2001 PLGA Printing Awards

Packaging World highlights winners of the Packaging and Label Gravure Assoc. 2001 awards for excellence in printing.

Kool Race Car Carton

Category: Cartons/paperboard/top coated

Judges comments: Tight register and exceptional Gold metallic ink. The design utilizes very good use of color and graphics.

Supplier: Alcan Packaging/Lawson Mardon

Trophy Foods Delectables

Category: Flexible packaging/film to film lamination

Judges comments: Reverse printed PET with a White PE laminate. Used process printing to produce a rich, deeply colored graphics.

Supplier: Sonoco Flexible Packaging

Nabisco Strawberry Newtons

Category: Foil/film lamination

Judges comments: Very good bright inks with good coverage and sharp type.

Supplier: Printpack, Inc.

Beer Kaese Cheese

Category: Foil/paper lamination

Judges comments: Beautiful laydown of waterbased ink on foil. Sharp type. Makes a good functional package.

Supplier: Catty Corp.

Clorox Fresh Step Crystals

Category: Flexible packaging pouches

Judges comments: A very well produced piece that makes full use of the gravure process. The colors are very rich and deep, the registration is tight and has perfectly produced vignettes using metallic inks.

Supplier: Nordenia USA, Inc.

Safeway Vegetable Pot Stickers

Category: Judges honors/pouches

Judges comments: Previously produced via Flexo and the extra quality shows. Excellent highlights and clean looking reproduction lend this sample a touch of brightness. The black is extremely good as is the reverse lettering and small black type. Overall makes a beautiful package.

Supplier: Nordenia USA, Inc.

Yoo-hoo Chocolate Drink

Category: Judges honors/sleeves

Judges comments: A good sharp result. Small type reproduced well. Vibrant colors make for an exciting package.

Supplier: Coastal Sleeve Label, Inc.

Hershey Chocolate Drink

Category: Judges honors/sleeves

Judges comments: They created very nice results with the trapping and overprinting of the silver ink, to produce an exciting shrink sleeve label.

Supplier: American Fuji Seal, Inc.

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