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Association News: FSEA

FSEA and PostPress Magazine to Host Reception at GRAPH EXPO

FSEA and PostPress, the quarterly magazine for the print finishing, binding and decorating industries, will host a reception during the upcoming GRAPH EXPO in Orlando, Florida. The reception will take place immediately after the first day of the show on Sunday, Sept. 25, at The Pub Restaurant and Bar. FSEA members and PostPress advertisers are welcome to attend (limit of three attendees per company).

Join fellow print finishing professionals and industry suppliers from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 25 at The Pub – USA Today named it one of the 10 Best Pubs in Orlando. We hope to see you there! For more information, call 785.271.5816 or email jeff@fsea.com.

Get Involved with FSEA Young Alliance

The FSEA Young Alliance is a group of industry peers – younger than 45 – looking to gain knowledge of their businesses, move forward with new technology in high-end finishing and explore opportunities in an ever-changing graphic arts environment.

The first FSEA Young Alliance meeting and plant tour is slated for Nov. 16 at The Seidl’s Bindery Inc., Houston, Texas, and will be hosted by Matt Seidl.

  • Fly or drive in Tuesday afternoon (arrive in Houston by 4 p.m.).
  • Attendees stay in the same hotel (close to the tour location).
  • Meet for a bar and grill dinner (not expensive and close to hotel) on Tuesday evening.
  • On Wednesday morning, attendees arrive at Seidl’s around 9 a.m. for a tour of the facility, followed by a short question and answer with Matt, Mike and Bill Seidl.
  • FSEA Executive Director Jeff Peterson will be on hand to talk about current FSEA projects and discuss future plans for the FSEA Young Alliance.
  • By 1 p.m., attendees can head out and get back to work.

If you are interested in learning more about the FSEA Young Alliance, please reach out to Matt Seidl (matt@seidlsbindery.com) or Jeff Peterson (jeff@fsea.com).

IMPACT Marketing Kits Revised and Ready for Distribution

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) has continued to grow its collection of case studies and supportive information on the use of foil and other specialty effects. To create a more professional look and have all of the information in one place, FSEA has created a new folder with plenty of room for FSEA members to include their current set of samples.

“Our new IMPACT Marketing Kits provide a very professional way to present our FSEA collection of articles and case studies,” said Jeff Peterson, FSEA executive director. “It provides information that can help members close the deal when discussing the advantages of foil and effects.”

Up to 10 IMPACT folders are available free to current FSEA members (shipping costs are the responsibility of the member company). Order IMPACT folders by calling 785.271.5816.

For more information, call 785.271.5816 or visit www.fsea.com.

Save the Date: Odyssey Returning to Schaumburg

Be the BEST at the 2017 IADD•FSEA Odyssey, May 17-19, 2017, at the Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, Illinois. Odyssey is the premier event for diecutting/diemaking, foil stamping and other specialty effects. At no other event will attendees find such a targeted group of industry-specific suppliers and peers under one roof.

According to Cindy Crouse, IADD CEO, “The site for the 2017 Odyssey has been strategically located in the Chicagoland area for easy drive-in and airport accessibility. The Schaumburg Convention Center and stunning Renaissance Hotel (connected) are state-of-the-art facilities, just minutes from O’Hare Airport and offering free parking to all. With direct routes from a number of nearby states, a wide array of top-quality restaurants in the area and close proximity to exciting Chicago activities, Schaumburg is the perfect destination for the 2017 Odyssey for attendees and exhibitors alike!”

Presented by the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) and the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA), Odyssey focuses on innovative processes, next generation materials and unique industry services. Odyssey provides an opportunity to connect with fellow converters, industry and association leaders and suppliers. To obtain information on exhibiting or attending the 2017 IADD•FSEA Odyssey, visit www.OdysseyExpo.org, email info@OdysseyExpo.org or contact the IADD directly at 800.828.IADD (local 815.455.7519) or the FSEA at 785.271.5816.