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Diamond Packaging Wins Four FSEA Awards


ROCHESTER, NY | Diamond Packaging won four awards in the 20th annual Foil Stamping and Embossing Assn. (FSEA) Gold Leaf Awards Competition. Awards were announced last month during the IADD•FSEA Odyssey in Nashville, TN. The competition recognizes creativity and superior execution of designs that reflect positively on the industry as a whole. Entries are judged on several criteria including design, execution, and level of difficulty.

Competing against hundreds of entries from around the country, Diamond earned recognition by winning one Gold Leaf, one Silver Leaf, and two Bronze Leaf awards.

Diamond won a Gold Leaf award in the “Calendar” category for its three-month corporate calendar, a long-standing company tradition and popular promotional item given to customers and suppliers. The 2013 carousel-themed calendar illustrates many of Diamond's capabilities, including creative design, Liquid Metal brilliant metallic UV specialty coating, UV gloss spot coating, multi-level embossing, and intricate die-cutting.

The company took home a Silver Leaf award in the “Difficult Application on a Folding Carton” category for Elizabeth Arden's Limited Edition Sunflowers packaging. The overall presentation was said to impart unusual depth and distinction through creative design, material selection, UV matte and gloss spot coating, embossing, and debossing. The carton was converted utilizing Royal Sundance Ultra White Felt textured paperboard from Neenah Paper and offset printed with three Pantone colors and dense black inks, in-line with UV matte and UV gloss spot coating.

Diamond won a Bronze Leaf award in the “Decorative Diecutting with Foil and/or Embossing” category for Godiva’s Dark Chocolate Pretzels Holiday Gift Box. The carton features multicolor printing with DiamondPearl coating, combination stamping and embossing accents, and intricate die-cutting. Alternating metallic gold and green colors on the decorative flower-top closure complete the presentation.

The second Bronze Leaf award was for the “Best Use of Film Casting (Cast & Cure)” category for Procter & Gamble’s Gillette Venus Embrace Razor Cartridges (four-pack) carton. The design is said to complement the Venus brand with smooth, radiant graphics and embraces the latest sustainable production methods, including Cast and Cure holographic effects and the use of 100% clean, renewable wind energy.

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