Supreme award

Sponsored by Whitmar Publications

Atypical Coffee by QLM Vietnam (Hoang Ha Label Co)

Supreme award

(L-R) Rachael Swinyard, advertising manager, Digital Labels & Packaging, Lindsey Pearson, managing director, Whitmar Publications, Jim McInley and Heath Rose on behalf of QLM Vietnam (Hoang Ha Label Co).

The judges said:After considerable debate and discussion, this fantastic category winner featured great print quality, complex variable designs, and finishing on a difficult substrate, producing an outstanding series of labels that showcase the capabilities of digital print for labels and packaging.

 

Excellence with inkjet

Sponsored by Mark Andy

Aliens by Eclipse Labels

Excellence with inkjet

(L-R) Phil Baldwin, sales manager, Mark Andy, Dave Nutley, sales specialist, Eclipse Labels, Lewis Abbott, sales specialist, Eclipse Labels and Jamie Galt, production manager, Eclipse Labels.

The judges said:Very high standard, pleasing the judges. With no artifacts, this tremendously striking winner features clear legible small font with great finishing effects.’

Also nominated:

  • Aoraki DIPA by The Label Makers
  • Jin Reaper Evangeline Spicy London Dry Gin by Olympus Print Group
  • Ride by ASL Print FX

Excellence with toner

Sponsored by Xeikon

Atypical Coffee by QLM Vietnam (Hoang Ha Label Co)

Excellence with toner

(L-R) Duncan Sargeant, sales manager, Xeikon, Heath Rose and Jim McInley on behalf of QLM Vietnam (Hoang Ha Label Co).

The judges said: ‘Universally excellent entries, with the winner showcasing a wonderful variable design and unique labels created using software, coupled with brilliant print quality and foiling.’

Also nominated:

  • Give Faith Get Faith 440ml by CS Labels
  • Jellyfish Gin by Amberley Labels
  • DWD Whiskey by Label World

Excellence with hybrid printing

Sponsored by Bobst

Boys Cry by ASL Print FX

Excellence with hybrid printing

(L-R) Steve Lakin, sales manager, Bobst and Jenny Stanley on behalf of ASL Print FX.

The judges said:Clever use of technology with design to deliver standout impact.

Also nominated:

  • Henderson’s Relish – Limited Edition Charity Print by Amberley Labels
  • Best Choice Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1.5 litres by Varigrafica Cappa
  • Dirty Works Soak It Up Coconut bath Soak by Olympus Print Group

Excellence in finishing and embellishment

Sponsored by A B Graphic International

Gilded Letter by MCC North America Wines & Spirits

Excellence in finishing and embellishment

(L-R) Mark Hyde, sales manager, A B Graphic International and Will Tilney, business development manager, MCC Daventry.

The judges said:Extremely good standard across a very competitive category, with a winner emerging after much debate. The winning entry included so much detail in combination with great material selection.’

Also nominated:

  • Cosmic by Grafiche Pradella
  • Heppington Vineyard by Berkshire Labels
  • Black Cocky by MCC Western Australia

Excellence in design

Sponsored by BPIF

Baller Vodka Chilli Bacon Front by MCC Clydebank Scotland

Excellence in design

(L-R) Charles Jarrold, CEO, BPIF and Will Tilney, business development manager, MCC Daventry.

The judges said:Superb examples of high-quality digital printing, showcasing the capabilities of the technology in labels and packaging. The winner was complex, sandwich printed, with great finishing. Fabulous..

Also nominated:

  • ECO Vodka Label by Aurika
  • Atypical Coffee by QLM Vietnam (Hoang Ha Label Co)
  • Pukara Terroir Series by QLM Label Makers Australia

Excellence in sustainability

Sponsored by HP

Storm King 2021 Shiraz Malbec by Hally Labels New Zealand

Excellence in sustainability

(L-R) Peter Jolly, UK and Ireland Country Manager, HP and Will Tilney, business development manager at MCC Daventry.

The judges said:This category sparked lively debate. Great to see converters now taking the environment seriously. The winner told a realistic story, not misleading consumers for a true circular solution.’

Also nominated:

  • The SheSpot. ‘Winter Glow’ Box by Impress Print Services
  • 100% Recyclable pouches by ePac UK Silverstone

Application excellence – primary packaging

Sponsored by Gallus a Heidelberg Group Company

Digitally enabled, smart packaging by ePac UK Silverstone

Application excellence - primary packaging

(L-R) Neil Fletcher, head of sales, Heidelberg UK and Johnny Hobeika, managing director, ePac Holdings Europe.

The judges said: ‘Great to see digitally printed flexibles. The winner showed a bright, clear, compelling design innovatively executed.’

Also nominated:

  • Muse Shatter Sativa by SunDance
  • Whitworths Pumpkin Seeds Pouch by Reflex

Application excellence – secondary packaging

Sponsored by Inca Digital Printers

40-pack double-sided box by Cepac

Application excellence - secondary packaging

(L-R) Matt Brooks, products and solutions director, Roger Thomson, head of innovation, Cepac and Steve Moss, group managing director, Cepac.

The judges said:Well thought through stylish design, showcasing excellent print quality linked to the customer-ready page in a holistic way.’

Also nominated:

  • HK Jenga Campaign by Print4UK
  • Truly Flavored Vodka Pouch by Haney

Analogue-to-digital

Sponsored by Dantex Group

Wilde Chips - Himalayan Pink Salt by Haney

Analogue-to-digital

(L-R) Dave Reynolds, UK sales manager, Dantex Group and Stuart Edwards on behalf of Haney.

The judges said:This pack showed great use of spot colours to really stand out on the shelf, highlighting the power of digital printing to match a previous spot colour job.

Also nominated:

  • It’s a Headsnapper by MCC North America Wine & Spirits

Innovation

Sponsored by EFI

Strawberry Sour by QLM Vietnam (Hoang Ha Label Co)

Innovation

(L-R) Terry Garvey, partner alliance director, EFI, Jim McInley and Heath Rose on behalf of QLM Vietnam (Hoang Ha Label Co)

The judges said:Difficult to decide such a range of capabilities, featuring new modern digital printing equipment and original thinking. The eye-catching winner showed stunning graphics and surprises.

Also nominated:

  • Deepwoods Estate – Chardonnay 2021 by MCC Western Australia
  • Jellyfish Gin by Amberley Labels
  • Personalised direct-to-food printing by Hokey Cokey Cookies
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