TLMI calls for submissions for its 2020 Print Awards Competition

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The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI – Milford, Ohio) has called for entries for its annual Print Awards Competition. This year marks the association’s 43rd awards competition, and every year narrow-web converters from across the globe submit hundreds of entries to be considered for the coveted Best in Class and Best in Show honours. The submission deadline for entries is Saturday, August 1, 2020. Plus, for the first time, every TLMI Converter member can submit up to three submissions at no cost. The TLMI Annual Awards Competition honours best-in-class package printing covering a range of print-process categories including flexography, letterpress, offset, multi-process printing and digital. Non-pressure-sensitive categories, including unsupported roll labels and cut-and-stack, are also represented. For more information and to submit your entries, please visit

Dan Muenzer.

“These challenging times have postponed, cancelled, or altered many industry events, so it’s more important than ever that TLMI’s Print Awards showcase all that is great among our membership and in the industry,” said TLMI President Dan Muenzer. “We are committed to holding the biggest and best competition in TLMI’s history, and we need all our converter members to participate. TLMI’s staff and board of directors have set the ambitious goal of aiming to break the previous record of award submissions, so we are holding a one-time, ‘Every member of TLMI gets three free admissions’ event. If every member takes us up on the offer, we’ll smash the entry record and be armed with the world’s best label printing in our collective portfolio.

Paul Teachout.

I know converters may think their chances of winning diminish with a surplus of entries, but this could not be further from the truth. Last year, 27 of our 67 awards categories had zero entries and another 23 categories had no more than three entries each. More entries means more awards. The Awards Committee, under the leadership of Awards Chair Paul Teachout, is committed to judging this year’s competition, either in person or remotely if necessary. Let’s give the committee more work than ever this year – I urge all TLMI member converters to make sure to enter at minimum their three free submissions,” Muenzer added.

The TLMI is dedicated to helping its members succeed in the label and package printing industry. Knowledge sharing through open and authentic networking is its core strength. The association unites industry executives to share, discover and advise in areas that impact their collective success. The TLMI also address the industry’s most relevant concerns – such as workforce development, government and regulation, and sustainability – that can only be solved through our collaborative efforts. It focuses on communicating our industry’s technical developments along with peer and production benchmarking and the sharing of market intelligence. The TLMI works actively with other like-minded associations, educational institutions and the broader recycling community to ensure that its members have influence on all things that impact the association’s member companies. Its core purpose is to enhance the success of its members in the label and package printing industry through knowledge sharing, innovation, respect and integrity.

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