At the prestigious FTA Europe Diamond Awards held in Milan on the evening of Wednesday 30th May, Hatzopoulos has been awarded as one of the best flexo printers in Europe! Our company was recognized for submitting the 3rd european best sample at the „FLEXO PRINT ON FILM – LAMINATED“ category for the Delifrance Findus Croissanter design.

Following its Gold achievement at the 31st edition of the Flexostar Awards, organized by the French Flexographic Association – ATF in Saint-Marlo, France, our entry has now been recognized on a pan-european level for its impressive overall printing result. Flexographic expertise is demonstrated thanks to image sharpness, smooth ink coverage, precise registration and flawless press-run consistency.


FTA Europe was founded by the national flexo associations ATEF (Spain), ATF (France), ATIF (Italy), EFIA (United Kingdom) and EFTA (Benelux) with the aim to unite all national flexographic bodies and serve as the European association of the flexo industry.

It provides a common platform for the European flexo associations to promote European exchange, collaboration and alignment on the following areas of competence:

  • Education and vocational training of flexo operators, users and stakeholders
  • Qualification and certification of the flexo curriculum
  • Harmonisation and standardisation of flexo best practices
  • Representation of common interests towards pan European stakeholders

The FTA Diamond awards are organized every two years to honor flexographic printing excellence in several packaging categories. Over 240 participants from across the European flexographic community attended the ceremony of 2018 to celebrate the best of the European flexo printing industry. 14 categories were awarded at the event plus the Best in Flexo.

You can watch the video of the ceremony here:

These are the winning companies 0f 2018 and their rankings listed per category: