24th Annual Gold Leaf Awards

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) proudly announces the honorees in the 24th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition. Gold, silver and bronze winners in 36 categories were recognized at an awards reception during the IADD•FSEA Odyssey, held in Schaumburg, Illinois.

More than 300 entries were received from around the world, including the US, Canada, Australia, Finland, India and Denmark. 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.

Best of Show:
A Symphony in Color by J.S. McCarthy Printers

Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors

Platinum: API Foils; Bobst North America; Compact Foilers LTD; h+m USA, L.P.; Infinity Foils, Inc. – a UEI Group Co.; ITW Foils; Kurz Transfer Products; Metal Magic; Univacco Foils Corporation; and Universal Engraving, Inc. – a UEI Group Co.

Gold: Brandtjen & Kluge, Inc.; Brausse Group; Crown Roll Leaf; Eagle Systems Inc.; Great Western Foils; Liberty Foil; MGI USA; Owosso Graphic Arts, Inc.; and Sun Chemical

Awards by Category

Best Use of Foil and Embossing – Book Cover/Jacket

Horizon #1 & #2 Two piece jacket | Bertelsmann Printing Group USA/Dynamic Graphic Finishing (New York, NY)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (machinery): BOBST, Sakurai USA Paper Stock: 100# C1S sterling ultra plus, 0.005 clear gloss synergy acetate

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Jacket | Bertelsmann Printing Group USA/Dynamic Graphic Finishing (New York, NY)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (machinery): Komori, BOBST, Sakurai USA Paper Stock: 80# VIA Felt Cool white text

K-State 2016 Football Media Guide | The Seidl’s Bindery, Inc. (Houston, TX)

Suppliers (foil): Infinity Foils Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc.

Most Creative Use of Foil and Embossing – Hardback Book Cover

Leave your Mark
Jostens (Clarksville, TN)

Suppliers (foil): API Americas Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Owosso Graphic Arts

Martini
Castelli Magnet (Sparks, NV)

Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Owosso Graphic Arts
Paper Stock: Book Cover

Waterford High School Jostens (Clarksville, TN)

Suppliers (foil): API Americas Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Owosso Graphic Arts

Most Difficult Use of Foil and Embossing – Hardback Book Cover

The Secret Bridge Lamplighter Ministries (Mount Morris, NY)

Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Owosso Graphic Arts | Paper Stock: cover material Vivella Evolution

2016 Howitzer
Jostens (Clarksville, TN)

Supplier machinery: Sakurai USA

Chamberlain Book DataGraphic
(Brentwood, NY)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (machinery): Kluge | Paper Stock: Strathmore premium wove

Most Creative Use of Foil and Embossing – Greeting Card

Christmas Card | The Seidl’s Bindery, Inc. (Houston, TX)

Suppliers (foil): API Americas, Infinity Foils | Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc.

Willoughby Holiday Card BrightMARKS, LLC
(Lenexa, KS)

Suppliers (foil): Infinity Foils Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. | Suppliers (machinery): Kluge

Merry Christmas Card Instafoil Specialties (Winnipeg, MB)

Suppliers (foil): ITW Foils Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Owosso Graphic Arts Suppliers (machinery): Heidelberg Windmill & Brausse Paper Stock: 20pt C1S, Laminated with gloss silver lamination

Most Difficult Use of Foil and Embossing – Greeting Card

UEI Holiday Card BrightMARKS, LLC
(Lenexa, KS)

Suppliers (foil): Infinity Foils Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. Suppliers (machinery): BOBST
Paper Stock: 15 point CIS

SunDance 2017 Holiday Boxes | SunDance Marketing Solutions (Orlando, FL)

Suppliers (foil): Infinity Foils Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc.
Paper Stock: 100 Dull Cover

Why lie about your age D&D Printing Company (Grand Rapids, MI)

Suppliers (foil): Infinity Foils Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Owosso Graphic Arts Suppliers (machinery): Kluge 14x22
Paper Stock: 120# Epic Black/Solar White Classic Crest Cover

Best Use of Foil and Embossing – Client Promotion

Fresh Takes on Classic Type Independent Printing Company (De Pere, WI)

Suppliers (foil): API Americas, Kurz Transfer Products | Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. | Suppliers (machinery): BOBST Foilmaster

Innovation Wins Pocket Folder | BrightMARKS, LLC (Lenexa, KS)

Suppliers (foil): Infinity Foils Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. | Suppliers (machinery): BOBST | Paper stock: Invercote

Copperleaf folders with inserts | Pacific Bindery Services (Vancouver, BC)

Suppliers (foil): Great Western Foils Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. | Suppliers (machinery): Brausse | Paper Stock: 12.5pt Classic Crest Cover, Stipple finishck: 12pt. C2S

Best Use of Foil and Embossing – Self Promotion

2017 A Symphony in Color J.S. McCarthy Co., Inc. (Augusta, ME)

Suppliers (foil): API Americas, Crown Roll Leaf, Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): h+m USA Suppliers (machinery): BOBST SP 104 Paper Stock: 130# Creator Star Gloss Cover, 130# Cougar Super Smooth Cover, 12pt Carolina C2S Cover, 14pt Hampden C1S ½ Mill Silver Metalized film

Minnesota Theme The Occasions Group Sample Kit Fine Impressions
(North Mankato, MN)

Suppliers (foil): API Americas Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. Suppliers (machinery): Gietz Paper Stock: Lindenmeyer – 14 PT. Cover White Tango C2S

Thoro Capacity Folder | Thoro Packaging (Corona, CA)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products | Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. Suppliers (machinery): BOBST North America | Paper Stock: .018 MetPet, .014SBS, .0155CCNB, 18pt Neenah, .017Pearl

Best Use of Foil and Embossing – Self Promotion (Industry Supplier)

Kurz “Creating New Horizons” Kurz Transfer Products (Charlotte, NC)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): h+m USA Suppliers (machinery): BOBST Masterfoil 106 PR Paper Stock: Sappi Algro Design Duo

Dreyer Kliche Finishing Tool Guide Dreyer Kliche (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Suppliers (foil): Foilco Ltd. Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Dreyer Kliche Suppliers (machinery): Heidelberg Cylinder Paper Stock: Several Materials used

Gietz Wine Labels
Gietz AG (Switzerland)

Suppliers (Foil): Kurz Transfer Products and API Group Suppliers (Foil/Embossing Dies): Metal Magic Suppliers (Machinery): BOBST Paper Stock: 19.9pt Invercote Creato C2S Silk Cover

Best Use of Foil and Embossing – Presentation Folder

Whooo?
Admore® (Macomb, MI)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products, Infinity Foils | Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. | Suppliers (machinery): BOBST 102 w/ Eagle foil system, BOBST 104 | Paper Stock: Mohawk Carnival felt new black 80c, Zenith Semi-gloss

Sentinel Risk Advisors Bertelsmann Printing Group USA/Dynamic Graphic Finishing (New York, NY)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (machinery): BOBST Paper Stock: 130# Classic Linen Cover Patriot Blue

Cressey Developments, “The Bellevue” Company: Pacific Bindery Services (Vancouver, BC)

Suppliers (foil): Great Western Foils Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. Suppliers (machinery): Brausse SBL 1050 Paper Stock: 15pt Classic Crest Cover, Stipple finish, black

Most Creative Use of Foil & Embossing – Label (Sheet or Rotary)

Bewitched Chardonnay Vintage 99 Label Mfg (Livermore, CA)

Suppliers (Foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (Foil/Embossing Dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. Paper Stock: Black Vellum

Fortitude | Multi-Color Corporation North America Wine and Spirits (Napa, CA)

Suppliers (Foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (Foil/Embossing Dies): Universal Engraving Inc Suppliers (Machinery): Gallus TSC 250 semi-rotary offset/ combination print press Paper stock: Avery Black Vellum

Davis Estates | Multi-Color Corporation North America Wine and Spirits (Napa, CA)

Suppliers (Foil): API Americas Suppliers (Foil/Embossing Dies): Universal Engraving Inc. Suppliers (Machinery): Gallus TCS250 Semi-Rotary Offset Combination Press Paper Stock: 70# Bright White Felt

Most Difficult Use of Foil and Embossing – Label (Sheet or Rotary)

Hertelendy Chardonnay Multi-Color Corporation North American Wine and Spirits (Napa, CA)

Suppliers (Foil): Kurz Transfer Products | Suppliers (Machinery): Nilpeter MO4 Rotary Offset combination press | Paper Stock: 80# Estate 8

Canada Post Lunar New Year/Year of the Rooster 2017 | Gravure Choquet (Montreal, Quebec)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products | Suppliers (Foil/embossing dies): Gravure Choquet | Suppliers (Machinery): BOBST SP 76 BM | Paper Stock: Tullis Russell high security postage stamp gummed paper

J. Rieger & Co. (Vodka & Gin) ILS-Innovative Labeling Solutions (Hamilton, OH)

Suppliers (Foil): Kurz Transfer Products | Suppliers (Foil/Embossing Dies): Universal Engraving, Inc | Suppliers (Machinery): HP Indigo WS600 – Print; ABG Digicon – Finishing Paper Stock: Eggshell, Clear BOPP, Matte UV Varnish

Best Use of Foil and Embossing – Business Card

Cressey Developments, “The Bellevue” | Pacific Bindery Services (Vancouver, BC)

Suppliers (foil): Great Western Foils Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. Suppliers (machinery): Brausse SBL 750 Paper Stock: 13pt Classic Crest Cover, Smooth

Software Pricing Partners Business Cards | Behrmann Printing Company, Inc. (Southfield, MI)

Suppliers (foil): API Americas Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Owosso Graphic Arts | Suppliers (machinery): Heidelberg Windmill Paper Stock: 165# Classic Crest Cover mounted back to back & edge painted

DLP Media Group Business Cards | Scarab Printing Arts (St. Charles, MO)

Suppliers (foil): Infinity Foils, Kurz Transfer Products | Suppliers (machinery): Kluge | Paper Stock: 14pt Limeade Multiloft Insert/ 14pt Black Multiloft Outside

Most Creative Use of Foil and Embossing – Announcement/Invitation

Join us in Portugal Company: Haute Papier (Arlington, VA)

Suppliers (foil): Infinity Foils, Crown Roll Leaf Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Owosso Graphic Arts Suppliers (machinery): Heidelberg Windmill Paper Stock: Color Plan, Stardream

Enhancement Under the Sea | MCD, Inc. (Madison, WI)

Suppliers (foil): API Americas Suppliers (foil/embossing): Universal Engraving, Inc. | Suppliers (machinery): Kluge | Paper Stock: Envelope 70# Text/Invitation 130# Uncoated Cover

EO Fort Worth Holiday Party The Fontana Group (Southlake, TX)

Suppliers (foil): Infinity Foils Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Metal Magic Suppliers (machinery): Brausse Paper Stock: 14pt uncoated

Most Difficult Use of Foil and Embossing – Announcement/Invitation

Henry Ford Estate Dinner Invite Company: Behrmann Printing Company, Inc. (Southfield, MI)

Suppliers (foil): Crown Roll Leaf Suppliers (foil/embossing): Owosso Graphic Arts Suppliers (machinery): Heidelberg Windmill Paper Stock: Crames Lettra Cover, Stardream Envelope

NFL Honors Ticket and Holder DataGraphic (Brentwood, NY)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. Suppliers (machinery): Kluge Paper Stock: Classic Crest Stipple

Big Game Party Invite Company: The Seidl’s Bindery, Inc. (Houston, TX)

Suppliers (foil): API Americas Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Metal Magic Paper Stock: 100# Charcoal Starbite Metallic Stock

Best Use of Foil and Embossing – Rigid Boxes

Grand Cuvee Royal Champagne Company: Glory Innovations, Inc. (New Taipei City, Taiwan)

Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Carlo Gasperini (Italy) | Suppliers (foil): Univacco Technology, Inc. | Suppliers (machinery): BOBST hot foil stamper | Paper Stock: Ecologicalfibers, Inc.

Glory Innovations XO Gold | Glory Innovations, Inc. (New Taipei City, Taiwan)

Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Carlo Gasperini (Italy) Suppliers (foil): Univacco Technology Inc. Suppliers (machinery): BOBST Hot Foil Stamper Paper Stock: Cordenons So-silk Black

Canucks gift box Company: Pacific Bindery Services (Vancouver, BC)

Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. Suppliers (machinery): Brausse SBL 150 Paper Stock: 18pt Neenah Folding Board, white, Vellum Finish (125lbs)

Most Creative Use of Foil and Embossing – Folding Carton

Lock It, Makeup setting mist Company: Curtis Packaging (Sandy Hook, CT)

Suppliers (machinery): BOBST SP126 BMA Paper Stock: .018 SBS

Alex & Ani, Local Mercantile Family Company: Curtis Packaging (Sandy Hook, CT)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (machinery): BOBST SP126 BMA Paper Stock: .018 SBS

Play Cards Box – Continental Company: SunDance Marketing Solutions (Orlando, FL)

Suppliers (foil): Infinity Foils Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. Paper Stock: UV Ultra li 17 smooth white

Most Difficult Use of Foil and Embossing – Folding Carton

Pierre Cardin Choc
Diamond Packaging (Rochester, NY)

Suppliers (foil): ITW Foils Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Metal Magic Suppliers (Machinery): BOBST BMA hot foil stamper/embosser Paper Stock: Iggesund Invercote G .020

Bee Strong
MCD, Inc. (Madison, WI)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Metal Magic Suppliers (machinery): Kluge Paper Stock: 137# Shine cover

Naked Princess Thoro Packaging (Corona, CA)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products | Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc.
Paper Stock: .018 SBS

Best Use of Foil and Embossing – Corporate Brochure

Pinnacle 1st Brochure Glenmore Custom Print & Packaging (Richmond, BC)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (machinery): Heidelberg XL106 8+L + Eagle Eco Sold Foil Paper Stock: 100# Topkote gloss cover

Van Bind Business Card
Van Bind (Vancouver, BC)

Suppliers (foil): API Americas | Paper Stock: Medium Grey Elite-Milan Collection PVCTech Corp

Inspire 2016
The RTO Group (Fairfield, CT)

Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. | Paper Stock: Cougar Super Smooth Cover

Best Use of Foil and Embossing – Capabilities Brochure

Yearbook Cover Love
Jostens (Clarksville,TN)

Suppliers (foil): API Americas Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Owosso Graphic Arts

Kansas City covered in coatings
BrightMARKS, LLC (Lenexa, KS)

Suppliers (foil): API Americas, Infinity Foils Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. Suppliers (machinery): BOBST Paper Stock: Gloss cover, uncoated coater

Sumi Printing and Binding – Where Quality Counts Brochure | Sumi Printing and Binding Inc. (Carson, CA)

Suppliers (foil): Crown Roll Leaf
Paper Stock: Sumi Custom Paper

Best Use of Foil and Embossing – Calendar (Industry Supplier)

Gietz Calendar 2017
Gietz AG (Switzerland)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products | Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): h+m USA | Suppliers (machinery): Gietz AG – Gietz FSA 870 Compact | Paper Stock: pre-printed 170 gm2

Univacco® 2017 Calendar
WDS Pertermann GmbH (Dresden, Germany)

Suppliers (foil): Univacco Technology Inc. | Paper Stock: Fedrigoni Symbol Card

2017 Kurz Calendar LPI – Letterhead Press, Inc. (New Berlin, WI)

Suppliers(foil): Kurz Transfer Products | Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): h+m USA | Suppliers (machinery): Kluge

Best Use of Foil and Embossing – Calendar

Regal Calendar
Regal Press (Norwood, MA)

Suppliers (foil): Infinity Foils Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. Paper Stock: Classic Columns patriot blue 100# cover

Diamond Packaging 2017 Calendar Diamond Packaging (Rochester, NY)

Suppliers (foil): ITW Foils Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Metal Magic Suppliers (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 Whites Smooth 80# Text (pages), Clearwater Candesce® .010 SBS laminated to E-flute (shipper)

Wilkerson Crane Calendar Company: BrightMARKS, LLC (Lenexa, KS)

Suppliers (foil): Infinity Foils | Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. | Suppliers (machinery): BOBST North America

Best Use of Holographic Foil

Genius Jacket
Bertelsmann Printing Group USA/Dynamic Graphic Finishing (New York, NY)

Suppliers (foil): Crown Roll Leaf Suppliers (machinery): BOBST North America, Sakurai USA Paper Stock: 100# CIS Sterling ultra

Label Expo Americas 2016 Show Planner | LPI – Letterhead Press, Inc. (New Berlin, WI)

Suppliers (Foil): Infinity Foils
Suppliers (Foil/Embossing Dies): Metal Magic Paper Stock: Estate #8-60#

Madame Deatherage Capsule Maverick Enterprises, Inc. (Ukiah, CA)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products

Most Creative Use of Embossing

Ancient Stucco Wall Panel Geomancy (Studio City, CA)

Suppliers (foil): Crown Roll Leaf & Great Western Foils Suppliers (machinery): Kluge Paper Stock: Carne’s Lettra & Nina, Oxford

Bird Over Water MCD, Inc. (Madison, WI)

Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Metal Magic Suppliers (machinery): BOBST Paper Stock: 80# Coated Cover

2017 Kurz Calendar Company: LPI – Letterhead Press, Inc. (New Berlin, WI)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): h+m USA Suppliers (machinery): Kluge

Most Difficult Use of Embossing

Designer Poster 12 Company: h+m USA (Charlotte, NC)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): h+m USA Suppliers (machinery): Gietz Foil Commander

Harvard 380 Company: Jostens (Clarksville, TN)

Suppliers (foil): API Americas Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Owosso Graphic Arts Suppliers (machinery): Sakurai USA

Fibreform Promotion Company: LPI – Letterhead Press, Inc. (New Berlin, WI)

Suppliers (foil): API Americas, Crown Roll Leaf, Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (machinery): Kluge Paper Stock: Fibreform

Best Use of Ink Over Foil

Ninkasi N10 Company: Trojan Litho (Renton, WA)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. Suppliers (machinery): Brausse 1055 FCA Paper Stock: 24pt SBS

The Danish Swan Company: Dreyer Kliche (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Suppliers (foil): Foilco Ltd Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Dreyer Kliche Suppliers (machinery): BOBST Paper Stock: Invercote, 260 gr.

Christmas Days Paper over Board Company: Bertelsmann Printing Group USA/Dynamic Graphic Finishing (New York, NY)

Suppliers (machinery): BOBST Paper Stock: 80# RB Midnight Irish linen

Most Creative Use of Foil and Embossing – Miscellaneous

New Jersey Lottery Company: Bertelsmann Printing Group USA/Dynamic Graphic Finishing (New York, NY)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (machinery): BOBST, Sakurai USA Paper Stock: 80# Litho C1S 24pt C1S

4 Bridges Company: Hudson and Kings (Brooklyn, NY)

Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Owosso Graphic Arts

Shinola Turntable Poster Company: Behrmann Printing Company, Inc. (Southfield, MI)

Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Owosso Graphic Arts Paper Stock: 100# French Construction Grout Gray

Most Difficult Use of Foil and Embossing – Miscellaneous

Monks & Friars copper cover Company: Jacobsen Industries (Livonia, MI)

Suppliers (foil): Infinity Foils Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Owosso Graphic Arts Paper Stock: 14 pt board

Fitzpatrick Champagne Capsule Company: Maverick Enterprises, Inc. (Ukiah, CA)

Suppliers (foil): Liberty Foils

British American Tobacco (cigarette sleeves) Company: Gravure Choquet (Montreal, Quebec)

Suppliers (foil): Crown Roll Leaf Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Gravure Choquet Suppliers (machinery): BOBST SP102 BMA Paper Stock: Creator C2S 10 pt

Best Use of Specialty UV Coatings

Right Behind You Jacket Company: Bertelsmann Printing Group USA/Dynamic Graphic Finishing (New York, NY)ox #3 h+m USA (Charlotte, NC)

Suppliers (machinery): Sakurai USA Paper Stock: 100# CIS Sterling Ultra

TCU Football Season Ticket Folder Company: The Fontana Group (Southlake, TX)

Suppliers (UV Coating): Rough UV-Formulated by Fontana Group Suppliers (machinery): Sakurai USA Paper Stock: 14pt C2S

Diamond Packaging 2017 Calendar Company: Diamond Packaging (Rochester, NY)

Suppliers (foil): ITW Foils Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Metal Magic Suppliers (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 Whites Smooth 80# Text (pages), Clearwater Candesce® .010 SBS laminated to E-flute (shipper)

Best Use of Specialty Coating with Foil/Embossing

Rise. Make Your Mark. Company: MCD, Inc. (Madison, WI)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. Suppliers (machinery): Sakurai USA Paper Stock: 100# Eclipse Black Cover

Constellation Brands Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Company: Hub Folding Box Company Inc. (Mansfield, MA)

Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. Paper Stock: 20pt MPE SBS C1S

Uncork a Better Package Company: Rohrer Company (Wadsworth, OH)

Suppliers (foil): ITW Foils Paper stock: .020 SBS Carton Stock from Clearwater Paper

Best Use of Laser Cutting

NCDC Conference and Exposition Mailer Company: Fine Impressions (North Mankato, MN)

Suppliers (foil): API Americas Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. Suppliers (machinery): Kluge Paper Stock: Neenah 105# cover pearlized silver esse smooth on insert and 105# cover pearlized white esse smooth on wrap

Historic Wooden Window Grating Company: Geomancy (Studio City, CA)

Purdy’s Chocolates, “Diwali Sleeve” Company: Pacific Bindery Services (Vancouver, BC)

Suppliers (machinery): Paper One Paper Stock: 100lb. Gloss Cover

Best Use of Cold Foil – Label (Sheet or Rotary)

Strong Arm Stout Company: Overnight Labels, Inc. (Deerpark, NY)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (Machinery): Nilpeter Flexo w/ cold foil unit Paper Stock: Clear BOPP

Limited Edition Sparkling Water for the Taipei Golden Horse Film Awards Company: J.D. Precision Printing Co., Ltd. (Nantou City, Taiwan)

Suppliers (Foil): Univacco Technology Inc. Paper Stock: FENC FILMS/PETG FILM 40um (TD=75%)

Essence of Beauty Cool Rain Company: Label Impressions, Inc. (Orange, CA)

Suppliers (Machinery): 13" Nilpeter Flexo w/ cold foil unit Paper Stock: 2mil Clear BOPP

Best Use of Cold Foil – Folding Carton (Sheet or Rotary)

Monster High 'Lady Gaga' Promo kit Company: Printing Arts (Broadview, IL)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (machinery): MAN Roland 708 w/ cold foil unit Paper Stock: 24pts SBS

Crystal Hills Organics Body Serum Skin & Body Care Package Company: Glenmore Custom Print and Packaging (Richmond, BC)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (Machinery): Heidelberg XL106 8+L+ Eagle Eco Cold Foil Paper Stock: 24pt C1S

Revlon MITCHUM Company: Hub Folding Box Company Inc. (Mansfield, MA)

Suppliers (foil): ITW Foils Suppliers (Machinery): KBA 106 w/ cold foil unit Paper Stock: 14 Gauge PET

Most Creative Use of Special Diecut

Cirque Do Sundance/Holiday Invite Company: SunDance Marketing Solutions (Orlando, FL)

Paper Stock: #80 Gloss – cover, bright yellow envelope

Trolls Academy Award Record Jacket w/ Pinwheel Company: Bertelsmann Printing Group USA/Dynamic Graphic Finishing (New York, NY)

Suppliers (machinery): Sakurai USA, BOBST Paper Stock: 18pt C1S Carta Solida

Mill Six Company: ILS-Innovative Labeling Solutions (Hamilton, OH)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Metal Magic Suppliers (machinery): HP Indigo WS6000 & ABG Digicon Paper Stock: Birch Wood with Matte UV Varnish

Most Difficult Use of Special Diecut

Aveda Gift Card Envelope Company: LPI – Letterhead Press, Inc. (New Berlin, WI)

Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Metal Magic Suppliers (machinery): Kluge Paper Stock: Handcrafted green paper from Himalayan forest in Nepal

Intermingle Company: Multi-Color Corporation North America Wine and Spirits (Napa, CA)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (machinery): Nilpeter MO4 full rotary offset combination press Paper Stock: Estate #8 WELD

A – D – O Press Preview Invitation Company: DataGraphic (Brentwood, NY)

Suppliers (machinery): Kluge Paper Stock: 122# Black Pike

Best Selection Guide (Foil or Coatings)

Sun Chemical Innovative Solutions Book Company: Sun Chemical (Northlake, IL)

Suppliers (UV coating): Sun Chemical Paper Stock: Opus Dull 130lb, Opus Dull 100lb

Kurz Foil Selector 2nd edition Company: Kurz Transfer Products (Charlotte, NC)

Suppliers (foil): Kurz Transfer Products Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): h+m USA Suppliers (machinery): BOBST SP 76 BM Paper Stock: Carolina C2S 24 pts and 10 pts

API Foil Selection Guide Company: API Americas (Lawrence, KS)

Suppliers (foil): API Americas

Best Use of Foil and Embossing – Direct Mail

Season of Audi Mailer Company: BrightMARKS, LLC (Lenexa, KS)

Suppliers (foil): Crown Roll Leaf Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Universal Engraving, Inc. Suppliers (machinery): BOBST Paper Stock: 100 lbs C2S

Chapel Postcard Company: D&D Printing Company (Grand Rapids, MI)

Suppliers (foil): Infinity Foils Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Owosso Graphic Arts Suppliers (machinery): Brausse Paper Stock: 100# Neenah Duplex Canyon Brown/Windsor Blue Cover

Neenah Animal Shelter 2016 Holiday Card Company: LPI – Letterhead Press, Inc. (New Berlin, WI)

Suppliers (foil/embossing dies): Metal Magic Suppliers (machinery): Kluge Paper Stock: Veritiv 80# white accent smooth opaque digital cover

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