Chat with Us


2150 SW Westport Drive Suite 101 Topeka, KS 66614

You have unread messages. View messages

About Foil & Specialty Effects Association

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) serves as a resource and educational platform for print enhancement technologies such as foil stamping, embossing, cold foil, digital foil, specialty coatings, laminates, and laser cutting. FSEA member benefits include information on the recyclability and repulpability of foil stamped paper/board, the Foil Cheat Sheet (a joint project between the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA), and online graphics hub PaperSpecs) which contains details and illustrations of each of the following techniques and materials (Hot Foil Stamping, Cold Foil Transfer, Digital Foiling, Toner Digital Foil, Varnish Digital Foil, Foil Substrates). To join FSEA and receive a copy visit



If your print project needs a binding and finishing partner, FinisherFinder can get you connected to the right source for the job. From foil stamping and embossing to UV coating, perfect binding, laser cutting and many other specialty effects options, FinisherFinder has contact information and website links for binders and finishers across the US and globally. Search is available by geographic location or by services offered.

Hosted by the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA), FinisherFinder also sources suppliers to the print finishing and decorating industry. Whether looking for hot stamping foils, diecutting machinery, cold foil equipment, embossing dies or other specialty equipment and supplies, FinisherFinder can help you find the right company to keep your operation on track.






The Foil & Specialty Effects Association recently commissioned a study through the Georgia Institute of Technology to assess the recyclability of foil-decorated papers. The study showed that most of aluminum in the paper samples can be separated from the reclaimed fibers, and the resulted fibers have similar properties as those in the reference recycled fibers. Consequently, the paper samples are repulpable using the common approach in recycling industries. For more information, contact FSEA Executive Director Jeff Peterson at or (785) 271-5816. 

Special Promotions

Additional Content

Create or Log in to MyConnects Planner to see Additional Content.

Product Categories

Vertical Markets

  • Other packaged products > Cannabis products
  • Other packaged products > Other packaged products
  • Other packaged products > Paper/Printing
  • Other packaged products > Tobacco/Smoking Products

My Notes

Create or Log in to MyConnects Planner to add notes.