To our valued Customers: as the festive season approaches and brings with it the end of 2016 I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I would also like to thank you for your custom and for your support throughout 2016 without which Label Tech would not be the success it is. We look forward to working with you in 2017 which promises to be a really exciting year for Label Tech on a number of fronts. We are delighted to announce the addition of some new equipment which is scheduled for installation in Q1. This new ABG Series 3 Digicon will offer inline hotfoiling, embossing, screen print and varnishing all in 1 pass. This new state of the art machine will expand our service offering to all our customers by not only increasing our capacity on our digital format but will also give us the platform to serve the needs of the Beverage sector, an area we are hoping to grow further into over the next few years. 2017 is also a very important milestone for Label Tech..we will be 25 years old!! We have a number of exciting activities and a programme of events planned throughout the year to celebrate this anniversary and we look forward to sharing it with you. It only feels like yesterday when we started in business as a very small label producer and I cannot tell you how proud I am to be part of what we have become and grown into over the past quarter of a century. Your support has been the cornerstone of Label Tech’s continued success and growth and it is something we are very appreciative of. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and the very best for 2017.
Label Tech are delighted to have worked with the team at the Listoke Distillery over the past months to create a label that perfectly captures the unique properties of their new Listoke 1777 Gin. This collaboration has resulted in an outstanding win for the premium label at the Irish Print Awards 2016. In her own words, Bronagh Conlon, Managing Director has expanded, ‘Our taste comes from a unique combination of inspiring botanicals growing in the Edwardian walled gardens at Listoke estate in Co. Louth. We’ve settled upon a recipe that we hope both gin aficionados and newcomers to the wonderful world of gin will enjoy. There have always been beguiling barn owls in the stable building at Listoke, which is now the distillery and it is in homage to these owls that we have wrapped one around our bottle of Listoke 1777 gin. Our recommended serve – is a glass full of ice, a fresh twist of orange, and premium tonic and a toast to life. Already available in many bars and restaurants around the north East and Dublin, Listoke 1777 is destined for the shores of New York early next year. To stand in front of customers and hear the response to our branding is a tonic, without the gin! Our labels are very specific and we have achieved great success in their printing through the work of Label Tech. Working with Maurice Dunne from the onset, we were able to trial and test various options before achieving a perfect finish on both the owl swooping in from behind and the black inside and outside foiled and embossed front label. It was working with Label Tech that enabled us to achieve our premium label, it was and is a pleasure to do business with them!
Label Tech’s customer Robert A. Merry & Co., are the proud guardians of a long tradition of trading in premium quality alcohol beverages, stemming from a Spirit and Wine Bonder business and the historic Merry’s Tavern established in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland in 1868. From the world’s most awarded Irish Cream Liqueur makers, Merry’s has won many taste awards and accolades over the years including several gold medals. Merry’s brands are stocked in 36 countries globally and is constantly expanding it’s reach. The export market is of vital importance to the company, the brand is recognised in many sizeable markets in every part of the globe from the US to Europe and Australia. The company have invested an additional €2.5 million on new warehousing and an additional bottling line which increases the company’s total bottling capacity to a whopping 15,500 units every hour! Merry’s have recently made a move into the whiskey market with their new range called ‘The Whistler’ pictured above. The three-strong collection consists of The Blue Note, How The Years Whistle By and Natural Cask Strength Limited Edition, all single malts aged between 7 and 10 years. The whiskeys in the range have been aged in first fill Bourbon barrels before being transferred to Oloroso Sherry casks to finish for two years. Label Tech and Merry’s have been working together throughout 2016 on an ever-expanding product and label portfolio. Together we have developed a new label substrate to allow for re-positioning and enabling the product to achieve as near perfect a finish as possible. We have also worked together on a new UV varnish finish for our labels that reduce scuffs and scratches during transportation and warehousing. ‘Label Tech have a been a pleasure to work with over the past year, whilst developing many new labels for our Irish Cream and Whiskey brands. The Whistler Whiskey label was quite a complex label to get right and with the help of David Lambert we achieved a beautiful Irish Whiskey label which has been very well received in the marketplace. As our preferred label supplier, I can highly recommend them ‘, Peter Cooney, Export Sales Director, Robert A. Merry & Co. Ltd.
Label Tech are delighted to announce that they have won a number of new awards over the past few months, reinforcing our position and reputation as market leaders in our sector The first was a bronze shark for our Direct Marketing piece ‘Strength in Labels’ , this international award is very prestigious and we are delighted to be recognised with this shark for our campaign. Secondly, we have just scooped a gold for the third time in 3 years at the Irish Print Awards 2016, for Digital Self Adhesive Roll Label Printer of the Year, for the beautiful Listoke Gin label featured in this newsletter. And last but by no means least, our Direct Marketing piece ‘Strength in Labels’ also came in first place at the Irish Print Awards 2016 winning best in graphic design and print excellence. We would like to thank everyone who worked so tirelessly on these projects and without whom these great awards would not be possible.