The 2014 TLMI Awards.

 
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COLLOTYPE LABELS USA TAKES THE TOP PRIZE in the 2014 TLMI Label Awards for its Girl & Dragon, 2013 Malbec Argentina wine label. The Napa, California converter received five First Place awards overall, a Second Place prize, while also securing two Best of Class honors. Six entries were given the Best of Class distinction. In addition to Collotype Labels USA, Best of Class winners are ASL Print FX, Hammer Packaging Corp., 7VC Label, and also Collotype Labels Digital Department.

This year's competition saw hundreds of entries from around the globe and awarded a combined 60 First and Second place honors for the North American and International divisions. Entry submission origins spanned the globe, coming from throughout the USA and Europe, and as far away as China and Australia.

The judging committee, chaired by Paul Teachout of Nilpeter USA, included Mike Buystedt, Flint Group Narrow Web; J. Page Crouch, Clemson University; Robert Wray, Gallus; Steve Schulte, Mark Andy; Jim Harris, Actega WIT; Ray Mackura, Avery Dennison Fasson Roll North America; Mike Rivera, K Laser Technology; Dilip Shad, Nilpeter; Kent Wolford, Domino Amjet; and Richard Black, All Printing Resources.

BEST OF SHOW

BEST OF CLASS--FLEXOGRAPHY WINE & SPIRITS

FIRST PLACE, NORTH AMERICAN

CATEGORY: Wine & Spirits--Flexography/Letterpress Line & Screen/Tone--Prime

COLLOTYPE LABELS USA INC.

ENTRY: Girl & Dragon, 2013 Malbec Argentina

DESCRIPTION/CHALLENGES: Flexo, CMYK, hot foil stamping, rotary silkscreen and rotary embossing.

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BEST OF CLASS--DIGITAL

1ST PLACE, NORTH AMERICAN

CATEGORY: Wine & Spirits--Digital Printing--Color Process Prime

COLLOTYPE LABELS DIGITAL DEPARTMENT

ENTRY: Freakshow, 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

DESCRIPTION/CHALLENGES: The label was challenging as the client wanted colors to depict their vision of a circus. Also, the unusually large size required increased precision over a larger surface area. The high number of processes required to register also presented challenges,

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BEST OF CLASS--OFFSET--WINE & SPIRITS

1ST PLACE, NORTH AMERICAN

CATEGORY: Wine & Spirits--Offset--Color Process--Prime

COLLOTYPE LABELS USA INC.

ENTRY: Pacific Rim Mystic Blend, 2013 Riesling

DESCRIPTION/CHALLENGES: Pearl hot stamping, 20 micron offset stochasic CMYK screening, overprinting Pearl foil, rotary silkscreen gloss, sculpted flatbed embossing.

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1ST PLACE, INTERNATIONAL

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CATEGORY: Wine & Spirits--Flexography/

Letterpress--Line & Screen/Tone--Prime

COLLOTYPE LABELS, UK LTD.

ENTRY: Sipsmith Summer Cup

DESCRIPTION/CHALLENGES: Challenges on this job were foiling a large solid area on uncoated stock and the stripping of the cutter shape.

END USE: Spirits label

2ND PLACE, NORTH AMERICAN

CATEGORY: Digital Printing--Color Process Prime

CMC Group

ENTRY: Sparrow Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Vinegar

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DESCRIPTION/CHALLENGES: A custom die was needed to accommodate Sparrow Lane's existing glass bottle packaging. Electronic art files were modified to meet the needs of the printing process--the labels were printed digitally with CMYK + white inks on bright silver paper.

END USE: Sparrow Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Vinegar is a product of the food industry, categorized as a fine wine vinegar.

BEST OF CLASS--FLEXOGRAPHY & LETTERPRESS

1ST PLACE, NORTH AMERICAN

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CATEGORY: Flexography--Color Process--Prime

TVC LABEL

ENTRY: Goliad Brewing Company, Redfish IPA

DESCRIPTION/CHALLENGES: This label was designed and printed for a new startup microbrewery. The customer wanted a matte look that had a classic feel.

END USE: Craft beer bottle label

1ST PLACE, NORTH AMERICAN

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CATEGORY: Gravure--Line/Prime

NATIONAL LABEL COMPANY

ENTRY: Energizer AAA Battery

DESCRIPTION/CHALLENGES: The customer required extremely...

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