Foil & Specialty Effects Association


Welcome to the FSEA Online Learning Experience

Jun 23, 2020

FSEA staff members Jeff, Dianna and Gayla welcome you to the 2020 FSEA Online Learning Experience. Learn what to expect, get a sneak peek at some of the content coming your way and say thank you to our event sponsors and Trade Fair partners.

Industry Insights: Universal Engraving, Inc.

Industry Insights: KURZ

Jun 23, 2020

Industry Insights from Universal Engraving, Inc.: Ross Hutchison discusses resiliency and strength in print finishing.

Jun 23, 2020

Industry Insights from KURZ: Myron Werner looks ahead as the industry recovers from the recent economic upheaval.

Industry Insights: Duplo USA

Working Through Challenges with Today’s Paper Stocks and Coatings

Jun 23, 2020

Industry Insights from Duplo USA: Rick Salinas talks about opportunities and innovative thinking over the next several months.

Sep 18, 2020​

Leaders: Greg Faddis, Universal Engraving, Inc.; Sean Hurley, MCD, Incorporated; Dave Leyrer, SunDance; Derrick Unger, BOBST Using the correct paper stocks and/or coatings can be the difference between a successful or failed project. This workshop will discuss the importance of pre-planning and provide tips on how to successfully implement a program to best work with challenging paper stocks and coatings.

The R&D Tax Credit

Sustainability in the Print Industry

Sep 18, 2020

Speaker: Michael Devereux, Mueller Prost The R&D tax credit rewards companies that invest resources in innovation, product development, process and technique development, new materials or resins, and process development/improvement. In addition to federal tax savings, several states have a similar program.

Sep 18, 2020​

Keynote: Gary Jones, PRINTING United Alliance The call for sustainable products and manufacturing practices has reached a fever pitch – and will only grow louder. Gary Jones will help to define what sustainability means to those in the print industry, discuss consumer demands and define regulatory influences that are shaping the current landscape.

Digital Decorating – Where Does it Fit and Where is It Going

Grow Your Business Promoting Foil and Finishing

Sep 18, 2020​

Leaders: Rick Salinas, Duplo USA; Myron Werner, KURZ USA; Christine Yardley, Print Panther In print embellishment, the industry buzz is focused on the use of digital foiling and digital spot and specialty coatings. In this workshop, the panelists will share where they have seen increased demand for the process, how they have marketed it and where they see the market for it in the future.

Sep 18, 2020​

Leaders: David Hutchison, BrightMARKS; Phil Blalock, Art Laminating; Jeff Peterson, FSEA What is the most effective way to show printers, designers and print buyers what types of print embellishments are available? A panel will share their experiences in marketing to print customers to encourage the use of print decorating techniques and increase profit.

The Impact of Cold Foil on the Embellishment Landscape

We're Here for You! Benefits of FSEA Membership

Sep 18, 2020​

Leaders: Stefan Congram, Cartamundi; Mike King, Eagle Systems; Tim Cain, Breit Technologies This workshop will provide information on the growing market for cold foil and Cast & Cure, discuss where these processes fit best in the marketplace, and explain how they can work together with the more traditional processes of hot foil stamping and embossing.

June 14, 2020

A Conversation with Greg Greenwald, president of the FSEA Board of Directors and director of sales for Lander Binding and Finishing Today, more than ever, it’s critical that the industry shares its strength to make each print finishing and binding company a success. The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) is the only association focused specifically on print decorating, finishing and binding.

Sustainability Meets Print Decorating

Recruiting Your Next Generation Workforce

Sep 18, 2020​

Leaders: Calvin Frost, Channeled Resources; Jeff Peterson, Foil & Specialty Effects Association Is a greeting card decorated with foil recyclable? What chemicals are used in coatings? What can be done with foil waste? This session will help you answer questions from customers and assure them that print embellishments can be an environmentally friendly choice.

June 14, 2020

Keynote: Shelly Otenbaker, WayPoint Marketing Communications Marketing is not exclusively for business development. In reality, a company’s marketing activities are one of the most effective tools in talent retention and acquisition. Shelly Otenbaker will share current HR marketing trends and best practices used to attract the next generation workforce.