TLMI 2012 awards.

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When looking for inspiration for their new labels, Le Pich winemakers needed to look no further than their own backyard. Le Pich is so named after the Wappo Indian term for "golden eagle," two of which can be found on the winery property. Created by Collotype Labels USA, the wine and spirit arm of Multi-Color Corporation, the Le Pich 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon label is this year's Best of Show winner. This year's Innovator Award (North America) went to Whitlam Label for its Evidence Bag label, which was created to control and document when the bag is opened. Schreiner Group of Germany was presented the Innovator Award (International) for its Pharma-Comb Void label.

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Hundreds of entries were submitted for this year's competition. A total of 48 first place awards were presented, including 35 for North American converters and 13 for international converters. Twenry-five second place awards were given, two of were given to international converters.

McDowell Label & Screen Printing won a total of nine first place awards and six second place awards. Multi-Color also won a total of nine awards--four of which were first place--while Collotype Labels (acquired by Multi-Color in 2008) won eight first place and three second place awards. Additionally, TAPP Label Technologies, Inc. won three first place prizes and one second place.

The judging committee, chaired by Steve Lee of RotoMetrics, included Mike Buy-stedt of Flint Group Narrow Web; J. Page Crouch of Clemson University; Jim Flynn of Gallus; Jim Harris of Actega WIT; Ray Mackura of Avery Dennison: J. Michael Rivera of K Laser Technology USA; Steve Schulte of Mark Andy; Dilip Shah of Nilpeter; Robert Smithson of Trinity Graphic USA; and Paul Teachout of Harper Corporation of America.

First Place, International

Multi-Process, Line & Screen/Tone, Prime

PILOT ITALIA S.P.A.

Product: Tesori d'Oriente Marrakech

Description/Challenges: Pleasant, glossy effect; matte; accuracy of the register of print.

Suppliers: Nilpeter press, Kodak plates, Stork screens, Kocher + Beck dies, Fasson substrates, Sun Chemical inks

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First Place, North American

Non-Pressure Sensitive, All Processes/Cut & Stack, Line & Screen/Tone, Prime

MULTI-COLOR

Product: Tide Pods

Description/Challenges: Challenging fluorescence and shape for converting. Development of paper/heat activated adhesive for paper IML on PET container. Graphics designed using extended color gamut process.

Suppliers: Schiavi press, Flint Group inks and coatings

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First Place, International

Wine & Spirits, Flexography/Letterpress, Line & Screen/Tone, Prime

COLLOTYPE LABELS INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS PTY. LTD

Product: Bundaberg 100 Proof

Description/Challenges: Printed six colors with a gloss screen, red foil and embossed grain on a coated stock.

Suppliers: Gallus flexo press, flexo DuPont plates, Gallus screens, UEI cylinders, RotoMetics dies, Cast Gloss Raflatac substrate, DIC inks

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First Place, North American

Roll to Roll, Color Process, Prime

MCDOWELL LABEL & SCREEN PRINTING

Product: Wild Attraction

Description/Challenges: HD-UV four-color process printing combined with foiling and tactile doming techniques were required to create this realistic image.

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First Place, North American

Digital Printing, Other

DIGITAL LABEL SOLUTIONS

Product: Buy 3 Tires Promotion

Description/Challenges: Short run, economical, high-quality, specially-shaped label.

Suppliers: HP press, Kocher + Beck dies, Spinnaker substrate, HP inks, EIC coatings, STA laminate

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Innovator Award

First Place, North American

Flexography, Line/Non-Prime

WHITLAM LABEL COMPANY

Product: Evidence Bag

Description/Challenges: The customer manufactures evidence bags and their customer asked for them to come up with a way to help control and document when the evidence bag was opened. When opened, they wanted to track who opened it and what for. What Whitlam developed was a label that can be applied before cutting open the evidence bag/box that tracks all proper information required. The user breaks the zipper seal to have an area to cut and enter the bag. Once complete, they remove the liner material and the bag is sealed and the chain of custody remains intact. The challenge was providing a label that could be applied, opened, then resealed and ensure that proper chain of custody for evidence was maintained. This included printing on both layers PS and diecutting just the top layer to create the zipper pull stripe.

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First Place, International

Multi-Process, Line/Prime

PILOT ITALIA S.P.A.

Product: Tesori d'Oriente Hammam

Description/Challenges: Critical of the register of press and good definition of relief.

Suppliers: Gallus...

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