L9 Reveals Winners in 2012 World Label AwardsFebruary 15, 2013
THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS—Feb. 14, 2013—The L9 associations are pleased to announce the results of the 2012 World Label awards competition judged by an international jury during Labelexpo in Chicago in September 2012. 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 new class structure was introduced for this competition with 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 Honourable Mention (HM) awards.
"This year we saw the quality level rise once more with excellent technical achievement in many of the classes”, said Tony White, chairman of the judging panel. The innovation class showed some new applications for the label process from several of the associations."
The associations taking part were: FINAT (Europe), JFLP (Japan), LATMA (Australia), PEIAC (China), SALMA (New Zealand), and TLMI (North America).
Class 1: Flexo – Line
Winner FINAT: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co KG, Germany for CLF-Smart Cap
Class 2: Flexo Line Screen/Tone
Winner TLMI: McDowell Label & Screen Printing, USA for Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Class 3: Flexo Colour Process
Winner LATMA: Multi-Color (Qld) Pty. Ltd., Australia for Lite n’Easy Roast Chicken Linguine
HM FINAT: Skanem Skurup AB, Sweden for Giva Grass GTI
Class 4: Flexo Wine/Spirits
Winner TLMI: ASL Print FX, Canada for Rennie estate Winery, 2009 Gaia
HM SALMA: Admark Visual Imaging Ltd., New Zealand for “Divinitive” 2011 Sauvignon Blanc
Class 5: Letterpress Line
Winner JFLP: Nakamura Kogyo Co., Ltd., Japan for Yokohama Port Cider
Class 6: Letterpress Line Screen/Tone
Winner JFLP: Chugoku Seal Printing Co., Ltd., Japan for Pates de Fruits
HM PEIAC: Wenzhou XinMei Co., Ltd., China for Hualan Human Albumin Label
Class 7: Letterpress Colour Process
Winner JFLP: Sato Printing Co., Ltd., Japan for Camellia Oil
HM FINAT: F S Etiketten GmbH., Germany for Perlmutt/Goldrausch
Class 8: Letterpress Wine/Spirits
Winner JFLP: Shimokuni Co., Ltd., Japan for Premium Spirits
Class 11: Offset Colour Process
Winner JFLP: Yamada Fine Art Printing Co., Ltd., Japan for Diamond Wax
HM FINAT: Etimag Etiket, Turkey for Asma Bag Bade
Class 12: Offset Wine/Spirits
Joint Winner TLMI: TAPP Label Technologies Inc., Canada for Cloud Valley 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Joint Winner JFLP: Sato Printing Co., Ltd., Japan for Japanese Sake Moon-Ring
Class 13: Combination Line