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Diamond Packaging Wins Three Awards in 2021 Paperboard Packaging Competition

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Awards showcase Diamond’s folding carton decorating capabilities, including printing, cold foiling, and embossing.

ROCHESTER, NY – Diamond Packaging today announced that it won three awards in the 2021 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 during the 2021 Fall Meeting & Leadership Conference in Savannah, GA.

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.

“On behalf of the Paperboard Packaging Council, I congratulate all of this year’s deserving winners,” said Ben Markens, President of PPC. “To be recognized in our competition is a feat, demonstrating mastery in design, manufacturing, distribution, shelf presence, and much more. It is a true stamp of excellence.”

Diamond won a Gold Award in the Self-Promotional category for its Diamond Lockbox® certified child-resistant (CR) packaging.

Diamond Lockbox® folding cartons are an upscale, certified child-resistant (CR) packaging solution for medical or recreational marijuana products, luxurious enough to rival that of high-end cosmetic brands. Diamond Lockbox® cartons combine beauty and strength for the ultimate in cannabis packaging design. The single- and dual-lock options feature finished edges and ample billboard space that can be decorated with a wide range of printing and finishing effects.

The designs were engineered to stand up to repeated opening and closing without losing their safety attributes or effectiveness. This reliability is of particular importance for multi-use products that are NOT sold as single-use.

Diamond Lockbox® cartons were converted utilizing tear-resistant paperboard, and offset printed with three PMS color inks, in-line with UV matte coating, UV gloss spot coating, and DiamondTouch soft touch coating.

The overall DiamondTouch soft touch coating adds an appealing tactile quality that promotes consumer interaction. The UV gloss spot coating is tightly registered to the embossed accents and provides a striking contrast to the overall matte finish surrounding it.

Multi-level embossed accents, including the Lockbox® marijuana leaf logo mark and intricate scroll detail (blue carton), add dimension and provide an upscale appearance unique to cannabis products. The debossed keyhole component of the Lockbox® logo adds an additional tactile element.


Diamond won an Excellence Award in the Cosmetics category for Parlux Fragrances' Illuminare Intensa Vince Camuto packaging.

The folding cartons were converted utilizing FSC-certified Stora Enso Ensocoat™ SBS paperboard and offset printed with PMS 690 and dense black inks, in-line with UV matte coating.

The subtle overall multi-level embossed linear pattern adds unusual dimension and contributes to a unique visual and tactile presentation.

Gold hot foil stamped and embossed accents on the front and top panels add distinction to the packaging and reinforce Vince Camuto as a prestige brand.

The combination of color and textures beautifully complements the design of the primary container – an asymmetrical, sculpted transparent glass spray bottle with a curved metallic gold cap.

Diamond won an Excellence Award in the Cosmetics category for Parlux Fragrances' Gold Rush Man Paris Hilton packaging.

The folding 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 embossed Gold Rush logo adds distinction and is framed by an interlocking geometric pattern, which is tightly registered to the front and rear panels.

The UV matte spot coating is registered to the embossed pattern and provides a striking contrast to the overall gloss finish surrounding it. An exquisite, glitter pearl flexo coating delivers a multisensory product experience through unusual visual depth and haptic effects.

The combination of colors and textures perfectly complements the design of the primary container – an embossed black spray bottle with gold accents and matte black cap.

All of Diamond’s winning entries were manufactured using 100% clean, renewable wind energy, in a Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWL) facility.

For more information visit www.diamondpackaging.com, or follow Diamond on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.


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