FMCG Packaging Printer of the Year: Curtis Print & Packaging

By PrintWeek Team , Monday 16 October 2017

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“Sustainable luxury packaging is considered by some to be an oxymoron,” read the entry from this year’s winner, which disagreed and proved it by winning a category it almost scooped last year. As an ethical brand, the environment is vital for Neal’s Yard Remedies, so its Christmas nourish hand cream packaging was printed with vegetable-based inks and an aqueous coating on FSC-certified board.

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An orange slipcase with intricate gold-foil cascading leaf design meanwhile proved sustainability doesn’t have to be blandly practical. It can be beautiful. “This was a really well-engineered solution to the brief,” said one Judge. Another added: “Loved the use of vegetable inks to enhance the brand’s sustainable credentials.” Neal’s Yard concluded: “You just know your product is in good safe hands with Curtis – their care for quality is exceptional.”

www.curtispackaging.co.uk 01737 647000

Highly commended

The Sherwood Group

www.sherwoodgroupuk.com 0115 928 7766 

Temptation almost got the better of judges this year thanks to goodies including Magnum bars, Taylors of Harrogate teas and Bettys Fruit and Herbal teas. The Nottingham printer, and category winner in 2015, finished Bettys’ packaging with matt silver flat and fluted foils. “The Bettys submission showed it’s possible to get a premium feel from cost-effective materials”. Another judge said: “Taylors showed a great understanding of the technical constraints of FMCG production.”

Finalists

Curtis Print & Packaging

D2 Printing

Graphic Packaging International

Parkside

The Sherwood Group

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