Media Release: Inaugural Issue of RE:flex Launch Event

Inaugural Issue of RE:flex Launch Event

Groundbreaking large-format publication to be launched featuring the work of award-winning designer, artist and illustrator Louis Fishauf.

Toronto, ON, October 27 – Colour Innovations is a state-of-the-art, environmentally responsible, fully secure printing company. The company is launching its new magazine RE:flex, at an event to be held Thursday, October 30 at The Spoke Club, 600 King St. West, Toronto. RE:flex is a groundbreaking large-format publication utilizing Colour Innovations’ CIX MetalFX print technology. Conceptually, RE:flex denotes reflections generated by metal and design flexibility. It will be an annual publication, each issue featuring the work of a pre-eminent artist, designer or photographer.

This premier issue, a portfolio of the  bold and whimsical digital collages of renowned designer, artist and illustrator Louis Fishauf, is a beautifully produced large-format 24-page publication printed on Sappi HannoArt gloss cover and text, courtesy of Ariva, with Metalstar® Pantone® premium silver ink, courtesy of Eckart Effect Pigments.

Mr. Fishauf has won more than 60 Gold and Silver ADCC (Advertising & Design Club of Canada) Awards, Gold and Silver National Magazine Awards, and the ADCC Les Usherwood Award. He was co-founder and Creative Director of Reactor Art & Design; served as Editorial Art Director for Chatelaine, City Woman, The City, Saturday Night and Toronto Life magazines; was the Senior Design Consultant for Sympatico Internet Service; and is an Apple Computer® Applemaster. He currently serves as a Sessional Instructor at OCAD University.

Mr. Fishauf has been creating digital collages using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and as an early adopter and enthusiastic proponent of digital imaging, his work is an ideal medium for the application of CIX MetalFX technology. The CIX MetalFX process uses Photoshop channels and proprietary software to combine a gold, silver or bronze base with the 4-colour CMYK process to create literally thousands of metallic shades and hues from only 5 colours. The possibilities for designers are unlimited.

“Colour Innovations envisions the publication to be a dramatic demonstration of the integration of paper, ink, technology and creativity in a work of art,” said Matthew Alexander, president. “We see this effort as yet another example of the technical expertise and craftsmanship of our team and our company’s ongoing commitment to  investing in excellence.”

The event will occur 6:30-10:00 pm, Thursday, October 30 at The Spoke Club, 600 King St. West, Toronto. Click to R.S.V.P.. For show details and interviews contact Howard Oliver, Publicist, 416.568.5254,

See the images below. A short biographical documentary film about Louis Fishauf will be screened at the event. Images and documentary created and produced by Leib Kopman, director of photography and producer, t. 416.879.0838,

About Colour Innovations: Colour Innovations began as a prepress company supplying the design community with scanning, retouching, colour correction and film output. Today we are fully state-of-the-art offering CTP (computer-to-plate) technology, FM (stochastic) screening, digital photography, digital asset management/ad delivery/remote proofing, and digital communication with clients via T1 lines/FTP. Our print division offers clients high quality, full-colour sheet-fed printing and full-service digital printing using responsible green technology and processes. Our new Direct Mail division brings yet another capability to our integrated full-service communications offering, all under one roof in a climate-controlled secure environment.

Company contact: Ken Tilley, Business Development, Colour Innovations, 161 Norfinch Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M3N 1Y2,, (416) 667-3280.

Media contact : Howard Oliver, Publicist, What If What Next, 416.568.5254, , Twitter: @HowardTO.


Stills from Documentary: Louis Fishauf

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