The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA – Topeka, Kansas) has opened registration for a new event in its FSEA Conference Series – the FSEA Online Spring Summit: Add Value to Print.
The online event will be held weekly every Wednesday from April 28 through to May 19, with two hours of programming each day beginning at noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST). Each weekly event will explore an important and distinct theme:
- Week 1 (Wed., April 28): Print Decorating & Sustainability
- Week 2 (Wed., May 5 ): Metallic Decorating Design & Troubleshooting
- Week 3 (Wed., May 12 .): Binding and Finishing Design & Troubleshooting
- Week 4 (Wed., May 19): UV Coating Design & Troubleshooting
To be held virtually, the summit will appeal to a wide segment of the print-decorating community, including graphic designers, brand owners, printers, print finishers and binders. “This online event truly focuses on how print finishing and binding can add value to print,” said FSEA Executive Director Jeff Peterson. “Sessions are built to appeal to a wide audience, featuring speakers who will address sustainability issues, design trends and technical troubleshooting. From understanding how paper choices affect the final product, to seeing samples of how others are utilizing finishing and binding techniques, the Online Spring Summit is an exciting educational opportunity – without a heavy time commitment,” Peterson pointed out.
To kick off the summit, FSEA will host a free video event on Wednesday, April 21 to announce the winning entries in its 28th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards. Entries from around the world have competed in several categories for the best in foil stamping and embossing, cold foil, laser cutting, digital foil and coatings, specialty UV coatings and more. In addition, a Best of Show Award will be revealed from among all the winning Gold Leaf Award entries. Registration for the summit is now open on the FSEA website.