Diamond Packaging Wins Seven Awards in 27th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition
Awards showcase Diamond's folding carton decorating capabilities, including cold foiling and embossing.
Diamond won Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf, and Bronze Leaf awards in the "Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Self Promotion", "Best Use of Foil/Embossing – Calendar", and "Best Use of Cold Foiling - Self Promotion" categories, respectively, for its 2020 corporate calendar.
The 2020 "Making Music" calendar pays tribute to an American icon – the electric guitar. The inspiration?
Tightly-registered UV coatings enhance the design and highlight the individual guitar components. High gloss UV spot coating accentuate the beautiful walnut finish on the guitar body. Satin and matte UV coatings on the amp provide a striking contrast to the gloss accents.
Cold foil delivers shimmering metallic effects on the guitar's tuning pegs, strings, frets, pick-ups, pickguard, and vibrato tailpiece. Rainbow holographic cold foil enhances the pearl inlays.
All guitar components were embossed, including the headstock, tuning pegs, neck, strings, frets, pick-ups, pickguard, vibrato tailpiece, and body. Debossed sound holes add an extra sense of realism to the guitar body. The amplifier features a leather embossed pattern and embossed knobs that simulates the real thing.
Diamond won a Gold Leaf Award in the "Best Use of Cold Foiling - Carton/Label"
The graphic design incorporates a white outline that, by turns, highlights the radiant floral pattern or disappears when the package is angled, drawing attention to the embossing. Overprinting transparent gold ink over cold foil creates shimmering metallic effects.
An overall embossed floral pattern adds dimension and contributes to a unique visual and tactile presentation.
Diamond won a Silver Leaf Award in the "Best Use of Cold Foiling - Carton/Label"
Overprinting process inks over cold foil creates shimmering metallic effects that catch the eye and invite closer inspection. The UV gloss spot coating is registered to the foil embossed areas and provides a striking contrast to the overall matte finish surrounding it. It is also used to great effect on the diamond-shaped product benefits call-outs on the rear panel.
Multi-level embossed and foiled accents add dimension and complete the upscale presentation.
Diamond won a Bronze Leaf Award in the "Best Use of Cold Foiling - Carton/Label"
Overprinting transparent inks over holographic cold foil creates shimmering metallic effects on the Crest logo, intersecting radial pattern, and text.
The horizontal pillars holographic foil is also used to great effect on the tooth illustration outline and product benefits call-outs on the side panel.
Multi-level embossed foil accents add dimension and provide an upscale appearance unique to personal care products.
Diamond won a Bronze Leaf Award in the "Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Folding Carton" category for Procter & Gamble's GLEEM Professional Teeth Whitening Light Kit packaging.
Overprinting process inks over cold foil creates shimmering blue metallic effects that catch the eye and invite closer inspection.
Multi-level embossed and debossed accents add depth and dimension.
All of Diamond's winning entries were designed utilizing recyclable paperboards and manufactured using 100% clean, renewable wind energy, in a Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWL) facility.
About Diamond Packaging:
Founded in 1911, Diamond Packaging is a WBENC-certified woman-owned business specializing in developing innovative and sustainable folding cartons. For more information visit www.diamondpackaging.com, or follow Diamond on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Dennis Bacchetta, director of marketing