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FSEA Announces Gold Leaf Award Winners

TOPEKA, KS | The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) announces the honorees in the 23rd Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition. Gold, silver, and bronze winners in 38 categories were recognized at an awards reception during the FSEA National Conference, held in Orlando, FL.

FSEA Best of Show Award Winner 

More than 300 entries were received from around the world, and were judged on design, execution, and level of difficulty. The competition assesses submissions utilizing specialty finishing techniques from foil stamping and embossing to specialty coating, film laminating, laser cutting, die-cutting, cold foil application, and more. With a commitment to gaining visibility for the processes and those companies that execute the decorative enhancements, the competition celebrates the quality, added value, shelf presence, security, and brand recognition that these finishing processes lend to the printed sheet, says FSEA.

Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY, was presented with the Best of Show Award for its 2016 calendar. The clock design features a dimensional header with a multi-level embossed and debossed woodgrain pattern and an intricate clock face insert enhanced with UV gloss spot coating, cold foil, and multi-level embossing. The middle backers also feature a multi-level embossed woodgrain pattern and three unique sets of foil embossed gears, enhanced with UV gloss spot coating. The design also makes use of an APET rigid window panel and foil embossed chimes, designed to simulate a real grandfather clock.

Blue Honey Press, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia, received Best of Show Honorable Mention for its entry titled, “The Bee,” originally entered in the category of Self-Promotion—Display.

To view all of the 23rd Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Award Winners, visit the FSEA website.

The FSEA says it provide a wide range of resources to help companies remain profitable today and into the future. From cost-saving programs and educational opportunities to green initiatives proving the sustainability of foil decorated paper/board, the FSEA reportedly strives to provide its members with ideas, resources and solutions to grow in today’s marketplace.


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