2017 IADD·FSEA Odyssey Brings Industry to Chicago Area

Another Attendance Record for Finishing and Diemaking Professionals

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association

FSEA

Techshop presentations showcased running equipment and industry experts. Here, Michael Aumann and Mutt Wilson, of Brandtjen & Kluge, present Determining the Best Makeready & Setup Practices for Difficult Substrates.

Proving the industry believed it should “Be Here,” more than 1,600 print finishing, diemaking and diecutting professionals registered for the 2017 IADD·FSEA Odyssey’s live equipment demonstrations, classroom education sessions and awards networking reception. The registration numbers once again set a record over prior years.

“A significant effort has gone into creating a one-of-kind experience for our industry, and this year’s Odyssey continued the tradition of offering extreme value for anyone involved in print finishing, diemaking or diecutting,” stated Cindy Crouse, IADD CEO. “No other event offers the focused attention on our industry, and the attendees benefit by attending technical seminars, watching new equipment demonstrations and networking with others running businesses with similar market focuses.”

Held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois, USA, May 17-19, the 2017 IADD·FSEA Odyssey featured 25 interactive educational sessions, both on-press in the Techshop and in the classroom. This year, 42 pieces of running equipment captured the attention of attendees looking for the latest technology for their facilities, and 108 suppliers specific to the fields of diecutting/diemaking, foil stamping, folding/gluing, UV coating and others were on site.

In addition to the Odyssey’s Techshop workshops, classroom sessions and Technology Hall, winners of the 24th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards competition were announced, with the Best of Show going to J.S. McCarthy Co., Inc., Augusta, Maine, for its 2017 “A Symphony in Color” calendar (visit www.fsea.com for all Gold Leaf Winners). The IADD honored its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient John Gordon, Jonco Die Company, Inc. (visit www.iadd.org for further details).

For more information on the 2017 IADD•FSEA Odyssey or the upcoming 2019 IADD•FSEA Odyssey, the industry’s premier event sponsored by the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) and the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) – visit www.OdysseyExpo.org, email info@OdysseyExpo.org or contact the IADD directly at 1.800.828.IADD (local 1.815.455.7519) or the FSEA at 1.785.271.5816.

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