Diamond won First Place in the “Sustainability – 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. Candesce SBS was chosen due to its aesthetic and performance characteristics and the fact that it is 100% recyclable and made from a renewable resource.
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. The DiamondTouch soft touch coating adds an appealing tactile quality that promotes consumer interaction. Overprinting transparent inks over cold foil creates shimmering metallic effects.
Diamond won Second Place in the “Sustainability – 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.
Diamond won two awards, including First Place in the “Specialty – Technical Achievement” category and Third Place in the “Sustainability – Folding Cartons” category, for its 2017 calendar, a promotional item given to customers and suppliers. The butterfly-themed piece originates from a hand-drawn watercolor.
The calendar features multi-color UV printing, UV gloss spot coating, cold foil, soft touch and emboss specialty coatings, multi-level embossing, and intricate die cutting.
Diamond won Third Place in the “Folding Cartons – Offset” category for 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.