FSEA has Busy Fall for Tradeshows

This fall was busier than ever with FSEA exhibiting at three major industry events: PRINT 19, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and PRINTING United. At all three shows, FSEA provided details on the benefits of joining and being involved with FSEA, FSEA Sourcebooks for those looking for finishers and suppliers, the PostPress magazine and the new Foil Cheat Sheet. “It was a very busy September and October,” commented FSEA Executive Director Jeff Peterson. “We were able to reach audiences filled with printers, packaging companies and designers by providing them with a large number of FSEA Sourcebooks, PostPress magazines and the newly released second edition of the Foil Cheat Sheet.”

The fall tradeshows provide FSEA with a chance to visit with many FSEA active and supplier members. During PRINT 19, FSEA hosted its annual FSEA reception at the Hotel Chicago. It was well attended and provided a great opportunity for networking. Next year, APTech will partner with Label Expo for its Brand Print event, which replaces the PRINT show. FSEA will be involved with both Label Expo and Brand Print – and will provide more details on this later in 2020. In addition, FSEA plans to continue to grow its relationship with SGIA and the new PRINTING United event, which will take place next fall in Atlanta, Georgia. Again, look for more details on this as we move into the new year.

FSEA to Launch New Finisher Finder Website

Finisher-FinderFinisherFinder.com is an FSEA-sponsored resource for printers and designers looking for a finishing or binding partner. The website also features industry suppliers. Whether looking for foil stamping/embossing, diecutting, folding/gluing, cold foiling, cast and cure, laser cutting or other specialty suppliers, FinisherFinder will help connect the print industry to the right source for their finishing and binding jobs. The website has been completely revamped for 2020. FSEA members now can add photos of finished work to their listing on the site, and upgrades are available for videos and logos. Live links to the members’ websites also will be standard. To view the new site, visit www.finisherfinder.com. To update or enhance a company listing, contact gayla@fsea.com.

FSEA Offers Discounted Tickets to drupa

With 1,800 exhibitors from more than 50 nations, drupa 2020 will bring the global print industry to Dusseldorf, Germany from June 16 to 20. FSEA members can receive discounted tickets through the online ticketshop at www.drupa.com/ticketshop. Members should use the following codes:

1-day ticket: 000009g5w2zi
3-day ticket: 000009g5w8zi
5-day ticket: 000009g5w6zi

FSEA Announces Plant Tour Locations During Joint Conference

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) and the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) will hold their 2020 Joint Conference at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. The event will run from April 27 to April 29. The conference offers a supplier trade fair, educational programming to address new technology and trends in the industry, and an awards reception where the recipients of the FSEA Gold Leaf Awards and FSEA Lifetime Achievement Award will be honored. New to the event will be plant tours. Attendees will tour two Indianapolis binding and finishing companies on the morning of Wednesday, April 29: Baugh Graphic Finishing House and Eckhart & Co. Baugh is a family-owned graphic finishing house, providing services that include diecutting, foil stamping, embossing, UV and other specialty coatings, and folding/gluing. Eckhart and Company in Indianapolis is a trade bindery providing quality book binding and custom information packaging to the printing industry. For more information, visit www.fsea-iaddconf.com. Detailed programming information and registration will be available over the next few months.

Entries Open Soon for Gold Leaf Awards

The FSEA will be posting the entry form for its 27th annual Gold Leaf Awards on December 15, 2019. FSEA urges its members and others in the industry to start collecting their best work from the past year. The Gold Leaf Awards are a great way for companies to gain recognition for creative work in categories that include foil stamping, embossing, cold foil, digital foil and coatings, specialty UV coatings, special diecuts and more. Gold Leaf Award winners will be announced during the FSEA•IADD Joint Conference, April 27-29, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Winners also are highlighted in industry magazines and are displayed at a variety of shows, including PACK EXPO and the new Brand Print event next fall. To download an entry form and for additional details, visit www.fsea.com and click on the Awards link.