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Tru Art Receives Certificate of Merit Award

11/03/2015 12:00pm

Iowa City, IA – May 14, 2015 – 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.

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.

For more information about Tru Art Color Graphics, visit or call Tom McGinn at (319) 337-9623. For more information about the Printing Industry Midwest and the Star of Excellence Awards, call Lola Faufau at (651)789-5504.