Specialist label manufacturer, Royston Labels, has won an award for a second consecutive year at the recent FINAT competition. The company came top in the ‘cosmetics’ category for its stunning designer label for ethical soap brand, Eco Soapia – they also picked up a ‘highly commended’ in the ‘alcoholic beverages’ category for the striking new label for blended Scotch whisky brand, Catto’s.
In 2015, Royston won a FINAT award in the self-promotion category for its eight-colour, cold foil butterfly design entitled ‘Touching Beauty’.
The FINAT Awards, which are in their 36th year, showcase the best in self-adhesive label printing and print and converting accuracy. Awards are given in the main segments where self-adhesive labels are used: alcoholic beverages, food, household, industrial, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, security labels, self-promotion and booklet/coupon labels, plus for the major reel-fed print processes.
Royston Labels’ winning Eco Soapia label was converted from a stunning piece of artwork originally created by Devon based artist David A Smith. Reflecting Eco Soapia’s ethical values and traditional roots, the intricate design pushes the boundaries of conventional label manufacture. By using their latest technology Royston Labels were able to accurately replicate the design to produce an outstanding label solution. The final appearance of the label is spectacular with soft subtle pastel tones with an in-keeping foil shade, complemented by a smooth satin-type finish.
Royston Labels’ managing director, Paul Clayton, who attended the awards ceremony at the annual FINAT congress on June 17 in Amsterdam, said: “Once again we have been successful at FINAT which is fantastic. The Eco Soapia label gives a stunningly accurate representation of the fine piece of work by the artist and we are delighted that all parties are ‘bowled-over’ with the end result. To also achieve a ‘highly commended’ for the Catto’s label is equally rewarding.”