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