Rochester, NY – Diamond Packaging today announced that it won four awards in the 2018 Premier Print Awards, the world’s most prestigious international print competition. Printing Industries of America (PIA) hosts the competition, which recognizes the creation and production of superior print communications. Entries were judged on color, registration, degree of difficulty, and the overall look and design that make an effective and graphically appealing piece.
Michael Makin, president and CEO of Printing Industries of America, notes, “Each year, the field of entries attracts impressive work from some of the best printers in the world. Only a small number of companies receive any award. The craftsmanship and hard work of Diamond Packaging enabled them to produce award-winning pieces in the face of very strong competition.”
Diamond won an Award of Recognition in the “Calendars” category, and Certificates of Merit in the “Embossing/Debossing”, and “Print/Graphic Arts Self-Promotion” categories, respectively, for its 2018 corporate calendar, a popular promotional item given to customers and suppliers.
The octagonal lighthouse piece originates from a beautiful, hand-drawn watercolor, and showcases the type of decorative effects that can cost-effectively transform customers' brands.
The calendars were converted utilizing Clearwater Candesce® SBS paperboard, cold foiled, and offset printed with four color process and metallic copper inks, DiamondTouch soft touch coating, DiamondEmboss and DiamondReticulate specialty coatings, UV matte, and UV gloss coating.
The header features a dramatic cold foiled and embossed dome overprinted with copper ink, a lantern room embedded with Diamond's embossed logo, and a multi-level embossed catwalk and balcony surrounding a stone facade — all set against a soft touch, hand-drawn watercolor of a beautiful sunset.
The two middle backers also feature a multi-level embossed stone facade, along with a multi-level embossed window frame, surrounded by a hand-drawn watercolor of the water enhanced with UV gloss spot coating. Select stones were enhanced with DiamondEmboss and DiamondReticulate specialty coatings.
The bottom backer features several enhancements, including a multi-level embossed door frame, embossed concrete coursing/mantle with debossed "DIAMOND PACKAGING" text, embossed wooden plaque with debossed "2018" text, embossed concrete curb, and multi-level embossed water splashing against the embossed stones surrounding the foundation.
The calendar’s recyclable shipper, which features complementary artwork, was designed to maintain integrity of the piece during shipping and storage.
Diamond won a Certificate of Merit in the “Embossing/Debossing” category for Tarte Cosmetics’ Park Ave Princess Chisel Palette packaging.
The folding cartons were converted utilizing metallized polyester board and offset printed with four color process, rose gold, purple, and opaque white inks, with UV gloss and UV matte coating.
The brilliance of the mirror-like finish of the metallized polyester film makes it a perfect choice for conveying the stunning graphics.
The exquisite, multi-level blind embossed crocodile pattern is tightly registered to the front and side panels and provides a stunning background for the company and product logos.
The combination of color and textures beautifully complement the design of the primary container – a covetable rose gold embossed compact encasing four bronzing powders and two highlighters.
All of Diamond’s winning entries were manufactured using 100% clean, renewable wind energy and produced in a Zero Manufacturing Waste to Landfill (ZMWL) facility.
About Diamond Packaging
Founded in 1911, Diamond Packaging is a WBENC-certified woman-owned business specializing in developing innovative and sustainable packaging solutions. Utilizing state of-the-art technologies, Diamond designs and manufactures paperboard and plastic folding cartons for the personal care (cosmetics, hair care, skin care, fragrance, oral care, and shaving), health care, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and consumer electronics industries. Its client portfolio includes Bausch & Lomb, Beiersdorf, Coty, Elizabeth Arden, Estée Lauder, Godiva, L’Oreal, Otter Products, Procter & Gamble, Shiseido, and many other Fortune 500 companies. Diamond differentiates itself through award-winning creative design, packaging innovation/technical expertise, its greenbox sustainability initiative, and the Global Packaging Alliance® (GPA). For more information about Diamond Packaging, visit www.diamondpackaging.com.