The workflow
Printer Trento has always paid great attention to new technologies at every stage of the production process.
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Go through the production process of your book with us

1 - Prepress

File preparation

Find out how to make a correct file:

  • Precontrol of your files within a few hours;
  • Colour management on request;
  • Suggestions of actions to improve your file.

Equipment

  • Workflow Kodak Prinergy 8.4;
  • 2 Computer To Plate Kodak Magnus VLF with continuous load and APL (automatic pallet loader);
  • Kodak Insite web Portal, for receiving files and approvals;
  • Online archive of all jobs on our server;
  • Kodak Colorflow colour management;
  • Epson printer for ISO12647-7 certified colour proofs;
  • Digital printers: Ricoh ProC9200, Epson P20000 plotter large format, 1 plotter Epson SCT-7000.

2 - Printing

Printing

Our equipment and technology allow us to print and bind any type of illustrated product with a high level of quality in a short period of time.

All machines are equipped with Densitronic S and LithoFlash® Inline.

LithoFlash® is a very compact dynamic colour measurement and regulation system that drastically reduces printing waste and setup time. Up to 20 individual cameras capture the entire colour scale with every revolution. Thanks to flash operation, the system uses very little energy and the lighting has a long maintenance-free service life. With dynamic control, savings are enormous and colour densities are usually correct after just 120 printed sheets. The two new KBA Rapida 164 and Rapida 106 machines stand out for their superior efficiency with a maximum speed of 15,000 sheets per hour and the Drivetronic automatic plate change and register control system, making them high performance presses.

Equipment

  • 2 KBA Rapida 164, 120×160 cm, 5 colours;
  • 1 KBA Rapida 164, 120×160 cm, 5 colours (conventional and LED UV inks);
  • 3 KBA Rapida 162a, 120×160 cm, 5 and 4 colours;
  • 1 KBA Rapida 106-6, 72×104 cm, 6 colours + varnishing unit.

3 - Binding

The most suitable binding

Your idea, our printing, bound into something beautiful.
Our state-of-the-art equipment enables us to offer any binding style, from paperback, cased and flexi to wire-o, saddle-stitched and maps.

One of our specialties is the oversized book.
We are able to produce exclusive hardcover books up to 440x600mm (W X H).

Equipment

  • 3 Wohlenberg cutters;
  • 20 MBO + 1 Stahl folding machines;
  • 3 Meccanotecnica gathering and sewing lines with Astronic sewing machines and Opticontrol;
  • 2 Müller Martini, Bolero e Acoro, paperback lines;
  • 1 Müller Martini Diamant MC casing-in line;
  • 1 Müller Martini Diamant casing-in line;
  • 1 CT 100 fast casing-in line;
  • 1 Hörauf Universal cover machine;
  • 1 Kolbus da270 cover machine;
  • 1 Kolbus hot foil stamping machine;
  • 1 Müller Martini saddle-stitch line.

Paperback
Hardcover
Slipcase

Wire-O

Flexibound

Folded maps

4 - Finishing

The touch of class you are looking for

Tailor Made special finishing solutions. Thanks to our experience, talent and ability to problem solve we can make your ideas real.

Coloured edges

Laser cut

Screen printing

Foil blocking

Lamination and cold foil

Special boxes

5 - Delivery

We ship worldwide

We ship worldwide with any type of packaging:

  • Customized delivery like full lorry, train, air – sea freight, small van with tail lift, porterage;
  • Customized pack: shrinkwrapped pack or boxes, multiple copies per carton, euroboxes, any pallet size.

Your book in 15 days with our fast track

  • Custom Book Formats;
  • Materials: the best coated or uncoated offset papers;
  • Printing: offset 4 or 5 colours;
  • Binding: Paperback or Hardback;
  • Print run: from 300 copies;
  • Lead time: 15 days, from print ready files to delivery.

Folded maps

A single sheet printed and folded, concertina and roll, with a cover if desired.

Flexibound

Using the same binding technique as a cased book with a paperback cover, instead of a hard case.

Wire-O

Formed wire is threaded through punched holes which allows the book to open flat. A durable option for a wide variety of projects for example road maps and atlases.

Slipcase

Usually made with case board as for a hardcover book, open at the foredge, into which a book is inserted with spine facing out. The case can be made with a printed, or cloth cover, as a hardcover book.

Hardcover

The book block is prepared as for a paperback after which endpapers are applied front and back. Separately a hard case is made with the chosen type of cover material applied to the board for example a printed case, imitation or real cloth. The book spine is prepared for a square back or a rounded and backed case, the hard case is applied to the endpapered book block and jacket applied if required. Head and tail bands and or a ribbon marker can be applied if desired before the casing in.

Paperback

Sections of folded pages, signatures, are folded and gathered for sewing, or to have the back milled off for perfect binding (which improves bonding with the glue). The cover is applied using glue and the book is trimmed on three sides. The cover can be scored front and back to facilitate opening and to put less strain on the spine and can have flaps.

Special boxes

Lamination and cold foil

Foil blocking

  • Micro-engravings.

Screen printing

  • Raised screen foil.

Laser cut

  • Lasercut with a low relief effect;
  • Diecut;
  • Kiss cut;
  • Perforation.

Coloured edges

  • Fluo colours;
  • Metallic colours;
  • Digital.

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