Topeka, Kansas — The 2023 Print Embellishment Conference, sponsored by the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) and Amplify Print, will be held June 5-7 at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Programming for the event includes speakers from several segments of the print embellishment industry, from packaging (cartons and labels) and trading cards to greeting cards, direct mail and more. It also includes expert presentations on digital embellishment trends and a sustainability update on metallic decorating processes.

Highlighting the sessions will be a presentation by Lindsey Frimming and David Lukshus with Cog discussing the development of packaging that engages consumers with brands through design options impacted by special finishes and substrates. Stefan Congram, Cartamundi, and George White, Up With Paper, will provide insight on the current embellishment markets for trading cards and greeting cards. Kary Radestock, Hippo Premium Packaging, will discuss the complex cannabis market for special finishes in packaging, and Kevin Abergel, Taktiful, will present on What’s Hot with Digital Embellishments – an inside look at the latest trends with digital print embellishment applications.

Short presentations discussing new and innovative advances in technology – Amplify Technology Spots – will be presented between programming sessions at the conference. These includes presentations from Bobst, Scodix, Sakurai USA and Kurz Transfer Products.

Over 20 suppliers in the print embellishment/finishing industry will exhibit at the Supplier Trade Fair and Opening Reception on the first evening of the Print Embellishment Conference and during an extended lunch the following day. Virtually all of the leading print embellishment suppliers of foils, engravings, machinery and coatings will be exhibiting, with the full list of exhibitors found on the website.

For more information – including detailed session descriptions, speaker biographies, travel information and easy registration – visit or call 785.271.5816.

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) provides a wide range of resources to help print finishing companies remain profitable today and into the future. From tangible benefits offered through cost-saving programs to educational opportunities (conferences, webinars, case studies and articles) to green initiatives proving the sustainability of foil decorated paper/board, the FSEA strives to provide its members with ideas, data and solutions to grow in today’s marketplace. For more information, visit

Amplify is an exhibition and educational program spotlighting the print finishing value chain, held for the first time in May of 2022. The event welcomed print and packaging designers, commercial printers, print finishers, binders, mailers and creatives to connect with the equipment manufacturers and suppliers to those industries. From the exhibit hall to the educational program and beyond, attendees networked with all the key players in the finishing cycle, learned best practices, discovered emerging technologies and heard real-world success stories. The Amplify expo will return in 2025.


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