Our bookbinding cloths are produced with high grade base cloths and innovative production process.
Natural fabrics can all be decorated with different quality results, depending on the threads count and fabric texture, and coated or uncoated items.

Coated cloths

Bukram P extra;Bukram P extra Fantasia;Canvas extra R;Canvas extra R Fantasia.
Our acrylic coated cotton based cloths offer a very good performance on hot foil blocking, blind blocking, screen printing and offset printing.

Dyed cotton and rayon cloths

Cialux; Assuan; Tasmania; Luxor; Canvas Extra; Cialinen; Canapetta; Africa.
Natural finished cotton and rayon cloths can be decorated with higher or lower performances depending on their threads count and texture. The higher number of thread gives and lighter texture give a better performance.

Silky finished rayon cloths

Setalux; Setalux Metal; Shantung.
Our filament rayon cloths are perfect for any kind of decoration, thanks to the higher threads count and smooths surface.

Hot foil blocking:

  • Recommended foils: Kurz
  • Pastels: Colorit VB 900  White :Colorite VB 911  Black:Colorit VB912
  • Gold: Luxor AB 220
  • Silver: Alufin AB
  • Pressure: strong
  • Temperature: 120 – 140°;  it depends on the font you have to print

Screen printing:

  • Inks: vinyl, acrylic, solvent base
  • Do not use UV inks
  • White background is recommended on colored clothss
  • Drying in warm ari oven at 60°C
  • Conditioninig with cold air
  • Do not use varnishes

Offset printing :

Offset printing on book cloths does not require any special equipments and skills. The best quality printing is achievable on Setalux, thanks to the very high number of threads and the silky surface.

Setting: keep loading at a minimum to better manage setting Ink; use quick set ink; we recommend oxidization ink but you can also use the UV ones
Screen: 70 lines/cm (178/inch)
Damping: pH>5,5 and a fountain solution of isopropyl alcohol
Drying: it’s better to not use UV dryer or infrared oven
Humidity: ideal relative humidity is 55%
Temperature: 20°C/70 degrees F
Pressure: 10% more than standard
Piles: low piles recommeded 

Digital printing:

Our material Setalux  for HP, has been created in order to obtain good results on HP indigo 12000; look at our HP certification; with this technology you can printe on our Digifly item too, see below technical specifics:

Furthermore if you want to use UV inks, in digital; you can print on  KM ACURIO JET or KOMORI IMPRENTA IS29 using our items Cialux, Setalux,, Digifly for Km, the last one is a tissue 100% cotton with a special coating on it;

Moreover in our collection we have also tissues suitable for CANON PERSS C910, toner printing , please ask us if you are interested in .