Once again a Girl & Dragon wine label has won Best of Show at the TLMI Label Awards. This year,
taking the top honor is Multi-Color Corporation North American Wine and Spirits for its Girl & Dragon Malbec entry. In 2014, Collotype
Labels USA Inc. earned the prestigious honor for its Girl & Dragon 2013 Malbec Argentina wine label, which won the top prize in the
Flexography & Letterpress – Wine & Spirits – Line & Screen/Tone–Prime category. The 2016 winner from Multi-Color, which has a similar look to 2014’s Best of Show, is the Flexo Wine & Spirits’ Best of Class winner as well as the North American First Place winner in the
category Wine & Spirits – Flexography/Letterpress – Color Process – Prime. As for the wine itself, Girl & Dragon Malbec is described as a
fierce red wine with bright berry flavors and a soft lush, texture, and Multi-Color did an exceptional job in bringing this description to life
with a label that doubles as a stunning work of art.
In addition to the 2016 Best of Show, Multi-Color Corporation North American Wine and Spirits won Best of Class in the Offset Wine
& Spirits category. Four other entries earned Best of Class honors, including those from Multi-Color Corporation, Sonoma Division in
Digital; Inovar Packaging in the “Other” category; Yerecic Label in Flexo & Letterpress; and McDowell Label & Screen Printing in the
The 2016 label competition received a total of 230 entries, 16 of which were international, with some coming from as far away as
Australia. TLMI awarded a combined 68 First and Second place honors for the North American and International divisions.
The judging committee, chaired by Paul Teachout of Nilpeter USA, included Mike Buystedt, Flint Group Narrow Web; Charles Tonkin,
Clemson University; Robert Wray, Nilpeter USA; Steve Schulte, Mark Andy; Jim Harris, Actega WIT; Ray Mackura, Avery Dennison Fasson
Roll North America; Michael Rivera, K Laser Technology; Kent Wolford, Domino; Richard Black, All Printing Resources; Andre Blais, Gallus;
and Robert King, Harper Corporation of America.
Best of Class – Flexography Wine & Spirits
Multi-Color Corporation North American Wine and Spirits
GIRL & DRAGON MALBEC
Category: Wine & Spirits - Flexography/Letterpress - Color Process - Prime
End Use: Wine Label
Challenges/Processes: The label was printed HD Flexo, CMYK + spot colors with hot foil, sculpted rotary embossing and critical registration.
Key Suppliers: Gallus, DuPont, RotoMetrics, Fasson, Ikela, Harper and Siegwerk