Diamond Packaging Wins Six Awards in 30th Annual Gold Ink Awards Competition
Rochester, NY – Diamond Packaging today announced that it won six awards in Printing Impressions magazine’s 30th annual Gold Ink Awards competition, the industry's most prestigious print competition. Winners were chosen from nearly 1,000 entries submitted in 50 different categories. Entries were judged on print quality, technical difficulty, and overall visual effect.
Diamond won a Pewter Award in the “Folding Cartons” category for Astral Health & Beauty’s Pür Mascara Trifecta packaging.
The carton was converted utilizing WestRock PrintKote® SBS paperboard, cold foiled, and offset printed with four- color process inks, in-line with UV gloss coating.
Diamond’s proprietary DiamondSparkle vignette glitter decorative technique was applied on the front panel, creating shimmering tactile and metallic effects, adding dimension, and providing an upscale appearance.
The combination of color and textures differentiates the design from other cosmetic packaging and complements the design of the primary containers – slender multi-colored tubes decorated with bright silver caps.
Diamond won a Pewter Award in the “Folding Cartons” category for Elizabeth Arden’s Giorgio Beverly Hills Glam packaging.
The carton was converted utilizing metallized polyester board and offset printed with gold, purple, deep purple, dense black, and opaque white inks, in-line with UV gloss spot coating.
The transparent medium and dark purple inks seamlessly blend into each other, creating a luxurious background for the high gloss, gold embossed accents on the front and side panels.
The packaging adds distinction and beautifully complements the primary container – a gem-like glass bottle with purple and pink ombré design and gold accents.
Diamond won a Pewter Award in the “Folding Cartons” category for Elizabeth Arden's Viva La Juicy Sucré packaging.
The folding carton was converted utilizing FSC-certified Iggesund Invercote G paperboard, cold foiled, and offset printed with pink, transparent gold, and process black inks, in-line with UV gloss spot coating.
The tightly-registered UV gloss spot coating on the pink stripes and Sucré logo provides a stunning contrast to the overall matte finish surrounding it.
Silver cold foil was overprinted in-line with transparent gold ink to create shimmering metallic effects. Intricate embossed foil accents add dimension and provide an upscale appearance.
Diamond won a Pewter Award in the “Folding Cartons” category Iovate Health Sciences International’s HydroxyCut Max for Women packaging.
The folding carton was converted utilizing metallized polyester board and offset printed with four-color process, gold, silver, and opaque white inks, in-line with UV matte and UV gloss spot coating.
The UV gloss spot coating on the purple text, graphics, and embossed areas provides a sharp contrast to the overall matte finish surrounding it.
Extra deep embossing and blind embossing add an appealing tactile quality that promotes consumer interaction.
Diamond won a Pewter Award in the “Folding Cartons” category for Procter & Gamble’s Secret Clinical Strength packaging.
The folding carton was converted utilizing Clearwater Candesce® SBS paperboard, cold foiled, and offset printed with six color inks, in-line with DiamondTouch soft touch coating, and UV gloss spot coating.
The UV gloss spot coating on the Secret® logo and swoosh lines provides a striking contrast to the overall matte soft touch finish surrounding it.
Overprinting transparent inks over cold foil creates shimmering metallic effects. Multi-level embossed foil accents on the front and top panels add dimension and provide an upscale appearance unique to personal care products.
Diamond won a Pewter Award in the “Calendars” category for its 2017 calendar, a popular promotional item given to customers and suppliers.
The butterfly-themed piece originates from a beautiful, hand-drawn watercolor. The “Transform Your Brand” tagline exemplifies Diamond’s expertise in transforming packaging into upscale brand ambassadors that attract the consumer’s attention when and where it matters most—on the store shelf. The calendar also showcases the type of decorative effects that can cost-effectively transform customers’ brands.
The calendar was converted utilizing Clearwater Candesce® SBS paperboard, cold foiled, and offset printed with four-color process inks, DiamondTouch soft touch coating, DiamondEmboss coating, and UV gloss spot coating.
The dimensional header features a multi-level embossed caterpillar and tree branch, surrounded by leaves with emboss-coated water droplets. Folding back the scored panel reveals the caterpillar's transformation into beautifully decorated butterflies enhanced with overprinted cold foil, UV gloss spot coating, and multi-level embossing. Two of the butterflies unfold and pop-up, simulating flight. The colorful background features yellow flowers, white daisies, and green grass enhanced with soft touch coating, and an impressionistic rendition of a blue sky.
The middle backers also feature multi-level embossed butterflies enhanced with UV gloss spot coating, set against colorful flowers, each enhanced with soft touch coating.
The calendar’s recyclable shipper, which features complementary artwork, was designed to maintain integrity of the piece during shipping and storage.
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.