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Foil & Specialty Effects Association

FSEA Welcomes New Board Member

Helen Rallis, field product manager – coatings for Sun Chemical Corporation, has joined the FSEA Board of Directors. Rallis has worked for Sun Chemical for 20 years in varying technical positions, including 12 years as the manager of the Liquid Inks Applications Lab in the company’s Carlstadt, New Jersey, Research and Development Center. She has experience with water-based, solvent-based and energy-cured technologies and currently is the product manager in charge of Sun Chemical’s energy-curable coatings portfolio, as well as the SunInspire specialty coatings line.

FSEA Gold Leaf Award Sponsors Recognized

The entries have been received, and judging is about to begin! The FSEA Gold Leaf Awards highlight the best work in the print finishing industry, with entrants judged on design, execution and level of difficulty in over 25 categories. A Best of Show award will be selected from among all of the Gold Award winners, and all winners will be announced at the Gold Leaf Awards Banquet during the 2015 IADD·FSEA Odyssey in Schaumburg, Illinois, May 13-15. Competition winners also will be highlighted in promotional campaigns, PostPress magazine and other trade publications, on the FSEA website and at industry events throughout 2015.

The FSEA is deeply appreciative of the sponsors of the Gold Leaf Awards competition for their support and promotion of the print finishing industry.

Platinum Sponsors

  • API Foils
  • Bobst North America
  • Brausse Group
  • Crown Roll Leaf
  • Gietz AG
  • h+m USA, L.P.
  • ITW Foils
  • Infinity Foils, Incorporated
  • Kurz Transfer Products, L.P.
  • Masterwork USA
  • Metal Magic
  • Univacco Technology Inc.
  • Universal Engraving, Inc. - A UEI Group Company

Gold Sponsors

  • Brandtjen & Kluge, Inc.
  • Eagle Systems Inc.
  • Foilco Limited
  • Liberty Foils
  • MGI USA, Inc.
  • Owosso Graphic Arts, Inc.

FSEA Launches Redesigned Website

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) has redesigned its website to provide its members and potential members a one-stop-shop for information on the use of foil stamping, embossing, cold foil technologies, specialty coatings, laminates and laser cutting.

The new site highlights a study on the impact of high-visibility enhancements on consumer purchasing behavior; association services, such as discount programs and green initiatives; and various resources for those in the finishing industry. It provides information on the annual Gold Leaf and biannual Lifetime Achievement awards, and it has archives of winners from past competitions. The members-only section provides valuable information that can help increase a member-company’s bottom line by selling the value of foil and embossing. Items include case studies, research studies and more.

Prominent links to FinisherFinder, a quick reference tool to source a wide range of print finishing processes, and information on the IADD•FSEA Odyssey, the converting industry’s premier event targeted specifically to diemaking/diecutting, foil stamping/embossing and specialty effects processes, also are available. For more information, visit www.fsea.com.