As we now enter the final quarter of 2020, SixB Labels looks back with satisfaction over the last four years of accolades received from the Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica, a regional division of the larger organization, Printing Industries of America (PIA), covering Texas, Oklahoma Kansas and Missouri. The SixB Labels Family is pleased to be members in good standing with PIA. And we are just as happy to be the recipient of a number of custom label printing awards from this body, because there is no better compliment than respect from a jury of one's peers— the reward for our proud participation in the PIA.
What Did We Win from PIA MidAmerica in the Last Four Years?
2020 Graphic Excellence (GraphEx) Awards
PIA MidAmerica Award Best of Category, Div. ll - In Line Finishing - Flexo/Hotstamp Combination
- Printed on Clear Bopp with Clear Polyester Laminate
- Printed White on a Flexographic Press
- Hot Stamped with Gold and Bronze Foils
2019 GraphEx Awards
PIA MidAmerica Award Best of Category, Div. ll - Tags and Labels - Digital Printing (Ready-to-Cook Beef Tenderloin); also Flexo/Hotstamp Combo (TIGI Bedhead); PIA MidAmerica Award of Recognition, Div. ll - Tags and Labels - Flexo Printing (Adult 3-Day Nordic Pass)
2019 was definitely a banner year for our SixB Team; we picked up three awards!
The first of these, an Award of Recognition, for Division II, Tags & Labels - Flexo, was presented to us for the Adult 3 Day Nordic Pass. This ski-lift ticket, designed to be applied to clothing, features:
- Flexographic Printing on 3.3 mil Polypropylene with Thermal Varnish
- Two-Color Printing on Front, Black Printing on Back
- Face Slits for Tamper Resistance
The next award was given in Best of Category, Division II, Tags & Labels - Digital, for the Central Market Ready-to-Cook Beef Tenderloin label. This label is:
- Digitally Printed
- Four-Color Process
- Printed on Semi-Gloss Paper with UV Varnish
Award number three was presented to SixB, also in Best of Category, Division II, Flexo/Hot Stamp - finishing combination, for the Tigi Bed Head hair stick label. Significant elements of this label include:
- Printing via Flexo/Hot Stamping on Kraft Paper
- Black Printing on a Flexographic Press
- Hot Stamping with Silver Foil
2018 GraphEx Awards
PIA MidAmerica GraphEx Awards of Excellence, Div. ll - Digital Printing: Tags & Labels
In 2018, the SixB Labels Team was delighted to receive an Award of Excellence in Division II, Digital Printing - Tags & Labels, for the Chris Christiansen Diamond Series Spotless stain removing treatment label. This label features:
- Digital Printing on White Squeezable Polypropylene
- Matte Clear Poly Laminate
2017 GraphEx Awards
PIA MidAmerica Best of Category-Tags & Labels - Flexo Printing; also Digital Printing
In 2017, our company received two Certificates of Merit from the GraphEx Awards. These Best of Category awards are within the areas of Flexo and Digital Printing for labels we manufactured on behalf of Central Market and Herman Marshall, respectively.
The Best of Category Digital Printing: Tags & Labels winner features the photographic-oriented Central Market Hibiscus Mint Iced Tea Jug Labels for placement on metal tins. This label was:
|PIA MidAmerica Best of Category-Tags & Labels - Digital Printing|
The Hibiscus Mint variation was also only the beginning, as the project lent itself to multiple variations, including House Black, Mango, and Texas Gold Iced Teas. These additional labels include clear and colorful imagery of all their ingredients.
PIA MidAmerica Best of Category, Div. ll - Tags & Labels - Flexo Printing
The next award was given in Best of Category, Division II, Flexographic Labels and Wraps, Rolled Products/Pressure-Sensitive Digital, for the Herman Marshall bourbon whisky bottle label. This label is:
- Flexographic printed, based on design parameters and the client's volume requirements
- Four-Color Printed on Wet-Strength Paper
- Features Spot Matte Varnish
- Utilizes Permanent Adhesive with a Longer Set-Up Time
SixB Labels, PIA and The Future
SixB Labels has been in business for 40 years and counting, forging meaningful relationships with clients and suppliers, and positively influencing our industry. We believe in the PIA's dedication to the advancement of the graphic communications industry worldwide, supporting thousands of member companies through advocacy, research, education and networking. As of 2020, we are continuing these efforts, and have striven to make our more than 20 years membership in PIA — the largest graphic arts trade association in the printing industry — as purposeful as we can.
We hope you find these examples of our work inspiring, and we invite you to put our experience and expertise in producing award-winning labels to work for you in fulfilling your company's labeling needs. Get in touch with us today!