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.
Christmas Story by D.E. Baugh Co.
2019 Calendar of 19th Century Inventions by J.S. McCarthy Printers
Kallima Swatch Book by Gravure Choquet
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