Dixie Graphics Receives Award Recognizing Innovation from Tube Council of North America

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Dixie Graphics was recently recognized as a runner-up in the "Best Innovative Component or Process" category of the 2012 Tube of the Year awards presented by The Tube Council of North America.

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The award recognizes intricate color separations, screen technology, and dry offset platemaking Dixie Graphics provided for an aluminum tube, manufactured and printed by Montebello Packaging

VP of Manufacturing Jay Avrett, the project’s leader, points out that “the use of color correction and proprietary clean screening technologies along with digital plates for dry offset printing which maximized sharpness of dots and text,” were all critical elements in producing the winning, printed tube.

Additional benefits recognized on the printed tube…

  • Color overlap from wet-on-wet ink laydown is greatly reduced
  • Vignettes that drop to zero
  • Converted CMYK to spot colors ensuring maximum color vibrancy

Overall winners of the contest will be featured in an upcoming issue of Tube News, the magazine of The Tube Council.

Dixie Graphics is widely known in the flexographic and dry offset printing industry as a leading provider of color management, proofing services and high quality printing plates, used nationally by printers of plastic tubes, bags and containers, metal cans, cups and folding cartons.


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