Judging Criteria

When our judges—industry experts in the package-printing field—break out the loops to evaluate the entries, they follow the following criteria to determine First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mention awards. First Place winners from each category will compete for Best of Show honors.

PRINT QUALITY
• Screen Value
• Smoothness of Vignette/Halftone
• Representation of Print Process
• Registration
• Ink Laydown
• Overall Uniqueness
• Image Sharpness
• Difficulty of Substrate
• Overall Complexity

FUNCTION
• Visual Appeal
• Serves Intended Purpose

SECONDARY CONVERTING/FINISHING
• Coating Laydown
• Quality of Diecutting/Laminating/Hot Stamping/Embossing

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