Jostens Yearbook Covers Win Four Prestigious Gold Leaf Awards from the Foil & Specialty Effects Association

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Jostens Yearbook Covers Honored at FSEA Conference

Jostens, the market leader of yearbooks and student-created content, and four of its yearbook customers brought home awards at the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) Gold Leaf Awards during the Odyssey 2015 print finishing conference in Schaumburg, IL. Yearbook covers produced by Jostens received top honors in the Hard Cover “Best Use of Foil/Embossing” and “Best Use of Digital UV Inkjet” categories.

The FSEA Gold Leaf Awards are a collection of the most creative, brilliant and technically difficult works in the industry. The FSEA Gold Leaf Awards cover everything from book covers and jackets to calendars and holographic foils, and a panel of industry experts judged the pieces in three categories: design, execution and level of difficulty.

The following Jostens Yearbook Covers were recipients of the 22nd Annual FSEA Gold Lead Awards:

“Best Use of Foil/Embossing for a hardback book cover” Category:

  • Lucky Bag, US Naval Academy [MD] - Gold
  • Howitzer, US Military Academy [NY] - Silver
  • Pantheon, Palo Verde High School [NV] - Bronze

“Digital UV Inkjet” Category:

  • Eidolon, Clarkstown High School South [NY] -Silver

“Making a strong first impression with the book cover is an important part of the yearbook experience. At Jostens, we have a deep and rich tradition of our dedicated Yearbook representatives, creative artists and expert operations teams taking each school’s unique vision for their cover and yearbook and creating a treasured keepsake,” said Murad Velani, chief operating officer, Jostens. “We are honored to be recognized by the FSEA and it is the collaborative partnership with our customers and the pride, dedication and expertise of Jostens associates that makes this possible. These awards are one example of how Jostens is recognized as the industry leader for its innovation and experimentation with new cover techniques and applications to provide Yearbook staffs with best-in-class creative options to help tell their unique story of the school year.”

To learn more about the FSEA Gold Leaf Awards and view the full list of winners, visit

About FSEA
Since its inception in 1992, the Foil & Specialty Effects Association has worked toward industry awareness and growth. It serves as a resource and educational platform for decorating technologies, including foil stamping, embossing, cold foil technologies, specialty coatings, laminates and laser cutting.

About Jostens
Minneapolis-based Jostens provides products, programs and services that help its customers celebrate moments that matter. The company's products include publications, jewelry and consumer goods that serve the K-12 educational, college and professional sports segments. Jostens serves markets in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Jostens is a subsidiary of Visant Corporation, a marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, educational and trade publishing segments.

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