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Diamond Packaging Wins FSEA Best of Show

ROCHESTER, NY | Diamond Packaging won six awards, including Best of Show, in the 23rd Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition, the industry's premier showcase for foil stamping, embossing, and other specialty effects. Awards were announced at the FSEA National Conference in Orlando, FL on April 4.

The competition, which is sponsored by the Foil & Specialty Effects Assn., recognizes creativity and superior execution of designs that reflect positively on the industry as a whole. Entries are judged by a panel of industry experts on several criteria including design, execution, and level of difficulty.

Diamond won Best of Show, as well as Gold Leaf and Bronze Leaf awards in the “Calendar” and “Self Promotion” categories, respectively, for its three-month corporate calendar, a popular promotional item given to customers and suppliers. This year’s 2016 calendar marks the 25th anniversary of a long-standing company tradition. The grandfather clock theme, with its inner mechanisms perfectly balanced, was chosen to represent the collaborative and precise nature of Diamond’s work.

The calendar was converted utilizing Clearwater Candesce SBS paperboard and offset printed with four-color process inks, UV matte coating, and UV gloss spot coating.

The dimensional header features a multi-level embossed and debossed woodgrain pattern, and a striking clock face insert enhanced with UV gloss spot coating, cold foil, and multi-level embossing, creating a dramatic sense of texture and depth. It also incorporates an opening APET rigid window panel and foil embossed chimes that artfully simulate a real grandfather clock.

The middle backers also feature a multi-level embossed woodgrain pattern, and three unique sets of foil embossed gears enhanced with UV gloss spot coating. Metal Magic provided all of the embossing dies.

The tightly registered foil accents lend authenticity to the piece, and were achieved using state-of-the-art, in-line cold foiling technology. They also showcase the type of decorative effects that can cost-effectively elevate customers’ brands.


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