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, […]

Update Your Listing on the NEW FinisherFinder.com

Foil & Specialty Effects Association The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) has expanded its popular website to include even more categories of print finishing, decorating and bindery services. The updated site is built to help commercial printers, graphic designers, ad agencies and other graphic arts professionals easily locate FSEA members that provide services for […]

FSEA Study on the Recyclability and Repulpability of Foil Decorated Paper/Board

FSEA at Work for YOU! Dear FSEA Members: As environmental sustainability and responsibility continue to be hot topics in the graphics industry, the FSEA’s recent report on the recyclability and repulpability of foil-decorated paper and board (compiled by third-party research firm Pira International) is proving to be a valuable tool in gaining some serious momentum […]

Big Savings and Free Shipping with Grainger

FSEA, with its National Accounts Agreement with Grainger, the leading business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies, is able to offer its members unbeatable purchasing discounts. With nearly $10,000,000 in aggregated purchasing leverage, FSEA members receive very aggressive discounting on 13 major categories, including several thousand commonly used items. FSEA members can take […]

Partnership Increases FSEA Member Discount for FedEx Shipments

Foil & Specialty Effects Association PartnerShip®, a free FSEA member benefit, helps save on every inbound, outbound, small and large shipment through its FSEA Shipping Program. Now, the program has increased the discounts available through FedEx. FSEA members now can receive a discount of 45% on shipments through FedEx Priority Overnight, Standard Overnight, 2Day, Express […]

FSEA Hosts Virtual Conference, Sessions Now On Demand

Foil & Specialty Effects Association In June, the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) hosted a two-day online conference aimed at those involved in print finishing and binding. With more than 250 registrations, the conference sessions were presented via Go-To-Webinar, and all sessions now are online for free, on-demand viewing. Sessions include the following: The […]

FSEA Introduces New White Paper on Direct Mail and Embellishments

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) has released a new white paper: “Transforming Direct Mail with Print Embellishments.” The eight-page paper provides detailed information on why direct mail works in the overcrowded digital world and how direct mail campaigns have used foil, specialty coatings and other embellishments to enhance noticeability and response rates. Several […]

FSEA Member Survey Results: COVID-19 Impacts

Foil & Specialty Effects Association In early April, the FSEA asked its Active and Supplier Members to respond to a short four-question survey about the impacts of COVID-19. These answers have been scrubbed of identifying information. A second survey will be sent in early June, and results will be posted at www.fsea.com. How has COVID-19 affected […]