Japan leads the pack in the international label awards competition.
The L9 group of international label associations announced the results of the 2017 L9 World Label Awards (WLA) competition judged by an international panel of judges representing each of the participating associations.
Japanese converters took home 10 awards and mentions.
The L9 is an alliance of global label associations formed to jointly formulate policies and collecting strategic information of global interest to the worldwide label industry.
The current class structure includes 22 classes covering all the principal printing processes and market applications. The results are listed in class order with the Winners announced first followed by the Honourable Mention (HM) awards.
All of the L9 label associations are invited, each year, to submit entries for the World Label Awards. This ensures that the competition has a truly international flavour.
This year, the competition welcomed representatives from the Indian Label Association (LMAI), FINAT (Europe), TLMI (USA), JFLP (Japan), FPLMA (Australia), SALMA (New Zealand) and PEIAC (China).
In order to be considered for entry in this competition, a label converter must first have won an award in their local association’s competition. Each L9 association is permitted to submit one entry in each class, entries from individual converters are not accepted.