Closing date: 8 July | Ceremony: 12 October 2022

Finalists announced

Labels (process)

Sponsored by: Dantex Group

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Company name: MCC North America Wine & Spirits
Entry name: Freakshow Chardonnay

Printing press: Gallus EM 510S
Number of colours: 10
Anilox: Harper
Inks: Siegwerk – UV Flexo
Decoration: N/A
Substrate: Avery Dennison – 60# Semigloss Elite
Plate: DuPont EXL .067
Platemaking equipment: DuPont Cyrel Fast
Backing tape: 3M
MIS/Workflow: Esko
Pre-press: Inhouse
Finishing equipment: Finished inline


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Company name: Kingfisher Labels
Entry name: Moor Beer Italia Pils
Printing press:
Edale FL3
Number of colours: Six
Anilox: Anilox Laser Technology
Inks: Mirage Inks  – UV Free Radical
Substrate: Avery Dennison PP Light Top Silver s7000 Petz (46gsm)
Plate: Kodak NX Plate
Platemaking equipment: Phoenix Printing Plates
Backing tape: Lohmann
Pre-press: Phoenix Printing Plates
Finishing equipment: Bar Graphic Elite ISR


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Company name: The Label Makers
Entry name: Coastal Reserve

Printing press: MPS
Number of colours: UV Flexo
Anilox: Anilox Laser Technology
Inks: Sun Chemical
Decoration: Kurz hot foil + SPG rotary effects
Substrate: R Natural Blanc Fasson
Plate: DuPont Cyrel
Platemaking equipment: Esko CTP
Backing tape: Lohmann
MIS/Workflow: Cerm
Pre-press: Inhouse
Finishing equipment: AB Graphics Omega


Labels (line and tone)

Sponsored by: Focus Label Machinery

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Company name: Romprix Exim
Entry name: Transylvania After Dark

Printing press: Bobst M5
Number of colours: Six + varnish
Anilox: Apex Anilox
Inks: Toyo Ink Europe
Substrate: Fedrigoni Group – Vacuum Metal Silver Lux
Plate: DuPont ESX + MacDermid Lux ITP60
Platemaking equipment: Esko Spark 4835
MIS/Workflow: Cerm + Esko
Pre-press: Flexo House SRL
Finishing equipment: Smag IControl 450


 

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Company name: The Label Makers
Entry name: Pure Scot

Printing press: MPS
Number of colours: UV Flexo
Anilox: Anilox Laser Technology
Inks: Sun Chemical
Decoration: Kurz hot foil + Spilker embossing
Substrate: Cotone Bianco Ultra Wet Strength
Plate: DuPont Cyrel
Platemaking equipment: Esko CTP
Backing tape: Lohmann
MIS/Workflow: Cerm
Pre-press: Inhouse
Finishing equipment: A B Graphic International Omega


 

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Company name: MCC Daventry
Entry name: Long Fin

Printing press: Gallus EM280
Number of colours: Eight
Anilox: Arden
Inks: Flint Group – UV Flexo
Decoration: Arden hot foil + Gallus screeny
Substrate: Martele Blanc – Fasson
Plate: Asahi
Platemaking equipment: Asahi
Backing tape: Tessa
MIS/Workflow: Radius
Pre-press: Creation Reprographics
Finishing equipment: A B Graphic International SRI


Flexible packaging (narrow web)

Sponsored by: Cheshire Anilox Technology

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Company name: Sigma Middle East Labels Industries
Entry name: Petrova Naturals
Printing press:
Bobst M5
Number of colours: Eight
Anilox: Apex
Inks: Luxul
Substrate: PVC shrink film
Plate: Photo polymer 1.14
Platemaking equipment: Esko + Asahi water washable plates
Backing tape: tesa
MIS/Workflow: Esko
Pre-press: Inhouse


 

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Company name: Berkshire Labels
Entry name: Westland Orchid
Printing press: Mark Andy P9
Number of colours: CMYK + white
Anilox: Apex
Inks: Pulse
Substrate: Bonpet 45 micron
Plate: DuPont ESX
Platemaking equipment: Esko CDI + DuPont TD1000
Backing tape: tesa
MIS/Workflow: Cerm
Pre-press: Inhouse
Finishing equipment: Karville


Flexible packaging (medium web)

Sponsored by: Windmöller & Hölscher

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Company name: Amerplast
Entry name: Findus Jegerblanding

Printing press: Bobst 20SIX 10CS
Number of colours: CMYK + varnish
Sleeve supplier: Polywest
Anilox: Sandon 420lcm
Inks: Sun Chemical – solvent
Substrate: Amerplast, PE, 60 my
Plate: DuPont EFX
Platemaking equipment: DuPont Fast
Backing tape: tesa
Pre-press: Inhouse


 

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Company name: Gráficas De Llinars
Entry name: Chips Barbacoa

Printing press: Windmöller & Hölscher Miraflex II
Number of colours: Seven
Anilox: Apex GTT XS
Inks: Siegwerk
Substrate: OPP 20 + OPP Metal 20
Plate: MacDermid
Platemaking equipment: Esko (Crystal & XPS)
MIS/Workflow: Automation Engine / Hamillroad DMS Rasterbox
Pre-press: Flexografic Solutions


 

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Company name: Reflex Flexibles Leicester
Entry name: Amazon Fondant Icing

Printing press: Soma Optima
Number of colours: Seven
Anilox: Sandon
Inks: InkTech – solvent
Substrate: PreLam 840×12 Met Pet + 840×38 Nat mLLDPE
Plate: Kodak NX
Platemaking equipment: Kodak
Backing tape: Lohmann
MIS/Workflow: Esko AE + Kodak Prinergy
Pre-press: The Greenhouse


Flexible packaging (wide web)

Sponsored by: Bobst

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Company name: Andrew Kohn
Entry name: Farmwood Chicken Breast T-Rex Bites

Printing press: Bobst 205ix
Number of colours: Six
Sleeve supplier: Twinlock – Polymount
Anilox: Zecher
Inks: Flint Group – solvent
Substrate: Inhouse PE
Plate: MacDermid
Platemaking equipment: Brandpack
Backing tape: 3M
Pre-press: Brandpack


 

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Company name: FFP Packaging Solutions
Entry name: Tesco Fire Pit Teriyaki

Printing press: Windmöller & Hölscher Miraflex
Number of colours: Six
Sleeve supplier: Rossini
Anilox: Sandon 1200lpi / 500lpi
Inks: Flint Flexiprint
Substrate: 25mu PE
Plate: Asahi
Platemaking equipment: Esko CDI
Backing tape: 3M E1020
Pre-press: JPG


 

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Company name: Saica Flex Buxton
Entry name: Fox’s Fabulous Triple Chocolate Cookies

Printing press: Windmöller & Hölscher Miraflex
Number of colours: Five + lacquer
Sleeve supplier: Rossini
Anilox: Sandon Global
Inks: Sun Chemical
Substrate: MH247 40mu OPP
Plate: Flint FTF
Backing tape: Lohmann
Pre-press:  SGS Hull


UV flexo on paper or board

Sponsored by: GEW(EC) Limited

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Company name: Reflex Labels Newcastle
Entry name: ASDA Extra Special Beef Burgers

Printing press: Nilpeter FA Line
Number of colours: Eight
Anilox: Apex GTT s and GTT xs
Inks: Pulse Roll Products
Substrate: UPM Finesse Gloss
Plate: Kodak NX
Platemaking equipment: Kodak
Backing tape: Lohmann
Pre-press: In-house / The Greenhouse


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Company name: Reflex Label+ Keighley
Entry name: Dr Bramble’s Curious Concoctions

Printing press: Nilpeter
Number of colours: Six
Sleeve supplier: Rossini
Anilox: Apex GTT
Inks: Pulse Roll Label Products
Decoration: Tactile silk screen + hot foil
Plate: Kodak NX
Platemaking equipment: Kodak
Backing tape: 3m
MIS/Workflow: Kodak Prinergy + Esko AE
Pre-press: Inhouse (The Greenhouse)
Finishing equipment: BGM


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Company name: Bizerba Labels UK
Entry name: Daylesford Chicken Sausage

Printing press: MPS EFA 530
Number of colours: Six on the face, one on the back
Sleeve supplier: Spilker
Anilox: Apex GTT 2.0
Inks: Siegwerk
Substrate: UPM Finesse Glass 170gsm
Plate: Kodak NX
Platemaking equipment: Kodak NX
Backing tape: Lohmann
MIS/Workflow: Utopia
Pre-press: PrintQuest Graphics
Finishing equipment: Bizerba linerless cleancut applicator


Corrugated post print A – D Flute

Sponsored by: Esko

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Company name: DS Smith Packaging Livingston
Entry name: Greencroft Bottling Co. – Vina Maipo Sauvignon Blanc

Printing press: Bobst HD Masterflex
Number of colours: Five
Anilox: Sandon Global 650
Inks: Flint Group
Plates: Flint FTC
Platemaking equipment: Heafords
Backing tape: BiesSse
MIS/Workflow: Esko 50×80 Spark + Illustrator Software
Pre-press: SGK Schawk
Finishing equipment: Vianord UVA/UVC


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Company name: Sada Group
Entry name: Masseria Limandi

Printing press: Bobst Masterflex
Number of colours: Five + varnish
Anilox: Simec
Inks: WBS – water-based
Substrate: Coated Kraft B Flute
Plate: Kodak Flexcel NXC
Backing tape: BiesSse
Pre-press: Z DUE + Reproflex3
Finishing equipment: Varnish


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Company name: VPK Packaging UK & Ireland
Entry name: Hall & Woodhouse – The Adventurer’s Sett

Printing press: Bobst DRO
Number of colours: Six
Anilox: Pamarco Ceramic 60
Inks: Flint Group – water-based
Substrate: Leipa
Plate: DuPont EPC
Backing tape: BiesSse
MIS/Workflow: Esko + Automation Engine
Pre-press: Contact Originators


Corrugated post-print (E and F flute)

Sponsored by: Reproflex3

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Company name: Smurfit Kappa Markham Vale
Entry name: Langham’s Mixed Selection Box

Printing press: Goepfert Ovation
Number of colours: Six + varnish
Anilox: Print Tech
Inks: Flint – water-based
Substrate: 120 coated KL
Plates: Kodak
Platemaking equipment:  Kodak
Backing tape: BiesSse
MIS/Workflow: Esko
Pre-press: Contact Originators


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Company name: Scatolificio TS
Entry name: Bel Colle Vino Rosso d’Italia

Printing press: Bobst Flexo 160 Vision
Number of colours: Six
Anilox: Simec
Inks: Sun Chemical
Substrate: Coated corrugated E Flute
Plate: Kodak Flexcel NX
Backing tape: BiesSse
MIS/Workflow: Hybrid
Pre-press: Z Due
Finishing equipment: Gloss + varnish


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Company name: Ondulkart
Entry name: Brilla! Prosecco

Printing press: Bobst 924
Number of colours: two + varnish
Anilox: Simec 180 lpc / 7,5 g
Inks: Via waterbased
Substrate: Coated Kraft E Flute
Plates: Kodak Flexcel NXC
MIS/Workflow: Hybrid
Pre-press: Z DUE / Reproflex3
Finishing equipment: Varnish


Best use of hybrid printing

Sponsored by: Fujifilm

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Company name: Reflex Label+ Keighley
Entry name: Anakena Nuna Reserva

Printing press: Nilpeter
Number of colours: Three
Anilox: Apex GTT
Inks: Pulse Roll Label Products
Decoration: API hot foil, SPG silk screen, embossing
Substrate: Avery Dennison
Plate: Kodak NX
Platemaking equipment: Kodak
Backing tape: 3M
MIS/Workflow: Kodak Prinergy / Esko AE
Pre-press: Inhouse (The Greenhouse)
Finishing equipment: BGM


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Company name: Kwality Offset Printers
Entry name: Forest Wine Barna

Printing press: Mark Andy P5
Number of colours: Four
Anilox: Cheshire Anilox Technology, 175
Inks: Flint UV Inks
Decoration: Kurz silver foil
Substrate: Avery Dennison – Estate 8
Plate: Kodak
Platemaking equipment: Kodak Flexcel NX
Pre-press: Inhouse
Finishing equipment: A B Graphic International Digicon Series 3


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Company name: The Label Makers
Entry name: The Kraken Black Spiced Rum

Printing press: MPS
Number of colours: UV Flexo
Sleeve supplier: Trellborg
Anilox: Anilox Laser Technology
Inks: Sun Chemical
Decoration: Kurz copper hot foil + SPG Rotary + Spilker embossing
Substrate: R Naturel Blanc Fasson
Plate: DuPont Cyrel
Platemaking equipment: Esko CTP
Backing tape: Lohmann
MIS/Workflow: Cerm
Pre-press: Inhouse
Finishing equipment: A B Graphic International Omega


 Process colours only

Sponsored by: Lohmann Adhesive Tape Systems

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Company name: Sigma Middle East Labels Industries
Entry name: Carrefour liquid detergent

Printing press: Bobst M5
Number of colours: Four
Anilox: Apex 175lpi
Inks: Luxul
Substrate: PE white
Plate: Photopolymer 1.14
Platemaking equipment: Esko + Asahi
Backing tape: tesa
MIS/Workflow: Esko
Pre-press: Inhouse


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Company name: Heritage Envelopes
Entry name: Healthspan Sale – 50% off

Printing press: W&D 628
Number of colours: Four
Sleeve supplier: Flint Group
Anilox: Cheshire Anilox Technologies
Inks: Siegwerk – water-based
Substrate: Denmaur silk-coated 100gsm
Plate: DuPont ESX
Platemaking equipment: Esko
Backing tape: tesa
MIS/Workflow: Esko
Pre-press: JFM


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Company name: The Encore Group
Entry name: Givenchy L’Interdit

Printing press: W&D Maxiflex
Number of colours: Five
Sleeves Supplier: Rossini
Anilox: Cheshire Anilox Technology
Inks: Flint Group water-based
Substrate: UPM 130gsm
Plate: Kodak
Platemaking equipment: Interflex
Backing tape: Lohmann
Pre-press: Inhouse
Finishing Equipment: W&D 627


Originally printed by another process

Sponsored by: Miraclon

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Company name: DS Smith Packaging Livingston
Entry name: Brewdog mixed eight pack

Printing press: Bobst HD Masterflex
Number of colours: Five + varnish
Anilox: Sandon Global
Inks: Flint Inks
Substrate: Metsä coated 160gsm
Plate: Flint FTC
Platemaking equipment: Heafords
Backing tape: BiesSse
MIS/Workflow: Esko / Illustrator Software
Pre-press: SGK + Schawk
Finishing equipment: Vianord UVA/UVC


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Company name: Golden Era Printers
Entry name: 250G MAQ washing powder

Printing press: Bobst Lemanic Flexo 82F
Number of colours: Five + two coatings
Anilox: Apex + Sandon
Inks: Flint, Sun Chemical + Siegwerk (water-based ink, water-based varnish + UV varnish)
Substrate: MPACT, Valkraft, 350GSM/44 Micron
Plate: DuPont ESX
Platemaking equipment: Esko + Vianord
Backing tape: Scapa
Pre-press: Inhouse
Finishing equipment: Bobst gluer


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Company name: MCC Daventry
Entry name: 19 Crimes red wine

Printing press: Gallus RCS
Number of colours: Eight
Anilox: Arden
Inks: Flint Group – UV flexo inks
Substrate: Matt wine – Fasson
Plate: Asahi
Platemaking equipment: Asahi
Backing tape: Tesa
MIS/workhouse: Radius
Pre-press: Creation Reprographics
Finishing equipment: ABI SRI


Digital labels and packaging

Sponsored by: Xeikon

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Company name: MCC North American Wine & Spirits
Entry name: Longitude

Printing press: HP Indigo
Number of colours: Four
Inks: HP/Electro ink
Substrate: Twill Natural Cloth/Fasson
Pre-press: Inhouse
Finishing equipment: A B Graphic International  Digicon Series 2


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Company name: CS Labels
Entry name: Give Faith Get Faith

Printing press: Xeikon CX3
Number of colours: Five
Substrate: Herma Silver PP 50micron
Pre-press: Inhouse
Finishing equipment: GM DC330


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Company name: Harkwell Labels
Entry name: Slainte Irish Whiskey

Printing press: HP Indigo 6k
Number of colours: Five
Decoration: Tomlinson Emboss Block, Steve Wood Screen, High Build Tactile, Creation plate, Spot gloss varnish, flood matt varnish, sequential numbering
Substrate: Manter, IDP VAC MET Silver
MIS/Workflow: Cerm + Esko Automation Engine
Pre-press: Inhouse
Finishing equipment: A B Graphic Digicon Series 3


Best use of embellishments

 

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Company name: Kwality Offset Printers
Entry name: Kamet Whisky

Printing press: Mark Andy P5
Number of colours: Five
Anilox: Anilox Laser Technology
Inks: Flint – UV Inks
Decoration: Matte Lamination + Screen UV
Substrate: Metallised Paper 120gsm
Plate: Kodak
Platemaking equipment: Kodak Flexcel NX
Backing tape: tesa
MIS/Workflow: Kodak
Pre-press: Inhouse


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Company name: Reflex Label+ Keighley
Entry name: Brewdog Gun Powder Gin

Printing press: Nilpeter
Number of colours: Three foils
Sleeve supplier: Rossini
Anilox: Apex c5
Inks: Pulse Roll Products
Decoration: API hot foils + embossing
Substrate: Avery Dennison / Rustique Blanc
Plate: Kodak NX
Platemaking equipment: Kodak
Backing tape: 3M
MIS/Workflow:  Kodak Prinergy + Esko AE
Pre-press: Inhouse (The GreenHouse)
Finishing equipment: BGM


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Company name: Kingfisher Labels
Entry name: Moor Beer Italia Pils
Printing press:
Edale FL3
Number of colours: Six
Anilox: Anilox Laser Technology
Inks: Mirage Inks  – UV Free Radical
Substrate: Avery Dennison PP Light Top Silver s7000 Petz (46gsm)
Plate: Kodak NX Plate
Platemaking equipment: Phoenix Printing Plates
Backing tape: Lohmann
Pre-press: Phoenix Printing Plates
Finishing equipment: Bar Graphic Elite ISR


Environmentally sustainable company of the year

Sponsored by: tesa

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Company name: Desmedt Labels


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Company name: VPK Packaging UK & Ireland


 

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Company name: The Reflex Group


Best newcomer

Sponsored by: MPS

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Company name: Bizerba Labels UK
Entry name: Daylesford Chicken Sausage

Printing press: MPS EFA 530
Number of colours: Six on the face, one on the back
Sleeve supplier: Spilker
Anilox: Apex GTT 2.0
Inks: Siegwerk
Substrate: UPM Finesse Glass 170gsm
Plate: Kodak NX
Platemaking equipment: Kodak NX
Backing tape: Lohmann
MIS/Workflow: Utopia
Pre-press: PrintQuest Graphics
Finishing equipment: Bizerba linerless cleancut applicator


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Company name: Kingfisher Labels
Entry name: Moor Beer Italia Pils
Printing press:
Edale FL3
Number of colours: Six
Anilox: Anilox Laser Technology
Inks: Mirage Inks – UV Free Radical
Substrate: Avery Dennison PP Light Top Silver s7000 Petz (46gsm)
Plate: Kodak NX Plate
Platemaking equipment: Phoenix Printing Plates
Backing tape: Lohmann
Pre-press: Phoenix Printing Plates
Finishing equipment: Bar Graphic Elite ISR


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Company name: Heritage Envelopes
Entry name: Healthspan Sale – 50% off

Printing press: W&D 628
Number of colours: Four
Sleeve supplier: Flint Group
Anilox: Cheshire Anilox Technologies
Inks: Siegwerk – water-based
Substrate: Denmaur silk-coated 100gsm
Plate: DuPont ESX
Platemaking equipment: Esko
Backing tape: tesa
MIS/Workflow: Esko
Pre-press: JFM


Best use of ECG

Sponsored by: XSYS

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Company name: Interflex Group Sunderland
Entry name: Quality Street Spring

Printing press: Windmöller & Hölscher Miraflex
Number of colours: Five + white
Sleeve supplier: Rossini
Anilox: Sandon 12000lpi
Inks: Hubergroup
Substrate: 105mu HD/LD PE
Plate: QFlex
Platemaking equipment: DuPont
Backing tape: Tesa
Pre-press: Schawk
Finishing equipment: Nordmeccanica + Comexi


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Company name: RKW Finland
Entry name: Aqua d’Or Minions

Printing press: Windmöller & Hölscher
Number of colours: Seven
Anilox: Sandon
Inks: Siegwerk – solvent-based
Substrate: RKW, PE-Coex, 50 microns
Plate: XSYS Nylorflex 1.14
Platemaking equipment: Esko
Backing tape: Lohmann
MIS/Workflow: Esko
Pre-press: Marvaco
Finishing equipment: Kongsberg


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Company name: OptiPack
Entry name: Zoeagas Fikastund

Printing press: Soma
Number of colours: Five
Anilox: Medium
Inks: Water-based
Substrate: Uncoated paper
Pre-press: Marvaco


Promotional print

Sponsored by: Heidelberg

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Company name: Chespa
Entry name: Kingfisher

Printing press: XARR Jet
Number of colours: CMYK + primer, white and OPV
Inks: NanoJet UV LED – CMYK – Chespa
Decoration: Hot stamping, gloss varnish, matt white
Substrate: Glass – Decorglass


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Company name: MCC North America Wine & Spirits
Entry name: Wine Monkey Brewing

Printing press: Gallus EM280
Number of colours: Five
Anilox: Harper
Inks: Siegwerk – UV Flexo
Substrate: Avery White Bopp + Lenticular Lamination
Platemaking equipment: DuPont Cyrel Fast
Backing tape: 3M
MIS/workflow: Esko
Pre-press: ImageWork
Finishing equipment: Inline


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Company name: Amberley Labels
Entry name: Amberley Embellishment Showcase

Printing press: MPS
Number of colours: Various
Anilox: APEX GTT (Various)
Inks: INX
Decorate: Various
Substrate: Various
Plate: MacDermid ITP60
Platemaking equipment: Esko + MacDermid
MIS/Workflow: Esko
Pre-press: Inhouse
Finishing equipment: Various


Innovation

Sponsored by: Close Brothers

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Company name: Lohmann Tapes
Entry name: Duploflex Grip


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Company name: Asahi Kasei
Entry name: Crystal Clean Connect


 

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Company name: Sun Chemical
Entry name: AquaPak-R – Bio-Renewable Inks


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Company name: Phoseon Technology
Entry name: Nexus One UV LED Curing Systems

 


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‘Everyone at DS Smith Livingston was overwhelmed to hear the news that we won the FlexoTech Corrugated Post Print Award 2021. This is Livingston’s 38th Print Award globally in recent years and the site is extremely proud to be recognised again at FlexoTech which enhances our reputation and allows us to further strengthen our relationship with our customers.’

Paul O’Connor, Print Manager, DS Smith Livingston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everybody at Roberts Mart & Co was highly delighted to hear that we had won the FlexoTech Supreme Award, having won over 20 print awards over the past three years around the globe this was the biggest & best award to date!

William Roberts, managing director, Roberts Mart & Co

Gold sponsors

Dantex Group
Fujifilm

Silver sponsors

Bobst
Cheshire Anilox Technology
Close Brothers Asset Finance
Esko
Focus Label Machinery
GEW
Heidelberg
Lohmann
MPS
Reproflex3
Tesa
Windmöller & Hölscher
Xeikon
XSYS

Bronze sponsors

Absolute engineering
Asahi
Gama
Mark Andy
Pamarco
SGK_Connect
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