Premium Label & Packaging Solutions' Overnight Labels has received a bronze award at the Foil & Specialty Effects Association's (FSEA) 30th Annual Gold Leaf Awards for best use of cold foil (label or carton).
The winning label is a shrink sleeve produced for OL Products' Metamorphia Tanning Lotion. The green, black, and gold marbled packaging design is intended to evoke the product's luxury ingredients.
Overnight Labels used a holographic foil and applied a spot matte to sections of the black in order to achieve the look. A UV silkscreen was applied to the gold to add dimension and a tactile effect, which reportedly increased the complexity of the printing process.
The award took into account service providers' use of specialty finishing techniques, including foil stamping, embossing, specialty coating, film laminating, laser cutting, die-cutting and cold-foil applications. A record number of entries were reportedly received from the United States, Canada, India, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Denmark, Japan, South Africa and Taiwan.
"We always strive to maintain a level of excellence for everything we print, especially when a job calls for intricate details," said Chris Payne, CEO of Premium Labels & Packaging Solutions. "We are honored that the judges recognized us for our craftsmanship.”
“Our FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition showcases how embellishments have become a catalyst in the printing industry,” said FSEA executive director Jeff Peterson. “The creativity and technology used in the pieces we receive continue to amaze us every year, from greeting cards and book covers to folding cartons and labels.”