New release to customer base: 01/10/2009
Highly Commended - Best Food Design
We're delighted announce we have won a coveted starpack Award! The Starpack Awards are the UK's most prestigious packaging trophies - a recognition for truly excellent work in the industry. The win helps to reinforce Meridian's burgeoning reputation as a short-medium volume manufacturer which can deliver products of the very highest quality.
We've known about winning the award since July but weren't allowed to announce it until after the award ceremony which was held yesterday at the PPMA show at the NEC in Brimingham. Sadly due to unavailibility noone from Meridian could attend the ceremony - a shame but possibly saving a hangover today!
Due to the growth of our very successful stock confectionery packaging range, many of our customers know us only as a wholesaler, so its good to put ourselves on the map as a high quality manufacturer as well; particularly as we worked hard and made signficant investments to achieve our certification to BRC/IoP standards as a manufacturer not just as a stockist.
The award was for the work on the Speciality Farm Foods range launch, which we designed alongside our customer's selected design agency (Kameleon Brand Design). One of the major challenges was achieving the balance between achieving the desired whiteness combined with the rustic finish of the solid printed areas and the crisp clarity of text required for the 'story' associated with each product variant. We also had fun with the emboss which had to be perfectly in register on the printed filligree and required a careful balance between costing the job efficiently through running multi-up and achieving consistent quality and keeping set-up times realistic. We were happy not just with the finsihed product but with the way the project ran as a whole.
It also sees us achieve the dizzying heights of a 100% record as this represents the first time we've entered the awards! We hope there will be plenty more to come...
Click here to see the case study.
See below for some of the coverage that the award has generated: