The winners in the Digital Labels & Packaging Awards 2023 have been announced, with Litograf taking home the Supreme Award in this year’s competition.

The Slovakian printer came out top in the highly competitive ‘Excellence in finishing and embellishment’ category, with its entry – ‘Pomfy Sekt’ – putting the company in the running for the Supreme Award.

Some 14 categories overall were contested, with the following companies taking home a Digital Labels & Packaging Award 2023 trophy. They were:

  • Excellence with inkjet | Sponsored by Domino – Limpet Labels with ‘Pumpkin Spice Detailing Spray’
  • Excellence with toner | Sponsored by Xeikon – The Label Makers with ‘Speyside Whisky Easter Edition’
  • Excellence with hybrid printing | Sponsored by Fujifilm – Label Apeel with ‘Royal Ocean Racing Club’
  • Excellence in finishing and embellishment | Sponsored by A B Graphic International – Litograf with ‘Pomfy Sekt’
  • Application excellence – primary packaging | Sponsored by Gallus, a Heidelberg Group Company – ProAmpac Grimsby with ‘Nestlé Splash – KitKat’
  • Application excellence – secondary packaging | Sponsored by Inca, an Agfa Company – Cepac with ‘Absolut LEB outer cases’
  • Excellence in design | Sponsored by Close Brothers Asset Finance – MCC Sydney with Vodka White Label
  • Innovation | Sponsored by O&PM Europa – Mercian Labels for ‘Automation and lights out conversion’
  • Analogue-to-digital | Sponsored by Dantex Group – Independent II with ‘Jeptha Creed Kentucky Straight Bourdon Whiskey’
  • Self-promotional print | Sponsored by Bobst – Delga Press with ‘London Packaging Week Choc Box giveaway’
  • Variable data | Sponsored by eProductivity Software – First Impression Labels with Yes! Definitely water bottle labels
  • Environmental company of the year | Sponsored by Screen – Springfield Solutions
  • Best new company | Sponsored by Cerm – 2K Polymer Systems (Kingfisher)
  • Future star | Sponsored by Infigo – Tom Gould, print finishing operative, Hine Labels

At the end of the awards ceremony, Litograf was then presented with the Supreme Award trophy.

Commenting, Digital Labels & Packaging editor David Pittman said, ‘It is with sheer delight to have presented the winners at the Digital Labels & Packaging Awards 2023 with their trophies. What a fabulous selection of companies honoured for top drawer work.

‘Having launched this awards programme last year, it’s extremely pleasing to report that in 2023 we received a larger number of entries, from a greater number of companies, from across more of the packaging industry, vying for more awards. This made the contest more competitive and the judging process more challenging but ultimately resulted in a more compelling and rewarding celebration of digital print for packaging.

‘Congratulations again to all the winners and also to the nominees.’

Already looking ahead to next year’s awards, Mr Pittman said, ‘We look forward to receiving even more of the work being done that showcases the capabilities of digital printing and converting technologies to help printers and converters offer the most value to their brand owner customers. This, in turn, delivers a successful packaging experience into the hands of consumers.

‘These awards are open to all in the supply chain, from Carlisle to Cape Town, Seattle to Seoul, as long as toner-based and/or inkjet technologies come into play somewhere in the manufacture of labels, pouches, cartons, boxes, bottles, etc. From full-colour printing to adding the finishing flourish to offset-printed sheets, we want to see it all submitted to the Digital Labels & Packaging Awards 2024.’

For full details of the winners and nominees in the Digital Labels & Packaging Awards 2023, visit

Extensive coverage of this year’s awards ceremony is to be published in issue 4 (July) 2023 of Digital Labels & Packaging; register here to receive the magazine