The Label Factory, Clonmel was announced as winner in the prestigious Irish Print Awards at a glittering ceremony in Dublin’s Clontarf Castle last weekend.
The company received the award for their Sea Dog Dark Rum label in The Self-Adhesive Labels category.
This is the second year in-a-row that the local family-run business has scooped the top national title.
Now in its 34th year, the awards aim to recognise and reward the quality of design, printing and finishing involved in the production of a wide range of printed material such as newspapers, books, marketing collateral, carton packaging and label print.
Following submissions from small to large-sized print companies in the 32 counties, just four companies received nominations for the Irish Print Award in the Self Adhesive label category.
The Label Factory was established in Clonmel in 2002 by husband and wife Susan (nee Flaherty) and Peter Schaerer following a move from Switzerland to Susan’s home town of Clonmel.
Beating companies from Northern Ireland and Leinster, they said they were both proud and honoured to have won what is traditionally a very competitive category. “It is testament to the fact that small-sized businesses can compete and succeed on the big stage”.
The Label Factory has a growing reputation as a distributor to small artisan food producers and large multi-national drinks companies, as well as the pharmaceutical industry and sports clubs. As well as highest quality print, a personal and reliable service has been key in growing its nationwide customer base.
Amongst its clients are Cooley Distillery, the Enfer Group and The Apple Farm.
The Label Factory has been selected finalists in these prestigious awards in 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. The awards, which are judged by independent experts in the print sector, recognise and reward the quality of design, printing and finishing involved in the production of a wide range of printed material.