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SATO label named ‘Best of the Best’

09.19.16

The winning label for a premium Japanese tea was entered into the letterpress category in the global awards competition.

SATO Printing, a division of SATO, the Japan-based provider of Auto-ID products, received the Best of the Best Award at the Label Industry Global Awards 2016. It was awarded in the letterpress category for the premium Japanese tea, “Keikacha," and accepted the award at the awards ceremony held at Labelexpo Americas on September 13.

The ‘Best of the Best’ Awards are presented to L9 World Label Awards winners in five categories—Combination Printing, Letterpress Printing, Offset Litho Printing, Flexographic Printing and Digital Printing.

Features that were recognized for Keikacha include metallic printing, varnish printing and laminate coating which give a premium look and feel. The finished product showcases SATO’s technical printing capability to regulate printing pressure and ensure accurate printing registration.

Ensuring print registration accuracy and avoiding patchy halftone patterns (when tiny halftone dots are blended in print reproduction) were challenges requiring trial and error to overcome. "The Label Industry Global Awards 2016 Best of the Best Award is a testament to SATO’s strong teamwork as it strives to further increase its technical and design capability," the company says.