finat award label competition

CARINI wins highest award at the 2021 FINAT International Label Competition

CARINI has again proven that its labels are among the top products in the industry far beyond the country's borders: At this year's FINAT Label Award, three submissions from the Lustenau-based company were honored at an online event on June 4 - first and foremost the label for a red wine from Selection Schwander, which was even awarded the overall winner prize "Best in Show" for its design and outstanding print processing.

The successful CARINI labels all belong to the FINAT competition category "Group A Marketing/End-Uses". This largest group of the competition refers to the marketing effect of a label within a specific market segment. The focus here is primarily on finishes and material effects that make the product stand out from the crowd at the point of sale. This is precisely CARINI’s core competency as the winning label impressively demonstrated to the jury:

Priorat Sobre Todo (Switzerland/Spain) - "Best in Show" and winner "Group A Marketing/End-Uses".
To simulate a copper engraving with the appearance of a banknote, all six colors of this offset-printed label for a Spanish wine from the Swiss Selection Schwander were printed as spot colors. The outstanding feature here is the height of the blind embossing in combination with a copper/gold foil. In addition, the interplay between the hot foil stamping with tilt effect and the semi-transparent foil is impressive. The label was designed by Manuela Pfrunder, who is also responsible for the design of the banknotes for the Swiss National Bank.

LEH Professor Riesling / Staatliche Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt für Wein- und Obstbau Weinsberg (Baden-Württemberg) - Recognition Award "Group A Marketing/End-Uses".
With its combination of a human body and an animal head, this label is fully in line with the design trend of 2021. The particular technical challenge here lays in the accuracy of fit of the hot stamping as well as the print image - especially with the glasses worn by the badger depicted, alias Professor Riesling. In addition, the coat of arms was printed in black on a Colorit metallic bronze hot foil and finished by means of 3D screen printing varnishing.

Portuguese Pinot Noir Rosé / Weingut Heinrich Vollmer (Palatinate) - Recognition Award "Group A Marketing/End-Uses
Excellent implementation of an ornamental pattern consisting of several intertwined and overlapping lines: The filigree-precisely worked out guilloches in the lower area form another example of the outstanding offset printing quality of CARINI labels. Two hot foil embossings in gold gloss and red glaze visually reflect the contents of the bottle. The appealingly fine look is perfectly rounded off by blind embossing in the large "V" with prismatic formation.