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RollsPack, MultiColor Best in Show

Wednesday, 05 September 2018
By Wayne Robinson

Serial award winners RollsPack and Multi-Color Australia took out the flexo and labels Best In Show awards respectively at the Flexible Packaging and Label Makers Association (FPLMA) annual awards.

Best in Show for Flexo: Phillip Rolls, RollsPack, receives the Award from Vince Sedunary, FPLMA committee member

The RollsPack winner was for its Pagkarra Chicken Puffs flexo printed packaging, which also won Gold in the Flexo Wide Web category.

Best in Show Labels: Andrew Jones (right) Multi-Color Australia, with Mark Easton, FPLMA president

Multi-Color took the Labels Best in Show for its Empirical job, which won Gold in the Combination, Wines and Spirits category. The judges describing the Empirical label as ‘perfectly executed’.

RollsPack in fact won four Golds including Best in Show, with managing director Phillip Rolls later paying tribute to his staff and his local competitors.

Multi-Color also took out four Golds, with the winning entries coming from three separate sites, one form Queensland, two from SA and one from the Griffith plant.

Label house also won four Golds, two each on Flexo Labels and Offset categories. Andrew Kohn won two Flexo Wide Web Golds, with Visy and Wedderburn Lables each also winning Gold.

Apprentice of the Year was Callum Bryant from Labelmakers in WA, who made the journey across the country to collect his award from the five finalists, all of whom were at the event.

Apprentice of Year Callum Bryant (right) from Label Makers WA, with the four other finalists

Held at the Metropolis on Melbourne’s Southbank the glittering awards ceremony saw some 320 label and flexo printers pack the room, with a dance troup providing the entertainment, to be joined on the floor after the ceremony by plenty of printers shaking their groove thang.

Chairman of the judging panel was Andrew Maxwell, who is also part of the global label awards judging panel, into which all the FPLMA Gold winners will be entered.

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