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FSEA to Host High-Visibility Enhancements Seminar at Pack Expo 2015
The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA), Topeka, KS, will sponsor a FREE seminar from 10-11:30 a.m. on Sept. 29 during Pack Expo in Las Vegas. The panel discussion entitled "The Value of Print Enhancements: How to Deliver High Value and Rockin’ ROI" will take place in Room N232 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

FSEA to Hold Annual Meeting During IADD•FSEA Odyssey
The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) invites all current members to its Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 14, from 9:50 to 10:20 a.m. at the Renaissance Convention Center, Schaumburg, Illinois. The meeting is scheduled during the IADD•FSEA Odyssey, which will take place May 13-15 in Schaumburg.

Maximize Your Odyssey Experience
Attendees to the IADD•FSEA Odyssey can maximize their trip to Schaumburg by attending additional functions the day before the opening of the Odyssey on Tuesday, May 12. Brandtjen & Kluge will host a day-long Kluge User Group meeting and Sakurai USA has announced plans for a Specialty Finishing Open House.

Magazines will Become PostPress in 2015
A new magazine highlighting the entire postpress marketplace will begin publication in January 2015. PostPress, from Peterson Publications, Topeka, KS, will combine the best of The Binding Edge and InsideFinishing magazines, said Managing Editor Dianna Brodine.

FSEA Sourcebook Wins Print Industry Award
The Foil & Specialty Effects Association has been recognized with a Bronze
award in the printing industry’s most prestigious competition – The Gold Ink Awards. The award was given in the "Directories" category for the printing and production of the FSEA's 2014 Sourcebook.

Univacco Names New Leader of European Headquarters
Taiwan-based Univacco Technology Inc.and Univacco Foils Holland BV now are offering a complete program of hot stamping foil and cold foil. Substantial investments are being made in the research and development of new products and expansion of capacity, including two new state-of-the-art extra wide coating machines.

FSEA Reports Record Number of New Members
Since November 2012, the Foil & Specialty Effects Association Board of Directors has embarked on a letter-writing and email campaign, reaching out to industry peers to demonstrate the value association membership has provided their businesses. As a result of the collective effort, more than a dozen companies have joined the FSEA.

20th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Award Winners
This year, there were nearly 250 entries in 29 categories that demonstrated the best in foil stamping, embossing, and other specialty effects this past year. The Foil & Specialty Effects Association is proud to present the winners of the 20th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition – a culmination of the most creative, brilliant and technically difficult works in the industry.

FSEA Launches New Shipping Program
The Foil & Specialty Effects Association is excited to announce a new endorsed member benefit – the FSEA Shipping Program. FSEA has partnered with PartnerShip to develop a shipping program that combines simplicity, excellent service and great savings. FSEA members who enroll in this program save substantial dollars on every shipment – inbound, outbound, small, large and tradeshow.

'Plug In' to the 2013 IADD•FSEA Odyssey
The 2013 IADD·FSEA Odyssey is a unique trade exposition featuring hands-on educational programs targeted specifically to the fields of diecutting/diemaking, print finishing, folding carton, corrugated and specialty markets. Scheduled to take place May 1-3, 2013, at the Nashville Convention Center, Nashville, TN, the 2013 Odyssey has filled over 60 percent of available exhibit space in just a few short months!

FSEA Presents 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award to Industry Veteran Harry Voss
The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) is pleased to present its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award to Harry Voss of Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY. The prestigious award recognizes Voss for his commitment and contributions to the growth of foil stamping, embossing and other specialty processes within the packaging industry; for his leading role in creating the Global Packaging Alliance and for his strong belief in corporate citizenship and community involvement – helping to bridge the gap between education and the ‘real world’ through internship and co-op programs.

Big Savings and Free Shipping with Grainger
From consumable products to industrial items to mechanical repair parts, Grainger offers a value-driven program to all FSEA members.

2010 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Ed Hughes
This prestigious award recognizes Hughes for his four decades of dedication to the promotion of foil stamping and embossing as a premier finishing solution.

Foil Recyclability Study Gaining Ground
Environmental sustainability and responsibility continue to be hot topics in the graphics industry.

Social Media Sites Expand FSEA Outreach
The Foil & Specialty Effects Association has expanded its outreach and education to the social media sites Facebook and Twitter.

If OSHA Visits, What You Can Expect
What OSHA inspectors may review and ask at your print finishing facility.