“It’s an honor to be recognized among the best in our industry with these awards,” said Mike Schliesmann, Great Northern Sr. VP/Business Unit Manager. “I think it speaks to our commitment to work with companies to provide them with custom solutions that fit their specific needs. With digital printing and durable substrates that we use at StrataGraph, we’re able to achieve a unique flexibility and speed-to-market, in addition to high-quality printing.”

In all four winning designs, high-impact graphics and a durable structure were combined to create custom solutions.

  • The award-winning package for Denver Beer Brewing Co. 24-Count Variety-Packs featured high-impact graphics using StrataGraph’s digital print capability. The vibrant graphics and high-gloss UV coating make this package standout at retail. In addition, the flexibility and efficiency of digital printing allowed the client to run multiple versions and varieties at smaller quantities, making the overall project more affordable.
  • Packaging for Roth Industries Meal Kits also utilized StrataGraph’s digital print capability, reducing time to market and allowing the customer to add new meal kit versions without substantial costs.
  • The BIGS Sunflower Seeds packaging stood out for its retail-ready opening feature, as well as eye-catching color consistency throughout different versions.
  • Packaging for Oskar Blues IPA 12-Count Packs met the client’s needs for a tear-resistant handle design and a fridge-dispensing feature; it was also made out of a 100 percent recycled base sheet, unique in the industry because of water absorption concerns.

Administered and hosted by Paperboard Packaging Council and judged by a jury of packaging professionals, industry experts, and professors, the North American Paperboard Packaging Competition is the premier competition for carton manufacturers involved in the concept, design, print, performance, and shelf appeal of paperboard packaging.

To learn more about each of Great Northern StrataGraph’s winning displays, visit: gncstratagraph.com/2018/11/great-northern-stratagraph-wins-four-excellence-awards-for-innovative-paperboard-packaging