IADD•FSEA Odyssey Is a Record Breaker

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL | The 2015 IADD·FSEA Odyssey, a joint event from the International Assn. of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) and the Foil & Specialty Effects Association, (FSEA) set records in both attendance and exhibitors. The event was held May 13–15 in Schaumburg, IL. 

An all-new Digital Day showcased digital finishing technologies for foil stamping, specialty UV coating, and embossed foil effects and digital workflow procedures for short-run cartons (including digital printing and laser cutting/scoring through to the final folding gluing system)

“Presenting another record-breaking Odyssey…is certainly very satisfying," says IADD CEO Cindy Crouse, "but our primary focus has always been the presentation of quality education. Hearing attendees comment that the technical presentations and information shared have been their 'best ever experience' is our true measure of success."

Attendees at the Techshop, which also set a record for space sold, were able to gather at equipment and participate in actual workshops as technicians tackled operational challenges on-press. Audio visual technology, including stationary and moving cameras, picked up and projected the action on-press onto large drop-down screens in real time.

In addition to the Odyssey’s Techshop workshops, classroom sessions, and Technology Hall, attendees had many opportunities to share best practices and discuss operational challenges with industry peers during the networking reception the first day and during the Awards Reception and Banquet on Thursday evening. Winners of the 22nd Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards competition were announced, with the Best of Show going to Trade Print Finishing, Salt Lake City, UT, for its entry in the Self Promotion category for Best Use of Foil/Embossing.

The 2017 IADD·FSEA Odyssey is scheduled for May 17–19 in Schaumburg, IL.

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