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TLMI 2012 Awards



When looking for inspiration for their new labels, Le Pich winemakers needed to look no further than their own backyard.



Published November 29, 2012
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Best of Show

First Place, North American
Wine & Spirits, Offset, Line/Prime

Collotype Labels USA, Inc.
Product: Le Pich, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Suppliers: Gallus TCS 250 press, AGFA plates,
Gallus Screeny, Harper anilox rolls/coating, Universal Engraving dies, Classic Crest solar white substrate, Siegwerk inks and coatings, AT-20 adhesives


When looking for inspiration for their new labels, Le Pich winemakers needed to look no further than their own backyard. Le Pich is so named after the Wappo Indian term for “golden eagle,” two of which can be found on the winery property. Created by Collotype Labels USA, the wine and spirit arm of Multi-Color Corporation, the Le Pich 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon label is this year’s Best of Show winner. This year’s Innovator Award (North America) went to Whitlam Label for its Evidence Bag label, which was created to control and document when the bag is opened. Schreiner Group of Germany was presented the Innovator Award (International) for its Pharma-Comb Void label.

Hundreds of entries were submitted for this year’s competition. A total of 48 first place awards were presented, including 35 for North American converters and 13 for international converters. Twenty-five second place awards were given, two of which were given to international converters.
McDowell Label & Screen Printing won a total of nine first place awards and six second place awards. Multi-Color also won a total of nine awards – four of which were first place – while Collotype Labels (acquired by Multi-Color in 2008) won eight first place and three second place awards. Additionally, TAPP Label Technologies, Inc. won three first place prizes and one second place.

The judging committee, chaired by Steve Lee of RotoMetrics, included Mike Buystedt of Flint Group Narrow Web; J. Page Crouch of Clemson University; Jim Flynn of Gallus; Jim Harris of Actega WIT; Ray Mackura of Avery Dennison; J. Michael Rivera of K Laser Technology USA; Steve Schulte of Mark Andy; Dilip Shah of Nilpeter; Robert Smithson of Trinity Graphic USA; and Paul Teachout of Harper Corporation of America.


First Place, International

Multi-Process, Line & Screen/Tone, Prime
Pilot Italia S.P.A.

Product: Tesori d’Oriente Marrakech
Description/Challenges: Pleasant, glossy effect; matte; accuracy of the register of print.
Suppliers: Nilpeter press, Kodak plates, Stork screens, Kocher + Beck dies, Fasson
substrates, Sun Chemical inks


First Place, North American
Non-Pressure Sensitive, All Processes/Cut & Stack, Line & Screen/Tone, Prime
Multi-Color

Product: Tide Pods
Description/Challenges: Challenging fluorescence and shape for converting. Development of paper/heat activated adhesive for paper IML on PET container. Graphics designed using extended color gamut process.
Suppliers: Schiavi press, Flint Group inks and coatings


First Place, International
 

Wine & Spirits, Flexography/Letterpress, Line & Screen/Tone, Prime
Collotype Labels International Holdings Pty. Ltd.
Product: Bundaberg 100 Proof
Description/Challenges: Printed six colors with a gloss screen, red foil and embossed grain on a coated stock.
Suppliers: Gallus flexo press, flexo DuPont plates, Gallus screens,
UEI cylinders, RotoMetics dies, Cast Gloss Raflatac substrate, DIC inks


First Place, North American

Roll to Roll, Color Process, Prime
McDowell Label & Screen Printing
Product: Wild Attraction
Description/Challenges: HD-UV four-color process printing combined with foiling and tactile doming techniques were required to create this realistic image.

First Place, North American
Digital Printing, Other

Digital Label Solutions
Product: Buy 3 Tires Promotion
Description/Challenges: Short run, economical, high-quality, specially-shaped label.
Suppliers: HP press, Kocher + Beck dies, Spinnaker substrate, HP inks, EIC coatings, STA laminate

Innovator Award
First Place, North American

Flexography, Line/Non-Prime
Whitlam Label Company
Product: Evidence Bag

Description/Challenges: The customer manufactures evidence bags and their customer asked
 
for them to come up with a way to help control and document when the evidence bag was opened. When opened, they wanted to track who opened it and what for. What Whitlam developed was a label that can be applied before cutting open the evidence bag/box that tracks all proper information required. The user breaks the zipper seal to have an area to cut and enter the bag. Once complete, they remove the liner material and the bag is sealed and the chain of custody remains intact. The challenge was providing a label that could be applied, opened, then resealed and ensure that proper chain of custody for evidence was maintained. This included printing on both layers PS and diecutting just the top layer to create the zipper pull stripe.

First Place, International
Multi-Process, Line/Prime

Pilot Italia S.P.A.
Product: Tesori d’Oriente
Hammam
Description/Challenges: Critical of the register of press and good definition of relief.
Suppliers: Gallus press, Stork screens, Italnastri substrate, Sun Chemical inks

First Place, North American

Flexography, Line & Screen/Tone, Non-Prime
Multi-Color
Product: Nice Pak PDI 160ct Sani Cloth
Description/Challenges: Challenging dark color vignette on
paperstock; needed to overcome paper coating issues that often interferes with halftone print.
Suppliers: Omet press, Kodak plates, Harper anilox rolls, Electro Optic dies, Fasson substrate, INX inks and coatings

First Place, North American
Roll to Roll, Line/Prime

McDowell Label & Screen Printing
Product: Pinkalicious
Description/Challenges: High-density solid colors along with intricate foiling design surrounded by a full-coverage background with additional foiling.

First Place, North American
Wine & Spirits, Flexography/Letterpress, Color Process, Prime

ASL Print FX
Product: Rennie Estate Winery, 2009 Gaia
Suppliers: Gallus press, Kodak NX plates, HDFX screens, Gallus cylinders, Harper anilox rolls, Kocher + Beck dies, Fasson coated stock substrate, Sun Chemical inks and coatings


First Place, North American
Wine & Spirits, Flexography/Letterpress, Line & Screen/Tone, Prime

Collotype El Dorado Hills
Product: Rage, 2010 Zinfandel
Description/Challenges: This label is printed on a metalized material, using a combination of inks, varnishes and silkscreen to create a unique look. The customer was looking for something that would really stand out and be different from the rest of the pack. Collotype started out with silkscreen over just the oval part of the label and then added it to the red to make it pop.
Suppliers: Gallus press, DuPont plates, Gallus screens, Gerhardt cylinders, Harper anilox rolls, Electro Optic dies, Fasson substrate, Pro ColorFlex / Siegwerk inks

First Place, North American
Flexography, Color Process, Prime

Kopco Graphics Inc.
Product: Multi Cat Premium Clay Litter Disposable Pan

Description/Challenges: There was quite a bit of R&D that went into the development and design of this label. Kopco had to determine what type of pressure sensitive adhesive would bond to a small surface area around the top rim of the litter pan. There was quite a bit of trial and error that went into this project to determine why the labels were popping off the edges in different areas on the top of the pan. It was finally determined that the clay litter in the pan was gassing out, causing the seal of the label to fail. Kopco then redesigned the top cutting die with three small air-eject holes per repeat to allow gas to escape. This provided a solid functional solution to the customer's packaging needs. The label has a total of eight colors plus UV overprint coating and four rotary cutting tools. Keeping good registration was critical and difficult to maintain.
Suppliers: Mary Andy 2200 press, DuPont plates, Stork anilox rolls, Wilson Manufacturing dies, Fasson substrate, Wickoff inks, NuCoat coatings

First Place, International
Wine & Spirits, Offset, Color Process, Prime

Collotype Labels International Holdings Pty. Ltd.
Product: Christobel’s 2011 Barossa
Description/Challenges: Printed six colors, with high-build screen
and embossed grain on uncoated stock. Three different designs printed as a set, all belonging to one product.
Suppliers: Nilpeter MO 3300 press, Kodak plates, Stork screens, RotoMetrics dies, Estate 8 Avery Dennison substrates, DIC inks


First Place, North American

Specially Decorated Products
Control Group
Product: Gillette Venus Lid
Description/Challenges: This product was produced using 12 colors – 11 flexo and one rotary screen. Base material is a 12 pt plastic, which was then film-laminated and a Cast and Cure process was applied, and then diecut all inline. Difficulties in this process were dealing with the unstable base web and the diecutting.
Suppliers: Nilpeter press, Cyrel FAST plates, Stork screens, RotoMetrics cylinders, Harper anilox rolls, RotoMetrics dies, Klockner substrate, custom inks, coatings and adhesives

First Place/Innovator, International
 

Flat Screen Printing (Roll Fed Only), Line/Prime
Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
Product: Pharma-Comb Void Label
Suppliers: Smag Graphique press; Weber, Pröll, MP+L, NBC, Sefar screens; Electro Optic dies; FLEXcon, Pütz substrate; Coates Screen, Marabu inks; 3M adhesives; Jänecke & Schneemann, Marabu varnishes
 


 


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