braille, die-cut and waste stripping and collation of the final product.”

Edale’s Sales Director Darren Pickford comments: “Congratulations to iTek Packz for their unwavering commitment to providing the best solutions for their customers whilst continually striving to improve print techniques and quality.

I commend iTek Packz for ‘disrupting the market” by showcasing how flexographic print can compete directly with offset printing traditionally used in carton production. We also recognise their contribution to the flexographic printing industry and their sustainability ethos, making them ambassadors for hardworking printers and converters worldwide.”


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Edale are engineers of world-class printing and converting solutions for the packaging industry and a leading manufacturer and supplier of high technology, narrow, mid-web flexographic and digital printing presses and converting equipment worldwide.

With 75 years of experience in the printing and packaging industry, Edale applies its award-winning British design and engineering expertise to provide equipment that helps customers deliver quality products day-in, day-out, enhancing image, reputation, and profitability.

Edale exports 75% of its products and specialises in four distinct areas: Cartons, Digital Web, Labels and Finishing and provides a range of standard equipment and bespoke solutions to customers worldwide.

Their expertise in web transport for single-pass inkjet has enabled leading digital OEMs to productise their technology, by providing essential capabilities and innovations to serve the packaging industry.

Together with leading partners and an enviable Global distribution and service network, Edale continually assesses market and customer needs to ensure machines are fully upgradeable to stay ahead of the changing demands.

For further information, contact: Nicola Reynolds, Edale Ltd T: +44 (0) 1489 569 250  E: