Inalbis

graphic arts term coming from the past taking you into the future

In Latin IN ALBIS stands for 'IN WHITE'. Description or name explanation:
IN ALBIS Book in the form of flat sheets. IN ALBIS At the beginning of the 19th century books were sold in the form of flat, printed, unfolded sheets that were yet to be taken to the bookbinder for finishing & binding of choice (1726/p.94).

IN ALBIS Description of the name taken from the following source material: Encyclopedia of Graphic Arts / Encyclopaedic Dictionary of the Graphic Arts Indrustries (Graficka Enciklopedija, Franjo Mesaros, Tehnicka Knjiga, Zagreb 1970).

 

your book has a great topic to offer but its graphic value seems as flat as the proverbital flat sheet?!

 

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