L9 Announces 2015 World Label Winners

GLOUCESTER, MA | The L9 associations report the results of the 2015 L9 World Label Awards competition judged by an international jury prior to Labelexpo Europe in September 2015. The L9 is an alliance of global label associations created to formulate policies and gather strategic information in connection with global matters affecting the worldwide label industry.

The associations taking part this year included FINAT (Europe), TLMI (USA), JFPI (Japan), LATMA (Australia), SALMA (New Zealand), PEIAC (China), and AMETIQ (Mexico).

The current class structure includes 22 classes covering the primary printing processes and market applications. The results are listed in class order with the winners announced first, followed by the honorable mention (HM) awards.

Class 1: Flexo Line

Winner TLMI: McDowell Label & Screen Printing, USA for “Madame Hair refresher”

HM FINAT: Constantia Flexibles Label Division, UK for “Cranes Drinks”

Class 2: Flexo Line Screen/Tone

Winner LATMA: Wedderburn, Australia for “Gold Truffle Salami”

HM FINAT: DGS Baski Teknolojleri AS, Turkey for “Opet Full Gear EP 1lt”

Class 3: Flexo Color Process

Winner JFLP: Takara Pac Ltd., Japan for “Cherry Body Soap”

HM TLMI: McDowell Label & Screen Printing, USA for “The Curse”

Class 4: Flexo Wine/Spirits

Joint Winner SALMA: Rapid Labels, New Zealand for “Silver Moki Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014”

Joint Winner LATMA: Studio Labels, Australia for “Handpicked”

Class 5: Letterpress Line

Winner PEIAC: ZhongBiao Anti-counterfeiting Printing Co. Ltd., China “Security Labels of Qianlongzubancheng”

Class 7: Letterpress Color Process

Winner JFLP: SATO PRINTING CO. LTD., Japan for “Green Tea “Keikacha””

Class 8: Letterpress Wine/Spirits

Joint Winner JFLP: Sankyo Tac Label Co. Ltd., Japan for “Muscat Bailey A”

Joint Winner LATMA: Labelhouse, Australia for “Robert the Bruce 700cl”

Class 11: Offset Color Process

Winner JFLP: FUJI MARK CO. LTD., Japan for “Label for Salted Firefly Squid”

Class 12: Offset Wine/Spirits

Winner LATMA: Collotype Labels Australia for “Original Vineyards - Hilltops”

HM FINAT: Collotype Labels, Australia for “Christobel’s Moscato”

HM SALMA: Panprint Ltd., New Zealand for “Brancott Estate Flight Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc”

Class 14: Combination Line Screen/Tone

Winner TLMI: Infinite Packaging Group, USA for “18.21 Man Made Sweet Tobacco Shampoo”

Class 15: Combination Color Process

Winner TLMI: McDowell Label & Screen Printing, USA for Poo-Pourri Dejá Poo”

HM JFLP: Shimokuni Co. Ltd., Japan for “Hawaii Kona Blend Coffee”

Class 15: Combination Color Process

Winner TLMI: McDowell Label & Screen Printing, USA for Poo-Pourri Dejá Poo”

HM JFLP: Shimokuni Co. Ltd., Japan for “Hawaii Kona Blend Coffee”

Class 16: Combination Wine/Spirits

Joint Winner LATMA: Collotype Labels Australia for “HR – The Gorge Whisky”

Joint Winner JFLP: Seieido Printing Co. Ltd., Japan for “Musashi”

Class 17: Digital Printing

Winner TLMI: WS Packaging Group Inc., USA for “Meguiar’s Paint Protect ”

HM LATMA: Collotype Labels Australia for “Lady Burra”

Class 18: Digital Wine/Spirits

Winner FINAT: Collotype Labels, USA for “Diströya”

HM TLMI: Collotype Labels, USA for “Tres Manos Añejo Tequila”

Class 19: Screen

Winner PEIAC: CymMetrik (kunshan) Printing Co. Ltd., China for SONY PS4 Handle logo

HM JFLP: Sibel Industry Co. ltd., Japan for “Masquerade”

HM FINAT: Stratus Packaging, France for “Nocibé Lotion 200ml”

Class 20: Gravure

Winner TLMI: National Label Company, USA for “Energizer® EcoAdvanced AA”

Class 21: Booklets

No winner

HM FINAT: Codex Security Printing House Ltd., Hungary for “Scholl Velvet Smooth booklet” HM PEIAC: CymMetrik (Shanghai) Printing Co. Ltd., China for “ Lens Plus”

Class 22: Innovation

Winner JFLP: Sunny Sealing Co. Ltd., Japan for “Flying Dragonfly”

This is the third year that five additional L9 Global awards representing the “Best of the Best” entries from the principal printing processes were included in the judging process. The awards will be presented at the Tarsus event which will be held during Labelexpo 2016 in Chicago in September 2016. The winners were 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 judging for the 2016 L9 WLA competition will take place September 12 in Chicago at Labelexpo.

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