L9 Reveals Winners in 2012 World Label Awards

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