UAE-based label printing company Kimoha Entrepreneurs won the FINAT Label Award Competition in the new ‘Digital’ category for its entry ‘Ajmal Exclusive Room Freshener’. The 35th edition of the award attracted 260 award entries from 45 companies representing 25 countries.
A new group – Digital – was introduced to recognise the significant part that digital printing is playing in the narrow web industry. This group included three categories covering the main digital printing technologies: solvent toner, dry toner and inkjet.
Kimoha won the award due to the print quality it was able to achieve with its Xeikon 3300 digital label press with a DCoat 330 finishing unit in producing its project, ‘Ajmal Exclusive Room Freshener.’ The label printed on a sliver PP substrate incorporated a subtle blue arc to break up the background colors of red and gold. It also features a halftone screen that slightly subdues the brightness of the gold background. This label is designed to be used in quality surroundings.
The judging panel was chaired by industry expert Tony White, who was supported by regulars Steve Wood (UK), Murat Sipahioglu (Turkey), Rik Olthof (design expert from Cartils Branding & Packaging design agency in the Netherlands) and Prof. Dr. Efe Gencoglu (Vice Manager of Marmara University, Turkey and new chairman of the Turkish Label Competition).