This is the start of the printing process: it is a crucial preparatory phase because the perceived quality of the product depends on it.
When we receive the files, we carefully check the consistency of the layout, the completeness of the elements received, and the quality of the images and are thus able to inform you immediately of any corrections to be made.
The aim of pre-printing is “seen, print” to ensure that the customer is fully satisfied, by making a paper or Web Approval blueprint in order to ensure that what is printed will be identical to the file.
The crucial phase of making the product that makes paper and ink meet is divided into rotary printing and offset printing.
Offset rotary printing was born in response to the needs of the publishing industry and is different from conventional printing: the printing presses are able to print different sizes in 1+1, 2+2 or 4+4 colours or using supports starting with a minimum weight of 28 g.
The rotary offset printing department is also geared to medium to low print runs of any size of volume (from 8×14 to 24×32 cm) owing to our decision to design and develop our machines made-to-measure.
We are very proud to be able to state that our machines are unique, are completely equipped with all the most sophisticated control instruments (preset inkwell profile, control of register and inking density and constancy) that is able to ensure the lowest rejects in the production of signature marks between 80+80 and 96+96 pages both with 4+4 and 2+2 (in this case ‘zero startup’).
For printing covers, La Tipografica Varese uses a 6-colour offset machine in the 74×104 cm size that is equipped with the most modern tools for verifying, controlling and managing the printed sheet. All finishes are applied in-house: gloss and matt laminated, soft touch, scratch-resistant, biodegradable, antibacterial, holographic, cloth-covered, 3D varnished, glossy silkscreen printed, foil.
For short runs, there is a digital printing department, on any support from 55 to 350 g.
Bookbinding is the final stage. It was decided to invest in this production phase in order to ensure a complete service, manage flows according to schedules requested by the customer to assure quality control of the entire production cycle.
The product takes on its final shape on the 3 softbound lines with and without flaps or on the paperboard or hollander line, with and without flaps.
Each product can be stitched, milled and notch-bound, vinyl glued, subjected to hot melt, two shot and twin flex.