28th Annual Gold Leaf Awards

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) has announced the honorees of is 28th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, entries were received from around the world – and many companies submitted entries to the competition for the first time. Gold, silver and bronze winners were honored in more than 35 categories.

Gravure Choquet, Montreal, Canada, was awarded the 28th Annual Best of Show for “Mandala.” The stunning poster was entered in the Best Use of Foil/Embossing – Self Promotion category and featured eight passes of foil, UV coatings and diecutting. This piece of art wowed the judges with its technical difficulty and use of multiple techniques. Print Panther, Ontario, Canada, was awarded Best of Show Honorable Mention for the KM Extreme Digital Guide – Capturing the Feel of Creativity.

Gold Leaf Awards Presentation

Originally released on April 26, 2021, watch the recorded presentation as the FSEA announces the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in over 35 specialty print effects and binding categories. Watch Now!

 

Best of Show

Mandala by Gravure Choquet

Honorable Mentions:
KM Extreme Digital Guide – Capturing the Feel of Creativity by Print Panther

Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Breit Technologies LLC | THERM-O-TYPE | LasX

Awards by Category

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Hardback Book Cover

Decide to Rise - Jostens, Clarksville, TN

Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Owosso Graphic Arts
Machinery Suppliers: Kolbus, Sakurai, Sheridan

Earthworm Jim Black & White - Jostens, Clarksville, TN

Foil Supplier: General Roll Leaf Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Owosso Graphic Arts, Western
Machinery Suppliers: Kolbus, Sheridan

Masonic Guest Book - Acme Graphics, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA

Foil Supplier: Infinity Foils, Inc.
Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Therm-O-Type

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Softback Book Cover or Jacket (Most Creative)

House of Robots - The Bertelsmann Printing Group/Dynamic Graphic Finishing, New York, NY

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Dynamic Graphic Engraving
Machinery Suppliers: Bobst, Komori, GBC, Sakurai / Paper: 100# CIS Sterling Ultra

Cal Poly's Compilation of Student Work, Spring 2020 - Print Panther, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Machinery Suppliers: MGI JetVarnish & ifoil plus Accurio Press

Down Cast - Jostens, Clarksville, TN

Foil Suppliers: General Roll Leaf Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Owosso Graphic Arts
Machinery Suppliers: Saroglia, Eco, Sakurai

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Softback Book Cover or Jacket (Difficult)

Four Winds - The Bertelsmann Printing Group/Dynamic Graphic Finishing, New York, NY

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Dynamic Graphic Engraving
Machinery Suppliers: GBC, Bobst, Komori Paper: 100# CIS Sappi Lusterco

Marc Lévy - Gravure Choquet, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Gravure Choquet
Machinery Suppliers: Bobst
Paper: Strathmore Cover

Four Dead Queens - The Bertelsmann Printing Group/Dynamic Graphic Finishing, New York, NY

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Dynamic Graphics Engraving
Machinery Suppliers: Bobst, Komori, Steineman, Sakurai / Paper: 10 pt C1S Stallion

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

Superman - Hallmark Cards, Inc., Lawrence, KS

Foil Suppliers: Infinity Foils, Inc., Kurz Transfer Products
Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Iijima - SAK, Sunraise

Many Greetings - The Occasions Group, North Mankato, MN

Foil Suppliers: Infinity Foils, Inc. Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Metal Magic Paper: Neenah

Berry & Bright... - SunDance Marketing Solutions, Orlando, FL

Foil Suppliers: Infinity Foils, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Heidelberg

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

Granddaughter - Hallmark Cards Inc., Lawrence, KS

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products, ITW Shinemark
Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Hallmark Cards, Inc., Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery Suppliers: Bobst, SAK
Paper: 65# Concordia - West Rock

Gietz New Year Card 2021 - Gietz AG, Gossau, Switzerland

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Hinderer + Mühlich
Machinery Suppliers: Gietz

The Kennedy Sisters Real Estate Team Christmas Card - Print Panther, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Machinery Suppliers: MGI JetVarnish & ifoil plus Accurio Press

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Client Promotion

All American Label & Packaging Brochure & 2-Piece Box - All American Label & Packaging, Dublin, CA

Foil Suppliers: Great Western Foil Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Heidelberg, Kawahara

Creating and Artistic Vision on Paperboard - Starcke Oy, Finland

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Paul Hermans Machinery Suppliers: Kluge, Bobst

Acme Graphics' 2020-2021 Product Catalog - Acme Graphics, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA

Foil Suppliers: Infinity Foils, Inc. Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Kensol Hot Stamp K65H Paper: Neenah Stardream Copper 105# Cover

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

Theory 11 Star Wars Mandalorian Playing Card Tuck Case - Studio On Fire, St. Paul, MN

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products, Infinity Foils, Inc.
Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc. / Machinery Suppliers: KAMA, Kluge, Gietz, Omnifold / Paper: Neenah

Neuro - Gold Leaf Print & Packaging, Pelham, AL

Machinery Suppliers: MGI

Illuminare Intensa Vince Camuto - Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Metal Magic, Diamond Packaging
Machinery Suppliers: Heidelberg, Bobst
Paper: Stora Enso Ensocoat™

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Folding Carton (Difficulty)

Theory 11 James Bond 007 Playing Card Tuck Case - Studio On Fire, St. Paul, MN

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products, Infinity Foils, Inc.
Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc. / Machinery Suppliers: KAMA, Kluge, Gietz, Omnifold / Paper: Neenah

Dunhill Icon Absolute - Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY

Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Metal Magic, Diamond Packaging
Machinery Suppliers: Heidelberg, Bobst
Paper: CaseMakes Bright Silver Metallized Polyester Film

Oral B - Baugh Graphic Finishing House, Indianapolis, IN

Foil Suppliers: Crown Roll Leaf Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Bobst, Sakurai
Paper: 24 pt C1S Cover

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Rigid Box

Lancôme Absolute Rigid Box - McLean Packaging, Moorestown, NJ

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Metal Magic Machinery Suppliers: Koenig & Bauer, Eagle Systems

Beadle & Grimm's Dungeons & Dragons - Gravure Choquet, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Gravure Choquet
Machinery Suppliers: Thomson
Paper: Laminated prited sheets mounted on 60 pt

My Hero Academia S4P2 Rigid Slipcase - The Bertelsmann Printing Group/Dynamic Graphic Finishing, New York, NY

Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Dynamic Graphics Engraving
Machinery Suppliers: Komori, Sakurai, Royal Zenith, Bobst
Paper: Sappi

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

Diamond Lockbox™ Certified Child-Resistant (CR) Packaging - Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY

Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Meta, Diamond Packaging
Machinery Suppliers: Heidelberg, Compact Foilers, Iijima, Bobst

AFC Collective Hemp Supplement Product Packaging - Taylor Box Company, Warren, RI

Foil Supplier: General Foil Company Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Kluge

Child Resistant Packaging - Gold Leaf Print & Packaging, Pelham, AL

Foil Supplier: Crown Roll Leaf
Machinery Suppliers: MGI

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Self Promotion

Mandala - Gravure Choquet, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Metal Magic, Gravure Choquet
Machinery Suppliers: Bobst, Sheridan Paper: Invercote

With Our Compliments Gift Box - Blue Ocean Press, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Foil Suppliers: Infinity Foils, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Xerox, MGI, Zund Paper: Mohawk

Brand Your Box - Carlo Gasperini & C., Prato, Italy

Foil Suppliers: Infinity Foils, Inc. Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving Inc./UEI Falcontec
Paper: Gruppo Cordenons and Fedrigoni, Italy

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

Tis the Season to Sparkle; Luxe Holiday Beauty Compact - Autojon Thoro Packaging, Corona, CA

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Heidelberg, Bobst

Easter & Christmas Cards - Dreyer Kliché, Copenhagen, Denmark

Foil Suppliers: Foilco
Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Dreyer Kliché Machinery Suppliers: Kluge
Paper: Iggesund, Invercote

Baugh Holiday Card 2020 - Baugh Graphic Finishing House, Indianapolis, IN

Foil Suppliers: Crown Roll Leaf Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Metal Magic Machinery Suppliers: Bobst, Sakurai
Paper: 16 pt Candesce C1S

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Presentation Folder

Finish with Style - Feiereisen Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Machinery Suppliers: Konica Minolta MGI

Kanuk - Gravure Choquet, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Gravure Choquet
Machinery Suppliers: Thomson
Paper: Classic Crest Cover

The Kessler Collection Folder - SunDance Marketing Solutions, Orlando, FL

Foil Suppliers: Infinity Foils, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Heidelberg CD 102 AQ, Rabolini Imperia

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Label (Creative)

Key West Trading Co. Death in the Afternoon Absinthe - All American Label & Packaging, Dublin, CA

Foil Supplier: Great Western Foil Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc. / Machinery Suppliers: HP, ABG International / Paper: 75# Ever Opaque Bright White Felt H-318, 1.2mil PET

DIO Label - Grace Imaging, Perrysburg, OH

Foil Suppliers: Great Western Foil Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Epson & Grafisk Maskinfabrik
Paper: Matte Litho Wine from Avery Dennison

Middle Finger - Multi-Color Corporation North America Wine & Spirits, Napa, CA

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Gallus TCS250
Paper: Cotone Bianco 90#

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Label (Difficult)

Ten to Life - Multi-Color Corporation North America Wine & Spirits, Napa, CA

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Gallus
Paper: Avery Sold Embossable Foil

Canada Post Lunar Wrap-Up Project - Gravure Choquet, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Metal Magic, H+M USA, Gravure Choquet
Machinery Suppliers: Bobst
Paper: Tullis Russell

Del Valle Winery Black Label - All American Label & Packaging, Dublin, CA

Foil Suppliers: Great Western Foil Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Indigo HP 6900, ABG Omega Digicon Series 3 / Paper: 70# Bright White Felt H-318, 44# PK

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Business Card

Gatsby Business Cards - Gravure Choquet, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Gravure Choquet
Machinery Suppliers: Thomson
Paper: Classic Crest DTC black

Whiskey Business Card - MCD, Inc., Madison, WI

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products, Infinity Foils, Inc.
Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Metal Magic Machinery Suppliers: Kluge
Paper: 160# Epic Black DTC

Personal (Employee) Business Cards - Blue Ocean Press, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Foil Suppliers: Infinity Foils, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Xerox, MGI
Paper: Reich Shine Pearl Cover

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

Goya Sales Gala 2020 Invitation - Sunset Printing & Brand management Solutions, Wharton, NJ

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Kluge

FlexJet Influenve Summit - highresolution, Manalapan, NJ

Foil Suppliers: Crown Roll Leaf
Machinery Suppliers: C&P

Beyond the Heartbeat AdventHealth Golden Gala - SunDance Marketing Solutions, Orlando, FL

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Kluge

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Announcement/Invitation (Difficult)

Iridian - Bella Figura, Syracuse, NY

Foil Suppliers: Infinity Foils, Inc. Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Boxcar Press
Paper: 2 ply Bella Black

Goya Sales Gala 2020 Invitation - Sunset Printing & Brand management Solutions, Wharton, NJ

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Kluge

Gasperini & Boegli Packaging Premiere Invitation - Carlo Gasperini & C., Prato, Italy

Foil Suppliers: Pi-Emme s.r.l. Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Carlo Gasperini & C.
Machinery Suppliers: Lorenz Boegli-Atelier für Siebdruck / Paper: Velin BFK Rives® blanc 400 g/m2 from Arches

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Calendar

Gravure Choquet Calendar 2021 - Gravure Choquet, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Gravure Choquet, Metal Magic
Machinery Suppliers: Thomson, Sheridan Paper: Invercote

Diamond Packaging 2021 Calendar - Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY

Foil Suppliers: ITW Foils
Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Metal Magic, Diamond Packaging
Machinery Suppliers: Heidelberg, Iijima, Bobst Paper: Clearwater ReMagine™

LCP April 2021 - MCD, Inc., Madison, WI

Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Metal Magic Machinery Suppliers: Bobst Paper: 80# Strathmore Grande Uncoated

Best Use of Foil/Embossing Calendar (Industry Supplier)

Kurz Calendar 2021 - Subtle Impressions, Gastonia, NC

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: H&M USA Machinery Suppliers: Konica Minolta, Kluge, Gietz
Paper: Neenah

Post of Time - Sakurai, Schaumburg, IL

Machinery Suppliers: Sakurai

Univacco Cold Foil Calendar of 2021 - Univacco Technology Inc., Tainan City, Taiwan

Foil Supplier: Univacco Foils
Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Carlo Gasperini & C.
Machinery Suppliers: Cartes
Paper: Fedrigoni-Tintorello Gesso

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Direct Mailer

MOD-OP - Datagraphic, Commack, NY

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: DC Graphics Machinery Suppliers: Kluge

Fish Envelope - Parkland Direct, Forest, VA

Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc. Paper: 70# VacuBRITE Metallized

Geothermal Spring Envelope - Parkland Direct, Forest, VA

Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: H+M USA Paper: 70# VacuBRITE Metallized

Best Use of Foil/Embossing - Miscellaneous

Theory 11 Subscription Box (6 Pack) - Studio on Fire, St. Paul, MN

Foil Suppliers: Infinity Foils, Inc., General Roll Leaf
Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Saroglia, Eco, Sakurai Paper: Neenah

Univacco Foil Color Chart "Nature" - Univacco Technology, Inc., Tainan City, Taiwan

Foil Suppliers: Univacco Foils
Machinery Suppliers: Clam-shell
Paper: Arjowiggins KeayKolour

Fiona Apple: Fetch the Bolt Cutters Casebound Book - The Bertelsmann Printing Group/Dynamic Graphic Finishing, New York, NY

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Dynamic Graphics Engraving
Machinery Suppliers: Bobst, Komori, Reindl Bindery

Best Use of Refractive Foil (Micro-Etched Die)

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

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Gallus Paper: Avery Killer White

Scorpion Voir Dire - Multi-Color Corporation, Napa, CA

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Metal Magic Machinery Suppliers: HP Indigo & ABG Digicon

Beach Bum - Multi-Color Corporation, Napa, CA

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Suppliers: Metal Magic Machinery Suppliers: HP Indigo & ABG Digicon

Best Use of Cold Foil

MAC Carton - McLean Packaging, Moorestown, NJ

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Machinery Suppliers: Koenig & Bauer, Eagle Systems
Paper: APET .014

Diamond Packaging 2021 Calendar - Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY

Foil Suppliers: ITW Foils
Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Metal Magic, Diamond Packaging
Machinery Suppliers: Heidelberg, Iijima, Bobst Paper: Clearwater ReMagine™

Head & Shoulders Royal Oils Instant Soothe Scalp Elixir - Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY

Foil Suppliers: ITW Foils
Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Diamond Packaging
Machinery Suppliers: Heidelberg, Bobst
Paper: Clearwater Candesce®

Best Use of Digital Inkjet Coating

Panna - Gold Leaf Print & Packaging, Pelham, AL

Foil Suppliers: Crown Roll Leaf
Machinery Suppliers: Konica Minolta MGI

The Wildlands Conservancy Postcards - PrintMyStuff.com, Riverside, CA

Machinery Suppliers: Duplo USA Corporation

Gatsby - Gold Leaf Print & Packaging, Pelham, AL

Foil Suppliers: Crown Roll Leaf
Machinery Suppliers: MGI 3DS

Best Use of Digital Foil (Varnish Adhesive)

Finish With Style - Feiereisen Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Machinery Suppliers: Konica Minolta MGI

The Eagles - Elite Print Finishing, Burlington, NC

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Machinery Suppliers: Konica Minolta MGI

Funklordz in LA - Elite Print Finishing, Burlington, NC

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Machinery Suppliers: Konica Minolta MGI

Best Use of Specialty UV Coating - Screen (Raised, Textured or Glitter)

Just Keep Swimming 2020 - Jostens, Clarksville, TN

Machinery Suppliers: Eco, Sakurai, Kolbus, Trotech
Paper: 80# Cover

Gold Rush Man Paris Hilton - Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY

Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Metal Magic, Diamond Packaging
Machinery Suppliers: Heidelberg, Bobst

YSL Carton - McLean Packaging, Moorestown, NJ

Foil Suppliers: ITW Foils
Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: GEI
Machinery Suppliers: KBA, Eagle Systems

Best Use of Laminating Film

Penn State of Mind - Jostens, Clarksville, TN

Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Western Engraving
Machinery Suppliers: Sakurai, Kolbus, Sheriden
Paper: 65# Cover Stock

SUSTAIN - Fresnels Innovations Ltd., York, PA

Foil Suppliers: Fresnels Innovations Ltd Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Glory Innovations
Machinery Suppliers: KBA 106 Paper: Iggesund

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

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Machinery Suppliers: Nilpeter MO4
Paper: Avery Semi-Gloss Elite

Best Use of Laser Cutting

Pace Invitation - Datagraphic, Commack, NY

Foil Suppliers: Infinity Foils, Inc. Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: DC Graphics Machinery Suppliers: Kluge
Paper: Classic Crest by Neenah

Promotional and Ceremony Folder - LasX Industries, St. Paul, MN

Machinery Suppliers: LasX Industries

Intricate Holly - The Occasions Group, North Mankato, MN

Foil Suppliers: Infinity Foils, Inc. Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraging, Inc.
Paper: Mohawk, Neenah

Best Use of Special Diecut

Pokemon Zacian & Zamazenta Elite Trainer Box Plus - RRD Packaging Solutions, Durham, NC

Yule Log Christmas Card - All American Label & Packaging, Dublin, CA

Machinery Suppliers: Express Die, Heidelberg, MK Easy Matrix, TRX 1100
Paper: 100# C2S

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

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving & Rotary Die Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Gallus
Paper: Wausau Starlight

Best Use of Letterpress/Stationery Engraving

AT&T - Datagraphic, Commack, NY

Foil Suppliers: Crown Roll Leaf
Machinery Suppliers: Indigo + Lam
Paper: Soft Touch Film Lam-Karess by Nobelus

City of Montreal - Gravure Choquet, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products
Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Gravure Choquet
Machinery Suppliers: Thomson/Cronite
Paper: Strathmore Paper

Everett - Bella Figura, Syracuse, NY

Machinery Suppliers: Heidelberg Windmill Paper: 2 ply Smooth cotton white

Best Use of Unique Fold

Diefold Brochure - Blue Ocean Press, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Foil Suppliers: Infinity Foils, Inc., Crown Roll Leaf
Machinery Suppliers: Xerox, Konica Minolta MGI, Horizon
Paper: Mohawk

Montreal Casino - Gravure Choquet, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Foil Supplier: Kurz Transfer Products Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Gravure Choquet
Machinery Suppliers: Thomson
Paper: Domtar Cougar

Lawrence University Search Mailer - Independent Printing Company, De Pere, WI

Machinery Suppliers: Valley Screen applied encapsulated Crystalina Rainbow Glitter in a High Rise UV
Paper: 15# Neehan Natural Vellum

Best Use of Unique Binding

FlexJet ISAIA Invitation - highresolution, Manalapan, NJ

Foil Suppliers: Crown Roll Leaf
Machinery Suppliers: C&P

Notepad - Ichikudo Printing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

Foil Supplier: Murata Kimpak Co. Ltd. Machinery Suppliers: Sakurai
Paper: Invercote

SunDance 2021 Notebook "Let's Clear Out 2020" - SunDance Marketing Solutions, Orlando, FL

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

Best Use of Film Casting (Cast & Cure™)

HelloWater - HelloWater, Chicago, IL

Foil Supplier: Breit Technologies LLC Machinery Suppliers: Telstar
Paper: FLEXco white BOPP Fil

Alma Mader Brewing Dripping in Gold - Brook & Whittle Ltd., St. Louis, MO

Foil Suppliers: Breit Technologies
Machinery Suppliers: AB Graphic International Ltd.
Paper: 2 mil Clear BOPP

Bearded Iris Brewing 2616 Flamingo Road - Brooke & Whittle Ltd., St. Louis, MO

Foil Suppliers: Breit Technologies LLC
Machinery Suppliers: AB Graphic International Ltd.
Paper: 2 mil Metalized BOPP

Best Foil/Coatings Selection Guide

KM Extreme Digital Guide Capturing the Feel of Creativity - Print Panther, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Foil Supplier: Crown Roll Leaf
Machinery Suppliers: Konica Minolta MGI

Elevate Your Brand - Neenah, Inc., Alpharetta, GA

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products, Great Western Foil
Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: EC Schultz Machinery Suppliers: Kluge
Paper: Neenah

ITW Cold Foil Spectrum - McLean Packaging, Moorestown, NJ

Foil Suppliers: ITW Foils
Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: ITW
Machinery Suppliers: KBA 106, Eagle Cold Foiler

Best Use of Embossing/Debossing

Jewel Ball - Graphic Converting & Impact Stamping & Letterpress Graphics, Carrollton, TX

Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Midwest Engraving
Machinery Suppliers: Kluge
Paper: 105# Stardream Silver

Sienna Book with Life Journey - Acme Graphics, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA

Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc. Machinery Suppliers: Kensol Paper: Eco Fiber Cowhide #5202

Le Creuset - Gravure Choquet, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Metal Magic Machinery Suppliers: Bobst
Paper: Domtar Cougar

Best Use of Holographic Foil

WILD 2020 - Jostens, Clarksville, TN

Foil Suppliers: General Roll Leaf Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Owosso Graphic Arts
Machinery Suppliers: Kolbus, Sheriden
Paper: Black Fabrikoid Material (Ecological Fibers)

Vulcan and NAPCO 2021 Happy New Year Greeting Card - Vulcan Information Packaging, Vincent, AL

Foil Suppliers: Kurz Transfer Products, Crown Roll Leaf
Machinery Suppliers: Konica Minolta MGI

10th Anniversary - Graphic Converting & Impact Stamping & Letterpress Graphics, Carrollton, TX

Foil Suppliers: Infinity Foils, Inc. Foil/Embossing Die Suppliers: Universal Engraving, Inc.
Machinery Suppliers: Kluge
Paper: 100# Classic Crest Cover Smooth (Epic Black)

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2016

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