Printing Arts Receives Two Major Industry Awards

FSEABroadview IL June 2, 2014–Printing Arts, a leading end-to-end provider of cold foil specialty printing, commercial printing, direct mail, and packaging solutions, is pleased to announce they were the recipients of two major awards at the 21st Annual Foil and Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) Gold Leaf Awards Competition. Printing Arts won Gold and Silver awards in the category for Cold Foil applications. Printing Arts is a leading provider of in In-line UV cold foil technology. Their winning submissions were a DVD o-sleeve slip case and a sports magazine cover. 98 gold, silver and bronze winners in 33 different categories were recognized at the FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Banquet during the national conference in Milwaukee, WI, this past April.

“We are flattered to be chosen as recipients of these two distinguished industry awards” says John Ropski, President of Printing Arts. “Our in-line UV cold foil press helps us to innovate while saving our customers production costs.” The company’s 8-color UV offset press, equipped with +AddBrilliance brand cold foil, is the only 8-color UV cold foil press in the Midwest United States. The press applies a recyclable layer of foil prior to the in-line UV print and coating sequence. The foil can be ordered in flat silver, holofoil or a variety of unique patterns to fit a particular graphic application. To see more examples of this technology, please visit our +AddBrilliance Gallery.

About +AddBrilliance Cold Foil:

+AddBrilliance Foil by Printing Arts is an in-line cold foil process that transforms and enhances print and packaging products. The  process incorporates real foil into your printed materials, making brands stand out from the competition. +AddBrilliance foils come in either flat silver or enhanced rainbow holographic. Additionally, custom holographic patterns are also available to bring a special effect to your work adding further differentiation. To learn more about +AddBrilliance Cold Foil, please visit the +AddBrilliance page at:

About the competition:

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) 21st Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition is an exciting assembly of color, dimension and eye-catching effects representing the most electric works throughout the graphic arts industry. Judged on design, execution and level of difficulty, the competition consistently draws over 200 entries from around the world. The 2014 Gold Leaf winners represented works from US, Canada, Australia, Germany, Finland, UK and Taiwan, continuing in the competition’s steadfast commitment 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.