Leading UK label manufacturer, Hamilton Adhesive Labels, took gold in the process labels category and went on to steal the coveted overall Supreme Winner award for its outstanding Queni Koi label design at this year’s FlexoTech Print Awards.
Hamilton’s distinctive flexographic print fuses rich colour and bold tones with high-end print quality. A silky matte finish was given to the label’s white background to form a contrast against the high-gloss Koi fish that complements the cherry blossom to signify Queni Koi’s Japanese origins. Hamilton printed the labels with use of a cold foil to accentuate their appeal to premium markets. Leading specialists, Creation, produced reprographics for the label.
Held annually, the FlexoTech Awards showcase the best of flexographic printing from the around the world. This year’s event was held at the recently renovated Lancaster Hotel, London where the Hamilton team celebrated in style after winning the prestigious title.
Chris Marsh, Owner and Managing Director of Hamilton, said: “This means so much to our team. For the last 18 months we have completely overhauled the business across machinery, processes and services and our fresh approach to how we do business has clearly paid off.
“We know that real teamwork across our entire business has created this success tonight. We owe a lot to our suppliers who have worked diligently with us to deliver an extremely efficient and quality focused approach to operations and their excellent contributions have not gone unnoticed in this win.”
Paul Larkin, Hamilton Operations Director, added: “We’re very proud of our scientific approach to driving operational efficiency at Hamilton. Our ‘Measurement and Control’ strategy addresses both the quality and efficiency of what we do day in, day out. The attention to detail, standardisation and flexibility we now have in our production means print results like we’ve demonstrated in this competition are now the norm for us. Combining our new operational ethos with supply partners, who truly understand what we are trying to achieve, has also enabled this success this evening. We’re thrilled for everyone involved.”
Established in 1993, Hamilton Adhesive Labels has grown to become a leading UK manufacturer of multi-coloured printed and simple plain labels for the food & drink, household, industrial and personal care sectors.