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Just the Right Time for Diamond Packaging

by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress Few people are unfamiliar with the structure of the grandfather clock. The name alone typically conjures images of an old-fashioned, yet regal, piece of furniture. Perhaps it is a memory of a highly-polished clock standing proudly in the home of an older relative. The imagined clock is most likely tall, made from elaborately carved wood...

BIA News

by Kayleigh Smith, manager, marketing, Printing Industries of America In May of 2016, designers from all over the world joined together in Atlanta, Georgia, for five days of intensive education, networking and inspiration. According to the HOW Design Live website, the event offered the creative inspiration to refuel a passion for work combined with the practical knowledge attendees need to...

Cold Foil Enhancement in the High-End Spirits Market

by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress Honey has been used as food and as medicine since ancient times; today, it is typically used as a sweetener for both food and beverages. While it may commonly replace cane sugar in baking or enhance the flavor of tea, its use in the production of alcoholic beverages is sometimes overlooked. Due to its...

Cultivating Leadership – FSEA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Mike Graf

by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA), announced Mike Graf of Letterhead Press, Inc. (LPI), New Berlin, Wisconsin, as the recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. Upon receiving his award at the FSEA National Conference in April, Graf attributed much of his company's growth to the people who have stood by his side...

Direct Mail Makes a Comeback

by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress The direct mail industry may be sympathizing with American writer and humorist Mark Twain, who once was said to declare, "Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." After years of lower volumes affected by the predicted takeover of digital communication, direct mail has re-established itself as a vital means of connecting marketers to their potential customers....

FSEA News

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FSEA National Conference Perfect Setting For Networking and Education The 2016 FSEA National Conference took place April 3-5 and was deemed a huge success, with many of the attendees expressing that it was the best content ever at an FSEA conference event. Taking place at the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida, the conference provided a great combination...

23rd Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) proudly announces the honorees in the 23rd Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition. Gold, silver and bronze winners in 38 categories were recognized at an awards reception during the FSEA National Conference, held in Orlando, Florida. More than 300 entries were received from around the world, including works from the US, Canada, Australia,...

Class of 2016: Jostens Takes Yearbooks to a New Level

by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress Every year, high schools across the country collaborate with Jostens' art departments as they set out to create a yearbook cover. For Francis Parker Upper School, San Diego, California, this was achieved with a deceptively simple design that leaves a big impression. "This particular cover was the culmination of the yearbook staff at Francis Parker...

Labelexpo Americas 2016

Labelexpo Americas is a biennial event for the label, product decoration, web printing and converting industry. It will take place September 13-15 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Not only will those in attendance get the opportunity to network with industry experts, they also will see live demonstrations, learn about label trends and technologies and...

Managing Foil Inventory

by Jeff Peterson, editor-in-chief, PostPress In the print finishing world, having a sophisticated inventory system never has been of upmost importance. Finishers, as a general rule, do not have a great deal of inventory of paper or other products because many jobs are brought in by the printer/customer and then sent back before being shipped to the end user. One area...
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