Call for Entries Now Open for FSEA Gold Leaf Awards

Does your work have what it takes to bring home the Gold? Start collecting your best work for the 23rd Annual Gold Leaf Awards Competition. The Call for Entries has been made. Simply visit to download the form (a separate form is needed for each entry).

The FSEA Gold Leaf Awards program provides FSEA members an opportunity to be recognized for their outstanding work, as well as provides FSEA the opportunity to further promote the industry. Gold Leaf winners have been recognized with full spreads in magazines such as Package Design, Folding Carton and FSEA’s own PostPress. In addition, award winners are on full display in the Innovation section at PACK EXPO and during the Gold Leaf Awards event at either the FSEA National Conference or IADD·FSEA Odyssey. This year’s winners will be announced and displayed at the upcoming FSEA National Conference in Orlando, Florida, April 3-5, 2016.

Thank You to the Gold Leaf Award Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors

  • API Foils
  • Bobst North America Inc.
  • Crown Roll Leaf
  • h+m USA, L.P.
  • Infinity Foils, Inc. – a UEI Group Co.
  • Kurz Transfer Products
  • Metal Magic
  • Univacco Technology Inc.
  • Universal Engraving, Inc. – a UEI Group Co.

Gold Sponsors

  • Brandtjen & Kluge, Inc.
  • Brausse Group
  • Eagle Systems
  • Matik, Inc./Gietz
  • Owosso Graphic Arts, Inc.
  • Sakurai USA
  • Sun Chemical

Help FSEA break yet another record with the number of entries for this next competition. Entries are due Feb. 15, 2016. Download the entry form and rules at For questions, contact the FSEA at 785.271.5816.

FSEA Welcomes New Board Member

Jim Rutt has joined the FSEA Board of Directors. Rutt is the president of Keystone Paper & Box Company, located in South Windsor, Connecticut. He is a third-generation owner of Keystone, having started work with the company on a part-time basis at the age of 12 and then working full-time after his graduation from Boston University. Rutt has been the president of Keystone since 1980. He resides in Suffield, Connecticut, with his wife, Debbie, and two children.

Get Relief from Rising Shipping Rates through PartnerShip Discounts

Every year, small package carriers FedEx and UPS evaluate their shipping rates and make adjustments that can have a substantial effect on FSEA member businesses. The UPS rate increases will be effective December 28, 2015, while the new FedEx rates take effect on January 4, 2016. As always, how much more expensive each company’s particular small package shipments will be in the new year largely depends on many factors, including shipment volumes, sizes, weights and modes.

Now is the time to take full advantage of the benefits available through the FSEA Shipping Program, such as

  • Savings up to 29 percent on select FedEx® small package services;
  • Savings of at least 70 percent on LTL freight shipments with UPS Freight, YRC Freight and others; and
  • Discounted pricing on shipments to and from tradeshows and events

Visit to enroll in this free program and receive significant discounts on select FedEx® services – helping to offset these new rate increases. For additional information, call PartnerShip at 800.599.2902 or email [email protected].