Instafoil has been serving the commercial print industry since 1986. From the very beginning, we have been committed to providing a full range of services and products, with a level of service and quality that answers to the rigorous demands of the industry. in 2017, InataFoil Specialties won the Bronze Leaf Award – FSEA for the Most Creative Use of Foil & Embossing.

The Greeting Card

Metallic or matte, tints or textures, special effects or holographic patterns, our wide selection of foils and foiling capabilities will enhance the value of any printed piece.

  • laying down heavy solids of foil for overprinting
  • combination foil stamping and embossing
  • fine detail for stamp applications
  • access to hundreds of colours & finishes from all the major foil manufacturers
  • western Canada’s only trade shop with in-house copper engraving facilities
  • able to run sheet sizes from 1″ x 1″ to 29″ x 42″at speeds in excess of 5000/hour

The Award

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) has announced the honourees in its 24th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards competition. Instafoil Specialties has won the Bronze Leaf Award for Excellence in Foil Stamping & Embossing in the Category of the Most Creative Use of Foil & Embossing – Greeting Card for “Merry Christmas Card”.


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.

The FSEA is pleased to be supported in its efforts by a volunteer Board of Directors, consisting of leaders in print finishing providers and industry suppliers.

Entries were received from around the world, including the US, Canada, Denmark and Taiwan. Judged on design, execution and level of difficulty, the competition assesses submissions utilizing specialty finishing techniques from foil stamping and embossing to specialty coating, film laminating, laser cutting, die cutting, cold foil application and more. With a commitment to gaining visibility for the processes and those companies that execute the decorative enhancements, the competition celebrates the quality, added value, shelf presence, security and brand recognition that these finishing processes lend to the printed sheet.