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Diamond Packaging Wins 7 Awards in 2021 FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition

Awards recognize company’s folding carton decorating capabilities.

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Diamond Packaging Wins 7 Awards in 2021 FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition
Diamond Packaging’s Lockbox cartons

(PRESS RELEASE) ROCHESTER, NY — Diamond Packaging has announced that it won seven awards in the 28th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition, an industry showcase for foil stamping, embossing and other specialty effects.

The competition recognizes the quality, added value, shelf presence, security and brand recognition that specialty finishing processes lend to the printed sheet. Entries are judged by a panel of industry experts on several criteria including design, execution and level of difficulty.

The award winners were announced last month during the 2021 FSEA Online Learning Experience.

Diamond won a Gold Leaf award in the “Best Use of Foil/Embossing – Rigid Box (Best Engineered)” category for its Diamond Lockbox (pictured).

Diamond Lockbox folding cartons are a certified child-resistant (CR) packaging solution for medical or recreational marijuana products. The single- and dual-lock options feature finished edges and ample billboard space and can be decorated with a wide range of printing and finishing effects.

Diamond won Silver Leaf awards in the “Best Use of Cold Foil” and “Best Use of Foil/Embossing – Calendar” categories for its 2021 corporate calendar.

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The 2021 calendar pays tribute to Susan B. Anthony, who played central roles in social reform, women’s suffrage and the abolitionist movement. The header features an image of the Susan B. Anthony House on 17 Madison Street in Rochester, NY, where Anthony lived from 1866 until her death in 1906. The image was designed by Laura Wilder, a local artist, who also collaborated on the design of the calendar.

Diamond won a Silver Leaf ward in the “Best Use of Foil/Embossing – Folding Carton (Difficult)” category for Inter Parfums’ Dunhill Icon Absolute packaging.

The cartons were converted utilizing metalized polyester film (laminated to FSC-certified SBS board) and offset printed with opaque white, dense black and transparent gold inks, in-line with aqueous satin matte coating. The inside was printed with process black ink, in-line with aqueous coating. The graphic design incorporates an exquisite, embossed diamond pattern that is tightly registered to the black borders, which frame all of the panels. An embossed signature logo on the front panel adds distinction.

Diamond won a Silver Leaf ward in the “Best Use of Specialty UV Coating – Screen (Raised, Textured, or Glitter)” category for Parlux Fragrances’ Gold Rush Man Paris Hilton packaging.

The cartons were converted utilizing metallized polyester board and offset printed with UV gold, black and opaque white inks, with UV flexo glitter pearl coating and UV matte coating. The graphic design incorporates clean, minimalist graphics and bold colors. The glitter pearl coating contributes to a tactile presentation. The embossed Gold Rush logo is framed by an interlocking geometric pattern, which is tightly registered to the front and rear panels.

Diamond won a Bronze Leaf ward in the “Best Use of Cold Foil” category for P&G’s Head & Shoulders Royal Oils Instant Soothe Scalp Elixir packaging.

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The cartons were converted utilizing Clearwater Candesce SBS paperboard, cold foiled and offset printed with four color process and three PMS inks, in-line with UV matte coating and UV gloss spot coating. Overprinting transparent inks over cold foil creates shimmering metallic effects, including gold and cyan ribbons that wrap from the front to the side panels, and gold borders that frame the product benefits call-outs on the side panels. The UV gloss spot coating provides a contrast to the overall matte finish surrounding it.

Diamond won a Bronze Leaf ward in the “Best Use of Foil/Embossing – Folding Carton (Creative)” category for Parlux Fragrances’ Illuminare Intensa Vince Camuto packaging.

The cartons were converted utilizing FSC-certified Stora Enso Ensocoat SBS paperboard and offset printed with PMS and dense black inks, in-line with UV matte coating. The graphic design incorporates soft gradients that simulates radiating light. A multi-level, embossed linear pattern adds dimension. The combination gold hot foil stamped and embossed accents add distinction to the packaging.

All of Diamond’s winning entries were designed utilizing recyclable or recycled paperboards and manufactured using 100 perecent clean, renewable wind energy, in a zero-waste-to-landfill (ZWL) facility.

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