Following on from its success at the inaugural HP Asia Pacific and Japan digital print awards, Hally Labels has garnered another award.This time it won the best of show Benny Landa award in the HP Indigo Digital Label & Packaging Competition for its entry in the food category, a label printed for Miada Corporation.
Announced at a gala event held during the Labelexpo Americas trade show, the awards enable HP Indigo press users to showcase their work and demonstrate solutions they can provide to their customers.
Alon Bar-Shany, vice president and general manager Indigo Division HP, said, “This competition allows HP Indigo users to share the outstanding and effective applications they are able to produce for a wide range of industries with HP technology and recognises the customers who have excelled in digital production. We are very pleased with the number of entries we received and continue to be amazed by the creativity and success of our customers.”
Michael Ferrari, associate director of corporate research and development at Procter & Gamble, said, “After reviewing more than 140 contest entries from HP customers around the world, there is no doubt that digital label and package printing is a growing, viable industry. Judging these entries was very difficult, as each of the entrants did a superb job of showcasing the unique benefits of using digital printing technologies to provide innovative, effective solutions for their customers.”
Categories included wine, beverages, spirits, household, industrial, food, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical labels; shrink sleeves; flexible packaging; unique application; and innovation.
HP Indigo Digital Label and Package Printing Competition Best of Category winners include:
· Wine – S.A. Litho Labels (South Africa)
· Beverages – MPSDigital (U.S.A.)
· Spirits – Fort Dearborn Company (U.S.A.)
· Household – Innovative Labeling Solutions (U.S.A.)
· Industrial – Dion Label Printing Inc. (U.S.A.)
· Food – Hally Labels Ltd. (New Zealand)
· Nutraceutical – Hally Labels Ltd. (New Zealand)
· Shrink Sleeves – Tadbik (Israel)
· Flexible Packaging – Innovative Labeling Solutions (U.S.A.)
· Unique Application – Impresora Silvaform, S.A. DE C.V. (Mexico)
· Innovative Use of Substrate – Etiquettes Profecta Labels (Canada)
In addition to the Best of Show and Best of Category awards, several companies also received certificates of special recognition.
The panel of independent, industry-recognised experts that judged the competition included Chris Lyons, publisher, Package Design Magazine and RFID Product News; Nick Van Alstine, president, Macaran Printed Products; Michael Jackson, chief operating officer, Ramsey Division, Southern Graphics Systems; and Michael Ferrari.