World Label Award Winners Are Announced


GLOUCESTER, MA | The L9 associations have announces the results of the 2014 L9 World Label Awards competition judged by an international jury during Labelexpo in Chicago, September 2014. 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.

Tony White, chairman of the judging panel, says, “The World Label Awards are seen as the technical Oscars of the global label industry with members of the L9 group showing off the best labels from their own domestic competitions. Every year we see technically excellent labels from around the world which tend to reflect the technical advances within the international label industry. As judges we see ‘new’ applications being presented especially in the Innovation class. says. The final icing on the cake is the selection of the entries for ‘Best of the Best’ awards which represent the five main printing processes.”

The associations that took part in the competition included: FINAT (Europe), TLMI (North America), JFLP (Japan), LATMA (Australia), PEIAC (China), and SALMA (New Zealand).

Below is a complete listing of winners and application names:

Class 1: Flexo Line Winner TLMI: McDowell Label & Screen Printing, USA for “Sweet & Sexy Bronzer”

Class 2: Flexo Line Screen/Tone Winner TLMI: Hammer Packaging, USA for “Right Guard Xtreme Fresh”

Class 3: Flexo Colour Process LATMA: Multicolor (QLD), Australia for Lite n’ Easy Sesame Beef Noodles HM FINAT: Permapack AG, Switzerland for “Crème d’or Special 750ml”

Class 4: Flexo Wine/Spirits Winner FINAT: Stratus Packaging, France for “Marquise Blanc Magnolia” Winner JFLP: Tokiwa Seal Printing Co., Japan for “Headgear 03FATYO”

Class 6: Letterpress Line Screen/Tone Winner PEIAC: Shanghai Tungkong Security Printing Co., China for “Sticky Sealing on Cigarette”

Class 7: Letterpress Colour Process Winner JFLP: Shimokuni Co., Japan for “Japan Tea” HM FINAT: ?iftsan Etiket, Turkey for “Carjen Hand & Body Cream Moisturising”

Class 8: Letterpress Wine/Spirits Winner JFLP: Sankyo Tac Label Co., Japan for “Date Craft Beer” Winner LATMA: Signature Labels, Australia for Stockwell Creek £King Shot” Shiraz

Class 11: Offset Colour Process No winner HM JFLP: Fuji Mark Co., Japan for “LINA Health Plus”

Class 12: Offset Wine/Spirits Winner JFLP: Seieido Printing Co., Japan for “tojuno” HM LATMA: CCL (SA) Australia for Rymill “The Dark Horse”

Class 13: Combination Line Winner JFLP: Kansai Takara Printing Co., Japan for “Marudaizy Soy Sauce”

Class 14: Combination Line Screen/Tone Winner PEIAC: Wenzhou Haoge Anti-Counterfeiting Technology Co. Ltd. China, for “Labels for Guyue Longshan”

Class 15: Combination Colour Process Winner JFLP: Miracle Industrial Co., Japan for “Tiger for iPhone” HM FINAT: Omnipack AG, Switzerland for “Braumeister Speck” HM TLMI: ASL Print FX, USA for “Sunny and Share Citrus Saison”

Class 16: Combination Wine/Spirits Winner TLMI: Collotype, USA for “Girl & Dragon 2013 Malbec Argentina” HM FINAT: Collotype Labels, Australia for “Griffith De Bortoli Wines – La Boheme” HM JFLP: Seieido Printing Co., Japan for “Toukou” Winner FINAT: Gráficas Varias, Spain for “Miss Tela ” HM JFLP: Maru-Sin, Japan for “Organic Shampoo”

Class 18: Digital Wine/Spirits Winner LATMA: Collotype (SA), Australia for Montepulciano HM JFLP: MSP, Japan for “TSUGANOKI”

Class 19: Screen No winner HM JFLP: Sibel Industry Co., Japan for “Face Wash”

Class 21: Booklets Winner LATMA: Multicolor (QLD), Australia for Beef Casserole Coupon

Class 22: Innovation Winner FINAT: Schreiner Group, Germany for “Pharma-Tac Plus Label” Winner JFLP: Keiyusha Co., Japan for “Glass Coating Indication”

In the past two years, five additional L9 Global awards were presented representing the “Best of the Best” entries from the principal printing processes. This year the awards will be presented at a Tarsus event which will be held during Labelexpo 2015 in Brussels, Belgium, in September. The winners are selected from the winning entries in the L9 World label Awards competition from the following classes: Flexography, Letterpress, Offset Litho, Combination Printing, and Digital Printing. The identities of the winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony.

The judging for the 2015 L9 WLA competition will take place on the 28th September 2015 in Brussels at the Labelexpo venue.

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