Colour Innovations Wins Big at the 2015 Canadian Printing Awards

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Colour Innovations Canadian Printing Awards

We are pleased to announce that Colour Innovations has won Gold in the Specialty Project category at the 2015 Canadian Printing Awards for its work on Ryerson University’s Sophomore magazine.

This fashion magazine project was made for twenty-somethings to “really reflect this time of contradictions and coexistences” in their lives.

Colour Innovations Sophomore Magazine
This is the inaugural issue of Sophomore and the production came together under the mentorship of Matthew Alexander, president of Colour Innovations.

Sophomore was proofed on Colour Innovations’ HP Indigo 7800 press with 8 different ethnicity and gender covers to attract and appeal to everyone.

What is technically noteworthy is that the 8 different covers were produced by laying the 4 CMYK colours on top of hot foil. The foil was applied by a 41-inch MK foiler and the covers were then printed on an 11-colour Heidelberg press. The text was printed digitally on an HP Indigo 7800.

Ben Barry, Associate Professor of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at the Ryerson School of Fashion commented on Twitter,

“What began as an undergrad thesis at @RyersonFashion @RyersonU is now an industry game changer!”.

Robert Ott, Chair of the School of Fashion at Ryerson added,

“Thank you @CI_Eco_Printing for your masterful tech expertise in printing the inaugural edition of @sophomoremag”.

In business for more than twenty-five years, Colour Innovations provides complete prepress, regular and security printing, packaging production, and direct mail services in its state-of-the-art facility in Toronto.