Offset printing has always been our core business and passion, so every year we invest a part of our profits in researching and developing new printing techniques. This is why we can offer our customers innovative and useful solutions to make their catalogues distinctive and unique.
CMYK printing with stochastic screening and colour space processing. These are the two main ingredients of the innovative BIGamut printing technique. With this work cycle and using 4 colours only, we can achieve the same results as hexachrome printing, namely bright colours, sharp images and a startling three-dimensional effect. All this makes BIGamut the ideal technique for art books, photographic catalogues and illuminated manuscript reproductions.
Once upon a time, printers used special "hot stamping" processes on their machines to embellish their prints. But today, in the digital era of production on demand we use DIGITAL FOILING. We have developed a new hi-tech foiling technique that can be used on digital machines without having to resort to classic but costly hot foil stamping. This new production process that can be used at an industrial level, allows us to embellish even digital products and ensure that such decorations are not restricted to offset printing or large-scale print runs. The flexibility of this process now means we can embellish packaging and labels, tickets, tags and anything else that the latest communication studies invent.
The "Drip off" technique is another way of embellishing prints as it creates a highly original contrast between gloss and matt effects using paints that are deposited only in certain specific areas. It is a valid alternative to UV serigraphy even if it has a mistier effect due to the process being carried out in-line in a single print step. Nevertheless it is ideal for enhancing packaging, books, magazines, and catalogue or brochure covers.
Today, the technique of paper aging has been refined to the point where it can be used at a semi-industrial level. And our R&D team has taken it one step further and applied it to the reproduction of illuminated manuscripts that need to be as faithful to the original as possible. This depends, not only on advanced print techniques and embellishments, but also on how the paper is treated during post-production. Today, we can age a volume by using a complex process that treats each printed page individually, recreating the wrinkled effect caused by dampness and the feel of real vellum that is completely different and cannot be compared to other vellum paper currently available on the market.