Embossing, foil stamping and specialty effects can raise the level of quality, added value, shelf presence, brand recognition and security for a product. These are the types of unique and eye-catching pieces the Foil & Specialty Effects Association showcases during its annual Gold Leaf Awards Competition.

The 25th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition award winners were honored at the 2018 FSEA•IADD Joint Conference held in Franklin, Tennessee. Nearly 300 entries were received from countries around the world, including the US, Canada, Mexico, Italy, Denmark and China. Gold, silver and bronze winners were honored in 38 categories, including those featuring UV cured coatings.

See more details on all of the winners at www.fsea.com.

Best Selection Guide (Foil or Coatings)

Gold: MCD Specialty Coatings Guide
Submitted by: MCD Incorporated
Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Metal Magic
Suppliers (machinery): Sakurai

Silver: The Foil & Holo Collection
Submitted by: API Group

Bronze: Univacco Hot Stamping Foil Application Brochure
Submitted by: Univacco Technology Inc.

Best Use of Digital UV Inkjet Coatings with Foil

Gold: Sweetwater 420 Poster
Submitted by: DMS Color
Suppliers (foil): Crown Roll Leaf
Suppliers (machinery): Konica Minolta/MGI JETvarnish 3DS with iFOIL unit

Silver: “Feel Your Print” Brochure
Submitted by: DMS Color

Bronze: Stay Gold
Submitted by: Jostens

Best Use of Film Casting (cast & Cure™)

Gold: Lalicious Birthday Cake
Submitted by: Label Impressions, Inc.
Suppliers (foil): Breit Technologies

Silver: Schutt 2018
Submitted by: MCD Incorporated

Bronze: Celebration of Hope
Submitted by: The Bertelsmann Printing Group/Dynamic Graphic Finishing

Best Use of Specialty UV Coatings

Submitted by: The Bertlesmann Printing Group/Dynamic Graphic Finishing
Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Dynamic Graphic Engraving
Suppliers (machinery): Sakurai, BOBST

Silver: Speck Presidio Grip + Glitter
Submitted by: Diamond Packaging

Bronze: Newman Mark Your Calendar
Submitted by: MCD Incorporated

Best Use of Digital UV Inkjet Coatings

Gold: Eyepopping Brochure for Digital UV & iFoil
Submitted by: The Seidl’s Bindery, Inc.
Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products
Suppliers (machinery): Konica Minolta/MGI Jet Varnish 3D Classic and iFoil System

Silver: Bassett Direct direct mailer
Submitted by: Print Panther

Bronze: Summer Classics “Gabby” furniture line book cover
Submitted by: DMS Color