FINAT celebrates the excellence of the label industry at European Label Forum.
The label industry continues to go from strength to strength building on the encouraging, buoyant results of 2022. The FINAT Label Competition retains its popularity and is edging towards its 50th anniversary.
The expert technical judging panel included Tony White (Chairman), Murat Sipahioğlu and Steve Wood aided by Steven de Cleen from Proud Design Agency viewing the entries from a marketing perspective.
The principal awards were presented on 31 May at the Awards Ceremony moderated by Vlad Sljapic during the FINAT European Label Forum held, this year, in Vienna.
The number of entries this year was slightly down compared to 2022 (222) with 212 entries from 47 companies and 23 countries worldwide. Austria comfortably led the number of countries entering with 44 entries followed by Turkey with 20 entries. The highest number of entries by category was again led by Wines (49), Alcoholic Drinks (32) with Cosmetics and Sets of Labels drawing for 3rd place (16). The number of entries using digital printing technology as their main process remained fairly static at 108.
The winner of the Marketing/End-Uses Group was Ҫiftsan Label & Packaging Company, Turkey for Mustafakaya Miracle Rose Water. This is a bright and busy label printed using digital technology, and lots of reflective elements giving the label an extra boost. It scored highly from a marketing perspective, “giving a very nice balance of colours, details and enrichments”. Printed on a metallic based film in five colours the added value of varnish, embossing and holographic hot foil all combined to produce a label worthy of the Group award.
Taking the Group award for the Printing Processes Group was also Ҫiftsan Label & Packaging Company, Turkey for Shaik Platinum Love Chloé Body Mist.
The winner of the Non-Adhesive Applications Group was Kimoha Entrepreneurs FZCO of the United Arab Emirates for Bird’s Color Sleeve.
For the final group Innovation & Electronic Printing the winning entry was entered by Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG from Germany for Film-Based Cover with Pressure Compensation Seal.
A special Judge’s Award was given to Lebone Paarl Labels from South Africa for Neil Ellis West Coast.
L9 World Label Awards 2023
It is planned to reinstate the L9 World Label Awards competition this year with the judging taking place during Labelexpo Europe which is being held in Brussels in September (10-14). The best winning entries from the past three L9 Associations domestic competitions including FINAT will be selected for entry to this prestigious international label competition.