Home » Inland Celebrates Big Wins in Graphics Excellence Awards
The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) has announced that Inland is a winner in the 2016 Graphics Excellence Awards Competition. Inland was recognized with eight awards, including two Best of Category nods.
Inland was awarded Best of Category in the Flexo Narrow Web Labels and Wraps, Rolled Products/Pressure Sensitive category for New Belgium Lips of Faith Golden Ale and Best of Category in the Special Innovation Awards – Printing category for Henry’s Hard Soda labels.
Other awards included Best of Division – Diecuts, Pop-Ups, Unique Folds, and Involvement Devices for Brick Brewing Lake IPA labels, three Award of Excellence awards for Coney Island Hard Root Beer, Molson Canadian 67 Session IPA and Minhas Blumber’s Absinthe Superior labels and two Certificate of Merits for Heinz Texas Style Bold & Spicy BBQ sauce and Coors Light labels.
The Graphics Excellence Awards competition is an annual event that recognizes companies throughout Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin for superb craftsmanship in the design, creation and production of top-quality printed material produced for their customers. This year’s competition was judged over two days with a panel of outside graphics experts who brought more than 60 years of collective print, finishing and converting experience to their evaluation. As one of the largest regional graphic competitions in North America, GEA had more than 800 submissions representing 64 companies.
“We’re honored to see several of our finished labels awarded by GEA,” shared Jackie Kuehlmann, Director of Marketing at Inland. “We take great pride in collaborating with our customers and showcasing their brands with quality label printing.”
The award-winning companies are honored each year at the GEA Celebrations, hosted by the Great Lakes Graphics Association. This year’s dual event will be held May 18, at the Medinah Shrine Center in Addison, Ill., and the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee, Wisc.
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