Print Week Awards - Label Printer of the Year 2019
Print Week / Judges comments included:
“CS Labels has triumphed in this hotly contested category thanks to some fantastic print and finishing that overcame some serious technical challenges”.
The judges were particularly overwhelmed by the level of detail that went into the label the company produced for Neptune Rum. Design details on the brand’s existing label were lost from a distance or in the light, so the drinks company wanted a labelling solution that delivered its icon more effectively. In addition to trialling different gold shades to find the perfect match, CS printed on Tintoretto Gesso wet strength substrates to give the label a distressed style and the shape of Neptune’s head was printed in a bold black, which was then covered with gold foil. The resulting label was impactful and clearly recognisable as Neptune Rum.
Simon’s response to this award was…
"I couldn't be more proud. The submissions used for this award were exemplary of the teamwork that is executed at CS on a daily basis. We have a special and trusting relationship with our customers who often allow us to guide them to transform their label into something truly spectacular. These are some perfect examples of that, and everyone has played their part in contributing. We've never won this award before, so we're especially pleased."
Digital Printer Awards – SME Business Initiative 2019
The judges said:
”Pushing an industry in new directions is challenging and often high risk. The winner has not shied away from such risks and is challenging market perceptions both for the type of product and digital print’s sustainability for established applications.”
Solutions Awards Labels & Decoration 2019
For the first time ever, the Solutions Award for Labels & Decoration was won by ALL THREE FINALISTS! The poll was equally split and so we were joined on the stage with the other finalists!! It was a great day for us, and an even better day for the artist who creates the hand-made awards.
UK Packaging Awards 2019 - highly commended Label of the Year
“A wonderful achievement with the complexity & detail of the design.” “It shouts craftsmanship & quality which ties perfectly back to the brand. Great design overall as the label, bottle & cap come together brilliantly, executed with perfection.”
- Label Industry Global Awards - European Converter of the Year Award
CS Labels has been nominated (by Xeikon) for a European Converter of the Year Award which recognises the company that has made the biggest advances in the European converting business over the last year. The award will be given to the business that has a record of innovation or product and technical development of a pan-European product in its chosen market(s), a solid record of staff training and development, and a strong involvement with its local community. The winners will be announced at LabelExpo in late September 2019.
- Express & Star - Manufacturing Champion
We were shortlisted to the final three, and whilst this time we weren’t successful, here’s a snippet of what the judges had to say about us on the night.
“CS Labels are consistently on the forefront of innovating new ways of applying digital technology. Since their first digital press, the business has consistently evolved in terms of capabilities, business profile and innovation.”
- Print Design & Marketing Awards (PDMA) – Innovation in Label
We were also very proud in supporting our technology partner Xeikon in their award win at the EDP Awards for the CS flexible pouch solution.
- Digital Printer Awards - Digitally Printed Labels
- Print Week Awards - SME of the year
- Print Week Awards - FMCG Packaging Printer of the Year
- FlexoTech Awards – Digital Labels & Packaging
- UK Packaging Awards – Outstanding Contribution to the Industry (Simon Smith)
- The Solutions Awards -Solutions for Packaging
- FSB - Business & Product Innovation (West Midlands region)