GLGA Graphics Excellence Awards and FSEA Gold Leaf Awards

GLGA Graphics Excellence Awards. Each year, the Great Lakes Graphics Association’s Graphics Excellence Awards competition recognizes companies through Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin for the superb craftsmanship in the design, creation and production of top-quality printed material they produce for their customers. The GLGA is the largest regional affiliate print competition and is intensely competitive. A win at the GEAs means a company has produced truly excellent work.

All six of Letterhead’s entries won Awards of Excellence. Additionally, in the category Die cuts and Pop-ups, “Holiday Card” won Best of Division, and in the category Poster, “2019 Kurz Calendar” won Best of Category and Best of Division.





FSEA Gold Leaf Awards. The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) revealed the honorees in the 26th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition during Odyssey Expo 2019, held May 1-3 in Atlanta, Georgia. Gold, silver and bronze winners in 41 categories were recognized at an awards reception held during the event.

Letterhead was honored with two Silver Leaf Awards: in the category Best Use of Foil/Embossing – Calendar, the piece “Vintage Calendar” and in the category Best Use of Foil/Embossing – Self Promotion, the piece “Cannabis Premium Box.”

Entries were received from around the world, including the US, Canada, Denmark and Taiwan. 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. With a commitment to gaining visibility for the processes and those companies that execute the decorative enhancements, the competition celebrates the quality, added value, shelf presence, security and brand recognition that these finishing processes lend to the printed sheet.