Commemorative Poppies for Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory

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We were first approached by the people at the Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory back in back in June 2017. They had an idea about commemorating the centenary of the end of the first world war. They wanted to be able to print onto the poppy without affecting all that the poppy symbolises.

The design concept was simple, to print the date 1918-2018 onto the poppy with a bright gold metallic foil. However, a balance must be sought, enough gold print to be legible but not too much as to overpower the colour on the poppy. After the creation and submission of several design ideas, the final design was agreed.

The next stage was to manufacture printed trials. For this project Premier Labels were able to use their experience of printing onto unsupported stock (base material without adhesive or backing paper). After sourcing various foils for trialling, the print trials commenced.

We are delighted to say that the trials were a success and within a few days the sample roll was being tested on the poppy manufacturing machine. Once the poppies were cut, formed and assembled, it was clear to see that desired effect had been achieved.

Nearly two million of these Commemorative poppies will be created for Remembrance Sunday through the hard work and dedication of everyone at the Lady Haig’s Factory. The money raised
will be used by Poppyscotland to provide life changing services to the veterans community
throughout Scotland.

Premier Labels is extremely proud to be a part of the centenary commemorations and wish everyone associated with the poppy all the very best this year.

Keith Brown MSP with the new poppy

Keith Brown MSP with the new poppy

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