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    PIA MidAmerica Print Awards — Highlights, 2023

    [fa icon="clock-o"] 5/10/23 10:02 AM [fa icon="user"] Michelle Feldman [fa icon="folder-open'] Product Labels, Custom Cold Foil Labels, Flexo, Awards, Print Awards, Pet Labels, Hotstamp Labels

    We are exceptionally proud to share our accomplishments in the printing industry, and even more so when SixB Labels wins Graphic Excellence (GraphEx) Awards. This print award is bestowed by the Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica, a regional division of Printing Industries of America (PIA), covering Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. Hundreds of entries are submitted in such categories as brochures, calendars, packaging, labels, and much more. As members in good standing of PIA, the SixB Labels Family will always be excited and happy to receive custom label printing awards from this body, knowing that these awards are designed to honor craft, customer service, and contributions to the printing industry.

    What Did SixB Labels Win at PIA MidAmerica's 2023 GraphEx Awards? 

    In 2023, SixB Labels has been honored with three awards: Best of Category for Flexo/Cold Stamp in Line Finishing Combination Print; Best of Category for Flexo/Hot Stamp in Line Finishing Combination Print; and Best Use of Prepress Regional recognition. Here we take a deeper look at each award-winning label.

    Best of Category for Division II, Flexo/Cold Stamp — In-Line Finishing Combination

    SixB Labels produced these Chris Christensen Top Cat Brilliant Black Shampoo labels in 2022. We are doubly grateful for their trust in us to manufacture the labels and the recognition from our peers at the PIA. Highlights of this labeling project include:

    • Printed on White Bopp RP-37 from Raflatac
    • Self-Wound Polypropylene Laminate from ACPO
    • Printed on a Mark Andy 10" 2200 Press
    • Printed with Black Ink from Seigwerk
    • Cut with a Rotometrics Mag Die 
    • Cold Foil Stamped with Gold Foil from K Laser 
    PIA MidAmerica Best of Category, Labels Div. ll -– Flexo/Cold Stamp – In-line Finishing Combination

    Best Use of Prepress Regional & Best of Category for Division II, Flexo/Hot Stamp — In-Line Finishing Combination

    We also produced these Jackson Vaughn Holiday Candle Labels in 2022. Thus inspiring even more of our gratitude for receiving both the Best Use of Prepress and Best of Category for Division II Flexo/Hot Stamp — In-Line Finishing Combination awards from our industry colleagues. Highlights of this labeling project include:

    • Printed on 60# Natural Kraft Paper from Green Bay 
    • Printed with Seigwerk Black Waterbased Ink MC 134
    • Die Cut with a Rotometrics Mag Die
    • All configured on a Mark Andy 7" 2200 Press
    • Hot Foil Stamped on the 4500 Hot Stamp Press with Gold Foil from Great Western Foils
    2023_PIA_Winner_Candle Labels
     PIA MidAmerica Best of Category, Labels Div. ll -– Flexo/Hot Stamp – In-line Finishing Combination

    The GraphEx Awards are given in a highly competitive field, full of talented applicants with impressive admissions. Created to celebrate the power of print, they stand as a testimony to the technical achievements and innovativeness of print professionals who have honed their craft and listened carefully to their clients. 

    We believe that being a Graphex 2023 Award winner is a high recommendation of the quality of our work and we invite you to contact us with your next label project and let us show you our capabilities!

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    Michelle Feldman

    Written by Michelle Feldman

    Marketing Associate at SixB Labels

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