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  • 04 Feb 2020

L9 announces World Label Awards winners

Syracuse Label & Surround Printing, USA, won a Best of the Beset award for its ‘Drawbridge Gin’ label

Being chairman of the WLA judging panel is like sitting on top of the label world from a technical point of view. One is privileged to witness the best labels submitted from the worldwide L9 member associations. 

As the level of quality improves year on year, we often deliberate long and hard in making the decision as to which labels will earn the honor of being selected as a category winner followed closely by the Honorable Mention awards. From the winners of each category group the judges will select, after further deliberation, the five Best of the Best awards. 

The minutest detail can affect the judges’ decision which often follows a rigorous technical debate about the merits and demerits of an entry. It is important that all entries are supported by detailed technical information relating to factors such as type of press, speed of printing and the substrate used, so that an informed decision can be made. 

The recipients of the WLA awards are justifiably proud of their achievements, especially the Best of the Beat awards which were presented during Labelexpo Europe 2019 in Brussels.

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Winners and Honorable Mentions: 

Class 1: Flexo Line

Winner TLMI: McDowell Label & Screen Printing, USA, for ‘Braising Sauce’

HM FPLMA: Labelhouse Australia for ‘Daylesford and Hepburn Mineral Springs Co. Sparkling Mineral Water 750ml’

Class 2: Flexo Line/Screen

Winner FINAT: Kimoha Entrepreneurs, UAE, for ‘Active CVT’

HM JFLP: Yukousha, Japan, for ‘Princess Veil Label’

Class 3: Flexo Color Process

Winner TLMI: Labeltronix, USA, for ‘California Love’

Class 4: Flexo Wine/Spirits

Winner TLMI: Multi-Color North America Wine & Spirits, USA, for ‘Freakshow Zinfandel’

HM FPLMA: Labelhouse, Australia, for ‘Pietro Gallo Estate Grappa di Prosecco’

Class 7: Letterpress Color Process

Winner JFLP: Hokkai Sealing, Japan, for ‘Hokkaido 150 Label’

Class 8: Wine/Spirits

Winner JFLP: Shimokuni, Japan, for ‘Kunimaro Sake’

Class 10: Offset Line/Screen

Joint Winner FINAT: Marzek Etiketten + Packaging, Austria, for ‘Sir/Lady Burgenland’

Joint Winner FPLMA: Labelhouse, Australia, for ‘Alpine Cider Pink Lady Dry 330ml’

Class 11: Offset Color Process

Winner JFLP: Maruki Printing, Japan, for “Japanese Sweet Label’

Class 12: Offset Wine/Spirits

Winner FINAT: Multi-Color North America Wines & Spirits, USA, for ‘Borne of Fire’

HM TLMI: Multi-Color North America Wines & Spirits, USA, for ‘Sidewinder Spirits Co’

Class 13: Combination Line

Winner PEIAC: Guangdong Kinde Technology, China, for ‘06 02 Year’

HM TLMI: McDowell Label & Screen Printing, USA, for ‘Wreckage’

Class 14: Combination Line/Screen

Joint Winner TLMI: McDowell Label & Screen Printing, USA, for ‘Burner’

Joint Winner FINAT: Germark, Spain, for ‘Mask Shikiso Color & Highlights Protection UV Rays’

Class 15: Combination Color Process

Winner JFLP: Takara Pac, Japan, for ‘Rose’

HM TLMI: Multi-Color, Mexico, for ‘Caprice’

Class 16: Combination Wine/Spirits

Winner FINAT: Multi-Color North America Wine & Spirits, USA, for ‘The Countess Walewska Vodka’

HM JFLP: Kyoto Seal Label Corporation, Japan, for ‘Edo Kauo Sake Label’

Class 17: Digital Printing

Joint Winner FPLMA: Multi-Color, Australia, for ‘1L Misto EV Olive Oil’

Joint Winner SALMA: Rapid Labels, New Zealand, for ‘New Zealand Honey’

HM FINAT: Azimut NPC NT, Russia, for ‘Spaquatoria Milk Dew’

Class 18: Digital Wine/Spirits

Winner TLMI: Syracuse Label & Surround Printing, USA, for ‘Drawbridge Gin’

HM JFLP: Takara Pac, Japan, for ‘Sakura Sake Label’

Class 19: Screen Printing

Winner TLMI: McDowell Label & Screen Printing, USA, for ‘Pure Brazilian’

HM JFLP: Sibel Industry, Japan, for ‘Sumo Label’

Class 20: Gravure

Winner SALMA: Gravure Packaging, New Zealand, for ‘KiwiFarmNZ Green Kiwifruit Juice’

Class 21: Booklets

Winner TLMI: Yerecic Label, USA, for ‘Campari Chef Inspired’

Class 22: Innovation

Winner FINAT: Schreiner Group, Germany, for ‘Color Laser Film With a Fingerprint’

HM PEIAC: Tungkong, China, for ‘Xiao’er Fengreqing Mixture’


Chairman of the World Label Awards, Tony White has decades of experience in the label and packaging industry and is a highly respected technical writer.

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