26th Annual Gold Leaf Awards

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) revealed the honorees in the 26th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition during Odyssey Expo 2019, held May 1-3 in Atlanta, Georgia. Gold, silver and bronze winners in 41 categories were recognized at an awards reception held during the event.

Entries were received from around the world, including the US, Canada, Denmark and Taiwan. Judged on design, execution and level of difficulty, the competition assesses submissions utilizing specialty finishing techniques from foil stamping and embossing to specialty coating, film laminating, laser cutting, diecutting, cold foil application and more. With a commitment to gaining visibility for the processes and those companies that execute the decorative enhancements, the competition celebrates the quality, added value, shelf presence, security and brand recognition that these finishing processes lend to the printed sheet.

See photos from the 26th Annual Gold Leaf Awards Reception here.

Best of Show

Christmas Story by D.E. Baugh Co.

Honorable Mentions:
2019 Calendar of 19th Century Inventions by J.S. McCarthy Printers
Kallima Swatch Book by Gravure Choquet

Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors

Platinum: Bobst North America; Eagle Systems, Inc.; h+m USA, L.P.; Infinity Foils, Incorporated; Kurz Transfer Products; Metal Magic; Owosso Graphic Arts, Inc.; Univacco Technology Inc.; Universal Engraving, Inc. – a UEI Group Co.

Gold: API Group – Americas; Brandtjen and Kluge; Brausse Group – Canada; Breit Technologies; Crown Roll Leaf; Gietz AG; Konica Minolta/MGI; Sun Chemical

Awards by Category

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Announcement/Invitation (Creative Design)

Looksy Prints Invitation DMS Color, Pelham, AL

Foil Supplier: Crown Roll Leaf Machinery: Konica Minolta/MGI JETvarnish 3DS with iFoil Paper Stock: Sirio Coal Mine Pearl

The Matador Haute Papier, Arlington, VA

Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Owosso Graphic Arts Machinery Suppliers: Kolbus

Fallsview Casino The Gala Invite Print Panther, Ontario, Canada

Foil Supplier: Crown Roll Leaf Machinery: Konica Minolta/MGI JETvarnish 3DS with iFoil-S Paper Stock: Invercote

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Announcement/Invitation (Technical Difficulty)

Fairlane Dinner Dance Invitation Behrmann Printing Company, Southfield, MI

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Owosso Graphic Arts Machinery: Kluge Paper Stock: Neenah Classic Crest Eggshell and Colorplan

Gasperini & Boegli “Packaging Premiere 2018” Invitation Carlo Gasperini & C., Prato, Italy

Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Carlo Gasperini & C. Paper Stock: Gruppo Cordenons

The Greatest Gateway Foil Graphics, Phoenix, AZ

Foil Supplier: Great Western Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic Machinery: Kluge EHD, Galvo Laser Paper Stock: 16 pt. C2S

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Book Cover/Jacket

The Ruin of Kings, Bertelsmann Printing Group USA, New York, NY

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Dynamic Engraving Machinery: Bobst, Sakurai Paper Stock: 80# Starwhite Flash White

Our Kind of Cruelty, Bertelsmann Printing Group USA, New York, NY

Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Dynamic Engraving Machinery: Bobst Paper Stock: 100# C1S Me7 Poly

Wind Rider, Bertelsmann Printing Group USA, New York, NY

Foil Supplier: Crown Roll Leaf Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Dynamic Engraving Machinery: Bobst Paper Stock: C1S Sterling Ultra 100#

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Business Card

Hangar 18 Business Card PBS-Pacific Bindery Services Ltd, Vancouver BC

Foil Suppliers: Infinity Foils, Inc. Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery Suppliers: Bobst

ESCOBAR, Gravure Choquet, Quebec, Canada

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Gravure Choquet Machinery: Thomson

Gietz New Year Card 2020, Gietz AG, SG, Switzerland

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic Machinery: Bobst Paper Stock: 18 pt. C2S

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Calendar

Gravure Choquet Calendar, Gravure Choquet, Quebec, Canada

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Gravure Choquet Machinery: Thomson, Bobst SP 76 BM Paper Stock: Mohawk Felt Duplex

Vintage Calendar LPI – Letterhead Press, Inc., New Berlin, WI

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: h+m USA Paper Stock: Mohawk Granite Cover

Gietz Calender 2019, Gietz AG, Switzerland

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Hinderer + Mühlich Machinery: Gietz FSA 1060 Foil Commander Paper Stock: Sappi Algro Design

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Folding Carton (Creative Design)

Lucky Charms – Magical Unicorn Artistic Carton, Elgin, IL

Film Supplier: Breit Technologies, LLC Paper Stock: 16 pt. CCNB

Shimmer and Shine Artistic Carton, Elgin, IL

Film Supplier: Breit Technologies, LLC Paper Stock: 12 pt. NNBC

Beladonna Premium Cannabis Ross Printing, Spokane, WA

Film Supplier: Breit Technologies, LLC

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Client Promotion/Brochure

Kallima Swatch Book Gravure Choquet, Quebec, Canada

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic Machinery: Bobst SP 102 BMA Paper Stock: Coated 14 pt.

Summer of Audi BrightMARKS, LLC, Lenexa, KS

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils | Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Bobst | Paper Stock: Invercote

SweetWater - 22nd Anniversary Throwdown DMS Color, Pelham, AL

Foil Supplier: Crown Roll Leaf Machinery: Konica Minolta/MGI JETvarnish 3DS with iFoil | Paper Stock: McGreggor 100# Gloss

Best Use of Cold Foiling - Label/Carton

Crest 3D Whitestrips™ Professional White | 9 Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY

Foil Supplier: ITW Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic Machinery: Offset Press (with Compact Foilers cold foil unit), Bobst BMA Hot Foil Stamper/Embosser Paper Stock: Clearwater Candesce®

Hydoxycut Organic | Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY

Foil Supplier: ITW Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic Machinery: Offset Press (with Compact Foilers cold foil unit), Bobst BMA Hot Foil Stamper/Embosser Paper Stock: WestRock ReNew 100™ Angel .024 WCCN Paperboard

Cosmic Egg | Multi-Color Corporation North America Wine & Spirits, Napa, CA

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Nilpeter Paper Stock: Avery Cast Gloss

Best Use of Cold Foiling – Self Promotion

Diamond Packaging 2019 Calendar Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY

Foil Suppliers: ITW Foils | Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Metal Magic | Machinery Suppliers: Heidelberg Speedmaster (with Compact Foiler’s cold foil unit), Bobst BMA Hot Foil Stamper/Embosser

LII CTGA Promo Piece | Label Impressions, Inc., Orange, CA

Foil Supplier: K Laser Machinery: Nilpeter Paper Stock: 2 mil Clear BOPP, 95 mil Lamination

Univacco Ribbon | Univacco Technology Inc., Taiwan

Foil Supplier: Univacco Foils | Paper Stock: Coated Art Paper | Printing House: TAIYODO SEIKOSHA (JAPAN)

Best Use of Diecut with Foil

Ku’l Chocolate Sleeves Studio on Fire, Saint Paul, MN

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils | Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Heidelberg Windmill, Kluge | Paper Stock: Leader Basis 80# Cover, Neenah Classic Crest 80# Cover, Spinnaker Offset Label Stock

Girl Birthday Sofia Wearable Crown Hallmark Cards Inc., Lawrence, KS

Foil Supplier: API Group | Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Hallmark Cards, Universal Engraving, Inc. | Machinery: Bobst BMA 126, Bobst 104 E Paper Stock: 65# Concordia Uncoated

DataGraphics Happy New Year Calendar | DataGraphics, Brentwood, NY

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: DC Graphics Machinery: Kluge | Paper Stock: Plike Blue

Best Use of Digital Inkjet-Foil

Print Panther & Eatprintlove | Print Panther, Ontario, Canada

Foil Supplier: Crown Roll Leaf | Machinery: Konica Minolta MGI JETvarnish 3DS with iFoil-S Paper Stock: 18 pt. Carolina

Beverage Series | Univacco Technology Inc., Tainan City, Taiwan

Foil Supplier: Univacco Foils | Machinery: Scodix Ultra Series Printing House: TIANOU PRINTING (CHINA)

Tap Cleveland Cake | Tap Packaging Solutions, Cleveland, OH

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Machinery: Scodix | Paper Stock: 18 pt. C1S SBS

Best Use of Digital Inkjet-Coating

Feiereisen Finish with Style Feiereisen, Cedar Rapids, IA

Foil Supplier: Crown Roll Leaf Machinery: Konica Minolta MGI JETvarnish 3DS with iFoil Paper Stock: 100# Gloss Cover

Print Panther Presentation Folder Print Panther, Ontario, Canada

Foil Supplier: Crown Roll Leaf | Machinery: Konica Minolta/MGI JETvarnish 3DS with iFoil-S | Paper Stock: 16 pt. Carolina C2S/14 pt. insert card

Pause | Jostens, Clarksville, TN

Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Owosso Graphic Arts Machinery: Scodix Paper Stock: 80# Cover

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Direct Mail

SWOSU “We Want You” Seidl’s Bindery, Houston, TX

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc.

Holiday Card | Katz Americas, Sawborn, NY

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Kluge Paper Stock: 55 pt. Pulpboard

Thrive Envelope | Tap Packaging Solutions, Cleveland, OH

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic Machinery: Bobst Paper Stock: 18 pt. C1S SBS

Best Foil/UV Coating Selection Guide

Extreme Digital Designer’s Guide | Print Panther, Ontario, Canada

Foil Supplier: Crown Roll Leaf | Machinery: Konica Minolta MGI JETvarnish 3DS with iFoil-S

Foil/Varnish User | DMS Color, Pelham, AL

Foil Supplier: Crown Roll Leaf, Infinity Foils Machinery: Konica Minolta/MGI JETvarnish 3DS with iFoil

Unifraxion Patterns and Textures | BrightMARKS, LLC, Lenexa, KS

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Bobst Paper Stock: Carolina C1S

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Folding Carton (Creative Design)

Lolli & Pops Golden Goose Egg | Tap Packaging Solutions, Cleveland, OH

Foil Supplier: ITW Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic | Machinery: Brausse Foil Stamper; Bobst | Paper Stock: Sleeve: 0.010 Food Grade PVC

The Art of Shaving Kingsman Razor Box | Tap Packaging Solutions, Cleveland, OH

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic Machinery: Bobst | Paper Stock: 18pt. Neenah Bellum Deep Black

Tommy Bahama Island Life Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic Machinery: Bobst BMA Hot Foil Stamper/Embosser | Paper Stock: Clearwater Candesce .018 SBS paperboard

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Folding Caron (Technical Difficulty)

Rose Wine Box | Glory Innovations, York, PA

Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Carlo Gasperini & C. Machinery: Bobst | Paper Stock: Iggesund

Anna Sui Fantasia Mermaid - Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY

Foil Supplier: ITW Foils | Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic | Machinery: Offset Press (with Compact Foiler’s cold foil unit), Bobst BMA Hot Foil Stamper/Embosser | Paper Stock: Iggesund Invercote G .017 paperboard (FSC-certified)

Super Smash Bros | Trojan Lithograph, Renton, WA

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. | Machinery: Brausse 1050 EFC-4, Bobst 142 CER | Paper Stock: SBS C1S 18pt.

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Greeting Card (Commercial)

ASU Library Card | Foil Graphics, Phoenix, AZ

Foil Supplier: Liberty Foil, Great Western Foil Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic Machinery: Kluge EHD, Brausse, Galvo Laser Paper Stock: 100# Uncoated Blue Cover

Daughter Birthday | Foil Flowers Card Hallmark Cards Inc., Lawrence, KS

Foil Supplier: API Group Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Hallmark Cards Machinery: Bobst 130E Emboss, Bobst BMA 102, Sakurai Paper Stock: 65# Tiara Shasta

Happy Birthday Husband Paisley Vine Card | Hallmark Cards Inc., Lawrence, KS

Foil Supplier: API Group Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Hallmark Cards, Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Therm-O-Type NSF Ultra Paper Stock: 65# Concordia Uncoated

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Greeting Card Self Promotion (Creative Design)

Christmas Story | D.E. Baugh Co., Indianapolis, IN

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils | Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. | Machinery: Bobst, Sakurai | Paper Stock: 10 pt. C2S

Gravure Choquet X-Mas Cards and Gift Tags 2018 | Gravure Choquet, Quebec, Canada

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Gravure Choquet Machinery: Thomson, Bobst SP 76 BM Paper Stock: Mohawk Via Felt

MCD Holiday Greeting MCD Incorporated, Madison, WI

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic Machinery: Kluge, Thomson | Paper Stock: 100# Smooth Uncoated Cover

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Greeting Card Self Promotion (Technical Difficulty)

Foil Graphics Merry Christmas Pop-Up Card | Foil Graphics, Phoenix, AZ

Foil Supplier: Great Western Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic Machinery: Kluge EHD, Brausse, Galvo Laser Paper Stock: 15 pt. C2S Cover

Joy to Your World – UEI Group BrightMARKS, LLC, Lenexa, KS

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils | Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Kluge | Paper Stock: Carolina C1S

Christmas and Easter Greeting Card Dreyer Kliché, Copenhagen, Denmark

Foil Supplier: Foilco Foil | Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Dreyer Kliché | Machinery: Heidelberg Windmill | Paper Stock: Easter Card: Invercote G, 300 g; Christmas Card: Billerud Korsnäs White 270 g

Best Use of Holographic Foil

Security Enhancements | MCD Incorporated, Madison, WI

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic Machinery: ABG Digicon

Crest 3D Whitestrips™ Professional White Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY

Foil Supplier: ITW Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic Machinery: Offset Press (with Compact Foilers cold foil unit), Bobst BMA Hot Foil Stamper/Embosser Paper Stock: Clearwater Candesce® .018 SBS paperboard

Notebooks | Univacco Technology Inc., Tainan City, Taiwan

Foil Supplier: Univacco Foils Paper Stock: Art Papers

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Label (Creative Design)

Barnacles Rum Gran Reserva | Multi-Color Corporation North America Wine & Spirits, Napa, CA

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic Machinery: ABG Digicon

One Stone | Multi-Color Corporation North America Wine & Spirits, Napa, CA

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Nilpeter M04 Paper Stock: Avery Estate #8

Squeeze Malbec | Labeltronix, Anaheim, CA

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Nilpeter, ABG Digicon Paper Stock: Classic Crest

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Label (Technical Difficulty)

Night Owl - Rubino Estates Winery All American Label & Packaging, Dublin, CA

Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Omega Digicon Series 3 Paper Stock: 60# Silver Metallized Paper/1.2 PET Liner

Polynesian Girl 2-Piece Cab Sauv - Island Girl Wines, LLC All American Label & Packaging, Dublin, CA

Foil Supplier: Univacco Foils | Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Omega Digicon Series 3 | Paper Stock: Arconvert Manter Sirio Peal Coal Mine/50# White

Opaque | Multi-Color Corporation North America Wine & Spirits, Napa, CA

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Gallus TCS 250 Paper Stock: Avery Estate #8

Best Use of Laminating Film

Legendary | Bertelsmann Printing Group USA, New York, NY

Foil Supplier: Crown Roll Leaf Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Dynamic Engraving Machinery: Bobst, Sakurai

Pendelton Capsule | Maverick Enterprise, Ukiah, CA

Foil Supplier: Great Western Foils, Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic

Taylor Swift Reputation | Jostens, Clarksville, TN

Foil Supplier: API Group Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Owosso Graphic Arts Machinery Supplier: Scodix Paper Stock: 80# Cover

Best Use of Laser Cutting

Saint Anthony’s | Jostens, Clarksville, TN

Machinery: Sakurai, Kolbus, Trotec Lazer, Ecosystem Laminator Paper Stock: 80# Cover

Gateway for Cancer Research | Foil Graphics, Phoenix, AZ

Foil Supplier: Great Western Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic Machinery: Kluge EHD, Galvo Laser

Anyone Wedding Laser Flowers Card Hallmark Cards Inc., Lawrence, KS

Machinery: LasX Laser Cutting Paper Stock: 72# Luxfelt White Uncoated

Best Use of Letterpress

Lowell Smokes 1/4 oz Pre-Roll Packaging | Studio on Fire, Saint Paul, MN

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Heidelberg Windmill (Letterpress), Kluge (Foil + Diecut Stickers) Paper Stock: 60# GPA Semi-Gloss Extra Permanent Pressure Sensitive Label Stock White, 160# (26 pt.) Neenah Folding Board Raw Finish Grover Kraft, 60# Neehah Estate Label No. 9 Laid Finish Cream

Zoma PreRoll Packaging | Studio on Fire, Saint Paul, MN

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Heidelberg Windmill, Kluge Paper Stock: 18 pt. (125#) Neenah Folding Board Vellum Finish Deep Black, 60# Spinnaker Buff Pressure Sensitive Label Stock

Monet | Bella Figura, Syracuse, NY

Paper Stock: 2-ply Bella Smooth Cotton Bright White

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Miscellaneous

Errol Garner Poster | Grover Cleveland Press, Amherst, NY

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Brausse Paper Stock: 100# Classic Crest Patriot Blue Eggshell Cover

Notecards | Scarab Printing Arts, St. Charles, MO

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Kluge EDH Paper Stock: Glama Natural Gold Metallic 98# Cover

Dungeons & Dragons | Subtle Impressions, Inc., Gastonia, NC

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Gietz, Bobst 102 BMA Paper Stock: Matador Black Antique EM08

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Presentation Folder

Chambord | Petra & Holum, Chicago, IL

Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: EC Schultz Paper Stock: Arrestox for Book Cloth

The Kennedy Sisters | Print Panther, Ontario, Canada

Foil Supplier: Crown Roll Leaf Machinery: Konica Minolta MGI JETvarnish with iFoil-S Paper Stock: 130# Silk Supreme C2/S

UB Boldly Buffalo | Grover Cleveland Press, Amherst, NY

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Kluge Paper Stock: 122# Plike Cover Royal Blue

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Presentation Folder (Self Promotion)

Good Bones…Great Folders | Admore, Macomb, MI

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products, Custom Foils, Infinity Foils, Inc. Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Bobst 102 with Eagle Foil System Paper Stock: Mohawk Carnival Felt New Black 80# Cover Stock

The Passions Book Carlo Gasperini, Prato, Italy

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils, Inc. Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, UEI Falcontec Paper Stock: Gruppo Cordenons

D.E. Baugh Presentation Folder D.E. Baugh Co., Indianapolis, IN

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic Machinery: Bobst, Sakurai Paper Stock: 18 pt. C2S

Best Use of Refractive Foil

EMPREINTE | Gravure Choquet, Quebec, Canada

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Gravure Choquet Machinery: Bobst SP 102 BMA Paper Stock: Coated 14 pt.

Wander Must Merlot | Multi-Color Corporation North America Wine & Spirits, Napa, CA

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: ABG Digicon Paper Stock: Estate #8 60#

Anniversary 2 Hearts | Card Hallmark Cards Inc., Lawrence, KS

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products, API Group Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Hallmark Cards Machinery: Bobst 130E Emboss Paper Stock: 65# Concordia Uncoated

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Rigid Box (Best Engineered/Functionality)

Thank You Box | Petra & Holum, Chicago, IL

Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: EC Schultz Paper Stock: Soft Touch Nuba

Coromandel Premium Chopsticks Slider Package | PBS-Pacific Bindery Services Ltd., Vancouver, Canada

Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Brausse SBL 1050 Paper Stock: Plike Cover, 14 pt.

Coromandel Wine Box PBS-Pacific Bindery Services Ltd., Vancouver, Canada

Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Brausse SBL 1050 Paper Stock: Classic Techweave Cover 15 pt.

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Rigid Box

Goslings Old Rum Rebrand Taylor Box Company, Warren, RI

Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Kluge Paper Stock: Neenah Multi-Color Rouge Red, Rainbow Black Antique

Zippo - Luxury Z Box Grover Cleveland Press, Amherst, NY

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Kluge Paper Stock: Skytogen Black & Red 80# Text

Bloomingdale’s Gift Puzzle DataGraphics, Brentwood, NY

Paper Stock: Generic Black Vat-Dyed Board

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Self Promotion (Holiday)

(RIT) Rochester Institute of Technology Class Project – More Than a Box | Print Panther, Ontario, Canada

Foil Supplier: Crown Roll Leaf Machinery: Konica Minolta MGI JETvarnish 3DS with iFoil-S Paper Stock: Invercote

Tap 2018 Holiday Gift Box | Tap Packaging Solutions, Cleveland, OH

Foil Supplier: ITW Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic Machinery: Brausse Paper Stock: 18 pt. Dull Silver Foil Board

Katz Americas Holiday Card Katz Americas, Sawborn, NY

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Kluge Paper Stock: 55 pt. Pulpboard

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Self Promotion

2019 Calendar of 19th Century Inventions J.S. McCarthy Printers, Augusta, ME

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products, Infinity Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc., Metal Magic Machinery: Bobst, Kluge, Therm-O-Type

Diamond Packaging 2019 Calendar Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY

Foil Supplier: ITW Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic Machinery: Offset Press (with Compact Foilers cold foil unit), Bobst BMA Hot Foil Stamper/Embosser Paper Stock: Clearwater Candesce® .018 SBS paperboard (Header/Backers), Domtar Cougar Opaque White Smooth 80# Text (Pages), Clearwater Candesce® .010 SBS Laminated to E-flute

House Foil Swatch Card | SunDance Marketing Solutions, Orlando, FL

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Thomson

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Self Promotion (Industry Supplier)

Dreyer Kliché Copenhagen - More Than a Fairytale | Dreyer Kliché, Copenhagen, Denmark

Foil Supplier: Foilco Foil Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Dreyer Kliché Paper Stock: Billerud Korsnäs White 270g

Cannabis Premium Box | LPI – Letterhead Press, Inc., New Berlin, WI

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: h+m USA Machinery: Kluge Paper Stock: Mohawk Granite Cover

Express Yourself | h+m USA, Charlotte, NC

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: h+m USA Machinery: Gietz Foil Commander Paper Stock: Sappi

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Soft & Hardback Book Cover (Creative Design)

Belmont University - Opening Doors McGraphics, Inc., Nashville, TN

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Kluge Paper Stock: 100# Cover

Arthur Curtiss James Jostens, Clarksville, TN

Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Owosso Graphic Arts Machinery: Sakurai

Vantage Point | Jostens, Clarksville, TN

Foil Supplier: API Group Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Owosso Graphic Arts

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Soft & Hardback Book Cover (Technical Difficulty)

Lucky Bag 2018 Jostens, Clarksville, TN

Foil Supplier: API Group Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Owosso Graphic Arts

Georgetown – Matchbook Binding PBS-Pacific Bindery Services Ltd., Vancouver, BC

Paper Stock: Mohawk Carnival Cover, 14 pt.; Text: UV Ultra II

Our Story Jostens, Clarksville, TN

Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Owosso Graphic Arts

Best Special Diecut

AALP Box Carton Promotional Packaging All American Label & Packaging, Dublin, CA

Machinery: Bobst Paper Stock: 14 pt. SBS C2S

SunDance 2019 Flip Calendar SunDance Marketing Solutions, Orlando, FL

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Thomson Paper Stock: 16 pt. C1S

Cirque du Soleil Gravure Choquet, Quebec, Canada

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Gravure Choquet Machinery: Thomson Paper Stock: Black Shine

Best Use of Specialty UV Coating (Screen)

Untold Stories | Jostens, Clarksville, TN

Machinery: Sakurai | Paper Stock: 80# Cover

Ariel & The Big Baby/Rapunzel Finds a Friend | Bertelsmann Printing Group USA, New York, NY

Machinery: Sakurai Paper Stock: 14 pt. C1S

Business Card Paper Samples | Printograph, Inc., Burbank, CA

Paper stock: Cover - 14 pt. C2S Cover Tango and Inside Pages - 100# C2S Cover Tango

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Stationery Ensemble

Red Envelope Giveaway Univacco Technology Inc., Tainan City, Taiwan

Foil Supplier: Univacco Foils Paper Stock: Art Papers

Whitehouse Crest Invitation Card Gravure Choquet, Quebec, Canada

Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Gravure Choquet Paper Stock: Neenah Classic Crest

Baugh Stationery | D.E. Baugh Co., Indianapolis, IN

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic Machinery: Bobst Paper Stock: Accent Opaque

Most Unique Binding

This House Is Not For Sale | Jostens, Clarksville, TN

Paper Stock: 80# Cover

Georgetown – Matchbook Binding PBS-Pacific Bindery Services Ltd., Vancouver, BCgo, IL

Paper Stock: Mohawk Carnival Cover

Luxury Portfolio | Petra & Holum, Chicago, IL

Paper Stock: Arrestox for Book Cloth

Most Unique Fold

Celebrating 150 Years Event Program Bertelsmann Printing Group USA, New York, NY

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Dynamic Engraving Machinery: Bobst Paper Stock: #105 Starbeam Smooth Cover - Crystal Color

Brizo | MCD Incorporated, Madison, WI

Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Metal Magic Machinery: Bobst, Sakurai

Greater as a Whole Event Invitation SunDance Marketing Solutions, Orlando, FL

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils Foil/Embossing Die Supplier: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery: Thomson

Past Best of Show Winners

2020

Stag & Hare Honey Box by DataGraphic | View 27th Annual Gold Leaf Awards Photo Gallery

2017

A Symphony in Color by J.S. McCarthy Printers | View 24th Annual Gold Leaf Awards Photo Gallery

2019

Christmas Story by D.E. Baugh Co. View 26th Annual Gold Leaf Awards Photo Gallery

2016

2016 Calendar by Diamond Packaging View 23rd Annual Gold Leaf Awards Photo Gallery

2018

Fun & Games by J.S. McCarthy Printers | View 25th Annual Gold Leaf Awards Photo Gallery

2015

Merry Christmas by Trade Print Finishing | View 22nd Annual Gold Leaf Awards Photo Gallery