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  • NEW FOR 2024 – Excellence with inkjet – labels

    For labels printed using inkjet-based digital processes Each entrant to this category must highlight specific elements** of the printed product that showcase the technology and why their entry should be considered the winner. **See entry form for more details.

  • NEW FOR 2024 – Excellence with inkjet – packaging

    For flexible packaging, folding cartons, corrugated boxes and other packaging formats decorated using inkjet-based digital processes Each entrant to this category must highlight specific elements** of the printed product that showcase the technology and why their entry should be considered the winner. **See entry form for more details.

  • NEW FOR 2024 – Excellence with toner – labels

    For labels printed using toner-based digital processes Each entrant to this category must highlight specific elements** of the printed product that showcase the technology and so why their entry should be considered the winner.

  • NEW FOR 2024 – Excellence with toner – packaging

    For flexible packaging, folding cartons, corrugated boxes and other packaging formats decorated using toner-based digital processes Each entrant to this category must highlight specific elements** of the printed product that showcase the technology and why their entry should be considered the winner.

  • Excellence with hybrid printing

    For entries printed using a combination of two or more complementary processes (digital+flexo, digital+offset, digital+digital, etc) Each entrant to this category must highlight specific elements** of the printed product that showcase how processes have been combined to make their entry the winner. **See entry form for more details.

  • Excellence in finishing and embellishment

    For entries that showcase the best use of digital finishing and embellishment processes to elevate the look and feel of labels and packaging. Each entrant to this category must highlight specific elements** that showcase what finishing and embellishment has added to the printed product to make the entry a winner **See entry form for more details.

  • Excellence in design

    For entries showcasing work that has been designed specifically with digital printing in mind. Each entrant to this category must highlight** how the design is specifically suited to digital production and the benefits this has brought to the submitted entry and customer **See entry form for more details.

  • Application excellence – primary packaging

    For entries showcasing the best primary packaging decorated digitally. Each entrant to this category must highlight specific elements** of the printed product that are relevant to the application that showcase why their entry should be considered the winner. **See entry form for more details.

  • Application excellence – secondary packaging

    For entries showcasing the best secondary packaging decorated digitally. Each entrant to this category must highlight specific elements** of the printed product that are relevant to the application that showcase why their entry should be considered the winner. **See entry form for more details.

  • Analogue-to-digital

    For work previously printed using another processes but now produced using digital. Each entrant to this category must highlight specific elements** of the printed product that showcase how the entry has benefitted from the move to digital and what the customer/end user has gained from the move and so should be considered the winner. **See entry form for details.

  • Variable data

    For those entries showcasing the use of variable data printing, customisation and/or personalisation for the benefit of the brand in question and its consumer customers. Each entrant to this category should be sure to highlight where and how VDP has been used** as part of the final printed product and how, to what extent, this has impacted consumer engagement.

  • Innovation

    Entries could example new manufacturing techniques, a previously unrealised application of digital print, and/or a new end-use for digitally manufactured packaging; be innovative with your submissions! Entries to this category must highlight exactly where innovation(s) have been made and how they have benefitted the application and/or customer. See entry form for details.

  • Self-promotional print

    For non-commercial labels and packaging samples, produced digitally by printers and converters to showcase the breadth and depth of their capabilities. Entries for this category must not have been produced for sale directly to customers and consumers, rather showcase the work** of a printer for its own branding and marketing initiatives **See entry form for details.

  • Best new company

    For brand-new businesses that have started using digital to produce commercial work and/or existing companies that have added digital directly to their production mix for the first time, during the judging window – see rule 3 (N.B. new sites of existing digital users ARE NOT eligible for this award). Entrants to this category must supply a supporting statement detailing growth achieved that is directly related to the use of digital label and package printing. See entry form for details.

  • Environmental company of the year

    For printers and converters who are able to demonstrate the greatest advances in environmental performance and responsible behaviour towards both the natural environment and people Entrants to this category must supply a supporting statement outlining the advances that have been made and their impact on the business and/or the wider industry. See entry form for more details.

  • Future star

    This award is for any employee under the age of 30 within the supply chain, who is set to play a key role in the future of the digital packaging value chain; nominees are welcomed from all areas of the supply chain. Entries for this category must include a supporting statement outlining why this individual should be considered for the award, their progress and their achievements to date.

Digital Labels & Packaging Awards