Gravure Grabbers

PLGA Awards

Choosing the best from 103 entries was the tough task of the judging panel for the 2006 Print Quality Awards, presented by the Packaging & Label Gravure Assn. Global (PLGA) at the Ninth Annual Operational Conference, held March 1–3 in Miami. A sampling of winning entries follows.

Best of Show


Flexible Packaging


Non PSA Labels/Wraps

PSA Labels


Process: Alcan Packaging-Atlanta for Wrigley’s Eclipse Midnight Cool (see above).

For a complete list of winners, visit

International Awards
PLGA received 17 entries for International Print Quality Awards. Following are two of the winners, representing the wide range of global gravure.

The Judging Panel
Following are the judges for the PLGA Print Quality Awards: Ron Beyer, Beyer Ink; Dick Chesnut, W.R. Chesnut Engineering; Charlie Conover, Hurletron; Dr. Sam Ingram, Clemson Univ.; Jack Kenny, Label & Narrow Web magazine; John Kiedaisch, Hurletron; Jim Lepp, Lepp & Assoc.; and Tony White, Flexo/Gravure magazine.

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