The first Scodix E106 user in North America collects nine honors at PPC 2018 competition

January 31, 2019
Using the Scodix UltraPro with Foil press, TPC Packaging’s ‘Rise & Shine’ promo piece won PPC Gold Awards in both the General and Digital categories Using the Scodix UltraPro with Foil press, TPC Packaging’s ‘Rise & Shine’ promo piece won PPC Gold Awards in both the General and Digital categories

At the 75th North American Paperboard Packaging Competition, TPC Printing & Packaging (Chattanooga, TN) was recognized for outstanding design and production for five different projects, collecting a total of nine different awards. TPC has been a Scodix UltraPro with Foil digital enhancement press user since May 2017, and has recently become North America’s first Scodix E106 system user.

In total, TPC collected four “2018 Gold Awards” in the “General” category, four “2018 Gold Awards” in the newly introduced “Digital” category, and one “2018 Excellence Award”. The winners were announced during Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) annual conference at the Whitley Hotel in the Buckhead district of Atlanta. This year’s competition marked the first time digitally-converted cartons could be adjudicated.

The industry’s premier competition for carton manufacturers considers the concept, design, print, performance, and shelf appeal (“wow factor”) of each paperboard packaging entry.

Submissions were judged over three days at PPC’s headquarters in Springfield, MA. In all, 130 entries were considered by an eight-member judging panel, which included university professors, brand owners, retired industry executives, and packaging engineers.

“Rise & Shine”: Gold Awards in General and Digital Categories

TPC Packaging produces a wide range of high-end custom folding cartons and promotional packaging for customers primarily in the cosmetics, fragrance, spirits and health & beauty markets. They installed the UltraPro to expand the range of effects they could offer their discerning clientele. And it was immediately popular.

In fact, the piece TPC Packaging created for the open house event that introduced the new capabilities — titled “Rise & Shine” — to showcase the full range of effects had previously won a national Benny award, as well as a regional Printing Industry Association of the South (PIAS) Best of Show award. At the PPC competition, “Rise & Shine” won a Gold Award in both the General category and the Digital category.

“Rise & Shine was an introductory promotional piece, designed to promote this technology, and communicate our new digital capabilities properly with our existing, as well as newly target customers,” said Joseph A. Schmissrauter III, President, TPC Packaging. “All 10 of our top accounts — which make up the bulk of our revenue — have already been introduced to the technology through the Scodix UltraPro system. We are eager to institute the larger format and increased production speeds of the Scodix E106.”

Awards Keep Coming

In addition, TPC was also honored with seven more awards:

  • General and Digital Awards: Munro Premium Scotch Whiskey Gold;
  • General and Digital Awards: Old Forester 1920 Personalized (Rise + Shine Enhanced) Executive Leader Program Carton;
  • General and Digital Awards: Spearhead & Greener Planet CIBS Give Away Carton using Rise & Shine Enhancements;
  • Excellence Award (Silver): Jack Daniels “Old No.7 Legacy Edition” Folding Carton.

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