Adcraft Labels is proud to announce that it has won 14 “Print Excellence Awards” from the Printing Industries Association, Inc. of Southern California (PIASC). The competition showcases and honors the work of top printing companies throughout Southern California. To be recognized as a winner in this elite group of manufacturers is truly a great accomplishment.
In an interview, Ken Collins, Sales Manager for Adcraft Labels said, “Adcraft is happy to be honored by PIASC for our work. This is the first time we’ve entered the competition, which makes this even more exciting for us and more importantly, for our clients. I’m very blessed to work with a great team. From concept and design all the way through printing and manufacturing. It’ll be great to bring this home to our team.”
Adcraft received two Best of Category awards acknowledging exemplary work in developing high quality flexographic printing. The first was awarded in the Specialty Inks or Coatings, Fragrances, or “Invisible” Printing Inks category. The judges were impressed with the custom metallic purple ink, the two black inks, the two-part varnish, both matte and tactile, and foil overprint that were all produced in-line.
The second Best of Category award was in the Labels and Wraps – Rolled Products/Pressure Sensitive category. The judges commented that it was a nicely executed complex project using several production techniques. They even said, “Flexo production has come a long way!”
The Best of Category is awarded to the most outstanding piece in each category. To win the entry must be flawless. The judges do not always award a Best of Category in every category. In addition to winning the Southern California competition, Adcraft’s Best of Category winning entries will be entered into the Printing Industries of America international “Premier Print Awards” competition to be held September 25, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.
Adcraft also received five Awards of Excellence and seven Certificates of Merit. An Award of Excellence is awarded to those entries that are runners-up for Best of Category and a Certificate of Merit is awarded to a piece deserving recognition for its high level of quality in printing and design. It is important to note that these awards are only awarded to entries that deserve recognition for quality workmanship. Some categories do not always have an Award of Excellence or Certificate of Merit.
“We were so excited when we found out that we had won 14 awards. I know my team does amazing work for our clients; it is great for them to be formally recognized for it. I am very proud of them,” said Collins.
Adcraft Products, Inc. is an independently owned manufacturer of prime labels and flexible packaging located in Anaheim, California. For the last 20 years Adcraft has produced quality labels for the pharmaceutical, nutritional, gourmet foods and heath and beauty markets. In each of these markets, Adcraft’s proven quality and manufacturing procedures have helped them achieve their goal of 100% compliance with their customers’ quality standards.