Hub Labels Wins For Wine Label at TLMI 2021
Hub Labels won first place for a label produced for Layton’s Chance Isídore Red wine label at the 2021 TLMI annual awards. The label was recognized in the inkjet Wine and Spirits Color Process – Prime Category.
Hagerstown, MD | January 5, 2021 – In November 2021, the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) held their 44rd annual members meeting. Each year, awards are presented to label converters that produce technically challenging and visually stunning labels. As a result, Hub Labels won first place for a label produced for Layton’s Chance. The label was recognized in the inkjet Wine and Spirits Color Process – Prime Category.
Christina Patterson, customer service account manager at Hub Labels, explains the complexities of the wine label. “It was extremely important that the label have a stained glass look,” states Patterson. “Therefore, color matching was extremely important. The label color has a deep, rich feel to it to reflect the wine. We recommended a matte finish to further enhance the look of the finished label.”
Hub Labels invests in software and tools to ensure color requirements are spot on. Furthermore, the facility is G7 and GMI certified. These certifications are the leading industry standards and methodologies in controlling color for consistent printing. Moreover, Hub runs two digital presses with extended gamut capabilities. Extended gamut opens the door to a whole range of colors that normal CMYK printing cannot achieve.
The advantage of extended gamut
Jesse Hood, Quality and Continuous Improvement Director at Hub Labels, is responsible to ensure label quality exceeds expectations. “We knew the Layton’s chance label had to be on point. Thanks to our extended gamut capabilities and our certifications, we can match colors more accurately than ever. We have the data to reproduce the right color, the first time.”
Extended gamut printing features the normal 4-color print process of CMYK. Furthermore, the addition of green, orange and violet inks allow presses to print 97% of colors visible by the human eye.
“It is truly an honor to receive this award from our peers”, says Hood. “Our team has faced many challenges over the past two years. Between COVID, supply chain issues, and the need for excellence, we’ve had a lot of hurdles to overcome. One thing is certain. By sticking together as a team and keeping a focus on continuous improvement, we’ve been able to THRIVE in this new environment. Winning this award is a testament to all of our hard work.”