Rochester, New York based Diamond Packaging announced that it won five awards in the 31st Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition, the industry’s premier showcase for foiling, embossing, and other specialty effects. Awards were presented during the Print Embellishment Conference in Dallas, Texas.

The competition celebrates the quality, added value, shelf presence, security, and brand recognition that specialty finishing processes lend to the printed sheet. Entries were judged by a panel of industry experts on several criteria including design, execution, and level of difficulty.

Diamond won Gold Leaf awards in the “Best Use of Embossing (Registered)” and “Best Use of Foil/Embossing – Calendar” categories for its 2024 “Suitable for Framing” corporate calendar.

The calendar reproduces beautiful and evocative Impressionist masterpieces in a gilded gold frame enclosing works of art from Vincent van Gogh, Édouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Henri-Edmond Cross – perfect for a stylish home or office setting. The dimensional picture frame features side closures with locking tabs, allowing the recipient to change the artwork at any time.

The calendars were converted utilizing Clearwater ReMagine 30 percent PCW paperboard, cold foiled, and offset printed with four color process inks, supplied by Ink Systems, in-line with UV matte, UV gloss, and DiamondTexture specialty coatings.

Tightly-registered coatings were used to enhance the design and highlight the individual calendar components. UV matte coating was used on the museum walls. UV satin coating was used on wainscoting, molding, and text to add contrast. Specialty coating was applied to The Starry Night artwork, giving dimension to the brush strokes. Two coatings were applied to the Landscape artwork for a subtle contrast between the color and white areas. DiamondTexture specialty coating was applied to the sand in the Figures on the Beach artwork to create haptic feedback.

The graphic design features a striking silver front panel with color accents on the front arched insert and on the top, side, and rear panels.

Overprinting PMS colors over silver cold foil differentiates all four gift sets, adds distinction, and reinforces StriVectin as a prestige skincare brand. The overall matte coating provides a striking contrast to the UV gloss spot coating applied over the product photos.

Embossed logos on the front and side panels add depth and dimension to the design along with an appealing tactile quality that promotes consumer interaction.

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