Cassochrome, A specialised Printing Company
Our main Assets:
Sustainability and Quality

Group 73

Graphic designers feel at home with us since we have a extent knowledge of paper, litho and printing techniques. 
We work with the newest HUV-LED 6 colour press in the finest possible grid. 
Thus we can make the most beautiful and highest quality reproductions for art, design, fashion and architecture books.

Paper advise, litho, colour advise, printing or binding techniques, you can ask it all. We help you with all your questions and there is guidance from the design to the end product! Here your book gets the optimal attention it deserves!

With a little more attention and love, everything becomes more beautiful!

H-UV LED PRINTING

High reactive H-UV Led printing is offset printing with an innovative drying system, using Komori’s smartly developed UV Lamp and highly sensitive UV ink.

The use of the H-UV LED lamp allows high quality printing possibilities and strong reliability as well as excellent economic performance and ecofriendly usage.

H-UVL is a technology which enhances colour management and there is hardly any rub off.

INNOVATION
Cassochrome’s specialty H-UVL possibilities:
Komori Lithrone GL640 – 72×102
6 colour + fixed dryer + flexible dryers

allowing the following printing possibilities:
— Full colour + 2 PMS
— Full colour + varnish (spot) + 1 PMS
— 6 PMS 

We can print on any paper stock from 50gsm up to 1 mm and we can even print on specialty materials like PET materials.

Also white as a spot colour and print full colour over it for printing on coloured paper stocks is possible.
Thanks to the implementation of 2 movable dryers in combination with the end dryer, we are opening up to all sorts of printing possibilities.

The position of the dryers can be chosen depending on the required printing effect. The extra intermediate drying allows us to realize other applications like printing white on textile paper to obtain a different cmyk outcome. 

Overall, H-UV L is a technology which enhances both colour and abrasionresistance of our print results.

FINISHING

The gathered sections of the book are sewed (standard with white yarn). Next, the sewed book block is glued in the cover by means of hotmelt.

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  •  With flaps equal or a little square at the offcut, this can, for sewed books, be made in binding line. This results in better quality.
  • Long life span.

  • The hotmelt is sensitive to the solvents present in the ink, the glue might soapen. Especially in uncoated types of paper a lot of solvents remain in the paper
  • Less flexibility in more paper types, fold-outs and special folding.

SPINE GLUING
HOTMELT

SPINE THICKNESS
From 2 to 60 mm

SIDE GLUING
Hotmelt till about 5 mm

GRAIN DIRECTION
Parallel to the spine

PAPER KIND BOOK BLOCK
From 60 to 250 gm²

Japanese folded 4 page sections are folded on the front (front side), this fold remains intact, and the front is not cut. Japenese paperbound books are always perfect bind. The gathered sections of the book are milled at the open spine side and are glued in the cover by means of PUR-glue. PUR-glue is the strongest glue there is. Unlike hotmelt, PUR-glue cannot be melted again after it hardens. By adding a substance (catalyst) to the hotmelt it has become, after hardening, PUR and because of this it glues excellently.

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  •  With PUR-glue heavier paper types, different paper types together, calco, laminated paper, etc. can be glued together.
  •  PUR-glue is insensitive to temperature and solvents. For the required specifications see perfect bind cold glue.
  • Long life span.

  • The time needed for the PUR to harden can vary from 4 hours up to 3 days, depending on the humidity and the RV of the paper. PUR-glue needs moist for the hardening process.
  • Moderate lay-flat. For a better lay-open, cold glue spine gluing is a solution. ( For the required specifications see perfect bind cold glue.)
  • More expensive than normal paperbound in perfect bind PUR.

SPINE GLUING
PUR

SPINE THICKNESS
From 2 to 60 mm

SIDE GLUING
Hotmelt till about 5 mm

GRAIN DIRECTION
Parallel to the spine

PAPER KIND BOOK BLOCK
From 60 to 300 gm²

The gathered sections of the book are milled; the single pages brought about by this are glued in the cover by means of cold glue.

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  •  The spine is more bendable than perfect bind hotmelt and perfect bind PUR.

  • The inside of the cover also has to be an uncoated paper kind.
  • The spine of the cover bends when the book is used and results in unappealing wrinkles in the spine.
  • The sensitivity for temperature of cold glue is less than that of hotmelt, but when used at a temperature less than five degrees ‘cold crack’ will occur. Until about one hundred degrees Celcius, there is no problem.
  • About 20% more expensive than paperbound in perfect bind hotmelt.
  • The time for cold glue to dry is about 24 hours.

SPINE GLUING
COLD GLUE

SPINE THICKNESS
From 2 to 60 mm

SIDE GLUING
Hotmelt till about 5 mm

GRAIN DIRECTION
Parallel to the spine

PAPER KIND BOOK BLOCK
Uncoated paper

The gathered sections of the book are milled; the single pages brought about by this are glued in the cover by means of PUR, PUR is the strongest glue there is. Unlike hotmelt, PUR cannot be melted again. By adding a substance (catalyst) to the hotmelt, it will become PUR after it hardens.

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  • With PUR-glue heavier paper kinds, different paper kinds together, calco, laminated paper, etc. can be glued together.
  • PUR-glue is insensitive to temperature and solvents.
  • Long life span.

  • The time needed for the PUR to harden can vary from 4 hours up to 3 days, depending on the humidity and the RV of the paper. PUR-glue needs moist for the hardening process.
  • About 5% more expensive than paperbound in perfect bind hotmelt.
  • Moderate lay-flat.

SPINE GLUING
PUR

SPINE THICKNESS
From 2 to 60 mm

SIDE GLUING
Hotmelt till about 5 mm

GRAIN DIRECTION
Parallel to the spine

PAPER KIND BOOK BLOCK
From 60 to 300 gm²

The gathered sections of the book are milled; the single pages brought about by this are glued in the cover by means of hotmelt.

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  • Cheap binding method.

  • Poor lay-flat
  • When you bend the spine of the cover, the glue will break, causing the glue to lose its functionality.
  • When the hotmelt gets warmer than 60 degrees Celcius, the hotmelt will get soft again, as a result the book will fall apart.
  • When the hotmelt gets colder than +8 degrees, the hotmelt, when used, will break, causing the book to fall apart.
  • The hotmelt is sensitive to the solvents present in the ink, the glue might soapen. Especially in uncoated kinds of paper a lot of solvents remain in the paper.

SPINE GLUING
Hotmelt

SPINE THICKNESS
From 2 to 60 mm

SIDE GLUING
Hotmelt till about 5 mm

GRAIN DIRECTION
Parallel to the spine

PAPER KIND BOOK BLOCK
From 60 to 100 gm²
(for perfect bind paperbound of heavier kinds of paper, see Perfect bind PUR)

— Die cut
— Foil
— Embossing
— Debossing
— Laser
— UV spot
— Lamination (matt, gloss, silk, soft touch, linen structure, buckram structure, sandgrain structure, silver, gold)
— Coloured yarn
— Edge colouring
— Edge gilding
— Rounded corners
— Register die cut
— Tipp-in image
— Fold-outs
— Elastic bound
— Inserts
— Jacquet
— Bellyband
— Shrinkwrapping
— Saddle stitch
— Omega saddle stitch
— Wire-O
— Spiral binding
— Japanese notary closure
— Singer sewn
— 3 hole stitch
— Rogneras
— Foam hardcover
— Atoma — Sleeve
— PVC cover/jacquet

We do small finishes in-house like folding, cutting, scoring and packaging.

We leave bookbinding to the true specialists within this field, since this is a very different art altogether.

We work with numerous bookbinders in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France and England.
Every country and company has its specialties and we choose the most compatible binder for your specific product.

Please find below some binding techniques for SOFTCOVER books:

— Sewn
— Glued cold glue
— Glued hotmelt
— Glued PUR
— Otabind glued / Otabind sewn
— Otastar glued / Otastar sewn
— Swiss binding – with or without linen spine (standard with linen spine) — Japanese folding
— Open spine (with or without cover) — Cover with flaps

HARDCOVER possibilities are:

— Standard Hardcover
— Flexcover
— Very thin hardcover — Halfband cover

Possibilities of hardcover finishing:

— Grey board from 1.2 mm up to 3.5 mm (2.5 mm is standard)
— Straight spine / Round spine
— Linnen cover / Laminated cover
— Headbands
— Ribbons
— Type of endpapers

PORTFOLIO

ARTISTS

Simon Fujiwara
Dara Birnbaum
Isabel Nolan
Sean Scully
Richard Hamilton
Koen Van Den Broek
Tsuruko Yamazaki
Falke Pisano
Chis Evans
Phillippe Samyn &
Partners
Ante Timmerman
Andrea Branzi
Rinus Van De Velde
Stefaan Dheedene
Stuart Cumberland
Jorge Macchi
Diego Bianchi
Zhou Chunya
Jonathan Lasker
Peter Halley
Benjamin Moravec
Virgine Bailly
Peter Rogiers
Mitja Tusek
Douglas Huebler
Mikael Falke
Laure Henno
Matias Duville

Gilbert Fastenaekens
Alain Bornain
Yves Lecomte
Yves Velter
Steve Canaday
Eric Freeman
Helmut Stallaerts
Koenraad
Dedobbeleer
Rose Wylie
Jan Fabre
Candida Höfer
Thomas Raat
Wim Delvoye
Steve Canaday
Louise Bourgeois
Johan Creten
Carel Balth
Jonathan Lasker
Andres Serrano
David Lachapelle
Tayo Heuser
Alain Bornain
Saint Clair Cemin
Alessandro
Twombly
Pat Harris
Joëlle Tuerlinckx
Paul Pouvreau

Keith Mayerson
Werner Mannaers
Geert Goiris
Andy Warhol
Pieter Vermeersch
Els Vanden Meersch
Coreymccorkle
Willy De Sauter
Philip Taaffe
Ricardo Brey
Maarten Vanden
Abeele
Julião Sarmento
Jack Pierson
Koen Theys
Artur Barrio
Jorisghekiere
Lorenzo Mattotti
Karina Bisch
Karin Hanssen
Eric Freeman
Walter Swennen
Giuseppe Gabellone
Peter Rogiers
Adam Fuss
David Greene
Philippe Vandenberg
Adam Chodzko
John Maclean

Koen Van Den Broek
Simon Henwood
Ron Nagle
Michael Landy
Leo Copers
Martin Wallaert
Paul Van Hoeydonck
Luc Peire
Marcel Broodthaers
Alfred Ost
Mira
Jean Dubuffet
Magritte
Tony Cragg
Jasper Johns
Botero
Berlinde De
Bruyckere
Max Ernst
Art & Language
Jean Michel
Basquiat
Guiseppe Penone
James Hyde
Benjamin Verdonck
Roni Horn
Ross Bleckner
Martine Bedin
Sante D’orazio

Karolien
Vanderstappen
Anne-Mie Van
Kerckhoven
Beuys
Sarah Tritz
Gabriel Muschel
Red Caballo
Houseago
Matt Stokes
Dennis Tyfus
Matthieu Ronsse
Sergey Bratkov
Rinus Van De Velde
Dara Birnbaum
Richard Tuttle
Jorge Macchi
Andrea Branzi
Rip Hopkins
Giuseppe Penone
Richard Hamilton
Ante Timmermans
Lina Selander
Thomas Bogaert
Gideon Kiefer
Pino Pascali

SUSTAINABILITY

SUSTAINABILITY is our priority !

1.The H-UV LED technology is the most sustainable technology on the market  
        – No varnish needed anymore
                The paper is instant dry so you keep the sensation of the paper without hiding it with                  varnish and it is environmentally friendly

        – No need of drying powder 

                This is not only a nuisance for  the health but also for the environment and gave the                    paper sheet a grainy feeling. 

        – Less usage of paper
                We only need 100 sheets to set the machines. This used to be 500 sheets per side.                      For the production of one book you easily safe 8.000 sheets of paper 

        – No Odor 

               The inks react less with the paper thank to the instant drying process

        – No heath emmissions
                In comparrison with UV printing

        – Less energy consumption
                LED lamps result in less consumption , 100 to 120 WAtt instead of normal drying                      with 150 kWatt

2. Extra sustainable measures 
        – Solar panels
                Electricity is being generated by solar panels on our flat roof top and all electricity                      that needs to be bought on top is green elctricity.  

        – Less water usage
                The water that is used is purified rain water and is in a closed circuit so no water                        discharge 

        – All paper is being recycled
                This is not possible with other printing techniques like UV but H-UV printing can be                  fully recycled. 

        – No Ozon emission       
                This is the case with UV printing and is a nuisance to the health and environment. 

        – New REACH legislation since 2019 in Europe        
                All inks, plates and other materials are all according to the this new strict legislation                    in term of ecology.  

        – FSC paper – sustainable forestry
                All paper we buy in Europe is FSC certified which means that for every tree that is                      used, 2 new fast growing trees are being replanted. 

ARTLIBRO

Sedert september 2019 is Cassochrome de samenwerking aangegaan met Trudy Dorrepaal

De samenwerking is werkelijk fantastisch want we delen de liefde voor het vak en waar we voor gaan is :

– Boeken maken van de allerbeste kwaliteit zowel in druk als in afwerking

– Persoonlijke aanpak bij het maken van een boek

– Advies op maat wat betreft papierkeuze, afwerking en budget

– Opvolging van het proces van A tot Z

Contacteer gerust Trudy Dorrepaal voor een persoonlijk gesprek : trudy@artlibro.nl

www.artlibro.nl

CONTACT

ADRES

Oude Kassei 28–30
B–8791 Waregem
(Beveren-Leie)
Belgium

Tel +32 (0)56 73 83 93
Fax +32 (0)56 73 83 83

info@csc.be

LOCATIE

We zijn gesitueerd in het noorden van België, vlakbij de grens met Frankrijk. We zijn slechts 20 minuten rijden van Lille (Frankrijk), dat verbindingen heeft met Londen via de Eurostar (station Lille Europe, reis 90 minuten) en Parijs via de TGV (station Lille Flandres, reis 1 uur). We zijn ook iets minder dan een uur rijden van Brussel.

Geef ons bij het plannen van een bezoek vooraf een waarschuwing zodat iemand je kan komen ophalen op het treinstation.

LEVEREN VAN MATERIAAL

We zetten alles in het werk om onze klanten van hoogwaardig drukwerk te voorzien. We hebben echter uw hulp nodig bij het verstrekken van correcte, niet-gelaagde bestanden om ons in staat te stellen dit te doen.

Lees hier voor meer informatie over Hoe u uw bestanden aanlevert.

Neem bij vragen contact op met ons prepress-team via info@csc.be

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