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Tru Art Color Graphics Receives Certificate of Merit Award

Tru Art Color Graphics of Iowa City, IA received an award for outstanding achievement in the category of G-2 Newsletters (4 or more colors) in the annual Star of Excellence Awards, a five-state printing competition hosted by the Printing Industry Midwest (PIM), the region’s trade association for printing, communication and graphic arts industry.STARLOGO-2015.png

Competing against entries from printing and graphic arts firms throughout the Midwest, Tru Art Color Graphics received the prestigious Certificate of Merit Award. The company’s winning submission was a newsletter for IDT – Integrated DNA Technologies located in Coralville, IA.

Tru Art's sales consultant, Kathy Gaulke worked closely with IDT’s Marketing Director, Lynette Brown to achieve impeccable design and utmost manufacturing quality.

“Reworking content from three years' worth of Decoded newsletter issues and fitting them into our DECODED qPCR Special Issue was an interesting challenge, but the project turned out much better than anticipated and we are very pleased with the result. A special thanks goes to Kathy Gaulke and Lori Livingston for their expertise in helping to determine what was possible and to make the vision a reality,” said Brown.

“We are very proud of our winning team, said Kathy Gaulke, Sales Consultant. “It is an honor to be recognized by the industry as a company that produces top quality, award-winning materials.” PIM President David Radziej agrees, “This was a close competition with a very impressive standard of entries. The judging process was challenging. Tru Art Color Graphics should be proud of the company’s achievement and the excellent work done by their team.”

The Star of Excellence Awards recognize those responsible for the creation and production of print communications in the Midwest. The competition promotes excellence in print communications and rewards companies and individuals who produce the best in print media.


Tru Art Color Graphics Earns Print Media G7® Master Qualification

June 2014 - Tru Art Color Graphics has been awarded the G7 Master g7master_seal_web.pngCertificate of Qualification by the International Digital Enterprise Alliance (IDEAlliance®). G7 Master Qualification is a sought-after recognition of excellence in printing, and identifies print service providers that excel in implementing the G7 Proof-to-Print Process. A G7 Master Qualified Printer implements a calibration method that allows printers to achieve a visual simulation across multiple print platforms.

Tru Art joins an elite group of print service providers who have successfully proven capable of providing the highest quality color printing. Customers of G7® Master Qualified printers benefit from the most modern technology, techniques and process controls available today in the graphic arts industry. Achieving color consistency when printing on multiple platforms, in various geographic regions, is a critical component in brand management.

The G7 program is managed by IDEAlliance®, a not-for-profit association of leading print and electronic media service providers and their technology partners. As a global association, IDEAlliance is dedicated to guiding media production best practices, specifications, and standards, worldwide.


Tru Art Receives Star of Excellence Award

March 2014 – Tru Art Color Graphics of Iowa City, IA received an award for outstanding achievement in the category of Soft Cover Books in the annual Star of Excellence Awards, a five-state printing competition hosted by the Printing Industry Midwest (PIM), the region’s trade association for printing, communication and graphic arts industry.

Competing against entries from printing and graphic arts firms throughout the Midwest, Tru Art Color Graphics received the prestigious Certificate of Merit Award. The company’s winning submission was a soft cover book for the City of Iowa City’s, Iowa City Sustainability Assessment 2013.

The assessment was written by a team led by Brenda Nations, Environmental Coordinator and designed by designer, Robyn Hepker of Benson & Hepker Design. Tru Art's sales consultant, Kathy Gaulke worked closely with the City & Benson & Hepker to provide an eco-friendly report, supreme in quality. The assessment consists of 100 pages with a 4-page cover. The user-friendly design is perfect-bound, and lays flat and printed on FSC®-Certified paper using vegetable-based inks. Tru Art, is an FSC®-Certified printer. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an organization that works to promote the practice of sustainable forestry worldwide.

“We are very proud of our winning team, said Kathy Gaulke, Sales Consultant. “It is an honor to be recognized by the industry as a company that produces top quality, award-winning materials.” PIM President David Radziej agrees, “This was a close competition with a very impressive standard of entries. The judging process was challenging. Tru Art Color Graphics should be proud of the company’s achievement and the excellent work done by their team.”

The Star of Excellence Awards recognize those responsible for the creation and production of print communications in the Midwest. The competition promotes excellence in print communications and rewards companies and individuals who produce the best in print media.


Tru Art Color Graphics wins an Addy®

Award Winning Printer Iowa City

March 2012 - Iowa City, Iowa - Tru Art Color Graphics recently received an Addy award through a regional competition known as the ADDYs and sponsored by the American Advertising Federation.

Tru Art earned a Gold ADDY for an annual report produced for Integrated DNA Technologies. The Gold ADDY is judged to be superior in the category of “Sales Promotion.”

The ADDY Awards are part of the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition that recognizes excellence in all creative dimensions.


Tru Art Color Graphics wins two Addy® Awards

Award Winning Printing Iowa City

February 2010 - Iowa City, Iowa - Tru Art Color Graphics recently received two awards through a regional competition known as the ADDYs and sponsored by the American Advertising Federation.

Tru Art earned a Gold ADDY for “Building a Masterpiece: Legacy of The University of Iowa Museum of Art”, produced for the University of Iowa Museum of Art. The book was designed by Firefly Communications & Design of Iowa City, Iowa. The Gold ADDY is judged to be superior to all other entries in each category competition.

The company was also recognized with a Silver ADDY for a recruiting brochure “Something’s About to Change”, produced for the University of Iowa’s Tippie School of Management. The brochure was designed by Emily Huinker of Coralville, Iowa.

The ADDY Awards are part of the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition that recognizes excellence in all creative dimensions.

Tru Art Color Graphics, a division of the Economy Advertising Company, is a full-service commercial printing company dedicated to providing value added solutions to our customers.