DS Smith sweeps the board at the EFIA Annual Print Awards

At the impressive Concorde Conference Centre at Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park, the European Flexographic Industry Association recognised DS Smith’s Packaging Division in eight different categories, including Best in Show.

DS Smith scooped 12 awards at the EFIA Annual Print Awards including an impressive gold, bronze and highly commended in the Corrugated Post Print Coated Process category for its work with Garrett's Ingredients, Tennent’s Lager and Innis & Gunn. 

To top off an amazing night, the DS Smith team in Burscough secured Bronze in the Best in Show category for its eye-catching work on Garrett’s Ingredients’ Atomic Bomb.

 In total, DS Smith received three golds, four silvers, four bronzes and a highly commended, recognising teams from four different packaging sites across the UK.

The packaging strategist’s team in Livingston had a particularly successful night. It was honoured with gold in the Corrugated Post Print Uncoated Line & Screen for the Diageo Northern Ireland Guinness Extra Stout 12 X 650ml design and the Corrugated Post Print Uncoated Process for the Diageo Johnnie Walker Blue Label design, as well as five other awards across categories.

James Jolley, UK Print Operations Manager, comments:

We are delighted to be recognised yet again at these key industry awards for the quality of our print work. It is extremely encouraging that DS Smith teams from across the UK have been chosen in so many different categories and is a sign that we continue to lead our industry and deliver excellence for our customers.

 Steven Rose, Sector Director, UK Packaging, DS Smith, adds:

It is fantastic for our hard-working teams in Burscough, Livingston, Belper and Clay Cross to be recognised for the exceptional quality of their products. Many of these Awards are for our work with internationally renowned companies such as Nestlé, Diageo and Pernod Ricard, and it is a privilege to be associated with their brand packaging. We are passionate about incorporating the very latest print technology to deliver innovative and high-quality solutions, so our customers’ products stand out from the competition.

The winners were selected by a judging panel of printers, suppliers, brand owners and retailers who are known for their specific technical and market expertise.

DS Smith won the following awards:

Flexo Print on Paper (Wide Web)

  • Silver - DS Smith Belper for US Oreo filled Egg Trays
  • Bronze - DS Smith Belper for Marston's Brewery’s MX Classic Ales 6 X 500ml

Flexo Print on Paper (Super Wide Web)

  • Bronze - DS Smith Clay Cross for Nestle’s Kit Kat Chunky Milk TV Promotion Lid

Corrugated Post Print Coated Line & Screen

  • Silver - DS Smith Livingston for Chivas Regal 18 years old

Corrugated Post Print Coated Process

  • Gold - DS Smith Burscough for Garrett's Ingredients’ Atomic Bomb
  • Bronze - DS Smith Livingston for Tennent’s Lager Retro 12 Pack
  • Highly Commended - DS Smith Livingston for Innis & Gunn 12 Pack Case       

 Corrugated Post Print Uncoated Line & Screen

  • Gold -DS Smith Livingston for Diageo Northern Ireland Guinness Extra Stout 12 X 650ml

Corrugated Post Print Uncoated Process

  • Gold - DS Smith Livingston for Diageo Johnnie Walker Blue Label
  • Silver - DS Smith Livingstonfor Diageo Johnnie Walker Red Label VAP

 Technical Innovation (Printer)

  • Silver - DS Smith Livingston for Chivas Regal 18 years old

Best in Show

  • Bronze - DS Smith Burscough for Garrett’s Ingredients’ Atomic Bomb.

 For more information on the Awards, visit https://www.efia.uk.com/awards/2019-award-winning-entries.php