Diamond Wins Three Awards in FSEA competition, the Lost Art of Craftsmanship but with a Modern Edge, and more.
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Diamond Wins Three Awards in FSEA Competition

Diamond Wins Three Awards in FSEA CompetitionDiamond Packaging won three awards in the 21st annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition, the industry's premier showcase for foil stamping, embossing, and other specialty effects. Awards were announced last month at the FSEA•IADD Joint Conference in Milwaukee, WI.

The competition, which is sponsored by the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA), 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. Winning an award is a mark of excellence in the packaging field and recognition of superior achievement.

Diamond won a Bronze Leaf award in the “Best Use of Embossing” category for Five Star Fragrance Company’s Michael Jordan Flight Sport Gift Set. The overall presentation imparts unusual depth and distinction through creative design, material selection, UV matte and gloss spot coating, and embossing. >> more

The Lost Art of Craftsmanship but with a Modern Edge

The Lost Art of Craftsmanship but with a Modern EdgeArtisan Acqua, a new limited edition fragrance for men, is described as a "lighter, beachy, summer kind of fragrance". The packaging perfectly captures the essence of the product.

The packaging features tightly registered offset printing with intricate embossing accents, creating a strikingly singular presentation that resurrects the lost art of craftsmanship but with a modern edge.

The carton was converted utilizing Clearwater Candesce® .018 SBS paperboard and offset printed with four color process, metallic copper, teal, and brown inks, inline with Liquid Metal™ silver specialty UV coating, UV matte, and UV gloss spot coating. >> more

Environmentally Responsible Packaging: A Behind the Scenes Shift in the Beauty World

by Jamie Matusow, Beauty Packaging Magazine

While some brands and suppliers focus on components made of eco-friendly materials, there is also a growing emphasis on clean production methods and efficient manufacturing processes.

Consumers across the board continue to make a push for environmentally responsible products and packaging, but in the beauty world, accomplishing these goals can be difficult to achieve for a variety of reasons. >> more

Technical Corner

Advances in Folding Carton Quality Control Systems
by Chris Leary, W.H. Leary

Last May at the IADD•FSEA Odyssey, Chris Leary, W.H. Leary, presented What Tomorrow’s Customer Looks Like. The presentation focused on advances in folding carton quality control systems, emphasizing the importance of taking advantage of new technology in the industry to meet and exceed demanding customer standards. Leary also discussed steps to creating a quality mindset across a plant.

From glue application and print inspection to carton traceability and data collection, quality assurance systems are an increasingly essential technology for the packaging industry. Most of these advancements in folding carton quality control systems are driven by either new legal regulations or push from customer.
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