- December 06, 2013
ROCHESTER, NY | Diamond Packaging won five awards, including Folding Carton of the Year, in the 70th Annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. Awards were presented in October at the PPC Fall Meeting & Leadership Conference in Dallas, TX.
The competition, sponsored by the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) and judged by a jury of packaging professionals, industry experts, professors, and magazine publishers, is a celebration of the industry and its creative potential. It is also an affirmation of paperboard as the clear and intelligent choice for packaging in today’s eco-conscious world.
Diamond won the Folding Carton of the Year Award for Elizabeth Arden’s Limited Edition Sunflowers packaging. The overall presentation imparts unusual depth and distinction through creative design, material selection, UV matte and gloss spot coating, embossing, and debossing.
The carton was converted utilizing Neenah Paper Royal Sundance Ultra White Felt textured paperboard and offset printed with three PMS colors and dense black inks, in-line with UV matte and UV gloss spot coating. UV matte coating contributes to the natural aesthetic of the Sunflowers carton and provides a striking contrast to the UV gloss spot coating used on the front panel text and sunflower graphic.
The graphics were enhanced with embossed sunflower petals on the front and rear panels, and debossed text on the side panels, contributing to a unique visual and tactile presentation that stands out in the crowded retail environment.