MPS customer Takara Pac was recently named award winner in the Flexo Color Process category of the 2015 L9 World Label Awards competition for their label ‘Cherry Body Soap.’ The winning label of the Japanese company was printed on an MPS full servo 8-color flexo press. Designed with a cartoon fairy-tale effect, the ‘Cherry Body Soap’ label is especially appealing to children with its half diecut stickers (squirrel, butterfly and cherries) which can be peeled off the label and reapplied elsewhere.
With a challenging diecut shape, the label has a narrow band that extends to the top of the product. Printed on PET 35 through delam relam, the label received an application of glue adhesive on the first station, silicon varnish on the second, and the material was glued together with a white 50 substrate on the third station. It was then printed with four
CMYK colors and finished with cold foil gold and UV adhesive on the last print station.
Winners of the 2015 L9 World Label Awards competition were selected from entries in 22 classes including flexography, letterpress, offset litho, combination printing and digital printing technologies. L9 is an alliance of global label associations for the purposes of formulating policies and gathering strategic information in connection with global matters affecting the worldwide label industry. The label competition took place in 2015 and the winners were recently unveiled in 2016.