Suitable for Framing
Introducing Diamond Packaging's 2024 "Suitable for Framing" calendar, which reproduces beautiful and evocative Impressionist masterpieces in a gilded gold frame – perfect for a stylish home or office setting.
Diamond Packaging is excited to present our most priceless calendar yet.
Our 2024 calendar celebrates famous works of art from the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art movements originating in late 19th century France.
The calendar captures the essence of four (4) individual pieces through multi-color UV printing, cold foiling, UV textured specialty coating, multi-level embossing, and intricate die cutting.
Diamond's 2024 calendar features several decorative options, all designed to support the packaging design ideation process. It also showcases the type of decorative effects that can cost-effectively transform your brand.
Learn how our skilled craftspeople will turn your packaging into a work of art.
The only limit is your imagination. Go ahead, let your imagination run wild.
Your brand deserves it.
Diamond's award-winning team collaborated to develop another beautifully-decorated structural and ornamental piece:
- The dimensional picture frame encloses four (4) pieces of art and features side closures with locking tabs, allowing the recipient to change the artwork, depending on style or mood.
- Specialty printing and coating effects combined with intricate embossing details create visual interest.
- All cutting dies and counter plates were made in-house by the skillful hands of experienced craftspeople, ensuring the accuracy of each die.
Four Color Offset Printing
Four-color process printing delivers the WOW factor on the calendar and the pages:
- The calendars were converted utilizing Clearwater ReMagine™ 30% PCW paperboard, cold foiled, and offset printed with four color process inks, supplied by Ink Systems, in-line with UV matte, UV gloss, and DiamondTexture specialty coatings.
- Diamond employed its new Heidelberg XL 106 10-color offset printing press, which represents the state-of-the-art in package printing technology, providing an unprecedented combination of cost innovation and sustainability.
- It features Prinect Inpress Control – the completely in-line spectrophotometer that measures and controls color and registers on press at any speed.
UV and Specialty Coatings
Tightly-registered coatings were used to enhance the design and highlight the individual calendar components:
- UV matte coating was used on the museum walls.
- UV satin coating was used on wainscoting, molding, and text to add contrast.
- Specialty coating was applied on The Starry Night painting, giving dimension to the brush strokes.
- Two coatings were applied on the Landscape painting for a subtle contrast between the color and white areas
- DiamondTexture specialty coating was applied to the sand in the Figures on the Beach painting to create haptic feedback.
Cold foil is a cost effective, in-line alternative to metallized polyester film or specialty foil board. Overprinting offers a limitless palette of color options. Precise registration was maintained between the foil and overprinted inks and coatings:
Embossing and Debossing
Multi-level embossing lends distinction and depth to the design:
- Many of the calendar components were embossed, including the picture frame, wainscoting, molding, and leather benches.
- Multi-level embossing was tastefully applied to individual artwork pieces to add even more depth.
- The visual and tactile effects promote consumer interaction.
The calendar pages were converted utilizing Domtar Cougar Smooth 80# Text paper and offset printed with four color process inks and UV matte coating.
- The watermarks of a museum gallery setting adds realism.
- The unique finish and subtle colors beautifully complement the design concept.
- The recyclable shipper was converted utilizing Clearwater Candesce® SBS paperboard laminated to E-flute corrugated fiberboard, and offset printed with four color process inks, in-line with aqueous gloss coating.
- It was designed to maintain integrity of the piece during shipping and storage.
- It artfully depicts a wooden shipping crate used by museums for shipping masterpieces.
Sustainable by Design
- The calendar was produced utilizing ReMagine™ paperboard made with 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) fiber.
- In-line converting techniques minimize material and energy costs associated with multiple runs or off-line production processes.
- Paperboard components were manufactured using 100% clean, renewable wind energy and produced in a Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWL) and Carbon Neutral (Scope 1 and Scope 2) facility.
Learn more about the artists and their masterpieces created during the Impressionist era in late 19th century France.
On February 7, 2017, The Metropolitan Museum of Art implemented a new policy known as Open Access, which makes images of artworks in the public domain widely and freely available for unrestricted use, and at no cost, in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation and the Terms and Conditions of its website.
It also makes available data from the entire online collection―both works it believes to be in the public domain and those under copyright or other restrictions―including basic information such as title, artist, date, medium, and dimensions. This data is available to all in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation.
Take a peek at the dies used in the production of Diamond's 2024 calendar.
Metal Magic provided all of the embossing dies after reviewing the graphic and structural design layouts with the Diamond production team.
A collaborative effort between Metal Magic’s designers and Diamond’s lead embossing operator, led to suggestions on optimizing the embossing and debossing dies to add more realism to the design.
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