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Association Services


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.

Membership Benefits/Application

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FinisherFinder.comGold Leaf AwardsLifetime Achievement AwardPostPress MagazineFSEA ConferenceIADD•FSEA OdysseyGreen InitiativesDesigner's Guidebook Success ArticlesJob LinksUsed MachineryFSEA Bookstore

Discount Programs

FSEA's discount program on Maintenance, Repair and Operational Parts with W.W. Grainger combines millions of dollars in purchasing power under one umbrella. This purchasing power results in significant savings in MRO related purchases. Grainger Discount Form.

FSEA now offers Shipping Service discounts that includes up to 29% on FedEx shipping and over 70% on LTL freight shipments. Enroll in Discount Shipping Program


FinisherFinder.com is a quick reference tool to source a wide range of print finishing processes at the click of a button. Whether searching for a specific finishing process (such as foil stamping/embossing, registered hologram stamping, diecutting, UV coating, film laminating, folding/gluing, specialty processes and more), press/sheet size capacity, geographic location, or product, FinisherFinder.com is designed for easy navigation – instantly sourcing the finishing process needed. FinisherFinder.com also sources a wide range of suppliers to the trade, including equipment, services and supplies. Search For a Finisher or Supplier

Gold Leaf Awards

Judged on design, execution and level of difficulty, the annual Gold Leaf Awards Competition consistently draws entries from around the world and is committed to gaining visibility throughout the graphic arts community at large. From foil stamping and embossing to specialty coating, film laminating, laser cutting, diecutting, cold foil application and more, the competition celebrates the quality, added value, shelf presence, security and brand recognition that these finishing processes lend to the printed sheet. Learn more.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award, presented every other year, honors dedicated individuals in the print finishing industry who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the industry at large. The award further recognizes individuals for their leadership, vision and steadfast commitment to the association and to the industry. Learn 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. Learn more. | Subscribe

FSEA Conference

From practical ideas that can be implemented quickly and easily to strategic plans for short– and long–term growth, the FSEA Conference tailors each program to help print finishers move forward in current market conditions. From operational challenges and new technologies to business development and growth strategies, the FSEA Conference provides a wealth of ideas and resources to drive business to the next level.


Sponsored by the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) and the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA), the Odyssey is the converting industry's premier event targeted specifically to diemaking/diecutting, foil stamping/embossing and specialty effects processes. This includes the folding carton, print finishing and binding and corrugated industries. The Odyssey includes Techshop™ sessions – a unique set of workshops where technical challenges are tackled on-press in a production-like environment – classroom sessions and an Exhibition Hall filled with suppliers to the trade. Learn more.

Green Initiatives

As environmental sustainability and responsibility continue to be hot topics in the graphic arts arena, the FSEA continues to develop green initiatives such as its most recent study on the recyclability and repulpability of foil stamped paper/board that was commissioned by a third–party research firm. This study, along with GreenBlue's report on the Sustainability of Decorative Processes are two valuable sources available to you to help sell these processes to customers who dictate sustainable choices. Learn more.

Designer's Guidebook

To learn more about all of the options available with foil stamping and embossing, order your copy of "A Different Breed: The Designer's Guide to Foil Stamping and Embossing". This reference guide will take you on a journey through an exotic world of color, texture and dimension. An informative sample-oriented book for designers and printers – and a unique marketing tool for foil stampers and embossers – the 2nd Edition includes updated information and a full section on preparing artwork for foil stamping and embossing work. Order a copy of the Designer's Guidebook

Success Articles

Numerous articles have been published demonstrating the effect use of foil stamping, embossing and other decorative processes on packaging, POP displays, promotional materials and more. Discover the many ways designers are turning heads through the use of print enhancement processes. Learn more.

Job Links

A listing of career opportunities offered by FSEA members. You may contact the FSEA directly with any questions. (Job listings stay on the site for up to 3 months.) See current listings.

Used Machinery

A selection of used machinery for sale from FSEA-member companies.See what's for sale.

FSEA Bookstore

Visit the FSEA Bookstore.