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AreaW4 is a high-performance offset printing process that can reproduce up to 520,000 tones in four-color printing (40 percent more than the requirements of the ISO standard). Conceived by Trifolio to produce books of superior quality, it is an “open” process, continually and rapidly evolving, that skillfully unites the intuition and knowledge of its developers with advances in technology. AreaW4 is a workshop of innovative ideas, an advanced research department, and a results-oriented production facility. Trifolio guarantees its clients a print quality that stands out within the panorama of art publishing.


Why choose to make use of Trifolio’s AreaW4 printing process? Because standards are a starting point, not a goal to be reached. Because it extends the tonal range, yields a wider spectrum of colors, and provides heightened visual experiences. Because it is a guarantee of greater fidelity, with hues that are more brilliant, details that are better defined, and images that have greater depth. Because the printing of a book requires passion. And AreaW4 is the answer.

The following two figures are scans of the results of the offset printing of two images. Trifolio tried to avoid any possible variation of the printing conditions, using the same files on the same machine, at the same time, and on the same paper. The scans did not undergo any retouching. The first is compliant with ISO 12647-2; the second was printed with the AreaW4 printing process. The quantity and quality of the differences seen depend on the viewer’s computer monitor and its calibration.

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