ILS Wins Three 2018 Print Excellence Awards

1 gold, and 2 bronze awards across multiple categories.

We are excited to announce that we have been awarded with three 2018 Print Excellence Awards from the Print Industries of Ohio • N.Kentucky! We were recognized with a total of 1 gold, and 2 bronze awards across multiple categories, including:

Gold Award:

  • Colonial Candle – Category: Digital Printing

Bronze Awards:

  • 3-19 Coffee (personalized coffee tin labels) – Category: Digital Printing
  • Davey Jones Rum – Category: Specialty Finishing

Each year, Printing Industries of Ohio • N.Kentucky holds its Print Excellence Awards Competition to reward Ohio and northern Kentucky printers who demonstrate excellence in 35 categories. This year, companies submitted 350 printed pieces to be judged by two out-of-state print experts.

We are thrilled to have been recognized for both excellence in digital print, as well as for our specialty finishing capabilities. Details of each award entry can be found below.

Congratulations to all the 2018 winners! For more information on the Print Excellence Awards, visit the Print Industries of Ohio N. Kentucky website.

2018 ILS PIANKO Award Winners


2018 ILS PIANKO Award Winners

Colonial Candle

Colonial Candle’s Spring 2018 collection showcases how digital print can enable a brand to cost-effectively produce a seasonal collection, while also reducing waste and the risk of packaging obsolescence. By partnering with ILS and our print-on-demand program, the brand was able to print multiple versions of unique, seasonal labels with high-quality graphics, and at the quantities they needed. The end result was a series of labels with colorful graphics that utilized an eye-catching lustercoat varnish to capitalize on the current iridescent design trend appearing in home furnishings and décor.

3-19 Coffee 

3-19 Coffee offers another great example of a brand utilizing digital print to create a truly unique and engaging experience for its customers through personalized coffee tin labels, which can be easily ordered online via their website.

Davey Jones Rum

Rusted Crow Spirits wants to leave consumers in awe of the meticulous work that goes into designing a single bottle. Each spirit tells a story that the brand uses to grab your attention and stand out on the shelf. For their Davey Jones Rum, they turned to ILS to help make that spirit’s story a reality. From the detailed artwork and unique die cut used to symbolize the tentacles, to the matte lam finish that reminds us of the foaming sea waters, each element of this rum label was carefully thought out to help tell an engaging story of the legend of Davy Jones Locker.