2021 winners

 

Supreme Award

Sponsored by Whitmar Publications

M&S Your Reward Statement by Encore Group

Supreme Award

(L-R) Paul Wilson, head of print, Encore Group, and Lindsey Pearson, managing director, Whitmar Publications.

The judges said:As to be expected the running for the Supreme Award this year was incredibly tight. However, in the end, what made the difference was the exceptional control and results achieved using water-based inks.

Labels (process)

Sponsored by Dantex Group

Sir Mark Royal by NSD Labels

Labels (process)

(L-R) John Thomson, Martin Miller, operations manager, Graeme Leslie, business development manager, NSD Labels, and Richard Bunney commercial director at Dantex.

The judges said:Brilliant use of process colours for sepia image and perfect rosettes.

Also nominated:

  • Kopparberg Strawberry & Lime Gin Wrap by MCC Labels Scotland
  • Kingsland Aldi Kooliburra Viognier Front by Reflex Label Plus Keighley

Labels (line and tone)

Sponsored by Focus Label Machinery

Crown Paint Grey by The Label Makers

Labels (line and tone)

(L-R) Zenna Parfinuik, managing director of The Label Makers and Focus Label Machinery’s sales manager Antony Cotton.

The judges said: Excellent use of spot colours to produce a convincing metallic colour.

Also nominated:

  • Everleaf Mountain by MCC Daventry
  • Chivas Regal Extra Blended Scotch Whisky by MCC Labels Scotland

Flexible packaging (narrow web)

Sponsored by Cheshire Anilox Technology

Myllarin Luomu Lettu - ja Vohvelijauho by Peltolan Pussi

Flexible packaging (narrow web)

(L-R) Danielle Kinsella, receiving the award on behalf of Peltolan Pussi Oy, and Phil Smith, production director at Cheshire Anilox Technology.

The judges said:Punchy images achieved by using water-based inks, really sets this submission apart from the rest.

Also nominated:

  • Greco Brothers – 20 Choc Wafers by Coveris Burnley
  • Simple 1 litre Urine Destroyer by Tungate Group

Flexible packaging (medium web)

Sponsored by hubergroup

Uniq Relax 24 Multi Caps by Roberts Mart & Co

Flexible packaging (medium web)

(L-R) William Roberts, managing director, Tony Rymer, production manager, Roberts Mart & Co, and Andrew Pike managing director UK Operations at hubergroup UK.

The judges said:Awesome, excellent execution of a complex CMYK only design with images that jump off the substrate.’

Also nominated:

  • Quality Street by Interflex Group Sunderland
  • Leroy Torsk Lettsaktet 250g by Westpack

Flexible packaging (wide web)

Sponsored by Bobst

Milky Way Delights 165g by Roberts Mart & Co

Flexible packaging (wide web)

(L-R) William Roberts, managing director, Tony Rymer, production manager, Roberts Mart & Co and Bobst’s regional
business director – BU printing and converting, Craig Moran.

The judges said:Excellent colour density across the full web. The definition shown in the images and the vignettes is exceptional.

Also nominated:

  • Aero Bubbles Milk Pouch by Interflex Group Sunderland
  • Tukuma Skabais Krems by Elecester Oy

UV flexo on paper or board

Sponsored by GEW

Kingsland Aldi Kooliburra Viognier Front by Reflex Label Plus Keighley

UV flexo on paper or board

(L-R) Operations manager, Shaun Hanson, Reflex Labels Plus Keighley and Robert Rae, managing director – sales, GEW.

The judges said:An intelligent use of spot colours to enhance the image along with quality highlights on a challenging substrate.

Also nominated:

  • ASDA 2 Extra Special Salmon Fishcakes by Reflex Labels Mansfield
  • Coastal Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2020 by The Label Makers

Corrugated post-print (A-D flute)

Sponsored by Esko

Johnnie Walker Red Label VAP Gift Pack by DS Smith Livingstone

Corrugated post-print (A-D flute)

(L-R) DS Smith Packaging Livingston’s print and conversion manger, Paul O’Connor (C) and James Mason, regional business director, northern Europe, Esko.

The judges said:There’s a degree of difficulty on this substrate and many individual challenges have been overcome, resulting in a striking result.

Also nominated:

  • Wall-Mounted Hose Box by Chespa Packaging
  • Zaccagnini by Scatolificio TS

Corrugated post-print (E and F flute)

Sponsored by Reproflex 3

Desserts & Süβe by Wellpappe Auerswalde

Corrugated post-print (E and F flute)

(L-R) Kelly Morris, receiving the award on behalf of Wellpappe Auerswalde KG, and Andy Hewitson, managing director,
Reproflex3.

The judges said:Excellent tonal work along with detail and contrast emphasising the print quality.

Also nominated:

  • Langhams Variety Pack by Smurfit Kappa Markham Vale
  • Mansikkalaatikko by DS Smith Packaging Finland

Best use of hybrid printing

Sponsored by Nilpeter

The Kraken Black Spiced Rum by The Label Makers

Best use of hybrid printing

(L-R) The Label Maker’s managing director Zenna Parfinuik, and John Hammond, Nilpeter’s sale director.

The judges said:An unusual design brought to life by this innovative use of foils and varnish.

Also nominated:

  • Northern Monk – Patrons Society by Saxon Packaging
  • Pink Rose Lemonade by Kwality Offset Printers

Process colours only

Sponsored by Lohmann Adhesive Tape Systems

M&S Your Reward Statement by Encore Group

Process colours only

(L-R) Paul Wilson, head of print, Encore Group, and Deanna Lewer, on behalf of Lohmann.

The judges said:Exceptional flexo print demonstrating excellent control, delivering balanced tones, neutral greys and multicolour builds, all while using water-based inks.

Also nominated:

  • Heineken Euro 2020 8x33cl by RKW Finland
  • Milky Way Delights 165g by Roberts Mart & Co.

Originally printed by another process

Sponsored by Miraclon

World Part Rotors by Packaging Technologies Inc

Originally printed by another process

(L-R) Nick Coombes, (C), on behalf of Packaging Technologies Inc., and Leigh Williamson, sales manager, Miraclon.

The judges said:An excellent example of achieving an existing pack with a new process without any compromise.

Also nominated:

  • Ginsters four sausage rolls 240g by Roberts Mart & Co
  • Verve Premium Vodka by Kwality Offset Printers

Digital labels and packaging

Sponsored by Xeikon

Heroes 1940s by NSD Labels

Digital labels and packaging

(L-R) Martin Miller, operations manager, Graeme Leslie, business development manager, NSD Labels, and Duncan Sergeant, sales manager, Xeikon.

The judges said:Very good use of digital print on both sides and excellent white with use of variable data.

Also nominated:

  • Wild Haven by Multi-Color Corporation North American Wine & Spirits
  • 4 Sisters Distillery by CS Labels

Best use of embellishments

Sponsored by UEI Group

Jacob’s Pardon by MCC Daventry

Best use of embellishments

(L-R) Mark Ballard, sales manager, Keir Davidson, business development manager, MCC Daventry, and Mark Moseley,
international sales manager, UEI Falcontec.

The judges said:An excellent example of a very high build varnish in combination with foiling and embossing.

Also nominated:

  • The Kraken Black Spiced Rum by The Label Makers
  • Ridgeview Oak Reserve by Reflex Label Plus Keighley

Environmentally sustainable company of the year

Sponsored by Focus Label Machinery

Desmedt Labels

Environmentally sustainable company of the year

(C) Henri Köhler, general manager, Desmedt Labels, and Justin Davidson, commercial director SGK Connect.

The judges said:This company has demonstrated a comprehensive sustainability strategy which encompasses everything from energy consumption, the printing process to a commitment to rebuilding nature. It is a truly holistic approach.

Also nominated:

  • Reflex Group
  • Coveris

Best newcomer

Sponsored by MPS

Wine Passion Promotional by Trevikart

Best newcomer

(L-R) Andrea Bassi, on behalf of Trevikart, and Nick Tyrer (R), sales
director, MPS.

The judges said:An excellent promotional print using water-based inks bringing the latest screening technology to life with a clever use of varnish finishes.

Also nominated:

  • Simple 1litre Urine Destroyer by Tungate Group
  • Zaccagnini by Scatolificio

Best use of ECG

Sponsored by XSYS

Fabulosa 220ml bottle composite by Flawless Labels

Best use of ECG

(L-R) Trudy Riley, director, Flawless Labels, and Paul McCoy, managing director, XSYS.

The judges said:Excellent example, using the best of an ECG printing process.

Also nominated:

  • Myllarin Luomu Lettu – ja Vohvelijauho by Peltolan Pussi
  • Rosten Siemen Rapeat Kaura Speltti & Merisuola by Pyroll Group Tervajoki

Promotional print

Sponsored by Heidelberg

Wine Passion Promotional by Trevikart

Promotional print

(L-R) Andrea Bassi, (C) on behalf of Trevikart, and Chris Jackson, global account manager, Heidelberg.

The judges said:An excellent promotional print using water-based inks bringing the latest screening technology to life with a clever use of varnish finishes.

Also nominated:

  • Vortex/Blue Edge by Smurfit Kappa Markham Vale
  • Touch Print by Chespa Packaging

Innovation

Sponsored by Packaging Innovations

Touchguard by Touchguard International

Innovation

(L-R) Lucy Swanston, on behalf of Touchguard, and Alessandra Leonard (R), senior marketing manager, Packaging
Innovations.

The judges said:This technology has arrived at a pivotal time in the packaging and labels industry, and considering the last two years, could not be better placed to win this award.

Also nominated:

  • RoboCell by AV Flexologic
  • Intelligent Flexo by Hybrid Software
  • ColorServer Multicolor by GMG Color
FlexoTech Awards