MPS has announced that three of its customers, Doga Etiket, Pragati Pack, and Arca Etichette, won awards at the 34th FINAT Label Awards competition in the marketing/end-uses group for labels printed on MPS flexo presses.
Nine labels also printed on MPS flexo presses received highly commended awards. The award ceremony was held during the FINAT Congress 2014 programme in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Turkish printer Doga Etiket was a winner in the cosmetics category for their ‘Elsève Extraordinary Oil’ label, printed using flexo and screen printing in five colours plus hot gold foiling and a varnish. Indian printer Pragati Pack won the pharmaceutical category for their ‘OrthoZen’ label printed on a metallised substrate using flexography and screen printing in four colours, which includes an opaque white background. The winner of the booklets category was Italian printer Arca Etichette for their ‘Pivetti Impasta & Vinci’ label printed in four colour process colours using flexography for the total label including the inside pages.
The nine highly commended awards in the marketing/end-uses group were presented to Pragati Pack (two awards), Doga Etiket (two awards), Skanem Willich, Germark S.A. and Label Apeel. Uniflex, and Doga Etiket also received highly commended awards in the printing processes group. All labels were printed on MPS flexo presses.
MPS commercial director/co-founder Eric Hoendervangers said, ‘MPS is very proud of all the group winners and highly commended awards. It is a recognition of our customer’s outstanding label design and an honour for MPS that they were printed on our presses. We congratulate our customers for these well-earned achievements.’
The total number of entries for this year’s competition was 241, with 49 companies from 25 countries submitting samples for the judges to examine. The jury panel was led by acting chairman Mike Fairley with the remaining panel of Rik Olthof from Cartils, a well-known Dutch design agency, Bernard Plat, past president of the French label association UNFEA, Murat Sipahioglu from Turkey, Steve Wood from the UK, and this year’s media judge Bill Bruce.