Press Release: SATO Named 'Best of the Best' for Labeling Expertise

Prestigious international recognition for printing excellence


Award ceremony at
Labelexpo Americas 2016
Tokyo, September 19, 2016 - SATO (TOKYO:6287), a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, announced that SATO Printing received the Best of the Best Award at Label Industry Global Awards 2016. It was awarded in the letterpress category for the premium Japanese tea, "Keikacha". It received the award at a ceremony held at Labelexpo Americas 2016 in Chicago on September 13.

The 'Best of the Best' Awards are presented to L9 World Label Awards winners in five categories—Combination Printing, Letterpress Printing, Offset Litho Printing, Flexographic Printing and Digital Printing.

Features that were recognized for Keikacha include metallic printing, varnish printing and laminate coating which give a premium look and feel. The finished product showcases SATO's technical printing capability to regulate printing pressure and ensure accurate printing registration.


Premium Keikacha Japanese tea

Ensuring print registration accuracy and avoiding patchy halftone patterns (when tiny halftone dots are blended in print reproduction) were challenges requiring trial and error to overcome. The Label Industry Global Awards 2016 Best of the Best Award is a testament to SATO's strong teamwork as it strives to further increase its technical and design capability.

About SATO
SATO (TOKYO:6287) is a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that connect people, goods and information. It serves a diverse range of customers, delivering end-to-end solutions that streamline operations, empower workforces and help customers reduce their environmental impact. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, it reported revenues of JPY 105,504 million (US $880 million*). More information about SATO can be found at www.satoworldwide.com or www.linkedin.com/company/sato-worldwide.

*Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 109.75 Japanese Yen.

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For Media Enquiries:

Kevin Leidheiser

Public Relations Group

SATO Holdings Corporation

grp-koho@sato-global.com

Tel: +81-3-5745-3412

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