Workshop created in 1971
Workshop created in 1971
From the time of Charles Przedborski's printing house, we still admire the stamping, the authenticity of the letterpress, the seriousness of the teams, the precision of the engraving and the setting of the ancestral tools. The machines have been restored, the know-how has developed for increasingly fine, textured, sculpted or curved gilding. Today, young foilers and 3D developers work with tools and mice in their hands to chisel and model the gilding in your image. The foiling, despite its fineness of a few nano millimetres, can be chiselled and worked with textures, visuals and texts.
"The reliability of the teams, the precision of the engraving and the setting of the ancestral tools."
Vincent, a gilder at the Imprimerie du Marais, accompanied his father every Saturday to his workshop. Curious and skilful, he observed the secrets of the profession. A caring and working father, working with passion to produce the most delicate prints. It is with him, in our factory, that he put his observations into practice, working 18 months with his father, back to back, testing the machines, dealing with the demands of pressure, incorporating the subtleties of heating.
From engraving to gilding, the ennoblement of papers… Foiling, also known as hot-stamping is a traditional technique that can modernise any project without losing the elegance the process creates.
The desire for foil treats the visuals as a pixelated black and white, reminiscent of macro-pixel posters in the subways in 1980; we have developed a technique of foiling in dot, pixel or pointillist, bringing a flattened effect in spray or halo. No matter the motifs to be gilded, leaves, jewels, silhouettes, this technique reveals in the finest details and renders the textures visual and tactile.
Thanks to the advancements of printing methods, sustainable and eco-responsible films have been created as well as compostable media that produces fully recyclable results. The only matter is in the production of the film; in France, the recycling of polyester has not yet been developed. In England, this film is reprocessed by combustion and this system allows us to achieve our objectives when we think of a 100% recyclable, responsible, sustainable printing plant. We are currently seeking to develop this technique in order to make it available in France, where our production takes place.
Micro-textured foiling is a foiling technique that transfers the tone on tone texture, giving a lively effect to the visuals and surfaces of the paper. We have multiple possibilities to work with micro-textured foil in our workshops. One of them is to work with it as a colouring system, adding patterns and textures, working with the reproduction of the visual in the foiling area leaving us with an end product that is beautiful to look at. This technique, previously reserved for cigarette packaging, has been developed in our factory and is highlighted in our Notebook editions. Here we have experimented with the most sophisticated end results, mixing textures, drawings, typographies and embossings.
This technique allows foiling that has a relief, with no lack of volume; from the classic roundness of the serifs, the cutting effects of a faceted typeface with a diamond point, to the measures designed by our talented customers for unique typography, giving emphasis and strength to the brands that bags, stationery and stickers carry.