Canadian Packaging

Being labeled a winer is its own reward

ASL Print FX wins world label award for a second year in a row.

June 4, 2012   by Canadian Packaging Staff

If it’s getting to be a habit, it certainly isn’t a bad one!

For the second year in a row, ASL Print FX—headquartered in Vaughan, Ont.—has been awarded the World Label Award for excellence in technical achievement—this time for printing of the Red Tile Central Coast label (see photo above) for a 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Judged in the Flexo Wine & Spirits category by the World Label Award Association (WLAA), ASL Print FX had previously taken Best of Show at the 2011 TLMI (Tag and Label manufacturers Institute) awards competition for the printing of the Red Tile Central Coast label in October 2011 which qualified it to be judged for a World Label Award.

The Red Tile label was printed stochastically to enhance print quality using Ultraviolet (UV) flexographic inks. Multiple processes involved in this construction are silkscreens, hot stamping, UV treatments, varnish, 20 micron dot stochastic process image, red hot stamp—and was printed in a single pass.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the judges as world class in technical achievement two years in a row,” says ASL Print FX president and chief executive officer Charlie MacLean.

The World Label Competition is comprised of six local label associations with the top entries from the following associations pitted against each other in the WLAA: FINAT (Europe), the TLMI for North America,  the JFLP (Japan), the LMAI (India), LATMA (Australia) and SALMA (New Zealand).

ASL Print FX is a provider of innovative print solutions to brand owners and their agency partners in wine and spirits, consumer packaged goods, automotive, envelope and promotional markets. They operate two locations in Vaughan and in Winston-Salem, NC.

In 2011, ASL Print FX took the world label award for the label on a 2008 Sauvignon Blanc for the Dan Aykroyd brand, which has won six print awards, including best-of-show/first place with TLMI, the FTA (Flexographic Technical Association) and Gold at the PAC—The Packaging Association.

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