What have we been up to in 2015

What have we been up to in 2015?

It has been another busy and successful year for Foilco!

This year Foilco have been going from strength to strength, we have loved hearing about your projects and are really delighted to have been part of them. Whilst constantly striving to provide excellent customer service, technical advice and highest quality of foils, we have also been working in collaboration with a number of fantastic companies to present you with the very best marketing tools. These tools have been designed to demonstrate inspiring foiling techniques so that you can make the most of our foils for your print and packaging.

Where have we been and who with?

We started off working with Abigail Warner, a fabulous stationary designer who coordinated the brilliant Paperfest, London event in July. With Abigail’s designs we took the opportunity to show diversity in hot foil printing and applications, and met Cath Kidston there too!

We have spent a large part of this year working with another great design studio based in Cambridgeshire called Horse. Horse designed our Limited Edition Feather print to demonstrate the technique of hot foiling, over-printing and embossing. Horse is also responsible for designing our amazing greetings cards which colourfully represent who we are and what we do. Both were launched at Packaging Innovations London in September and must say we are very proud of them.

Lemon Zest Creative are a design studio based in Warrington who we have worked with for a number of years and once again developed the designs for the next editions of our hot foil colour concept packs. The Blue and Gold concept packs were both launched at Packaging Innovations in September and are available on request.

Finally, we have worked closely with Dreyer Kliché again throughout this year. Dreyer Kliché are guru’s in the die making world who we work very closely with to design and produce all the dies required to create all our prints.

We also attended a number of exhibitions this year which were all very successful.   We had exclusive stands at Packaging Innovations London and Luxe Pack Monaco, where we got to meet some very interesting people and fantastic companies. We also had a presence on stands at LabelExpo Brussels and Scanpack Gothenburg to name a few. If you did not get the chance to meet us at any these exhibitions we will be exhibiting at a number of events next year, alternatively please feel free to contact us directly to arrange a visit.

Did somebody say Awards?

Not only were we tremendously busy working with outstanding companies and customers but we scooped a few awards in the process!

In May, Foil & Speciality Effects Association (FSEA) held their 22nd Annual Gold Leaf awards competition in Chicago. Foilco were proudly presented with the Silver Leaf Award for Excellence in Foil Stamping & Embossing for the second year running for the category in Self Promotion – Industry Supplier for the Day of the Dead concept box. We won the Bronze Leaf Award too, in the category of Self-Promotion – Industry Supplier – Best Use of Foil & Embossing for the Mermaid Printed Folder and Foil/Embossing Leaflets.

In November this year we also walked away from The Solutions Awards as winners again for the second year running, this time in the category Solutions for Design.

But it’s not all about us!

We like helping others when we can, every year Foilco participate in a multitude of charitable events and this year was certainly no exception! Foilco wanted a challenge and took on the 12K obstacle course Total Warrior at Bramham Park, Leeds back in June. A brave team of Foilco members joined forces with friends to form the Foilco Flyers to raise an incredible £2,243.76 for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

What’s happening in 2016?

We have a new General Manager joining us in January. A huge warm welcome to Graham Towns, we are really looking forward to you joining the team.

Sheen will soon be the new shine! Exciting times ahead as we will be launching a brand new range of matt and satin sheen hot stamping foils early in the New Year.

Come and meet us as we will be exhibiting in 2016 at Packaging Innovations Hamburg on the 23rd and 24th June and Luxepack Monaco on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd September. We will also have a presence at Packaging Innovations Birmingham on the 24th and 25th February. More details will be posted closer to the time.

These are just a few things we have instore, as always we will be continuing to push the boundaries of foiling to bring you an abundance of new and exciting products and techniques to meet all your design, print and packaging needs.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers old and new a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

We look forward to working with you in 2016!