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April 19, 2018  By PrintAction

More than 80 Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards were presented to printers and technology suppliers from across the country at the 12th annual Canadian Printing Awards last November. Among these outstanding work of print, Burlington, Ontario’s Artcraft Label, led by Alain Paquette, swept the Labels, Flexography category.

Among the company’s three winning wine label projects, Monarch Late Harvest took Gold and was among four finalists for Best of Show at the 2017 awards gala.

Gold Award production challenge
The Monarch Late Harvest project was run on a Nilpeter FB5500 at 4,500 metres, with the goal of creating an illusion of motion. The label was printed on a silver metalized paper for the wing tips to add a dash of shine, explains Artcraft, subtle enough to look like they are dancing.


The white ink had to be near perfect in laydown to cover the naming panels, as if it were white semigloss paper; and then behind only the CMYK gradations of orange and Match Colour for the Monarch wings. An overall flood of imprintable matte UV was applied and finished off with a tactile rotary silkscreen.

Gold: Monarch Late Harvest,
Artcraft Label

Silver: Kacaba Susan’s Sauvignon,
Artcraft Label

Bronze: Kacaba Pinot Gris,
Artcraft Label

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