July 9, 2021

McLean Receives 4 Awards at the 28th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards

McLean Packaging has won two gold awards at the 28th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards!

We are honored to receive four awards (two gold, two bronze) from the FSEA’s Gold Leaf Awards! Judging in 35 different categories, the FSEA sources an expert panel of judges to review submissions that show creative usages of foil application. We are excited to have our work highlighted amongst some of the top suppliers in package design and manufacturing.

One of the Gold Awards we received was in the Carton (or Label) Cold Foiling category, showcasing a folding carton we manufactured for MAC Cosmetics.


Printed UV offset, the cold foil covers this carton and the graphic highlights how the cold foil can be overprinted to achieve a particular design. Fine lines of silver foil were overprinted with a gradient to achieve this overall metallic design the customer envisioned. Applying white silk-screened copy on the back of the carton ensures opaque copy and legibility against the cold foil.


We have also won a Gold Leaf Award in the Foil/Embossed Rigid Box category for our production of the Lancôme Absolue set box.


We were able to achieve the multi-dimensional jar graphic on the front of the box with silver cold foil printed with custom shading. Shading the cold foil allowed us to add dimension to the jars which was then supported with a multi-level emboss. Working with the customer, we were able to provide depth to the design and help the jars jump off the white background.


Combining the use of cold foil with different printing techniques can help bring certain designs to life. Partnering with our customers, we can work to understand the goal of the design and determine the best, most economical way to achieve it. We are thrilled to be recognized by the FSEA as we continue to innovate with foil and deliver top of the line packages to our customers.


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