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 […]

FSEA Help Links

The Foil Stamping and Embossing Association has put into place an email Question and Answer service that is very easy to use. Member’s email addresses have been added to the Help Links System and many questions have been asked and answered, usually within minutes. There’s never been a better way for our FSEA community to […]

GreenBlue® Reports on Sustainability of Decorative Processes on Paperboard

by Staff August-September, 2011 GreenBlue®, a non-profit organization developed to equip businesses with the science and resources to make products more sustainable, has recently released a suite of reports that provides technical guidance on how to design packaging to be compatible with common recovery methods. Separate reports have been developed for aluminum, steel, glass and […]

FSEA and PaperSpecs Release Print Decorating Reference for Designers: Foil Cheat Sheet

Topeka, Kansas — The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) and online graphics hub PaperSpecs have released the Foil Cheat Sheet, a metallic foil decorating reference for graphic designers. The Foil Cheat Sheet contains a section detailing and illustrating each of the following techniques and materials: Hot Foil Stamping, Cold Foil Transfer, Toner Digital Foil, […]

FSEA Announces New Board Members

Stefan Congram, The Cartamundi Group, has joined the board of directors for the Foil & Specialty Effects Association. Congram is a dedicated print and packaging specialist with a keen eye for enhancing design, print and finishing. With nearly two decades of experience within the North American print market, he helps to identify trends and bring […]

Univacco Names New Leader of European Headquarters

Taiwan-based Univacco Technology Inc.and Univacco Foils Holland BV now are offering a complete program of hot stamping foil and cold foil. Substantial investments are being made in the research and development of new products and expansion of capacity, including two new state-of-the-art extra wide coating machines. Specialized technical teams are being formed to offer technical […]