Welcome to the FSEA Online Learning Experience!
We’re thrilled that you’re here! The FSEA is proud to offer this opportunity for members of the print decorating, finishing and binding industry to learn from peers and supplier experts without leaving your desk.
Today, we launch two days of educational content to help our industry learn and grow.
FSEA staff members Jeff, Dianna and Gayla welcome you to the 2020 FSEA Online Learning Experience. Learn what to expect, get a sneak peek at some of the content coming your way and say thank you to our event sponsors and Trade Fair partners. [2:35]
Industry Insights from KURZ: Myron Werner looks ahead as the industry recovers from the recent economic upheaval. [14:10]
Industry Insights from Duplo USA: Rick Salinas talks about opportunities and innovative thinking over the next several months. [18:50]
Industry Insights from Universal Engraving, Inc.: Ross Hutchison discusses resiliency and strength in print finishing. [11:15]
Speaker: Michael Devereux, Mueller Prost
The R&D tax credit rewards companies that invest resources in innovation, product development, process and technique development, new materials or resins, and process development/improvement. In addition to federal tax savings, several states have a similar program. [40:02]
Leaders: Greg Faddis, Universal Engraving, Inc.; Sean Hurley, MCD, Incorporated; Dave Leyrer, SunDance; Derrick Unger, BOBST
Using the correct paper stocks and/or coatings can be the difference between a successful or failed project. This workshop will discuss the importance of pre-planning and provide tips on how to successfully implement a program to best work with challenging paper stocks and coatings. [49:37]
Keynote: Gary Jones, PRINTING United Alliance
The call for sustainable products and manufacturing practices has reached a fever pitch – and will only grow louder. Gary Jones will help to define what sustainability means to those in the print industry, discuss consumer demands and define regulatory influences that are shaping the current landscape.
Leaders: Rick Salinas, Duplo USA; Myron Werner, KURZ USA; Christine Yardley, Print Panther
In print embellishment, the industry buzz is focused on the use of digital foiling and digital spot and specialty coatings. In this workshop, the panelists will share where they have seen increased demand for the process, how they have marketed it and where they see the market for it in the future. [59:45]
Gold, Silver or Bronze: It’s Time for the Big Reveal!
It’s time to reveal the winners in the annual Gold Leaf Awards Competition. Join the FSEA as the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in 30 specialty print effects and binding categories are announced — including the coveted Best of Show Award Winner! [22:53]
Leaders: David Hutchison, BrightMARKS; Phil Blalock, Art Laminating; Jeff Peterson, FSEA
What is the most effective way to show printers, designers and print buyers what types of print embellishments are available? A panel will share their experiences in marketing to print customers to encourage the use of print decorating techniques and increase profit. [40:46]
Leaders: Calvin Frost, Channeled Resources; Jeff Peterson, Foil & Specialty Effects Association
Is a greeting card decorated with foil recyclable? What chemicals are used in coatings? What can be done with foil waste? This session will help you answer questions from customers and assure them that print embellishments can be an environmentally friendly choice. [34:30]
Keynote: Shelly Otenbaker, WayPoint Marketing Communications
Marketing is not exclusively for business development. In reality, a company’s marketing activities are one of the most effective tools in talent retention and acquisition. Shelly Otenbaker will share current HR marketing trends and best practices used to attract the next generation workforce.
Leaders: Stefan Congram, Cartamundi; Mike King, Eagle Systems; Tim Cain, Breit Technologies
This workshop will provide information on the growing market for cold foil and Cast & Cure, discuss where these processes fit best in the marketplace, and explain how they can work together with the more traditional processes of hot foil stamping and embossing. [1:05:22]
A Conversation with Greg Greenwald, president of the FSEA Board of Directors and director of sales for Lander Binding and Finishing
Today, more than ever, it’s critical that the industry shares its strength to make each print finishing and binding company a success. The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) is the only association focused specifically on print decorating, finishing and binding. [17:34]