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22nd Annual Gold Leaf Awards

 

The 22nd Annual Gold Leaf Awards were presented at the Awards Banquet during the IADD•FSEA Odyssey on May 13-15. Hundreds of exquisite pieces were received from all over the world were judged by a panel of industry experts in three categories: design, execution and level of difficulty.

Congratulations to all of the 22nd Annual Gold Leaf Award Winners! Click here for a photo gallery of the winning entries.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

  • API Foils
  • Bobst North America
  • Brausse Group
  • Crown Roll Leaf
  • Gietz AG
  • h+m USA, L.P.
  • ITW Foils
  • Infinity Foils, Incorporated
  • Kurz Transfer Products, L.P.
  • Masterwork USA
  • Metal Magic
  • Univacco Technology Inc.
  • Universal Engraving, Inc. - A UEI Group Company

Gold Sponsors

  • Brandtjen & Kluge, Inc.
  • Eagle Systems Inc.
  • Foilco Limited
  • Liberty Foils
  • MGI USA, Inc.
  • Owosso Graphic Arts, Inc.

Awards by Category

Please see the 22nd Annual Gold Leaf Awards Photo Gallery for full production details on these pieces.

Book Cover/Jacket: Difficult Use of Foil/Embossing

Gold: Liberty Press, Springville, UT
Silver: Phoenix Color, Hagerstown, MD
Bronze: Phoenix Color, Hagerstown, MD

Book Cover/Jacket: Creative Use of Foil/Embossing

Gold: Phoenix Color, Hagerstown, MD
Silver: MCD Inc., Madison, WI
Bronze: Phoenix Color, Hagerstown, MD

Hardback Book Cover: Best Use of Foil/Embossing

Gold: Jostens, Clarksville, TN
Silver: Jostens, Clarksville, TN
Bronze: Jostens, Clarksville, TN

Greeting Card: Creative Use of Foil/Embossing

Gold: BrightMARKS, LLC., Lenexa, KS
Silver: Hallmark Cards Inc., Lawrence, KS
Bronze: Fine Impressions, North Mankato, MN

Greeting Card: Difficult Use of Foil/Embossing

Gold: BrightMARKS, LLC, Lenexa, KS
Silver: Gravure Choquet Inc., Quebec, Canada
Bronze: Bert-Co, Ontario, CA

Client Promotion: Best Use of Foil/Embossing

Gold: Superior Foil Print, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Silver: McGraphics Inc., Nashville, TN
Bronze: Jacaty & Associates, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Display Self Promotion: Best Use of Foil/Embossing

Gold/Best of Show: Trade Print Finishing, Salt Lake City, UT
Silver: Starcke Oy, Finland, Europe
Bronze: Phoenix Color, Hagerstown, MD

Industry Supplier Self Promotion: Best Use of Foil/Embossing

Gold: h+m USA, Charlotte, NC
Silver: Foilco Limited, Cheshire, UK; Dreyer Kliche, Copenhagen, Denmark
Bronze: Dreyer Kliche, Copenhagen, Denmark

Presentation Folder: Best Use of Foil/Embossing

Gold: Sundance Marketing Solutions, Orlando, FL
Silver: Superior Graphic Finishing, Doraville, GA
Bronze: Pacific Bindery Services Ltd., Vancouver, BC, Canada

Sheet or Rotary Label: Creative Use of Foil/Embossing

Gold: Collotype Label, Napa, CA
Silver: Collotype Label, Napa, CA
Bronze: Century Label/CMC Group, Bowling Green, OH

Sheet or Rotary Label: Difficult Use of Foil/Embossing

Gold: Collotype Label, Napa, CA
Silver: Century Label/CMC Group, Bowling Green, OH
Bronze: ILS-Innovative Labeling Solutions, Hamilton, OH

Business Card/Stationery: Best Use of Foil/Embossing

Gold: Cartamundi USA, Ocean, NJ
Silver: Scarab Printing Arts, St. Charles, MO
Bronze: Anderberg Innovative Print Solutions, St. Louis Park, MN

Announcement/Invitation: Creative Use Of Foil/Embossing

Gold: BrightMARKS, LLC., Lenexa, KS
Silver: McGraphics Inc., Nashville, TN
Bronze: Superior Foil Print, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Announcement/Invitation: Difficult Use Of Foil/Embossing

Gold: Starcke Oy, Finland, Europe
Silver: Rose Engraving Co., Grand Rapids, MI
Bronze: Fine Impressions, North Mankato, MN

Folding Carton: Creative Use of Foil/Embossing

Gold: Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY
Silver: Thoro Packaging, Circle Corona, CA
Bronze: Bert-Co, Ontario, CA

Folding Carton: Difficult Application of Foil/Embossing

Gold: Multi-Packaging Solutions - MPS, New York, NY
Silver: Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY
Bronze: Timbar - Retail Packaging Division, Hanover, PA

Corporate Brochure/Catalog: Best Use of Foil/Embossing

Gold: Jacaty & Associates, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Silver: Pacific Bindery Services Ltd., Vancouver, BC, Canada
Bronze: BrightMARKS, LLC., Lenexa, KS

Calendar: Best Use of Foil/Embossing

Gold: Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY
Silver: Phoenix Color, Hagerstown, MD
Bronze: Gravure Choquet Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Best Use of Holographic Foil

Gold: Trade Print Finishing, Salt Lake City, UT
Silver: Hallmark Cards Inc., Lawrence, KS
Bronze: Fine Impressions, North Mankato, MN

Best Use of Embossing

Gold/Best of Show Honorable Mention: Quad/Graphics, Sussex, WI
Silver: Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY
Bronze: Geomancy, Studio City, CA

Best Use of Embossing with Print

Gold: Fine Impressions, North Mankato, MN
Silver: Multi-Packaging Solutions - MPS, New York, NY
Bronze: Wrap-Ups, Inc., Fenton, MO

Best Use of Digital UV Inkjet

Gold: Admore, Macomb, MI
Silver: Sipe Inc., Fort Wayne, IN
Bronze: Jostens, Clarksville, TN

Best Use of Ink Over Foil

Gold: Multi-Packaging Solutions - MPS, New York, NY
Silver: Quad/Graphics, Sussex, WI
Bronze: Collotype Label, Napa, CA

Decorative Diecutting With Foil/Embossing

Gold: Phoenix Color, Hagerstown, MD
Silver: McGraphics Inc., Nashville, TN
Bronze: Superior Graphic Finishing, Doraville, GA

Miscellaneous: Best Use of Foil/Embossing

Gold: Gravure Choquet Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Silver: American Leather Classics, Muskegon, MI
Bronze: Sundance Marketing Solutions, Orlando, FL

Best Use of Thermography

Gold: Anderberg Innovative Print Solutions, St. Louis Park, MN
Silver: Anderberg Innovative Print Solutions, St. Louis Park, MN

Best Use of Specialty UV Coatings

Gold: Bert-Co, Ontario, CA
Silver: Cenveo, Jacksonville, FL
Bronze: MCD Inc., Madison, WI

Best Use of Laser Cutting with Foil/Embossing

Gold: Geomancy, Studio City, CA
Silver: Fine Impressions, North Mankato, MN
Bronze: Pacific Bindery Services Ltd., Vancouver, BC, Canada

Cold Foil (Sheet or Rotary) on Self/Client Promotion

Gold: Printing Arts, Broadview, IL
Silver: McLean Packaging, Moorestown, NJ
Bronze: Univacco Technology Inc., Cerritos, CA; Li Sheng Color Printing, Cerritos, CA

Cold Foil (Sheet or Rotary) on Label

Gold: Label Works, North Mankato, MN
Silver: Overnight Labels Inc., Deerpark, NY
Bronze: Univacco Technology Inc., Cerritos, CA

Cold Foil (Sheet or Rotary) on Packaging

Gold: Rohrer Corporation, Wadsworth, OH
Silver: Keystone Paper & Box Co., South Windsor, CT
Bronze: Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY

Creative Use of Film Casting (Cast & Cure™)

Gold: Rohrer Corporation, Wadsworth, OH
Silver: Keystone Paper & Box Co., South Windsor, CT
Bronze: Hallmark Cards Inc., Lawrence, KS

Creative Use of Special Diecut

Gold: Seidlís Bindery, Houston, TX
Silver: Label Innovators, Livermore, CA
Bronze: Pacific Bindery Services Ltd., Vancouver, BC, Canada

Creative Use of Letterpress

Gold: Black Cat Graphics, Providence, RI
Silver: Stephen William Schudlich, Dearborn, MI
Bronze: Scarab Printing Arts, St. Charles, MO

CD/DVD Cover: Best Use of Foil/Embossing

Gold: Multi-Packaging Solutions - MPS, New York, NY
Silver: Multi-Packaging Solutions - MPS, New York, NY
Bronze: Disc Graphics, Hauppauge, NY


Previous winners

Each year, the Foil & Specialty Effects Association receives hundreds entries from all over the world that demonstrate the best in foil stamping, embossing and other specialty effects. The coveted Best of Show Award is chosen from amongst all of the Gold Award winners.

Recent Best of Show Winners
2017 A Symphony in Color by J.S. McCarthy Printers
View 24th Annual Gold Leaf Awards Photo Gallery
2016 2016 Calendar by Diamond Packaging
View 23rd Annual Gold Leaf Awards Photo Gallery
2015 Merry Christmas by Trade Print Finishing
View 22nd Annual Gold Leaf Awards Photo Gallery
2013 Treasures Untold by Admore, Inc.
View 21st Annual Gold Leaf Awards Photo Gallery
2012 KURZ Christmas Cards by Gravure Choquet
View 20th Annual Gold Leaf Awards Photo Gallery