The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) revealed the honorees in the 25th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition during the FSEA•IADD Joint Conference, held recently in Franklin, Tennessee.

Gold, silver and bronze winners in 38 categories were recognized. In the category of Best Use of Film Casting, three entries were recognized. All three cited Breit Technologies’ as the supplier of their Cast and Cure™ films.

Label Impressions of Orange, CA, earned a Gold Leaf award for its “Lalicious Birthday Cake” label entry. According to CEO Jeff Salisbury, “The client wanted the label to ‘pop” without detracting from the label design. A Cast and Cure holographic finish was an ideal choice.” MCD of Madison, WI, earned a Silver Leaf for the Schutt Sports catalog covers using the Cast and Cure Rainbow holographic pattern depicted on a football helmet. According to MDC owner Glenn Gauger, “Cast and Cure was a great design solution that reflected the growing trend of decorated football helmets in the college market.”

The Bertelsmann Printing Group along with Dynamic Graphic Finishing, both from New York, NY, earned a Bronze Leaf for its “Celebration of Hope” entry, a unique invite to a gala celebration. Coating manager at Dynamic Graphic Finishing shared, “It was great choice for this project and less costly that foiling in this case.” Nearly 300 entries were received from around the world for this year’s Gold Leaf Awards competition. Judged on design, execution and level of difficulty, the competition assesses submissions utilizing specialty finishing techniques 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.