L9 Announces 2013 World Label Winners


GLOUCESTER, MA | The L9 associations announce the results of the 2013 L9 World Label Awards competition judged by an international jury during Labelexpo Europe in Brussels, September 2013. The L9 is the alliance of global label associations, formulating policies and strategic information in connection with global matters affecting the worldwide label industry.

The class segmentation structure introduced in 2012 was implemented once again with no changes to the 22 classes covering all the main printing processes and markets. The results are listed in class order with the winners announced first, followed by the Honorable Mention (HM) awards. "This competition serves to show the world the best labels from international associations worldwide. The quality of the submitted labels each year continues to amaze the judges with this year being no exception. The level of technical skill shown by the entrants is exceptional,” says Tony White, chairman of the judging panel. "The competition culminates in the new Best of the Best awards which are selected from five of the mainstream printing processes."

The Tag and Label Mfrs. Institute (TLMI) would like to congratulate association members Collotype Labels, McDowell Label & Screen Printing, and Smyth/Dow Industries for winning awards. The associations that took part in the competition included: FINAT (Europe), TLMI (North America), JFLP (Japan), LATMA (Australia), ABIEA (Brazil), and SALMA (New Zealand).

Following is a complete listing of winners and application names:

Class 1: Flexo – Line Winner FINAT: Pragati Pack (India) Pvt. Ltd. India for Security label excise seals country liquor

Class 2: Flexo Line Screen/Tone HM FINAT: Bahar Etiket, Turkey for Eyüp Sabri Tuncer Dogal Zeytinyagli El Ve Vücut 250 ml

Class 3: Flexo Color Process Winner LATMA: Multi-Color (QLD), Australia for Ministry of Icecream HM JFLP: Chugoku Seal Printing Co. Ltd. Japan for Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva

Class 4: Flexo Wine/Spirits Joint Winner TLMI: Collotype Labels El Dorado Hills, USA for Jackson-Triggs Proprietor’s selection Shiraz Joint Winner JFLP: Chugoku Seal Printing Co. Ltd. Japan for KOHAKU HM LATMA: Wedderburn Labels, Australia for Mintaro

Class 5: Letterpress Line Winner JFLP: Sansaisya Co. Ltd. Japan for Serial Number Label

Class 6: Letterpress Line Screen/Tone HM JFLP: SATO Printing Co. Ltd., Japan for FUWARI x KIRARI

Class 7: Letterpress Color Process Winner JFLP: SATO Printing Co. Ltd., Japan for Smell of Forest

Class 8: Letterpress Wine/Spirits Winner JFLP: Shinwa Label Printing Co. Ltd., Japan for Hana* fuwawa

Class 10 Offset Line/Screen HM FINAT: Skanem Ltd. Liverpool, UK for 5lt Coral Black Velvet - Denmark

Class 11: Offset Color Process Winner JFLP: Fuji Mark Co. Ltd., Japan for Barbie Nail Polish Remover HM LATMA: Labelworld W.A., Australia for Wisemate Caesar Salad Dressing

Class 12: Offset Wine/Spirits Winner TLMI: Collotype Labels, USA Inc for Farella Malbec 2009 HM FINAT: Collotype Labels , Australia for Carnival Love

Class 13: Combination Line Winner FINAT: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG. Germany for Automotive Security Logistic Label HM TLMI: McDowell Label & Screen Printing, USA for Instant Gratification

Class 14: Combination Line & Screen/Tone Winner TLMI: McDowell Label & Screen Printing, USA for P6 Extreme HM FINAT: Smyth/Dow Industries, USA for Victoria’s Secret Luminous Touch

Class 15: Combination Color Process Joint Winner JFLP: Shinwa Label Printing Co. Ltd., Japan for Japan Premium MIYABI Joint Winner TLMI: McDowell Label & Screen Printing, USA for Peace & Harmony HM SALMA: Admark Visual Imaging, New Zealand for Air New Zealand Hobbit Plane

Class 16: Combination Wine & Spirits Joint Winner TLMI: McDowell Label & Screen Printing, USA for Ten High Joint Winner LATMA: Collotype Labels Griffith, Australia for St Leonards - Wahgunyah Joint HM FINAT: IPE Spain for Planas Albareda Pure and Careful craftsmanship Joint HM JFLP: Kansai Takara Printing Co. Ltd., Japan for Las Vegas Souvenir Wine Joint HM SALMA: Panprint Labels, New Zealand for BE Living Lands Series

Class 17: Digital Printing Winner JFLP: TAKARA PAC Ltd., Japan for Sakuracha

Class 18: Digital Printing Wine & Spirits Joint Winner TLMI: Collotype Labels, USA for Wren Hop Vineyards Pinot Noir 2011 Joint Winner LATMA: Ultra Labels, Australia for Ocean View Estate 2012 Luscious Harvest

Class 19: Screen Printing Winner FINAT: Kolibri Labels, The Netherlands for A Nice Liqueur

Class 21: Booklets & Coupon Labels Winner JFLP: SATO Printing Co. Ltd., Japan HM FINAT: Skanem Poznan, Poland for Oriflame 19640 Anti-perspirant Booklet

Class 22: Innovation Joint Winner FINAT: Stratus Packaging, France for IXcode for banks Joint Winner JFLP: Azagami Seal Printing Co. Ltd., Japan for Kaleidoscope

In addition to the awards mentioned above, five new L9 Global awards representing the “Best of the Best” will be presented later in the year in Chicago. The winners are selected from the winners of the L9 World label Awards competition within the following classes: Flexo, Letterpress, Offset Litho, Combination, and Digital. The identities of the winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony and are deemed to be the “Oscars” of the label industry.

The judging for the 2014 L9 WLA competition will take place before the start of Labelexpo 2014 event in September in Chicago.

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