Kimoha Wins Finat Label Competition Awardadmin
The 2020 FINAT Label Awards Ceremony, for the first time ever, broadcasted live on Thursday, 26 November, 16.00 CET from the FINAT premises in The Hague, revealed the winners of the 2020 FINAT Label Competition. Dubai based Kimoha won an award for Innovation.
The competition held under the motto ‘casting out the net’ heading. The Best in Show award and the winner of the Non-Adhesive Group was outstanding in that it included the tactile effect of a fishing net which was produced by applying a clear tactile varnish over the printed image of the net giving a feeling of realism to this sleeve. The entry submitted by IPE Industria Gráfica SLU, Spain showed just how important very accurate registration is to the finished quality of the label. High quality flexo printing of both the fishes and the net made the design stand out amongst all the group winners. The tactile fishing net allows customers to experience the feel of the net whilst enjoying the white wine. The blue lighthouse adds further interest and also acts as an automatic bottle orientation device in the production process.
This year, FINAT received 264 entries from 44 companies representing 23 countries. In addition to the 39 Category and Group winners, 93 Highly Commended certificates were distributed. The top country for entries was France with 52 entries, Turkey was in second place with 35 and the USA with 26. The number of entries in each class was again led by Wines (59), Alcoholic Drinks (29), Cosmetics (27) and Sets of labels (21) closely followed by Self-Promotional labels. The number of entries in the Marketing Group which included digital technology was slightly lower (42%).
The Winner in the Innovation Group was Kimoha Entrepreneurs FZCO, United Arab Emirates for Examination Label. A novel but simple concept designed to be used under examination conditions where the identity of the candidate is hidden from the marking examiner. The dense black layer prevents revealing the identity of the candidate until the final marking is completed. Printed using flexography in three colours this label has a very practical security application.
The group awards are organised as usual into the following five main groups which includes Marketing/ End-uses, Printing Processes, Non-Adhesive Applications, Innovation and Electronic Printing and Digital Printing.