Hammer Packaging, Rochester, N.Y., won nine awards in the 35th International Gallery of Superb Printing competition, produced by the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen (IAPHC).
The IAPHC awards are recognized globally as one of the highest honors given in the graphic design and print industry.
Hammer received the following awards:
- Gold—Fruitopia, JoJo Energy and Chadwick Bay Grape Juice;
- Silver—Ovaltine, Cell-Nique and Nika Water;
- Bronze—Snapple Tea;
- Honorable Mention—XO Energy and Arctic Power.
Shrink Sleeve labels brought in over half of the awards for Hammer. Featuring its variable sleeve offset printing (VSOP) technology, Chadwick Bay by Cliffstar Corp. brought home Gold, highlighting Hammer’s expertise in this new, innovative technology.
Kevin Keane, president of IAPHC, commented: “Our event has been the beneficiary of seeing the growth of Hammer Packaging in terms of technical execution, range of product and services, and an avid embrace of leading with excellence for many years. In recent years we have seen how label printing, a field at the root of Hammer history, has become high art as presented by the entries from Hammer. World class brands turn to a world class purveyor like Hammer to help their product stand out amidst the field. We salute the team at Hammer.”