Sustainability & Green Initiatives

As sustainability demands rise, the FSEA is actively working to address misconceptions on sustainability issues as they pertain to the recyclability / repulpability of metallic decorated paper and board through white papers and articles that can be shared with print customers and designers.

Designing with Specialty Effects

It’s no secret that specialty print effects add value to a printed product, create brand recognition and attract attention at the point of purchase.

Learn more about grabbing attention with a printed product by using foil stamping, embossing and other decorative effects such as specialty UV coatings, film laminates, laser cutting and more by reviewing tools created by the FSEA to help designers utilize these processes in their designs. 

Foil Cheat Sheet

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, Varnish Digital Foil and Foil Substrates.

PostPress Magazine

From the latest in equipment technology to production
improvements and samples of stunning finished work,
PostPress provides information and inspiration.

Covid-19 Resource Center

To assist members in finding information quickly, the FSEA has compiled the information in this COVID-19 Resource Center from various state and federal sources.