DS Smith toasts award win with Lyons Tea

DS Smith has won a Flexotech print award for a Lyons Tea professional pack

DS Smith’s packaging division is celebrating a big win in the Flexotech international industry awards. The winning pack was designed for Unilever Food Solutions for Professionals, and each pack holds 600 Lyons one cup pyramid tea bags for the professional market.

Lyons Tea packaging

The pack was given the award in the corrugated pre-print category at the Flexotech awards, which recognise excellence in the packaging industry worldwide. Judges praised the way the pack illustrated the advances made in flexographic printing with good clean illustrations, sharp text and tight register. They said the vignette effects were of the highest quality.

The winning pack was made on a recently installed Flexographic Pre-Printer, part of DS Smith’s £100m UK investment programme. It was produced on an uncoated substrate and the print incorporated several challenging vignette areas.

Tony Foster, UK Sales and Marketing Director said “At DS Smith we work with our customers on design innovation, creativity and on matching the graphic effect to the pack structure. The result is a sustainable pack that protects the product, maximises space and crucially, encourages product sales”.

“These awards recognise all the hard work and investment that goes into the process and we are delighted to have been honoured by the Flexotech Awards, for our excellent print quality. The pack beautifully supports the Lyons brand values”

Corine van den Berg, Global artwork & brand asset Specialist for Unilever Food Solutions, commented: “We were extremely pleased with the finished pack. It provided clear stand out on shelf and displayed our Lyons promotional pack with the quality it deserves”