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SATO Named 'Best of the Best' for Labeling Expertise

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Award ceremony at Labelexpo Americas 2016

Prestigious international recognition for printing excellence

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.

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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) bridges the last inch of the last mile for customers by integrating Auto-ID technologies and revolutionary materials to tag and track items, ensuring inventory visibility for improved user experience and business results. Engineering solutions that unleash the power of IoT, SATO provides value to customers in the form of accuracy, sustainability, labor and resource savings, reassurance and emotional connections. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, it reported revenues of JPY 106,302 million (US $980 million*). More information about SATO can be found at www.satoworldwide.com or on linkedin and twitter.

*Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 108.34 Japanese Yen

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