The Supreme award at the 2018 FlexoTech International Print and Innovations Awards was given to Hamilton Adhesive Labels for its Kenkō Koi Fish Food Colour Plus entry.

The entry, which also won the Labels (process) award, was chosen for the top accolade by the judges who said, ‘We’ve been impressed at first glance and the more we were checking the quality, the more we were convinced to be looking at a really ‘first in class’ piece of work.’

The organisers described the event, which featured Patrick Kielty as the celebrity host and were held in a brand new venue, the Royal Lancaster London, as a resounding success. Almost 500 people from the flexographic industry gathered to celebrate some of the finest work completed by printers in the last year.


The winners of the categories are:

Labels (process)

Hamilton Adhesive Labels for Kenkō Koi Fish Food Colour Plus


Labels (line and tone)

MCC England for Pale Fox Vadle delle Volpi Asolo Prosecco


Flexible packaging narrow web

BRJ (Athena Graphics) for Marie Risotto aux Champignons de Paris


Flexible packaging medium web

Uniflex CJSC for Gotovim Vmeste spices


Flexible packaging wide web

Roberts Mart & Co for Espresso Monte-Carlo Velluto Bio 10 Capsules


UV flexo, paper and board

Reflex Newcastle for The Black Farmer Pork Mince


Sacks and corrugated pre-print liner

Smurfit Kappa CRP Pre-Print for Beck’s German Brewing Heritage 24 Pack


Corrugated post-print (C flute and above)

Smurfit Kappa Inspirepac for Naked Noodle Singapore Curry Noddle Pots 12 x 78g


Corrugated post-print (E and F flute)

Stora Enso Packaging Lahti for Kemppi Gamma Welding Helmet and Respirator


Combination printing

Leading Edge Labels and Packaging for Gillette Fusion 5 ProShield


Best use of process colours only

Interflex Group (Sunderland) for Nestlé Aero Purely Chocolate Bubbles


Any flexo print job previously printed by another process

DS Smith Packaging Belper for Purina GoCat Crunchy & Tender 4 x 800g


Digital labels and packaging

CS Labels for Hot Tub Nights Aromatherapy Crystals Pouches


Promotional print

FFP Packaging Solutions for Plastic Free Pouch  



Hamillroad Software for Bellissima DMS