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Aug 1, 2007 12:00 AM


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The use of foil stamping, embossing and holography represents quality, added value, shelf presence, individuality and security. To promote and acknowledge continued creativity in this area, the Foil Stamping and Embossing Assn. (FSEA) (Topeka, KS) honored the winners of its annual Gold Leaf awards competition in May during the IADD/FSEA Odyssey in Milwaukee.

This year's awards drew more than 300 entries. Entries were judged on design (creativity), execution (technical excellence) and level of difficulty. One Gold, Silver and Bronze Leaf were awarded in each of the 13 categories, with one “Best of Show” chosen from all the Gold Leaf recipients. A sampling of the Gold Leaf winners follows.

For more information on FSEA and the Gold Leaf awards, see www.fsea.com.

  1. Best Foil Stamped/Embossed Book Jacket/Cover

    2007 Trumpet Awards Program

    Superior Graphic Finishing

    M Kluge

    D Metal Magic

    F Crown Roll Leaf

    D Jones Worley Design, Inc.

  2. Best Foil Stamped/Embossed Greeting Card

    2006 Diamond Holiday Card

    Diamond Packaging

    M Heidelberg, Iijima

    D ITW Davis Engraving

    F API Foils

    D Jennifer Seiser, Lesley Bates

  3. Best Foil Stamped/Embossed Client Promotion

    2007 Year of the Pig Calendar

    C&C Offset Printing Co.

    M Bobst, Kolbus

    F Gleam Foil

    D Hon Bing-Wah, So Man-Yee

  4. Best Foil Stamped/Embossed Self Promotion

    A Patriotic Salute

    Letterhead Press, Inc. (LPI)

    M Bobst

    D Metal Magic

    F Crown Roll Leaf, Inc., Kurz Transfer Products

    D Letterhead Press, Inc. (LPI)

  5. Best Foil Stamped/Embossed Presentation Folder

    Viper Motorcycle Co. Presentation Folder

    McIntosh Embossing, Inc.

    M Bobst

    D Universal Engraving, Inc., a UEI Group Co.

    F ITW Foils

    F John Gamades

  6. Best Foil Stamped/Embossed Label (Sheet or Rotary)

    Newton Unfiltered Merlot

    Collotype Labels

    M Nilpeter

    D Kocher & Beck Magnetic Die

    F Kurz Transfer Products

    D Sterling Cross Creative

  7. Best Use of Stamping/Embossing with Diecutting

    2007 Diamond Calendar

    Diamond Packaging

    M Heidelberg, Iijima

    D ITW Davis Engraving

    F API Foils

    D Mark McOmber, Bethany Marconi

  8. Best Foil Stamped/Embossed Business Card

    Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics

    Fine Arts Engraving

    M Heidelberg Windmill

    D Midwest Engraving, Owosso

    F Crown Roll Leaf, Inc., ITW Foils

    D Quintella Printing

  9. Best Foil Stamped/Embossed Stationery Ensemble

    Anchor Stationery Ensemble

    Scarab Printing Arts

    M Kluge

    D Metal Magic

    F Nakai

    D Jackie Colorado

  10. Best Foil Stamped/Embossed Announcement/Invitation

    Cowboy's Wedding Invitation

    Arizona Embossing

    M Kluge

    D Metal Magic

    F Crown Roll Leaf

    D Sam Haring

  11. Best Foil Stamped/Embossed Folding Carton — Most Creative Use of Foil Stamping/Embossing

    Curious — Britney Spears

    Arkay Packaging Corp.

    D Elizabeth Arden

  12. Best Foil Stamped/Embossed Folding Carton — Best Use of Ink with Foil

    Stetson Gift Set

    Diamond Packaging

    M Heidelberg, Bobst

    D ITW Davis Engraving

    F API Foils

    D Coty Stetson Creative Group, Bethany Marconi

  13. Best Foil Stamped/Embossed Folding Carton — Most Difficult Application of Foil Stamping/Embossing

    Chinoiserie Collection Carton & Insert

    Graphic Impressions, Inc.

    M Heidelberg, Brausse

    D Universal Engraving, Inc., a UEI Group Co.

    F API Foils

    D Anthousa

  14. Best Use of Holographic Foil

    Lise Watier — Neiges

    Bellshire Ltd.

    M Bobst

    D h+m USA

    F ITW Foils

    D Lise Watier

  15. Best Use of Ink Over Foil

    Neopets Cover #16

    Letterhead Press, Inc. (LPI)

    M Bobst

    D E.C. Schultz

    F API Foils

    D Beckett Media LP

  16. Best Foil Stamped/Embossed Corporate Brochure/Annual Report

    Boy Scouts of America Annual Report

    McIntosh Embossing, Inc.

    M Bobst

    D Graven Images, St. Cloud Engraving

    D Martin Williams

  17. Best Foil Stamped/Embossed Miscellaneous Item

    Wonderful World of OZ

    C&C Offset Printing Co.

    M Bobst, Kolbus

    F Gleam Foil

    D Robert Saluda