The Zuber factory still uses today the traditional hand-printing techniques in use since the establishment of the company (90% of the production in 2012) and especially woodblock-printing on hand-brushed background (150,000 antique woodblocks, listed “Monuments Historiques”).
Among them, we can mention: trough stripe printing, colour gradient printing, embossing or gaufrage, “velour” papers printing.
(These documents are pinpointed on the website, under “Products” as well as in the data sheets of the collections showcased in the Zuber showrooms, bearing the words “Woodblock Printed” or “Traditional Hand-Printing”)
The rest of the production is carried out using a technique developed by the creative team of the company, mixing hand-printing and mechanical type printing as well as water base and solvent base products.
Hand-brushing of the background, silk screen printing or inkjet printing, screen gilding, finishes, ageing, hand-made patina, velveting, embossing.
This combination of techniques is particularly complex and the cost price is high.
As a result its use is restricted to special productions in limited quantity, requiring many colours or a complex layout.
(These documents are pinpointed on the website, under “Products” as well as in the data sheets of the collections showcased in the Zuber showrooms, bearing the word “Reedition”)