The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) held its 28th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition. FSEA invites companies in the finishing, printing, folding carton, greeting card and binding industries to submit their best work.
“The FSEA Gold Leaf Awards are the industry standard for the best of the best in print enhancements,” said FSEA Executive Director Jeff Peterson. “From attention-getting foil and coatings to intricate diecuts, unique folds and detailed embossing, members of the print finishing industry are enhancing greeting cards, presentation folders, labels, invitations, folding cartons, packaging boxes and much more.”
The FSEA Gold Leaf Awards program has grown as entries are submitted from around the world by finishers and binders that want to compete against the best in the industry. New technologies have fueled growth, too, with expanded award categories in areas such as digital foil and other specialty UV coatings. Entries will be judged on design, execution and level of difficulty in more than 25 categories, with a gold, silver and bronze award presented in each category. A “Best of Show” award will be selected from among all of the Gold Award winners.
This year Print Panther got an honorary Best in Show Award for their Extreme Digital Guide and Blue Ocean Press receiving Gold for their business card, self promotion gift box and unique fold. Vulcan Information Packaging received a Silver Award for Best Use of Holographic Foil.