Diamond wins six awards in 72nd Annual Paperboard Packaging Competition, Diamond installs state-of-the-art cold foil module, and more.
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Diamond Wins Six Awards in 72nd Annual Paperboard Packaging Competition

5th Avenue NYC Premiere (folding carton)Diamond Packaging won six awards in the 72nd annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition, the industry’s premier showcase for all that is new and outstanding in paperboard packaging design and technology. Awards were presented October 27, 2015 at the PPC Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference in Indianapolis, IN.

The competition, sponsored by the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) and judged by a jury of packaging professionals, industry experts, and professors, is a celebration of the industry and its creative potential. It is also an affirmation of paperboard as the clear and intelligent choice for packaging in today’s eco-conscious world. >> more

Diamond Installs State-of-the-Art Cold Foil Module

L'Oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal (folding carton)Diamond recently invested in the latest cold foiling technology to cost-effectively deliver inline metallic and holographic effects.

This video was produced to demonstrate our new state-of-the-art Compact Foilers CF1000PM cold foil module mounted on a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 offset press. >> watch the video

The Latest in Decorating Trends

by Marie Redding, Beauty Packaging Magazine

Colored glass and metallized looks are some of the decorative effects that always attract attention, but many brands, especially fragrances, are opting for a more elegant and understated look this year.

While fragrance bottles often trend toward minimalist looks, cartons often require a decoration that’s a bit flashier, since the outer packaging bears the burden of getting a product noticed on store shelves. >> more

Technical Corner

Paper Choices Abundant for Binding and Finishing Work
by Jen Clark, PostPress magazine

Choosing the right paper stock to convey a message is an important part of the design process. The wrong paper can send the wrong message; and the wrong message can end up being costly in the long-run. Paper not only is there to give the ink a foundation, but to enhance the design of the image designers – and their clients – want to portray.

The tactile nature of paper gives a printed piece its personality. That personality should fit with the piece’s intended purpose – whether it be low-cost, luxury or somewhere in between. >> more

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