DuPont™ Cyrel® Users Recognized with TLMI Label Awards

DuPont Packaging Graphics recently received the results of its first commercial trial of a new DuPont™ Cyrel® flexographic plate technology designed to deliver greater quality, productivity and sustainability to the package printing industry. The new Cyrel® Performance Plates provided Ultra Flex, a global leader in innovative flexible packaging solutions for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies in the food and healthcare markets, exceptional results. The new plates enabled Ultra Flex to utilize expanded gamut techniques to optimize flexo print quality, achieving results only gravure can match.

“At Ultra Flex, our aim is to set ourselves apart from the competition with the best flexo print quality possible - maximizing shelf impact, while improving productivity and sustainability,” said Todd M. Addison, vice president of Ultra Flex. “Plates that deliver high solid ink density, smooth ink laydown and low dot gain make extended gamut printing possible, with added benefits including decreased press downtime, less material waste, less time in job change-over. The challenge was to find a plate that could help us make our quality goals a reality, and we have found that plate in the new DuPont™ Cyrel® Performance Plates.”

The Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute, Inc. (TLMI) announced the winners of its 36th  annual label awards competition at a recent event in San Antonio, Tex. DuPont™ Cyrel® flexographic printing systems were the image carrier of choice for a majority of the competition winners.

McDowell Label and Screen Printing (McDowell Label) was presented the Best of Show award for its Peace & Harmony label. The company also took two Best of and 12 First Place awards.

“McDowell Label is one company, one team, with one purpose - to provide innovative brand packaging solutions for those who demand excellence,” said Jay Luft, vice president of Technology - McDowell Label and Screen Printing. “But we cannot do this alone. Collaborations with forward thinking and technology-driven companies such as DuPont Packaging Graphics and their distributor Pitman that share our values and help us achieve our goals are essential. We have been working with these two leading companies for many years and are very pleased to see our work with DuPont™ Cyrel® flexographic systems honored with these prestigious awards.”

The Best in award for flexography and letterpress was won by Alpine Packaging for its Full Pint Brewing Company White Lightning label. 

“We congratulate McDowell Label, Alpine Packaging and all our DuPont™ Cyrel® users for being recognized as TLMI Label Award winners,” said Wendy Andrushko, North American director of sales, DuPont Packaging Graphics. “Our customers have shown their dedication to printing high quality labels and we are proud that they select Cyrel® plates to help them achieve these honors.”

The complete list of winners can be found by going to

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McDowell Label and Screen Printing was presented the TMLI Best of Show award for its Peace & Harmony label, made using DuPont™ Cyrel® flexographic printing systems.












The Best in Class award for flexography and letterpress was won by Alpine Packaging for its Full Pint Brewing Company White Lightning label made using DuPont™ Cyrel® flexographic printing systems.