FSEA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Charlie Brown 2020

2020 Charlie Brown Named 2020 FSEA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award – Charlie Brown of Metal Magic. With college degrees in chemistry and electrical engineering, along with a reputation for being able to fix any mechanical problem, […]

Digital Foils

Digital Foils Toner Based Adhesive: This is a simple 2 to 3 step process. The artwork you want foiled is first printed in a rich black through a digital press using a toner. The sheet is then run through a heated laminating process (sometimes referred to as sleeking) where the foil adheres to the black […]

Digital Foils (Toner Based Adhesive)

Digital Foils (Toner Based Adhesive) This is a simple 2 to 3 step process. The artwork you want foiled is first printed in a rich black through a digital press using a toner. The sheet is then run through a heated laminating process (sometimes referred to as sleeking) where the foil adheres to the black […]

Design Guide from American Forest & Paper Association Includes FSEA Information on Repulpability of Foil Decorated Paper

Topeka, Kansas — The American Forest & Paper Association’s (AF&PA) Design Guidance for Recyclability of Paper-based Packaging has been recently introduced for members of the paper-based packaging manufacturing supply chain to use in designing and manufacturing packaging to meet customers’ needs in terms of recycling. The new report includes information from the Foil & Specialty […]

Eagle Systems Releases New Study on Cold Foil Repulpability and Recyclability

Eagle Systems, Inc., Ocean, NJ, has recently completed testing intended to provide data on the repulpability and recyclability of cold foil decorated paper/board. Eagle Systems funded the testing through Western Michigan University. The test results showed that cold foil decorated paper/board is 100% repulpable and recyclable. The cold foil samples used in the testing process […]

Amplify Print

APTech and FSEA Introduce Amplify, the Finishing, Packaging, and Design Event Coming to Minneapolis June 2022 Three-day event will bring together key players in the print finishing value chain, from designers and creative agencies to specialty effects technicians, print finishers and decorators, mailers, and more. Franklin, TN—The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) and the Foil […]

Foil Fusing

The ability to apply special foils that can be used to fuse to laser toner has been available for some time. A new foil fusing technology is now available for production applications, eliminating dies (plates) and providing a feasible option to apply foil over variable information from sheet to sheet. It is an excellent choice […]

Laser Cutting

Laser cutting has become a feasible option for extremely detailed diecutting for decorative purposes. A laser-cut design is only limited by the durability required of the finished piece. Designs are created by moving the target sheet under a stationery laser beam, moving a beam over a stationery target sheet or by a hybrid system utilizing […]

Film Laminating

Film Laminating Laminating films are no longer relegated solely to clear films used for protecting printed materials. Laminating films are now available in many metallic and holographic patterns that can be overprinted or foil stamped. Clear iridescent films also are available, providing a unique appearance that allows graphics and text to show through and still […]

UV Film Casting

UV Film Casting UV film casting (commonly referred to as Cast & Cure™) applies a high-gloss, matte or clear holographic surface to printed materials. The process lays down the UV coating and then applies a specialty film that incorporates a micro-embossed holographic pattern within the film. With the film lying over the coated sheet, the […]