“Each year, the field of entries attracts impressive work from some of the best printers in the world,” Michael Makin, president and CEO of PIA, noted. “Only a small number of companies receive any award. The craftsmanship and hard work of Diamond Packaging enabled them to produce award-winning pieces in the face of very strong competition.”
Diamond won an Award of Recognition in the “Calendars” category, and Certificates of Merit in the “Embossing/Debossing” and “Print/Graphic Arts Self-Promotion” categories, respectively, for its 2018 corporate calendar, a popular promotional item given to customers and suppliers.
The octagonal lighthouse piece originates from a beautiful, hand-drawn watercolor, and showcases the type of decorative effects that can cost-effectively transform customers’ brands.
The calendars were converted utilizing Clearwater Candesce SBS paperboard, cold foiled, and offset printed with four color process and metallic copper inks, DiamondTouch soft touch coating, DiamondEmboss and DiamondReticulate specialty coatings, UV matte, and UV gloss coating.
The header features a cold foiled and embossed dome overprinted with copper ink, a lantern room embedded with Diamond’s embossed logo, and a multi-level embossed catwalk and balcony surrounding a stone facade — all set against a soft touch, hand-drawn watercolor of a beautiful sunset.
The two middle backers also feature a multi-level embossed stone facade, along with a multi-level embossed window frame, surrounded by a hand-drawn watercolor of the water enhanced with UV gloss spot coating. Select stones were enhanced with DiamondEmboss and DiamondReticulate specialty coatings.
The bottom backer features several enhancements, including a multi-level embossed door frame, embossed concrete coursing/mantle with debossed “DIAMOND PACKAGING” text, embossed wooden plaque with debossed “2018” text, embossed concrete curb, and multi-level embossed water splashing against the embossed stones surrounding the foundation.
Diamond won a Certificate of Merit in the “Embossing/Debossing” category for Tarte Cosmetics’ Park Ave Princess Chisel Palette packaging.
The folding cartons were converted utilizing metallized polyester board and offset printed with four color process, rose gold, purple, and opaque white inks, with UV gloss and UV matte coating.
The brilliance of the mirror-like finish of the metallized polyester film makes it a perfect choice for conveying the graphics. The multi-level blind embossed crocodile pattern is tightly registered to the front and side panels and provides the background for the company and product logos.