Australian winners in World Label Awards
Five Australian label companies and one from New Zealand have won 2016 World Label Awards announced in The Hague.
The competition organised by L9 – an alliance of global label associations from Europe, the US, Asia, Australia and New Zealand – was judged by an international jury at Labelexpo in Chicago last year.
Australian winners in the 22 class divisions included Hally Labels (Flexo Line), QLM Label Makers, (Flexo Line/Screen), Pemara (Flexo Colour Process), James Print (Combination Wine/Spirits) and The ELNA Press (Booklets). Multicolor picked up four honourable mention awards.
New Zealand’s Panprint won the Offset Line class, while Rapid Labels and Kiwi Labels won honourable mentions.
Each year all the L9 label associations are invited to submit entries for the World Label Awards. The associations taking part in this year’s competition include FINAT (Europe), TLMI (USA), JFLP (Japan), FPLMA (Australia), SALMA (New Zealand) and PEIAC (China).
“These prestigious awards are valued throughout the worldwide label fraternity signalling that the label converter has achieved real excellence in label production,” say the organisers. “The awards are not only seen as a boost for the production personnel connected with producing the label but also as a valuable marketing tool and are often referred to as being the technical Oscars of the global label industry. The jury scrutinises every label for its technical achievement and aesthetic appeal along with converting and finishing technology.”
Tony White, chairman of the judging panel, says: “We are the most critical assessors of the quality of a label, often far in excess of the printers’ own QC department. We look for and expect a high standard of printing at this level and are not often disappointed. The judges were Mike Buystedt (TLMI) (Vice Chairman), Kurt Walker (FINAT), Tony Wheeler (SALMA), Andrew Maxwell (FPLMA), Sumio Morimoto (JFLP) and Ms Li Chunjie (PEIAC).
Class 1: Flexo Line
Winner FPLMA: Hally Labels, Australia for “Endeavour Reserve Pale Ale”
Class 2: Flexo Line/Screen
Winner FPLMA: QLM Label Makers, Australia for “Owner Parking Permit”
HM TLMI: Label Impressions, USA for “GT’s SYNERGY BLACK CHIA”
Class 3: Flexo Colour Process
Winner FPLMA: Pemara, Australia for “Jewel Beetles Stamps”
HM TLMI: Inovar Packaging, USA for “Aloe H2O”
Class 4: Flexo Wine/Spirits
Winner TLMI: Multicolor North American Wine and Spirits, USA for “Girl & Dragon Malbec”
HM SALMA: Rapid Labels, New Zealand for “Haha Reserve Pinot Noir 2014”
Class 7: Letterpress Colour Process
Winner JFLP: Sibel Industry Co. Ltd., Japan for “Organic Herb Tea (Cecilia & Amelia)”
Class 8: Wine/Spirits
Winner JFLP: Sankyo Tac Label Co. Ltd., Japan for “KACHOUFUGETSU (Japanese Sake)”
Class 9: Offset Line
Winner SALMA: Panprint, New Zealand for “Manukora Honey”
Class 11: Offset Colour Process
Joint Winner FINAT: Marzek Etiketten + Packaging Group, Austria for “Kaisersemmeln”
Joint Winner JFLP: SANKYO SEAL Co. Ltd., Japan for “DASHI by Sukiyabashi Jiro”
Class 12: Offset Wine/Spirits
Winner PEIAC: Beijing Sunrise Printing Co. Ltd., China for “Great Wall Desert Vineyard”
HM FPLMA: Multicolor (SA), Australia for “On The Grapevine”
Class 14: Combination Line/Screen
Winner TLMI: McDowell Label & Screen Printing, USA for “Get Real”
Class 15: Combination Colour Process
Winner JFLP: SUNMEC Co. Ltd., Japan for “Le Lectier”
HM FINAT: Royston Labels, UK for “Eco Soapia Rose Geranium”
Class 16: Combination Wine/Spirits
Winner JFLP: MARU-SIN Co. Ltd., Japan for “ENMA (Japanese Shochu)”
Winner FPLMA: James Print Australia for “Wingara La La Land”
HM FINAT: Multi Color Australia for Sellicks Hill Diavolo Shiraz Cabernet”
Class 17: Digital Printing
Winner TLMI: Digital Label Solutions, USA for “Tell us about your Kia”
HM FINAT: Ҫiftsan Etiket, Turkey for “Sir Spray Limescale & Rust Remover”
Class 18: Digital Wine/Spirits
Winner TLMI: Multicolor Sonoma, USA for “Precision”
HM FINAT: Multicolor, Australia for “Single Vineyard Dappled”
HM FPLMA: Multicolor (WA), Australia for “Deepwoods Estate”
HM SALMA: Kiwi Labels Ltd., New Zealand for “Bascands Sauvignon Blanc”
Classs 19: Screen Printing
Winner FINAT: Ҫiftsan Etiket, Turkey for “Marièn Argan Hair Shampoo”
HM JFLP: Sibel Industry Co. Ltd., Japan for “Tsuru Mau”
Class 21: Booklets
Winner FPLMA: The ELNA Press, Australia for “Bostik 500ml PVC Pipe Cement”
HM FINAT: Codex Security Printing House, Hungary for “Adama Legato 500SC”3
Class 22: Innovation
Winner FINAT: Schreiner Group, Germany for “(rfid) Distaferr Mini (UHF)”
The awards will be presented at the Tarsus Global Awards event to be held during Labelexpo 2017 in Brussels in September 2017. The judging for the 2017 L9 WLA competition will take place on the 24th September 2017 in Brussels at the Labelexpo venue.