• Treble top: Gravure Packaging takes out three Golds at Pride in Print
    Treble top: Gravure Packaging takes out three Golds at Pride in Print
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Gravure Packaging and Fuzed took out a trio of Golds at Pride in Print, the annual New Zealand printing awards, sending them to the top of the leaderboard as the only companies to win three Golds.

Golds in the Gravure, Flexible Packaging, and the Industry Creativity categories were all awarded to Gravure Packaging. Meanwhile Fuzed – formerly Kingsland Print – took Gold in Rigid Packaging, Sign & Display, and Lenticular.

Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific Christchurch took Gold in the Flexographic category for its Coles Mayan Gold Potatoes 1kg, while Rapid Labels came out on top in the Labels category for its Tortoise and The Hare wine label.

A total 16 local printers won the prestigious gongs, which came in 23 categories, and were awarded in a glittering ceremony at the TSB Arena in Wellington. The 2019 Pride In Print Awards saw 600 attendees, many still on the dance floor at the close of the night, celebrating the biggest event in the New Zealand print calendar.

Pride in Print awards manager Sue Archibald said, "Feedback to date has been positive, with many saying best yet. Any one of the category contenders would have been worthy winner of the Supreme Award."

Pride in Print Packaging and Labels Gold awards as follows:

Flexible packaging winner

Flexible Packaging
Dark Almond 250g Block wrapper
Printed by Gravure Packaging
Judges' comments: "Excellent print and a great laydown makes this flexible packaging a stand out. The product just jumps off the package."

Rigid Packaging
Ford Raptor Wraps
Printed by Fuzed
Judges' comments: "Clever and considered packaging - an impressive example of how design, printing and finishing combine to create a stunning product."

Gravure
Dark Almond 250g Block
Printed by Gravure Packaging
Judges' comments: "Excellent print and a great laydown with a super product shot makes this packaging a stand out. The product just jumps off the wrap."

Flexographic
Coles Mayan Gold Potatoes 1kg
Printed by Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific Christchurch
Judges' comments: "Excellent job overall, product looks inviting."

Labels
The Tortoise and The Hare wine label
Printed by Rapid Labels
Judges' comments: "An interesting contemporary design with a great feel - the excellent print, lovely rich black and fine details in the foiling make this label a stand out."

Industry Development & Creativity
GreenSeal - Environmentally Friendly Flexible Packaging
Printed by Gravure Packaging
Judges' comments: "Excellent use of environmental non-compostable fungicidal paper which they have created - this environmental innovation will make a big impact, a great concept for the industry."

 

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