SYL was founded by Francisco Segarra Estampa and his wife, Ysabel Alegre, in 1958. A small type shop on a small property in Barcelona. From typography to offset. From printing to gathering and bookbinding. From bookbinding to stamping and die-cutting. And from die-cutting to creating and producing books and graphic works that no one else in the world is capable of. It is what we call Integrated Printing Process.
And now, over 50 years later and in the age of the Internet, we are more than a hundred employees, we make use of the latest technology, and we compete in the most demanding international markets.
All the while maintaining our tradition of excellence and love of the craft, from the printing itself to the final completed piece.
SYL handles the entire production process internally - without subcontracting with third parties - from the design and layout to the final delivery. Thanks to the latest technology in all pre-press areas, CTP, printing, bookbinding, stamping, die-cutting and finishing, you can rely on an absolute guarantee - as you will see - that your product is made in just one company. Obviously, this saves costs, avoids errors, and makes for the highest quality. But to verify this for yourself, call us. A website, you know, it’s just a website..
SYL’s facilities cover 5,000 square meters in a modern and functional building, employing the latest Graphic Arts technology. We are only ten minutes from the airport and fifteen minutes from downtown Barcelona.
1 KBA Rapida 106 75 x 106 cm. (29.5”x 41.7”): 10 color press (can also perfect 5/5)
1 KBA 120 x 160 cm. (47” x 63”): 5 color press,
1 KBA 100 x 140 cm. (39” x 55”): 5 color press
3 HEIDELBERG Speedmaster 72 x 102 cm (28” x 40”) 5 color press
1 HEIDELBERG Speedmaster 72 x 102 cm (28” x 40”) 2 color press (can also perfect 1/1)
1 HEIDELBERG Speedmaster 52 x 74 cm (20” x 29”) 5 color press
1 GTO 34 x 52 cm. (13” x 20”): 1 color press
Workflow Fuji Luxel T-9500 CTP – NS, Heidelberg Image Control with CIP3, 4 latest generation Apple Macintosh + 1 PC Windows 7, 2 Epson Colour Plotter 10600 and HP 7100 for digital proofs, 1 Digital Press Xerox 700 (maximum size of 48,8 x 33 cm).
2 POLAR 135
1 SCHNEIDER SENATOR 115
1 STAHL 35 folding machine
2 STAHL 78 folding machine
1 PETRATTO Cordoba folding machine
1 Kolbus for hardcover binding.
1 Wolenberg GOLF 6001 with 12 stations for both perfect binding or sewn, and hardcover binding.
1 Muller with 5 stations for saddle-stitching, with trilateral guillotine
1 Aster for thread sewing
1 Muller Martini Inventa for thread sewing
3 SAROGLIA 54 x 72 cm. (21” x 28”) for foil stamping and embossing
1 CAHUE 120 x 160 cm (47” x 63”) for foil stamping and embossing. Maximum foiling/embossing area: 79 x 98 cm. (31”x 38”)
1 HEIDELBERG 56 x 82 cm (22” x 32”) for foil stamping and embossing
1 Kolbus for embossing for hardcover binding
3 HEIDELBERG 54 x 74cm (21” x 29”)
Auxiliary machinery for bookbinding and finishing: :
1 Collator for sheets with 15 stations
2 Shrink wrapping machines
1 Wire-O machine
Other machines: blunt edges, eyelets, round hole punching …
1 spot gluing machine
1 WOLENBERG for glue application for end sheets
Here you can see some samples of our work. It is a shame you cannot appreciate the quality of the papers we use, the chromatic fidelity of the printing, the extraordinary accuracy of our hand-sewing, the delicacy of blind or foil embossing, gilded edges, three-dimensional dies, the dazzling subtlety of prints or the accurate reproduction of medieval codices. Major brands in the world of luxury and fashion and big automotive companies are among our clients. They know it’s not the same see a product on a website as it is to try it in the real world. The same thing happens to us.
SYL works for companies around the world. Publishing houses, design and photography studios, advertising and communications agencies. Big brands in automation, the fashion and luxury accessories sector, the banking and financial institutions, museums and foundations, art galleries and private collectors, facsimile and masterpiece editors. Our clients are in Spain, Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom, the United States, Holland, Mexico…. They are demanding companies that understand, appreciate and value the quality, the rigorous standards, severity, the service, and the accuracy and the punctual schedules. Our work has received many awards in important international competitions.
Ask for want you want. The more complex the project, the better.
If you are not sure yet, if you have any doubts about how to lay it out, if you want us to advise you, if you have an idea but cannot find the way to translate it in a way that combines quality and saves costs and time, call David Vila: firstname.lastname@example.org, 616 773 057.
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