Awards showcase Diamond’s folding carton decorating capabilities, including printing, cold foiling, and embossing.
Rochester, N.Y. – Diamond Packaging today announced that it won three awards in the 76th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition, the premier competition for carton manufacturers involved in the concept, design, print, performance, and shelf appeal of paperboard packaging. Awards were presented last month at the PPC 2019 Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
The competition, sponsored by the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) and judged by a jury of packaging professionals, industry experts, and professors, is a celebration of the industry and its creative potential. It is also an affirmation of paperboard as the more sustainable choice for packaging in today’s eco-conscious world.
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.
Diamond won an Excellence Award in the “Cosmetics” category for Inter Parfums’ Sui Dreams in Purple by Anna Sui packaging.
The folding cartons were converted utilizing FSC-certified Ecological Fibers Flexpack Lumina Pearlescent paperboard and offset printed with seven PMS inks, in-line with satin aqueous coating.
Ecological Fibers Flexpack Lumina Pearlescent paperboard was chosen for its luxurious finish and environmental attributes. The Kraft board features a protective, water-based, luminescent top coat and a proprietary embossing pattern created specifically for Inter Parfums. The FSC-certified mixed sources paperboard was made with 20% post-consumer waste (PCW) fibers.
The printed ombré design seamlessly blends purple, pink, yellow, and green inks, creating a luxurious gradient background for the hot foil stamped and embossed accents.
The artwork incorporates frequency modulated (FM) screening. FM screening varies the number of dots, as opposed to amplitude modulated (AM) screening, which varies the size of the dot. The 20-micron FM dot eliminated all issues related to screen angles, resulting in smoother vignettes and softer color-to-color transition not possible with traditional four-color process printing.
The overall satin aqueous coating provides a striking contrast to the gloss of the gold foil.
The embossed logo and floral pattern on the front and top panels add dimension and contribute to a unique visual and tactile presentation.
The combination of color and textures beautifully complement the design of the primary container – a semi-translucent glass spray bottle shaped like a handbag and topped with a satin gold cap.