11 April 2014
Colour Innovations wins Craftsmen best in show
TORONTO—Colour Innovations took home the Best of the Show 2013 award sponsored by Heidelberg Canada at the Toronto and International Gallery of Superb Printing Awards.

The year's winners were presented by the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen (IAPHC), commonly referred to as the Craftsmen, at a ceremony April 8 at Duncan House Fine Dining.

Colour Innovations gets the nod for Best of the Show

The Lowe-Martin Group was awarded the Craftsmen's Best Use of Press 2013 prize, while C.J. Graphics won the Best Use of Ink award sponsored by Taniguchi Ink.

C.J. Graphics was the biggest winner of the night. The Toronto company's haul included 23 gold awards in the Canadian category and 27 golds in the International field.

Colour Innovations earned four Canadian golds and two in the International gallery. Polytainers won two International golds plus two gold Canadian awards. And the Lowe-Martin Group also received several prizes, including two golds, one each in the Canadian and International galleries.

The Lowe-Martin Group at the 2014 Toronto and International Gallery of Superb Printing Awards

The association also recognized scholastic excellence with a round of Chai Tse Awards going to the following students:
  • Joel Nash, Centennial College The Centre for Creative Communication
  • Simon Yan, Central Technical Secondary School
  • James Waters, George Brown College School of Design
  • Carly Hoffman, Georgian College Design and Visual Arts
  • Humaira Imtiyaz, Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School
  • Edward Viveiros, Humber College Advertising & Graphic Design
  • Tabeau Lemcke, Ryerson University School of Graphic Management
  • Brian Carvalho, Seneca College School of Creative Arts and Animation
Each Chai Tse winner receives a watch, a one-year Craftsmen membership, a certificate, and a $500 scholarship.

Graphic Challenge awards for post-secondary students went to Ryerson's Diondra Filicetti and runner-up Aaron Tansil from George Brown College, including monetary compensation of $500 and $250 respectively.

For secondary school students, Graphic Challege plaques and corresponding $500 and $250 prizes went to Helen Zhou from Central Technical Secondary School and runner-up Vishal Monteiro from Gordon Gradyon Memorial Secondary School.
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