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HP names winners in digital label competition

October 14, 2008

HP names winners in digital label competition
Hewlett Packard announced the winners of the second HP Indigo Digital Label & Packaging Competition at an awards gala held at Labelexpo Americas in September. The competition recognizes customers from around the world for their commitment to excellence and innovation in digital printing. More than 140 entries were received in categories that included wine, beverages, spirits, household, industrial, food, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical labels; shrink sleeves; flexible packaging; unique application; and innovation.
“This competition allows HP Indigo users to share the outstanding and effective applications they are able to produce for a wide range of industries with HP technology and recognizes the customers who have excelled in digital production,” says Alon Bar-Shany, vice president and general manager, Indigo Division, HP. “We are pleased with the number of entries we have received and continue to be amazed by the creativity and success of our customers.”
New Zealand converter Hally Labels won the Best of Show Benny Landa Award for its entry in the food category, a label printed for Miada Corporation. Other category winners are:
Wine – S.A. Litho Labels (South Africa)
Beverages – MPS Digital (USA)
Spirits – Fort Dearborn (USA)
Household – Innovative Labeling Solutions (USA)
Industrial – Dion Label Printing (USA)
Food – Hally Labels (New Zealand)
Nutraceutical – Hally Labels
Shrink Sleeves – Tadbik (Israel)
Flexible Packaging – Innovative Labeling Solutions (USA)
Unique Application – Impresora Silvaform (Mexico)
Innovative Use of Substrate – Etiquettes Profecta Labels (Canada)
Certificates of special recognition were awarded as follows:
Innovative Labeling Solutions (USA), graphic elements
Etiquettes Profecta Labels (Canada), self-promotion leveraging VDP technology
Prestige Label (USA), sustainable packaging
Artes Graficas Modernas (Argentina), innovation
NOSCO (USA), pharmaceutical
Gold Coast Graphics (USA), market exploitation of VDP technology

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