Label Printer of the Year: The Label Makers

PrintWeek Team
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A runner-up three years running, their boat finally came in. Bradford’s Label Makers won one of our most challenging categories thanks to several labels including one for Mary Rose Gin.

It was named after Henry VIII’s flagship and 6,500 two-layered laminated labels were possible only because of super-accurate latest-generation digital and process kit. The first layer was reverse printed blue and black on a digital inkjet line and then repassed for a white background. Second layer, a Fasson polypropylene opaque material with bright silver reverse, was printed with a juniper, rosemary and grapefruit background. “Impressive entry,” said judges of labels for Kakapo wine and Lanique Liqueur Spirit as well as Mary Rose Gin. “The latter was a beautiful label, simply stunning - so many processes involved, but they pulled it off.” 01274 681151

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Hop City showed “excellent detail and use of metallic, matt and gloss for a truly eye-catching label,” said judges. This is how the printer in Midacre, West Midlands, produced the 8,000 peel-and-reveal labels for Northern Monk Brew Co: silver polypropylene gave a metallic effect on three layers, rounded off with a spot-gloss varnish on top of a matt overlaminate to make the barn-door construction stand out on the beer can. 


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