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Hammer wins 10 international print awards

March 14, 2011

Half of Hammer’s awards from the IAPHC this year were in the Gold category.

Hammer Packaging won 10 awards in the 36th International Gallery of Superb Printing competition, produced by the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen (IAPHC).The annual competition honors excellence in the arts and sciences of graphic expression.

All entries submitted by Hammer received recognition across several label types:

• Gold – Mr. & Mrs. T Bloody Mary Mix, Tim Horton’s Iced Tea, Tradewinds Sweet Tea, Bolthouse Farms Protein Plus and Wegmans Fruit Tea

• Silver – Vitamin Water, Nature’s Nectar blendz, Soft Scrub Bleach Clean

• Bronze – Campbell’s Soup, Cheribundi

• Honorable Mention – DelMonte Fruit Smoothie

“Once again, the IAPHC was pleased to present to its judges an outstanding slate of label entries submitted by regular entrant and frequent winner Hammer Packaging,” says Kevin Keane, IAPHC president. “Each year, we are intrigued to see what label submissions will be forthcoming from Hammer Packaging. Labels on virtually every product we purchase are becoming ever more intricate, colorful and effective in creating attention and in conveying crucial information. Hammer prides itself on listening carefully to its customers and the fact that our judges presented 10 awards, and fully half of them were Gold awards, speaks eloquently of the printer understanding the client’s vision.”

Headquartered in Rochester, NY, USA, Hammer Packaging is a privately-held packaging printer with expertise in sheetfed offset, web offset and flexography. The company produces labels and package decoration for the beverage, food, horticulture, and household products industries. Core products produced include cut and stack labels, in-mold labels, shrink sleeve labels, roll-on shrink-on labels, rollfed labels, and pressure sensitive labels.