Gold gong for printer
Rigen Arya says it was one of the proudest moments in his working career.
The printer at Cryovac Sealed Air factory in Elsdon helped mastermind the company, taking home a gold gong at the recent black-tie Pride in Print awards at TSB Arena. It recognised excellence in printing, from newspapers, business, display and packaging.
Mr Arya, working with clients Farmland Foods, designed a label for their mutton ham, which won high praise from the judges. The label’s registration is clear, colourful and fits perfectly with what their client envisaged, says plant manager Steve Logan.
‘‘ These awards do celebrate technical excellence across the whole printing industry, so it’s great that we can get recognised for this. Rigen deserves a lot of credit but there is a great team here, from the people who make the plates, to the printers, that do such a good job. Some of the companies that were there [at Pride in Print] had multiple entries, while we had two. We have our own standards about what we put forward, and this label was top notch.’’
Cryovac Sealed Air previously won a gold in 2005 and has had ‘‘highly commended’’ efforts since.
‘‘It was a push from management [to enter the awards], it was about instilling that pride in your work, and I think we’re seeing the benefits.’’
Mr Arya says the Farmland Foods label is likely to attract
Rigen Arya proudly holds the winning design for Farmland Foods in front of his printing press at the Sealed Air plant in Elsdon. people’s eye in the supermarket. The finished design was the result of plenty of ‘‘back and forth’’ with their client over four months.
‘‘I’m really happy with how it came out and Farmland were really stoked. I’ve been doing this [printing] for nine years, this is the proudest moment. It’s great for the company.’’