Graphicvalues

Made Of Wood
Lamination
Bookbinding
Hand Bookbinding
Wire-o Binding
Lenticular Foil Printing - 3D
Blind Stamp
Foil Blocking
Sheet Fed Printing
Digital Printing
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Speciality
Graphic Design
Silk Screen Printing
Flexo Printing
Die-Cutting
Made With Cloth
Laser Cut
UV Varnishing
Book Block Edging
X-Cut
Packaging

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Foil Blocking

Graphic Arts technique which with a use of pressure and heated die with various patterns allows application of opaque colours or metallic, mostly gold or silver pigments to paper, textile, wood or plastic. In combination with embossing this technique allows creation of striking and structured visual effects.

Lamination

Graphic Arts technique which with cold or thermal application of clear plastic film aims to protect the paper or board from possible tear and wear. In addition there also exist speciality lamination foils that allow certain effects to appear on paper, either metallic or with hologram patterns.

Die-Cutting

Graphic Arts technique which with application of pressure onto die-cutting tool allows serial cutting of various, mostly simpler shapes out of paper and board. With application of low-tear pressure kiss-cutting can be achieved, a technique which allows cutting through only surface layer of any label paper.

Laser Cut

Laser cutting is a modern version of die-cutting, but with no die-cutting tool used or needed. It allows cutting of truly unique designs also in very small batches. In addition, lasers also allow only surface burning, which can create an effect similar to hot or cold debossing.

Lenticular Foil Printing - 3D

Graphic Arts technique which with lithographic or digital printing over lenticular lens creates an 3D illusion of depth or change in motion. For this to be seen the printed image has to be viewed from different angles. A good marketing tool to show your product images either with visual depth or change in motion.

Sheet Fed Printing

Sheet-Fed printing is most common and widely present of all printing techniques. With it inked images get transferred from lithographic aluminium plate to a rubber blanket, then to the printing surface of choice. Limitations here do stand very much present with a choice of materials mostly being various papers and boards, only with UV offset printing to expand the range to certain laminates. Nonetheless, it is the quality of the reproduction that can be of the highest standard when made with sheet fed offset printing.

Blind Stamp

Graphic Arts technique which with application of pressure on die allows creation of either raised (embossed) or sunken (debossed) relief images and designs on paper and other materials. Often used in combination with foil stamping, embossing allows creation of striking and structured visual effects.

Bookbinding

Industrial way of bookbinding has mostly to do with speed in combination with general versatility of the graphic arts craftsmanship. Hardcover books and soft cover books, flexi-binding, all either sewn or perfect bound, is done industrially precise and at high-speed. It can have many machine added features: Marking ribbons, head&tail bands, dust jackets, softcovers with flaps, quarter-bound covers…and not to forget, it all starts with folding and gathering that stand very much a part of any bookbinding process.

Hand Bookbinding

Hand Bookbinding is in modern time’s a versatile way of stepping outside the industrial. It is a process of physically assembling a book or a book related form (slipcase) from a number of unfolded sheets of plain or printed paper or other binding material. Individual craftsmen like to create almost artistic forms to make their manual labour stand present even in the high-speed graphic arts industry of today.

Wire-o Binding

Wire binding is a commercial book binding style associated under many different names, of which Wire-O perhaps stands as most common. With this binding method users insert their punched trimmed pages onto a 'C' shaped spine and then use a wire closer to squeeze the spine until it is round. Any document or text that is bound with wire-o style of binding will allow the reader to open completely flat and even more so with 360 degree rotation of bound pages.

Digital Printing

Digital printing stands for digital media being transferred with digital press directly to a variety of substrates, avoiding the use of any sort of printing plate. Given the choice of digital technique (thermal laser, plain inkjet, solvent-based and UV-curable inkjet) number of substrates can stand quite large. Areas were digital really stands strong are desktop publishing, print-on-demand, variable data printing, extra-large format printing, all with possibility of short runs with even shorter turn-around times.

Flexo Printing

Flexo printing (or flexography) is another form of printing that unlike offset or digital printing uses a flexible relief plate. It can essentially be used for printing on almost any type of substrate, including plastic, metallic films, cellophane, and paper. Most commonly it manifests with printing from rolls, self-adhesive labels and non-porous substrates required for various types of food packaging being in popular demand here. Another up-side of the technique is silk screen-like printing of large areas of solid colour.

UV Varnishing

UV Varnishing is a great way to richly enhance the appearance of any printed laminated sheet. By adding UV varnish the vibrancy of any underlying colour will be dramatically increased, instantly creating a great first impression, not to mention also help protect the underlying print from unwanted abrasion or scratching.

Graphic Design

Graphic design is a way of visual communication and problem-solving, and it is on designers to use graphic versatility to combine typography, symbols, and images to create a visual representation of their ideas and messages. Graphic design can be as wide as it can be specific, ranging from identity formation (brand names & logos), books, magazines, catalogues and leaflets, also print advertisements, posters, billboards, website graphic elements, signs and last but not least product packaging.

Silk Screen Printing

A printing technique that stands as most artistic and versatile of them all. Range of substrates is almost limitless (textile, paper, board, plastic, foam, metal, wood…) and the same stands for forms of expression (fluorescent ink, phosphorescent ink, flock, abrasive ink, rub-off ink, thermochromic (temperature sensitive) ink, thermographic (expandable) ink, scented varnish, structured varnish, glitter varnish, UV varnish…). As for the message value, silk screen can cover any form, artistically unique or mass-industrial, may it be mono-coloured or multi-coloured reproduction.

X-Cut

A technique that isn’t really coming from the field of graphic arts, but can nonetheless be very graphical with high added value, not to mention making your limited edition book come out unforgettably unique. At IN ALBIS we somehow want to keep the face of this technique hidden from view, but with its results speaking volumes.

Made With Cloth

In relation with graphic arts stitching doesn’t really hold its rightful place, but in truth and as a matter of fact textile and stitching can be highly graphical and offer solid content. At IN ALBIS we have many ideas as to how to make your books tailoring come out as the words say: tailor made.

Made Of Wood

Graphic arts and woodwork don’t seem to stand much related. Most may come to think of wood being no more than printing substrate, but we feel the truth lies elsewhere. Heavy books or volumes of books often need special storage place in form of strong slipcases, clam-shell boxes, suitcases even…and hidden underneath that pretty linen is wood as light as feather. Sometimes desire comes running for the wood to even show its lovely face. Birch, oak, cherry, chestnut, mahogany…they can all deliver.

Speciality

When it comes to speciality, like rounding of the corners on covers, also book-blocks, extra-large size books with hard covers, cold foil-blocking, PVC dust jackets, blister-pack packing…it is those that do the speciality that we seek…and at IN ALBIS we know them all. And if we don’t yet know them…we know how to find them.

Book Block Edging

Every book has it, three more edges just waiting for you to decorate them. And there is number of techniques that stand ready to fulfil that empty space. Gilt edged: can be achieved by spraying or more popularly foiling. Gold, silver, holographic foils, all can be used to create stunning effect book blocks. Deckled edge: adds aged feel to a book. Something old styled for the new times. Coloured edge: matt foil or spray is used to create a solid colour surface. Last, but not least, printed edge: print text or a full colour image using printing and the effect always delivers a knock-out effect.

Packaging

Technology tailored for enclosing and protecting of your every product. In the first built for distribution and storage, in the second and more importantly so, designed for the best possible visual promotion and consequent success of sale.
TRANSPORT and STORAGE Packaging is more than just your product's overlay. It must be as often as possible simple to handle and at the same time easy to distinguish and read. Plus it must have a high enough tear and breakage point, in combination with durability.
PRODUCT PACKAGING (also GIFT Packaging), in succession to the transport & storage packaging, is your product’s pretty face. In this aspect GIFT Packaging stands far more important on the overall scale. It is your window of opportunity, your doorway to the end user. The more sophisticated and creative is the design, that much better are the chances for your product to be seen and desired.

 

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IN ALBIS

Term used for books which were at that time sold in the form of flat, printed, unfolded sheets that were yet to be taken to the bookbinder for finishing and binding of choice.

1815

EMBOSSED printing invented by Louis Braille.

1829

In the 1880s, Ernst Oeser, a master bookbinder in Berlin, Germany is credited as a pioneer in the development of HOT-STAMPING FOILS.

1880

DIE-CUTTING machines coming from the shoemaking industry become sophisticated enough to cut through just one layer of paper or laminate. They can now be used on labels, stamps and paper or board in general. For labels “kiss cutting” becomes a standard.

1900

First introduced in the 1930s, FOIL LAMINATION quickly became the primary choice for repairing and strengthening papers on a large scale.

1930

In the early 1970s, LASER TECHNOLOGY was put into production to cut titanium for aerospace applications. At the same time through absorption CO2 lasers were adapted to cut non-metals, such as textiles, paper, wood, plastics, even wax.

1970

IN ALBIS

Term is pulled out of the archives to be used again, now tailored for the 21st century.

2011