Inland Wins Digital Packaging “Best of Category” Award

June 5, 2018

Ten awards received in Graphics Excellence Awards

The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) has announced that Inland Packaging, a leader in advanced packaging and label printing headquartered in La Crosse, WI, is a winner in the 2018 Graphics Excellence Awards (GEA) Competition. The GEA competition is one of the largest printing competitions in the nation.

Inland was recognized with ten awards, including one Best of Category.  Inland was awarded Best of Category in the Digital Packaging category for their flexible packaging piece for AriZona Beverage Co.’s Crazy Cowboy Teriyaki Jerky.  This packaging featured matte coating which resonated well with the western-themed graphics. Other awards include seven Award of Excellence and two Certificate of Merits. The complete list of Inland’s GEA awards and correlating flexible packaging, pressure sensitive label, shrink sleeve label, and cut and stack label products are as follows:

Best of Category

  • Digital Packaging – AriZona Beverage, Crazy Cowboy Jerky, Flexible Packaging

Award of Excellence

  • Flexo Narrow Web Labels and Wraps, Rolled Products/Pressure Sensitive, AriZona Beverage, Sparkling Black Raspberry, Pressure Sensitive Label
  • Flexo Narrow Web Labels and Wraps, Rolled Products/Pressure Sensitive, Potosi Brewing Co., Shot Tower Espresso Stout, Shrink Sleeve Label
  • Flexo Narrow Web Labels and Wraps, Rolled Products/Pressure Sensitive, Potosi Brewing Co., Hopsmith Imperial IPA, Shrink Sleeve Label
  • Specialty Finishing / Embossing, Trim Tab Brewing, Language of Thunder Imperial Stout, Pressure Sensitive Label
  • Flexo Narrow Web Labels and Wraps, Rolled Products/Pressure Sensitive, Surly Brewing Co., Inherent Weiss, Pressure Sensitive Label
  • Flexo Narrow Web Labels and Wraps, Rolled Products/Pressure Sensitive, AriZona Beverage, Good Brew – Arnold Palmer, PSL and Shrink Sleeve Labels
  • Foil Stamping, New Belgium Brewing Co., Imperial Frambozen, Cut & Stack Label

Certificate of Merit

  • Flexo Narrow Web Labels and Wraps, Rolled Products/Pressure Sensitive, Hillsboro Brewing Co., Snappy IPA, Shrink Sleeve Label
  • Flexo Narrow Web Labels and Wraps, Rolled Products/Pressure Sensitive, Potosi Brewing Co., Northern Method Doppelbock, Shrink Sleeve Label

A panel of out-of-state judges with extensive experience in printing and print production was brought in to examine the work. Each entry was judged on its own merit in a category with similar printed pieces. The judging criteria included registration, crossovers, clarity and neatness, sharpness of halftones and line drawings, richness and tonal qualities of color, paper and ink selection, ink coverage, the difficulty of printing, effective contrast or softness, finishing and overall visual impact.  For more information on the annual Graphics Excellence Awards visit www.glga.info/gea.

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