Foil & Specialty Effects Association

Association Benefits

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) provides a wide range of resources to help companies remain profitable today and into the future. From real, tangible benefits offered through cost–saving programs to educational opportunities (FSEA Conference, IADD•FSEA Odyssey, webinars, case studies and articles) to green initiatives proving the sustainability of foil decorated paper/board, the FSEA strives to provide its members with ideas, resources and solutions to grow in today's marketplace.

Get Listed on

ONLY FSEA Members can be listed on this online tool used by printers, designers and others looking for print finishing partners.

Users can search for a specific finishing process (such as foil stamping/embossing, registered hologram stamping, diecutting, UV coating, film laminating, folding/gluing, specialty processes and more), or by press/sheet size capacity, geographic location, or product type., also sources a wide range of suppliers to the trade, including equipment, services and supplies. 

Grainger Discounts

Grainger offers FSEA members access to a suite of solutions to help keep your operations up and running and people safe. 

• Competitive pricing on the products you use most.

• From safety services and inventory management to OSHA and HACCP audits, Grainger offers value-added services and solutions to help you take costs out of your business.

• Supplier relationships: Access more than 5,100 suppliers and their product solutions and expertise.

Shipping Discounts

Now with NEW FedEx Discounted Rates!

Members save on domestic and international shipments through the FSEA Shipping Program, managed by PartnerShip®, with exclusive discounts of up to 45% with FedEx, and competitive rates with UPS Freight, YRC Freight, XPO
and many other carriers.


An email-driven community
developed specifically to help
with technical questions and
challenges related to foil,
coatings, folding/gluing
and more. Available to
FSEA members only.

Guidance from Wipfli​

Tax and Advisory Guidance from a Global Firm that Knows Manufacturing


In this video, Rob Kane from IMDA Partner Wipfli discusses changes in the qualifications for the Employee Retention Credit. Expansions and revisions to the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) over the last 12 months have resulted in additional opportunities to claim the ERC for businesses with 500 full-time employees or fewer.

This is just one area of expertise for Wipfli.

Contact Wipfli today for assistance with tax credits, cybersecurity, automation assessments and more:

PostPress Magazine

 Launching in January 2015, PostPress is the resource for the latest articles on print decorating, binding and finishing. PostPress is the official publication of the FSEA and the BIA and brings the readership of InsideFinishing and The Binding Edge together into one publication that covers all aspects of decorating, binding and finishing technologies.

Printers 401k

Powered by Diversified Financial Advisors, LLC, Printers 401k is an exclusive program available to all FSEA members. This unique program is a collaboration of 401(k) specialists who assume specific fiduciary duties for your plan.

Exclusive Access to White Papers and Member Surveys

These include a Health & Benefit Survey for the finishing/binding industry, a spoilage and waste survey, and more.

Green Initiatives

As environmental sustainability and responsibility continue to be hot topics in the graphic arts arena, the FSEA works to develop green initiatives such as its most recent study on the recyclability and repulpability of foil stamped paper/board. This study is a valuable source available to help sell these processes to customers who dictate sustainable choices.

Job Links

FSEA Members can list job openings on the FSEA website. Contact the FSEA directly with any questions. (Job listings stay on the site for up to 3 months.)

Used Machinery

FSEA Members can list used machinery for sale. (Listings stay active on the site for up to 3 months.)