Pragati Pack from India shines at 2013 L9 World Label Awards

Indian printers have made us proud time and again. More recently Pragati Pack (India) Pvt Ltd (India) has bagged the L9 World Label Award for ‘Security label excise seals country liquor’ in the Flexo-Line category. The L9 associations have recently announced the 2013 L9 World Label Awards competition judged by an international jury during Labelexpo in Brussels. The L9 is the alliance of global label associations, formulating policies and strategic information in connection with global matters affecting the worldwide label industry.

“This competition serves to show the world the best labels from international associations worldwide. The quality of the submitted labels each year continues to amaze the judges with this year being no exception. The level of technical skill shown by the entrants is exceptional”, said Tony White, chairman of the judging panel. “The competition culminates in the new Best of the Best awards which are selected from five of the main stream printing processes.”

The associations taking part were: FINAT (Europe), JFLP (Japan), LATMA (Australia), ABIEA (Brazil), SALMA (New Zealand), and TLMI (North America).

The new class structure introduced in 2012 was implemented again with no changes to the 22 classes covering all the main printing processes and markets. The results are listed with the winners announced first followed by the Honourable Mention (HM) awards.

Flexo – Line: Winner FINAT: Pragati Pack (India) Pvt Ltd (India) for Security label excise seals country liquor.

Flexo Line Screen/Tone: HM FINAT: Bahar Etiket (Turkey) for Eyüp Sabri Tuncer Dogal Zeytinyagli El Ve Vücut 250 ml.

Flexo Colour Process: Joint Winners LATMA: Multi-Color (QLD) (Australia) for Ministry of Icecream; SALMA: Admark Visual Imaging (New Zealand) for Spiderman Inmould Label and HM JFLP: Chugoku Seal Printing Co Ltd (Japan) for Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva.

Flexo Wine/Spirits: Joint Winners TLMI: Collotype Labels El Dorado Hills (USA) for Jackson-Triggs Proprietor’s selection Shiraz; JFLP: Chugoku Seal Printing Co Ltd (Japan) for KOHAKU; and HM LATMA: Wedderburn Labels (Australia) for Mintaro

Letterpress Line: Winner JFLP: Sansaisya Co Ltd (Japan) for Serial Number Label.

Letterpress Line Screen/Tone: HM JFLP: SATO Printing Co Ltd (Japan) for FUWARI x KIRARI.

Letterpress Colour Process: Winner JFLP: SATO Printing Co Ltd (Japan) for Smell of Forest.

Letterpress Wine/Spirits: Winner JFLP: Shinwa Label Printing Co Ltd (Japan) for Hana* fuwawa.

Offset Line/Screen: HM FINAT: Skanem Ltd (Liverpool, UK) for 5lt Coral Black Velvet – Denmark.

Offset Colour Process: Winner JFLP: Fuji Mark Co Ltd (Japan) for Barbie Nail Polish Remover and HM LATMA: Labelworld WA (Australia) for Wisemate Caesar Salad Dressing.

Offset Wine/Spirits: Winner TLMI: Collotype Labels Inc (USA) for Farella Malbec 2009; and HM FINAT: Collotype Labels (Australia) for Carnival Love.

Combination Line: Joint Winners FINAT: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co KG (Germany) for Automotive Security Logistic Label; and HM TLMI: McDowell Label & Screen Printing (USA) for Instant Gratification Combination Line & Screen/Tone: Winner TLMI: McDowell Label & Screen Printing (USA) for P6 Extreme; and HM FINAT: Smyth/Dow Industries, USA for Victoria’s Secret Luminous Touch.

Combination Colour Process: Joint Winners JFLP: Shinwa Label Printing Co Ltd (Japan) for Japan Premium MIYABI; TLMI: McDowell Label & Screen Printing (USA) for Peace & Harmony; and HM SALMA: Admark Visual Imaging (New Zealand) for Air New Zealand Hobbit Plane.

Combination Wine & Spirits: Joint Winners TLMI: McDowell Label & Screen Printing (USA) for Ten High; LATMA: Collotype Labels Griffith (Australia) for St Leonards – Wahgunyah; HM FINAT: IPE (Spain) for Planas Albareda Pure and Careful craftsmanship; HM JFLP: Kansai Takara Printing Co Ltd (Japan) for Las Vegas Souvenir Wine and HM SALMA: Panprint Labels (New Zealand) for BE Living Lands Series.

Digital Printing: Winner JFLP: TAKARA PAC Ltd (Japan) for Sakuracha

Digital Printing Wine & Spirits: Joint Winners TLMI: Collotype Labels (USA) for Wren Hop Vineyards Pinot Noir 2011and LATMA: Ultra Labels (Australia) for Ocean View Estate 2012 Luscious Harvest.

Screen Printing: Winner FINAT: Kolibri Labels (The Netherlands) for A Nice Liqueur.

Booklets & Coupon Labels: Winner JFLP: SATO Printing Co Ltd (Japan); HM FINAT: Skanem Poznan, Poland for Oriflame 19640 Anti-perspirant Booklet

Innovation: Joint Winners FINAT: Stratus Packaging (France) for IXcode for banks and JFLP: Azagami Seal Printing Co Ltd (Japan) for Kaleidoscope.

Best of the Best: In addition to the awards mentioned above, 5 new L9 Global awards representing the ‘Best of the Best’ will be presented later this year in Chicago. The winners will be selected from the winners of the L9 World label Awards competition within the following Classes: Flexo, Letterpress, Offset Litho, Combination and Digital. The identities of the winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony and are deemed to be the “Oscars” of thelabel industry.

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