Cassochrome, A specialised Printing Company
Our main Assets:
Sustainability and Quality
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!
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.
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.
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.
From 2 to 60 mm
Hotmelt till about 5 mm
Parallel to the spine
PAPER KIND BOOK BLOCK
From 60 to 250 gm²
Koen Van Den Broek
Phillippe Samyn &
Rinus Van De Velde
Saint Clair Cemin
Els Vanden Meersch
Willy De Sauter
Koen Van Den Broek
Paul Van Hoeydonck
Art & Language
Rinus Van De Velde
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 instantly 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 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 save 8.000 sheets of paper
– No Odor
The inks react less with the paper thanks to the instant drying process
– No heath emissions
In comparison 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 in on top is green electricity.
– 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 Ozone emission
This is the case with UV printing and is a nuisance to health and environment.
– New REACH legislation since 2019 in Europe
All inks, plates and other materials meet the necessary standards according to 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 replanted.
Since September 2019, Cassochrome has entered into a partnership with Trudy Dorrepaal
The collaboration is really fantastic because we share the love for the profession and what we go for is :
– Making books of the very best quality in both printing and finishing
– Personal approach to making a book
– Tailored advise regarding choice of paper, binding and budget
– Follow-up of the process from A to Z
Feel free to contact Trudy Dorrepaal for a personal conversation : email@example.com
We are located in the north of Belgium, near the border with France. We are only a 20 minute drive from Lille (France), which has connections to London via the Eurostar (Lille Europe station, 90 mins journey) and Paris via the TGV (Lille Flandres station, 1 hour journey). We are also just under an hour from Brussels.
When planning a visit, give us a warning in advance so that someone can pick you up at the train station.
We make every effort to provide our customers with high-quality printed matter. However, we need your help in providing correct, non-layeres files to enable us to do this.
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If you have any questions, please contact our prepress team at firstname.lastname@example.org