Milford, Ohio – Narrow web converters from around the globe submitted more than 240 entries for this year’s TLMI Annual Awards Competition. Winners were announced at the recent TLMI Annual Meeting held in Amelia Island, Florida by Judging Committee Chair, Paul Teachout, VP Sales and Marketing for Nilpeter. A panel of 12 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 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.
Dan Muenzer, TLMI President, comments, “We were thrilled with the results of this year’s TLMI Annual Awards Competition. Entry submissions were up 25% from last year and we have streamlined the process so that it’s easier for converters to submit work than ever before. I want to encourage TLMI’s new converter members to participate. Winning one of these awards gives converters a tremendous tool to have in their marketing arsenal and our winners are constantly reporting the messaging value these awards offer. I want to say a special thanks to Paul Teachout and his formidable panel of judges. These people work hard every year to ensure the TLMI Annual Awards Competition lives up to its reputation and none of this would be possible without their ongoing dedication. I want to also congratulate Multi-Color Corporation for receiving this year’s prestigious Best in Show honor. It’s a competitive playing field, and winning Best in Show is one of the most significant achievements a company can be awarded in our industry.”
List of Best in Show and Best in Class winners:
Best in Show:
Multi-Color Corporation North America – Sidewinder Spirits Co.
Best in Class:
Digital: Syracuse Label & Surround Printing – Drawbridge Gin
Flexography or Letterpress: Labeltronix – Smog City Brewing Co.
Flexography or Letterpress Wine & Spirits: McDowell Label & Screen Printing – Local Goat Silver Rum
Multi-Process: Multi-Color Corporation Mexico – Caprice
Offset: Multi-Color Corporation North America - Sidewinder Spirits Co.
Roll to Roll – Cut & Stack: McDowell Label & Screen Printing – Australian Gold Foaming Hand Soap
Specialty: Control Group – Gillette Venus Swirl
Paul Teachout, judges chair, giving James DeFife of Multi-Color Corporation North America the Best of Show Award for the Sidewinder Spirits label.