ASL Print FX, formerly know as All Stick Label, of Vaughan, Ontario, was named as the Best of the Best in Flexographic Printing during the World Label Awards in Brussels, Belgium.
The World Label Awards was founded in 1991 as a way of recognizing world-class label printing. The Association behind the awards program represents label printers in all parts of the globe through seven national and continental label associations.
These seven associations submit their best labels from their own national/continental contests for the Best of the Best global contest. Awards are presented in five print technology categories, including Offset Lithography, Letterpress, Flexographic, Digital and Combination printing.
ASL Print FX’ label for the Rennie Estate Winery 2009 Gaia was submitted by the TLMI (Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute) as the North American entry for the Flexographic Printing category. Describing ASL Print FX’ wining project, the World Label Association stated, “This label pushes back the boundaries of what flexo printing can achieve. The FM screening gives the country scene a tranquil and soft look.” The high-end job also includes dome lacquer registration and cold foil stamping on the label.
The five Best of the Best awards were presented during the Labelexpo Label Industry Global Awards event held in Brussels on September 24. Rapid Labels of New Zealand won the top award in the Combination Printing for its production of The Colour Pinot Noir 2009. In Letterpress Printing, Chugoku Seal Printing Co. of Japan won for Pates de Fruits. Yamada Fine Art Printing Co. of Japan won in Offset Litho Printing and Digital Label Solutions of the United States won in the Digital Printing category.
ASL Print FX was founded in 1965 as All Stick Label to focus on the production of pressure-sensitive label, promotional and package printing. Today, the company reaches the market through a range of innovative processes, branded as HDFX. This proprietary process and technology prints a 20-micron dot. The company runs 12 printing presses delivering up to 12 stations with foils, silkscreens, raised textures, scratch ‘n reveal, variable data, lamination and effect varnishes.