Vide Press

Independent Risograph Press
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Vide Press is an independent risograph print and design studio located in Toronto, Canada. We work mainly with musicians and concert venues to design, print, and distribute one- and two-colour riso posters around the Toronto core, promoting local events and artists.

Although we specialize in posters, we also love to print zines, flyers, envelopes, letterheads, business cards, you name it. We especially enjoy working with musicians on their cassette covers and 7” single inserts and sleeves.

What is Risograph?

The Process

Risographs use a printing process that achieves similar rich spot colours & ink textures to that of a screen print, but with very fast duplication speeds & at a fraction of the print cost. Interchangeable colour drums allow for print in a variety of spot colours. Photographic reproductions are also possible with a variation on CMYK. Risographs were designed to bridge the gap between cheap and expensive print methods (photocopy and offset/litho). This makes them ideal for runs of 1–2000. Prints become more cost effective at 50+ prints. The RISO works by transferring artwork onto a screen/stencil called a master. The master is wrapped around a drum filled with soy ink. The paper is then fed flat through the machine while the ink is pushed through the stencil and onto the paper – all while the drum rotates at high speed.

 

We print using a Risograph MZ 990 digital duplicator with six available colours (see below). The Riso MZ 990 is a two drum machine, so it can print two colours in a single pass through the machine.

Our Colors

Uncoated Pantone

Risographs use soy-based inks in a variety of colours, designed specifically for the machines. We currently stock 6 colours to choose from (more to come!). Colours can be used in combination with transparency and overprinting techniques. Unlike litho printing, screen printing and letterpress, Risograph doesn’t have a Pantone system for the soy-based inks we use. However, we have done our best to match our current colours to standard PMS values.
Beware that colours do vary according to paper stock.

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Black

BLACKU

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Green

354U

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Blue

3005U

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Bright Red

185U

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Yellow

YELLOWU

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Flat Gold

871U

The Paper

Tabloid

All of our papers are stocked in 11×17 and are either recycled or FSC Certified. We carry a limited selection of white and warm white text weight and cardstock. We also carry various pastel-coloured bond paper to expand our colour palette. Stocked paper selection is subject to change.


Due to the nature of Risograph ink, please note that we can only print on uncoated stock of 60gsm to 300gsm. You are welcome to supply your own paper, but please let us know in advance.

Imperfections

File Preparation

1

Flattened PDF (no layers)

2

Set to Greyscale / B&W

3

300dpi


With each colour layer saved as a separate file. To print solid colours, artwork should be set to registration black / rich black (100% cmyk). This is especially key for fine text, otherwise text will appear pixelated. Name each file with the colour you’d like it printed in. For books, multiples and double sided prints, include sequence numbers too. If you are creating artwork with overlaid colours, indicate which layer you’d like printed first (A for first, B for second etc) Please supply lo-res digital proofs for all artwork as they act as a guide. Pdf/jpg format are best. For books, or prints with complex folds, we may request hard copy dummies.

Graphic Design

Price Guide

Our design process involves a quick consult to get a synopsis of the event in mind, the sounds of the bands playing, the venue’s target demographic, and the client’s own artistic vision. We then need a few days to realize the concept and prepare a digital proof. At this stage, minor changes can be made to the design and info contained. Any additional proofs incur a fee (see below). Upon approval of the digital proof we proceed with the printing process.

1color

One Color

$40

2colors

Two Colors

$50

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Design Revision

$20

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Info Revision

$10

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Additional Proofs

$5

Print

Price Guide
Paper Type
Quantity
One Colour
Two Colours



Rolland Enviro (white)
70 lb.

50-99
100-149
150-199
200-249
250+

$0.80
$0.75
$0.70
$0.65
$0.60

$1.00
$0.95
$0.90
$0.85
$0.80



Springhill Opaque Colors
60lb.

50-99
100-149
150-199
200-249
250+

$0.75
$0.70
$0.65
$0.60
$0.55

$0.95
$0.90
$0.85
$0.80
$0.75

Available Spot Colours

 

Black (Black U), Yellow (Yellow U), Bright Red (185 U), Blue (3005 U), Green (354 U), Flat Gold (871 U)

*NOTE: All prices are for 11×17 size posters. For quotes on other sizes, please email.

Distribution

Price Guide


Outdoor postering service happens once or twice a week, weather permitting.

Prices and quantities are based on a per week cycle. Quantities include both in-store and outdoor core posters. 

In-store only distribution covers 40+ locations city-wide and costs $50.

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COMBOS:
Bike Blitz (WEST & EAST) – $50 / cycle
Fancy Feet (CAMPUS & DOWNTOWN) – $60 / cycle
Walk ‘n’ Roll (All 4 Zones) – $100 / cycle


DIGITAL PACKAGE
$10 includes a high resolution scan of your printed poster, a web-ready file to post to all of your social media accounts, and a custom header image for your facebook event.

Submission Form

Name*

Email*

Phone*

DESIGN

All type you would like to appear on the poster, ie. event name, bands, venue, date, etc.

Submit Your Own File

PRINT

Paper Type
 70lb Cougar Vellum (white) 80lb Cougar Vellum (white) 40lb Antique Vellum Placemat Paper (off-white) 60lb Canary 60lb Pink 60lb Orchid 60lb Blue 60lb Green 60lb Ivory 60lb Tan 60lb Gray

Number or Colors
 One Two Three Four

1st Colour
 Black Yellow Bright Red Blue Green Flat Gold

2nd Colour (if applicable)
 Black Yellow Bright Red Blue Green Flat Gold

3rd Colour (add $0.20 per unit)
 Black Yellow Bright Red Blue Green Flat Gold

4th Colour (add an additional $0.20 per unit)
 Black Yellow Bright Red Blue Green Flat Gold

Quantity

DISTRIBUTE

Zone:
 Campus East West Downtown In-store Bike Blitz Fancy Feet Walk ‘n’ Roll No thanks

DIGITAL PACKAGE

 Yes No

UNDISTRIBUTED POSTERS

 Pick up (Free) Delivery ($10)

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Contact Us

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For standard poster jobs, please see our Price Guide and Submission Form above.

For all other printing enquiries, please email: info@videpress.ca

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