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Project of the Month

January 2017 Project of the Month

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.

 

 

 

 

 

October 2016 Project of the Month

This Project of the Month was submitted by Dean Petrulakis for his work with The University of Chicago. The featured project is The Seminary Co-op Documentary Project.

Dean has worked on various projects for The University of Chicago and he was thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with Jasmine Kwong and Megan E. Doherty on this beautiful, detailed project. The goals of this project are to produce a historical archive of the Co-op – both visually and audio/written – and to capture a sense of its life, meaning, and importance. After 50 years, the Seminary Co-op Bookstore had to leave its cherished home in the basement of the Chicago Theological Seminary.

This marked a pivotal and bittersweet moment in the life of what is widely regarded as the greatest academic bookstore in the world. Moreover, this came after a long period of time when many similar independent bookstores have suffered or been forced to close. The importance of the Co-op in the history of the University and for the greater Chicago and intellectual community warranted a significant effort to document it before it began the next phase of its life, as well as to foster renewed interest in this valuable asset on the South Side of Chicago.

The Seminary Co-op Documentary Project was a beautiful case bound book that was printed on our HP Indigo. The gorgeous, eye-catching blue linen cover is a show-stopper. This piece is amazing and no detail was spared.

“4.5 years ago, we decided to capture the distinctive character and history of an iconic Chicago bookstore:  the Seminary Co-op.  More than a bookstore, it is a cultural institution that needed to be preserved through documentation – via photography, interviews with employees and store patrons, as well as artifacts and memorabilia.  After thousands of photographs, dozens of interviews, almost twenty essays, and eight manuscript drafts later, the capstone to this enterprise, “If You Weren’t Looking For It: The Seminary Co-op Bookstore,” is finally here! We’re thrilled that with the help of Rider Dickerson, we were able to produce a high-quality book of photography that also includes a written history of the Co-op by long-time bookstore manager Jack Cella, as well as many quotes and stories from the store’s local and far-flung patrons. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate a beloved bookstore than with a book, and we’re grateful that Dickerson provided professional service and produced such a beautiful product.” – Megan E. Doherty & Jasmine Kwong

If you’d like to see a sample please contact us. We’d love to show you.

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Specs:

Case-bound Book 158 page body with case cover

Quantity: 100

Size: Finished folded size 8″ x 9”

Stock: Cover: Blue Linen

Body: 80# Flo Dull Coated text

End Sheets: Black

Body: Printed 4c process on HP Indigo

Cover: Clear Foil stamped OFC, Spine and OBC.

 

April 2016 Project of the Month

This project was submitted by Dean Petrulakis for his work with Words & Pictures. The project was the Lillibridge 2016 Goal Book. This project was printed on our HP Indigo digital press.

Words & Pictures is a long standing client of Rider Dickerson and we have collaborated on many high end projects over the years. The Lillibridge 2016 Goal Book is a very important internal piece for Lillibridge. Each year, Lillibridge holds a company-wide meeting to review each department’s goals and to encourage all employees to live up to The Lillibridge Standard, the operating principle of the firm. The center piece of the meeting is the distribution of this goal book which Words & Pictures has designed for the past three years. The Lillibridge Goal Book features highlights from the previous year, a detailed list of goals for each department for the next year, as well as a summary of how employees from other departments can assist in reaching these goals. The Goal Books serves as an annual report – sharing company successes, highlighting a marketing theme and educating new employees on Lillibridge’s mission, vision and values. Usually the Lillibridge Goal Book is strictly for their internal employees but this year the goal book was able to serve two purposes. The first one is as the annual report-like, goal book and the second was a brief overview of Lillibridge’s history and capabilities to share with external clients.

The Goal Book was an extremely eye-catching piece. The front cover with metallic foil stamping on the beautiful Neenah Rose Gold Folding Board cover stock grabs the attention of the reader and welcomes them into the piece. Rider Dickerson was able to deliver an incredible product for Words & Pictures and further strengthen its professional relationship.

“We knew that we needed a very detailed-oriented, very competent partner to help create our vision,” said Nick Quirke, senior director of accounts and partner at Words & Pictures. “Dean and the entire team at Rider Dickerson consistently delivers a high quality product and adds value from the initial concepting meeting through to the delivery of the job. The Rider Dickerson team is our go-to partner for projects which demand the highest quality and most focused production effort.”

If you’d like to see a sample, please contact us.  We’d love to show you.

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Here are the specs on The Lillibridge 2016 Goal Book:

 

Project Title: Lillibridge 2016 Goal Book

Date Created: October 2015

Presswork/ Stock:

Front Cover: 1/0, Metallic 347 Foil Stamp

Body: 4/4 Indigo Digital

 

Paper Stock:

Cover: Neenah Folding Board, Rose Gold, Brush
Body: 80# Classic Crest Cover, Solar White, Eggshell

Bindery/ Fulfillment: Cut, collate, split spiral bind and set aside for mailing

 

 

January 2016 Project of the Month

The first Project of the Month in 2016 was submitted by Dean Petrulakis for his work with Robert Morris University. The project was Robert Morris University’s Annual Giving Mailing.  This project was printed on our Heidelberg XL 105 6-Color 40″ Press and our HP Indigo Digital Press.

This project of the month really showcases Rider Dickerson’s deep relationship with its clients and demonstrates the level of trust our clients have in us to execute on their most important projects. Robert Morris University has been a client of Rider Dickerson’s for over fifteen years. In 2015, Robert Morris University decided that they wanted to re-launch their Annual Giving Campaign that had become dormant, so they turned to Rider Dickerson for guidance and collaboration to re-ignite their fundraising efforts with a high-impact Annual Giving kit. In the past, we have been able to create many successful print and marketing campaigns for Robert Morris University so they were confident in Rider Dickerson’s ability to deliver.

“The Annual Fund Brochure is a very important piece that Robert Morris University puts out every year and this year we had some pretty specific goals to reach with implementing a new strategy. We wanted to work with someone that knew the brand, was strategic in the approach, all while implementing the latest techniques to help achieve a successful outcome.  As always, Rider Dickerson was a pleasure to work with on multiple levels. Their professionalism was a key element to help us make deadlines, as well as make sure last minute details were taken care of while producing a piece of this nature.  We were very pleased with the outcome and felt as though our best interest was always taken into consideration as we went through this lengthy process with Rider Dickerson.”  – Christine Fisher, Vice President for Advancement at Robert Morris University

RMU Annual Gift 1  RMU Annual Gift 2

If you’d like to see a sample, please contact us.  We’d love to show you.

Here are the specs on The Robert Morris University Annual Giving Mailing:

Project Title: Robert Morris Annual Giving Brochure

Date Created: November 2015

Presswork/ Stock:

Outside Front and Back Cover: Foil Stamp 3 colors (black gloss pigment, white gloss pigment and gold), and Register Emboss “1” and “Eagle” with the gold foil
Body: 6/6 4c process / 4 color process + PMS Gold Ink + Aqueous Coating

Paper Stock:

Cover: Mohawk 80lb Carnival Groove Beet Cover

Body: 100lb Opus Dull Coated Text

Bindery/ Fulfillment: Cut, collate, glue pocket, saddle stitch, and set aside for mailing

 

Project Title: Robert Morris Annual Giving Reply Card

Presswork/ Stock: 4 color process /0

Paper Stock: 80# Finch Fine ID Cover

 

Bindery/ Fulfillment: Cut to final size and nest under the No. 9 envelope flap.

 

Project Title: Robert Morris Annual Giving No. 9 Reply Envelope

Presswork/ Stock: 1/0 Black

Paper Stock: 24# White Wove

 

Bindery/ Fulfillment: Print on readymade No 9. Envelope and tuck reply card under flap.

 

Project Title: Robert Morris Annual Giving Donor Listing

Presswork/ Stock: 6/6 4c process / 4 color process + PMS Gold Ink + Aqueous Coating

Paper Stock: 100lb Opus Dull Coated Text

 

Bindery/ Fulfillment: Trim, fold and insert into pocket of book.

 

Project Title: Robert Morris Annual Giving Student Note Insert

Presswork/ Stock: 4 color process /0

Paper Stock: 80 lb Cougar Opaque White Smooth Text

 

Bindery/ Fulfillment: Trim and attach using a paperclip on the pocket of book.

 

Project Title: Robert Morris Annual Giving Outer Booklet Envelope

Presswork/ Stock: 3/0 PMS, no bleeds, no heavy coverage

Paper Stock: 80# Finch Fine Text

November 2015 Project of the Month

The latest Project of the Month was submitted by Dean Petrulakis for his work with The American College of Surgeons. The project was Convocation Program for Clinical Congress 2015. This project was printed on our new digital press, the Heidelberg Lino Print.

With every project we work on at Rider Dickerson we make sure to take the time to sit down with our clients and discuss the strategy, purpose and any ideas they have.  Dean sat down with our friends at The American College of Surgeons as they were developing specs for the program and discussed the option to print the Convocation Program on the new press. Our clients were excited for this opportunity to print their program on the new press and worked with Rider to set up files, make sure the specs were correct and have everything set to create a beautiful program.

This program was developed for the Convocation ceremony that serves as an initiation into fellowship at the annual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, which was held at Chicago’s McCormick Place this year. The program has a dual purpose: it is a reference for the ceremony and also a keepsake for the initiates. The main purpose of the program is to list the names of the 2015 initiates—this year there were 1,679 in total. These initiates are surgeons from across the country and around the world, and they travel to the conference to officially become Fellows of the American College of Surgeons. This important ceremony is a milestone in a surgeon’s career and a significant step in who they are as a surgeon.

Our client, Kelly Hyde, Graphic Designer at American College of Surgeons, had this to say about her overall experience working on this project with Rider Dickerson;

“This year we wanted to bring the program for Convocation to a higher level. We wanted the program to serve as a keepsake for the initiates, something they will keep for life. We also wanted the program to match the importance and seriousness of the event.

Working with Rider-Dickerson was a seamless process from beginning to end. I was very impressed with their explanation and examples of the white ink process. The way in which they explained to me how to set up the files was easy to understand, and they were very welcoming of any questions I had. They offered excellent advice regarding which type of paper stock to use for the process and provided samples of our cover art on multiple stocks so we could make an informed decision. Collaborating with them on the print job gave me the utmost confidence that the program was going to turn out beautifully. It was a pleasure to work with their team, and I would definitely like to work with them in the future because they are very knowledgeable, experienced, and professional.”

The Convocation Program for Clinical Congress 2015 was printed on our (name of press). We are thrilled the piece made the impact our client was looking for and their experience working with our team at Rider was enjoyable.

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If you’d like to see a sample, please contact us.  We’d love to show you.

Here are the specs on The Convocation Program for Clinical Congress 2015:

Project Title: Convocation Program for Clinical Congress 2015

Date Created: 10/2015

Presswork/ Stock: 4C process on the body and 5/5 (white ink) on the cover

Paper Stock: Cover: (4 pages)—Stardream Antique Gold | 105C

Intro Pages: (8 pages)—Classic Crest, Avon Brilliant White, 100T, Eggshell Finish

Listings of Names (60 pages) Body: Classic Crest, Classic Natural White, 80T, Smooth

Bindery/ Fulfillment: Cut, fold, perfect bind, trim to size

 

 

October 2015 Project of the Month

The latest Project of the Month was submitted by Dean Petrulakis for his work with Loyola University Chicago and the residence life department. The project was The Move In Manual.

The Move In Manual is an extremely useful and one-of-a kind piece.  Loyola University Chicago has partnered with Rider Dickerson the past 7 years to create a personalized instructional piece to help make the move in experience easy and enjoyable for students and their parents.

To read the full article click here. http://issuu.com/riderdickerson/docs/project_of_the_month_oct_2015.docx

 

July 2014 Project of the Month

The July 2014 project of the month was submitted by Dean Petrulakis for his work with Coyote Logistics.  The project is the Coyote Logistics Service Brochure. Coyote Logistics created this piece as a sell piece to showcase all of their services and capabilities.

This project of the month piece is particularly special since it was the first project that Rider Dickerson and Coyote Logistics worked on together. We take particular pride in always taking care of our customers and exceeding their expectations.  However, anytime we work on a project for the 1st time with a new client we want to be extra sure things get off to a positive start, which lays the groundwork for a healthy working relationship moving forward.

This job came in like any other; the client sent the final specs and files over and requested proofs.  Knowing from his prior meeting with the client how particular they were about their PMS 7488 green, Dean called special attention to this with his project manager Dave Gorchos when the files came over.  The specs called for Cougar Opaque stock, an uncoated sheet that Dean feared would soak up the ink a little too much and kill the vibrancy of the PMS Green.  Graphic Designer on this piece, Luke Previs said, “Working with Rider was a great experience for Coyote and me. We frequently have problems achieving our vibrant custom green, but for this project, it turned out beautiful. We appreciate the fantastic work!”

Ultimately, after discussing it with the client and showing them ink drawdowns on the Cougar as well as Utopia 2 Dull—a silk sheet that would allow the ink to pop—the decision was made to switch to the Utopia 2 for better reproduction.  By pulling drawdowns it allowed the client to truly see the difference in the PMS on both stocks and allowed them to make a wise decision in switching the stock.  The piece turned out great, and the client was thrilled!

Rider Dickerson could have just taken those specs that the client originally sent, printed the job, sent it out and it would have been fine, but we don’t operate this way.  We always have the clients’ best interests at heart.  We try to go above and beyond to help make each project better.

Click the links to see the brochure.

http://printforum.info/images/coyote1.jpg

http://printforum.info/images/coyote2.jpg

If you’d like to see a sample, please contact us.  We’d love to show you.

 

Here are the specs on the brochure:

Project Title: Coyote Logistics Service Brochure

Date Created: 6/2014

Presswork/ Stock:

8.5 x 10 saddle stitched book

Printed 4C & PMS 7488 Green with overall Satin Aqueous.

4pg cover – 100# Utopia II Dull Cover

8pg body – 100# Utopia II Dull Text

 

June 2014 Project of the Month

The June 2014 project of the month was submitted by Jim Johnson for his work with Frank Peters.  The project is The Sean Peters Note Cards. Frank created this note card packet as a tribute to his son, Sean, who passed away several years ago. The box and cards feature art created by Sean.

The box included a note about Sean and an excerpt from a letter Sean had written once about himself. In the box includes 8 different designed cards (3 of each card) along with blank mailing envelopes.

The box was a custom design created to hold the contents perfectly.  The cover of the box has a sculptured die embossing of a moth on the cover in register. The set of cards was originally created to be used as gifts for family and friends.

If you’d like to see a sample, please contact us.  We’d love to show you.

Here are the specs on the box:

Project Title: Sean Peters Note Cards

Date Created: 4/30/14

Presswork/ Stock: The box was printed in 4C process on our HP Indigo 7500 digital press on 120# Mohawk Superfine Eggshell I Tone White Cover. The note cards were also printed in 4C process on our HP Indigo 7500 digital press on 100# Mohawk Superfine Eggshell I Tone White Cover.

Production: Diecrafters was instrumental in creating the format and custom dies for the embossing and diecutting of the box. The note cards were stacked, collated and banded as a set. The envelopes were also banded in 24. The cards, envelopes and 2 notes were inserted into the box and shrink wrapped and individually.

To view the piece, click the link below.

http://printforum.info/images/june_pom.jpg

 

April 2014 Project of the Month

The April 2014 Project of the Month was submitted by Jim Johnson for his work with European Chocolates, Ltd. The project was the Small Truffle Tree Box.

This unique shaped box was a custom designed to hold chocolates during the Christmas season. To add to the creativeness of the design, the box had a gold ribbon that was secured through the top point and hung on the display like a Christmas tree ornament.  The custom die-cut box was designed to be as eye-catching as possible to grab shopper’s attention. The overall intention of this piece was to create a box that grabbed the shopper’s attention when they were in the store and ultimately make them purchase the chocolates.

As for the production, the piece was printed then foil stamped in register. The box was then die-cut and scored with a custom made die. A cello patch was affixed over the window. The boxes were then delivered flat to the client.  The folding and gluing of the cartons took place at their facilities.

Here is a picture of the piece. http://printforum.info/PDF/AprilProjectOfTheMonthPicture.pdf

If you’d like to see a sample, please contact us.  We’d love to show you.

Here are the specs on the box:

Project Title: Small Truffle Tree Box

Date Created: 2/28/14

Presswork/ Stock: printed in 4C Process + High Gloss Overall Aqueous with gold foil stamping on 12PT C1S Carolina Cover.

 

March 2014 Project of the Month

The first Project of the Month for 2014 was submitted by Dean Petrulakis for his work with Words & Pictures, Inc.  for The University of Chicago Medicine. The project was The University of Chicago Medicine Department of Surgery 2013 Annual Report.

This annual report was extremely cool and unique!  Rather than creating a typical annual report, this perfect bound book had a comic book/ super hero direction!  The piece contained 4 covers, including 2 mylar clear gloss covers with 5 hits of white ink done on our HP Indigo 7500 digital press.  The covers were designed to be as striking and eye-catching as possible, so that the client would be best prepared to compete with other top medical institutions. The overall intention of this piece was for the client to be able to hand the book out to colleagues as a departmental update piece, and to prospective medical residents at interviews as a recruitment tool.

The body pages of the annual report carried the comic book theme throughout the piece on 100# Utopia II Dull Text with an overall  aqueous coating printed conventionally on our 40” 6-color Heidelberg XL 105.  The unique side-sewn binding added to the uniqueness of the report.  The overall production of the piece took about one month, a week of which was designated for running tests of the mylar covers to make sure we could hold the tight registration of the multiple cover  layers with the white ink.  In the end, everybody was thrilled with the finished piece, which is a testament to Rider’s ability to take on a challenging project and handle it with skill and creativity.  Click the link to see a short video on the design and production of the piece. http://youtu.be/fkQbMPhdf6Y

If you’d like to see a sample, please contact us.  We’d love to show you.

Here are the specs on the annual report:

Project Title: The University of Chicago Medicine Department of Surgery 2013 Annual Report

Date Created: 12/2013

Presswork/ Stock: Perfect bound book with 2 Mylar covers, 1 front cover, 56 body pages and 1 back cover with side-sewn edge.

Mylar covers: 9/0 + 5 hits of white ink, 10mil Clear Gloss/ Gloss Rigid Vinyl

Front cover: 4/4 process, 100# Utopia II Dull Digital Cover

Body: 4/4 process + overall coating, 100# Utopia II Dull Text

Back Cover: 0/4 process, 100# Utopia II Dull Digital Cover

 

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