The first Project of the Month of 2017 was a special one. It was a collaborative effort between our newly formed company comprising Buhl Press, Kelmscott Communications and Rider Dickerson. The featured project is 2016 Holiday Card.
In 2016, Buhl Press, Kelmscott Communications and Rider Dickerson merged to form a new and exciting company. The 2016 Holiday Card was a total collaboration between the three companies. We could not have been happier with the end result! This year we thought it would be great to showcase our merger by creating a holiday card that represented all three companies’ capabilities. Each company brings fabulous capabilities to the table. Known for their high-end, beautiful print Kelmscott Communications and Rider Dickerson also provide various capabilities to create one-stop successful campaigns. When someone thinks about printing on plastic the name that comes to mind is Buhl Press. For years, Buhl Press has been creating extraordinary projects on plastics with UV ink. When it came to putting together our holiday card this year, it was a no-brainer to create a card that showcased our amazing print and plastic capabilities.
To create the card in the most-timely manner we looked to have the design and concept of the card to be designed by our fabulous designers at Kelmscott Communications. The designer of this beautiful piece was Charisse McAloon. “The goal was to design a holiday day card that would reflect our capabilities. The creative solution captured the essence of the brand and created intrigue.” – Charisse McAloon To achieve the plastic aspect of the holiday card we enlisted the plastic experts at Buhl Press to add just enough flare to our traditional holiday card. The 2016 Holiday Card kept the traditional look of a beautiful holiday card with an amazing twist including the plastic insert. To create the beautiful shimmering element of the card, we used white ink with a silver foil. There were so many amazing elements in this holiday card that we would love to show you if you did not receive one!
If you’d like to see a sample please contact us. We’d love to show you.
Project Title: 2016 Holiday Card
Date of project : November 2016
Presswork: Plastic Card: 4/C Process + 2 Whites, backed with silver foil.
Presswork: The cards were printed on our IGEN 4 Digital Press. The Flat size was 11.125” x 8.375” and scored and folded in half to 5.5625” x 8.375”. They were then sent out to diecut and score. The diecut consisted of only a slit in the 4 corners to accommodate the Plastic insert that Buhl printed.
There was also an address sheet that was printed on the IGEN 4 as well. This went in front of the card in the envelope and had the addressee’s name and address on it. This was sized at 5.5625” x 8.375”.
Paper Stock: The Card itself was printed on 12×18 100# Classic Crest Smooth Cover in Solar White Color. The Address sheet was printed on 8.5 x 11 65# Classic Crest Smooth Cover in Solar White Color.
Plastic Stock: .015 Cleary Polycarbonate. Paper: 100# Classic Crest Smooth Cover in Solar White Color with address sheet printed on 65# Classic Crest Smooth Cover in Solar White Color.