November 20, 2019 (Milford, OH): Narrow web converters from around the globe submitted more than 200 entries for this year’s TLMI Annual Awards Competition. Winners were announced at the recent TLMI Annual Meeting held in Carlsbad, California by Judging Committee Chair, Paul Teachout, VP Sales and Marketing for Nilpeter. A panel of 15 judges, each representing a different TLMI supplier member, gathered near TLMI’s headquarters in Cincinnati over the summer to closely examine all converter submissions and to ultimately award seven Best in Class entries and one Best in Show.
The Best in Show Award was presented to Multi-Color Corporation for their Prayers of Sinners prime label. The label was also awarded the Best in Class and First-Place honors in the Offset - Wine & Spirits - Color Process - Prime category, making it eligible for Best in Show consideration.
The TLMI Annual Awards Competition honors best-in-class package printing in a range of print process categories including flexography, letterpress, offset, multi-process printing and digital. The non-pressure sensitive categories of unsupported roll labels and cut & stack are also represented.
Paul Teachout comments, “Eighteen new converters joined TLMI this year so we expect them all to participate in the competition to build their brand! The entire team would like to show a debt of gratitude to Mike Buystedt who represented this committee and the World Label Awards for TLMI for 30 years. We wish him all the best in his retirement. The entries continue to show how our converter and supplier members are taking advantage of new technologies. From screening techniques to multi-process applications, the labels are becoming more complex every year. This demonstrates that our membership is working overtime for their brand owners to show they can provide the most appealing designs and complex packaging solutions. Our judges are continually challenged to analyze every aspect of every entry. Each entry is worthy of an award but there are always those that truly stand out. I believe we are seeing the best of the best on a world stage!”
Best in Show:
Multi-Color Corporation North America – Prayers of Sinners
Best in Class:
Digital: Multi-Color Corporation Mexico – Mi Campo
Flexography or Letterpress: Labeltronix – Copper Wings IPA
Flexography or Letterpress Wine & Spirits: Multi-Color Corporation – Freakshow Chardonnay
Multi-Process: McDowell Label & Screen Printing – Athena
Offset: Multi-Color Corporation North America – Prayers of SInners
Roll to Roll – Cut & Stack: Syracuse Label & Surround Printing – Gruvee
Specialty: Yerecic Label – Explore the Flavors of Chef Curtis Stone