The Label Factory, Clonmel has been announced as winner in the prestigious Irish Print Awards at a glittering ceremony in Dublin’s Four Seasons Hotel last weekend.
The company received the award for their John L. Sullivan Irish Whiskey label in The Self-Adhesive Labels category.
Now in its 33rd year, the awards aim to recognise and reward the quality of design, printing and finishing involved in the production of a wide range of printed material, such as newspapers, magazines, books and marketing collateral, including variable data print, and packaging and label printing.
Amir Peay, President of John L. Sullivan Irish Whiskey in the USA commented “It was a great honor for us to have the John L. Sullivan label win ‘Best Label’ at the Irish Print Awards. The Label Factory did a tremendous job in printing the label and ensuring that our design and vision was fully realized in production. This award is a great testament to the creativity and hard work that went into this project, from conceptualization, to design with The Big Idea Group (USA), to production with the Label Factory, and of course to the amazing whiskey from the Cooley Distillery.”
As the only non-Dublin finalists in their category, The Label Factory said they were honored to have won what is traditionally a very competitive category and is testament to the fact that small sized businesses can compete and indeed succeed on the big stage.
About The Label Factory
The Label Factory was established in Clonmel in 2002 and has seen steady growth ever since. Specialising in top quality self-adhesive labels of every kind, The Label Factory cites 2010 as being their best trading year to date, bucking the downward trend experienced by large numbers of other businesses. They attribute this success to their consistent commitment to customer service and quality products.
The Label Factory has been finalists in these prestigious awards in 2005, 2008, and 2009.
About the awards
Irish Printer received 189 entries for this year’s awards, with the total number of individual companies entering the awards reaching 54. The awards, which are judged by independent experts in the print sector, recognise and reward the quality of design, printing and finishing involved in the production of a wide range of printed material, such as newspapers, magazines, books and marketing collateral, including variable data print, and packaging and label printing.
Referring to the high standard of the entries submitted for the awards, Maev Martin, editor of Irish Printer, said that ‘given the current difficult trading conditions, Irish design, print and finishing companies can be proud of that fact that they have remained steadfast and refused to compromise on the quality of the printed material that they are producing for their customers’.
It is estimated that there are 600 companies operating in the print and packaging industries, employing 11,000 people.