The L9 associations have announced the results of the 2013 L9 World Label Awards competition, with a total of 37 winners and honorable mentions presented across 22 categories (classes).

The L9 is the alliance of global label associations, formulating policies and strategic information in connection with global matters affecting the worldwide label industry.

The L9 World Label Awards competition was judged by an international jury during Labelexpo 2013, with FINAT (Europe), JFLP (Japan), LATMA (Australia), ABIEA (Brazil), SALMA (New Zealand) and TLMI (North America) taking part.

Tony White, chairman of the judging panel, said: ‘This competition serves to show the world the best labels from international associations worldwide. The quality of the submitted labels each year continues to amaze the judges with this year being no exception. The level of technical skill shown by the entrants is exceptional.’

Prizes were awarded as follows:

Class 1: Flexo – Line

Winner: Pragati Pack (India) Pvt. Ltd, India (FINAT) for security label excise seals country liquor

Class 2: Flexo Line Screen/Tone

Honorable mention: Bahar Etiket, Turkey (FINAT) for Eyüp Sabri Tuncer Dogal Zeytinyagli El Ve Vücut 250ml

Class 3: Flexo Colour Process

Joint winner: Multi-Color (QLD), Australia (LATMA ) for Ministry of Icecream

Joint winner: Admark Visual Imaging, New Zealand (SALMA) for Spiderman Inmould Label (pictured, first in image carousel)

Honorable mention: Chugoku Seal Printing Co. Ltd, Japan (JFLP) for Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva

Class 4: Flexo Wine/Spirits

Joint winner: Collotype Labels El Dorado Hills, USA (TLMI) for Jackson-Triggs Proprietor’s Selection Shiraz

Joint winner: Chugoku Seal Printing Co. Ltd, Japan (JFLP) for KOHAKU

Honorable mention: Wedderburn Labels, Australia (LATMA) for Mintaro

Class 5: Letterpress Line

Winner: Sansaisya Co. Ltd, Japan (JFLP) for Serial Number Label

Class 6: Letterpress Line Screen/Tone

Honorable mention: SATO Printing Co. Ltd, Japan (JFLP) for FUWARI x KIRARI

Class 7: Letterpress Colour Process

Winner: SATO Printing Co. Ltd, Japan (JFLP) for Smell of Forest

Class 8: Letterpress Wine/Spirits

Winner: Shinwa Label Printing Co. Ltd, Japan (JFLP) for Hana* fuwawa

Class 10: Offset Line/Screen

Honorable mention: Skanem Ltd Liverpool, UK (FINAT) for 5lt Coral Black Velvet – Denmark

Class 11: Offset Colour Process

Winner: Fuji Mark Co. Ltd, Japan (JFLP) for Barbie Nail Polish Remover (pictured, second in image carousel)

Honorable mention: Labelworld WA, Australia (LATMA) for Wisemate Caesar Salad Dressing

Class 12: Offset Wine/Spirits

Winner: Collotype Labels, USA (TLMI) for Farella Malbec 2009 (pictured, third in image carousel)

Honorable mention: Collotype Labels, Australia (FINAT) for Carnival Love

Class 13: Combination Line

Winner: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (FINAT) for Automotive Security Logistic Label

Honorable mention: McDowell Label & Screen Printing, USA (TLMI) for Instant Gratification

Class 14: Combination Line & Screen/Tone

Winner: McDowell Label & Screen Printing, USA (TLMI) for P6 Extreme

Honorable mention: Smyth/Dow Industries, USA (FINAT) for Victoria’s Secret Luminous Touch

Class 15: Combination Colour Process

Joint Winner: Shinwa Label Printing Co. Ltd, Japan (JFLP) for Japan Premium MIYABI

Joint Winner: McDowell Label & Screen Printing, USA (TLMI) for Peace & Harmony

Honorable mention: Admark Visual Imaging, New Zealand (SALMA) for Air New Zealand Hobbit Plane

Class 16: Combination Wine & Spirits

Joint Winner: McDowell Label & Screen Printing, USA (TLMI) for Ten High

Joint Winner: Collotype Labels Griffith, Australia (LATMA) for St Leonards – Wahgunyah

Joint honorable mention: IPE, Spain (FINAT) for Planas Albareda Pure and Careful craftsmanship

Joint honorable mention: Kansai Takara Printing Co. Ltd, Japan (JFLP) for Las Vegas Souvenir Wine

Joint honorable mention: Panprint Labels, New Zealand (SALMA) for BE Living Lands Series

Class 17: Digital Printing

Winner: TAKARA PAC Ltd, Japan (JFLP) for Sakuracha

Class 18: Digital Printing Wine & Spirits

Joint winner: Collotype Labels, USA (TLMI) for Wren Hop Vineyards Pinot Noir 2011

Joint winner: Ultra Labels, Australia (LATMA) for Ocean View Estate 2012 Luscious Harvest

Class 19: Screen Printing

Winner: Kolibri Labels, Netherlands (FINAT) for A Nice Liqueur

Class 21: Booklets & Coupon Labels

Winner: SATO Printing Co. Ltd, Japan (JFLP)

Honorable mention: Skanem Poznan, Poland (FINAT) for Oriflame 19640 Antiperspirant Booklet

Class 22: Innovation

Joint winner: Stratus Packaging, France (FINAT) for IXcode for banks

Joint winner: Azagami Seal Printing Co. Ltd, Japan (JFLP) for Kaleidoscope

In addition to these awards, five new L9 global awards representing the Best of the Best will be presented later in the year, with these selected from the winners of the L9 World Label Awards competition within the following classes: Flexo, Letterpress, Offset Litho, Combination and Digital.

The judging for the 2014 L9 World Label Awards competition will take place before the start of Labelexpo Americas 2014 in Chicago.
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Written for: Labels and Labeling Magazine