Scrumptious award seals golden year for Roberts Mart

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Roberts Mart & Co Ltd is celebrating more success after clinching two Gold awards for its design skills at the 2016 FlexoTech International Print and Innovations Awards held at the London Hilton Metropole in October.


This latest recognition for Roberts Mart’s flexible printing and packaging expertise follows hard on the heels of the company’s double earlier in the year at the European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) Awards, where it also picked up two Gold awards, for Technical Innovation and Best Use of Flexo for Brands.


At the EFIA awards, Roberts Mart’s innovative design for Milky Way Hot Chocolate took both the accolades, while the winning job in the FlexoTech event was for the Scrumptious Crunchy Oat Granola design, which won Gold in categories for Flexible Packaging (Wide) and Flexo Job Previously Printed by another Process.


The FlexoTech judges commented on the solid colour of the Roberts Mart entry, which was “carried out perfectly and contrasted well with the high quality of the illustrations”, and the comparison with the previous printing by gravure, saying “this job highlighted the strength of colour and ability to print very fine screens that the flexo process now achieves”.


Winning awards is nothing new to one of the UK powerhouses of the flexible printing and packaging industry. It has gone from strength to strength and 2016 had already seen a multi-million pound investment in equipment and personnel at the company’s Leeds-based production facility to meet the growing demand for its high performance packaging films.


Roberts Mart’s Print Technical Manager, Tony Rymer, said: “We are delighted to win two Gold awards for Simply Scrumptious Crunchy Oat Granola. We sent in the design accompanied by the gravure sample from the supermarket – in our opinion ours was superior. Following the achievement at the EFIA Awards, 2016 has been a very good year for Roberts Mart.”