SATO, a global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, received the Best of the Best award at the Label Industry Global Awards 2016. The company was awarded in the letterpress category for the premium Japanese tea, “Keikacha.” It received the award at a ceremony held at Labelexpo Americas 2016 on Sept. 13 in Chicago.
The ‘Best of the Best’ awards are presented to L9 World Label Awards winners in five categories—Combination Printing, Letterpress Printing, Offset Litho Printing, Flexographic Printing, and Digital Printing.
Keikacha features that were recognized include metallic printing, varnish printing, and laminate coating, which give a premium look and feel. The finished product showcases SATO’s technical printing capability to regulate printing pressure and ensure accurate printing registration.
Some of the challenges requiring trial and error to overcome were ensuring print registration accuracy and avoiding patchy halftone patterns (when tiny halftone dots are blended in print reproduction). Learn more at the SATO booth at PACK EXPO International, E-6811.