Wolfensberger AG
Wolfensberger AG

Team

[Translate to English:] Benni Wolfensberger

Benni Wolfensberger

Benni Wolfensberger
CEO
Phone +41 44 285 78 00
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[Translate to English:] Thomi Wolfensberger

Thomi Wolfensberger

Thomi Wolfensberger
Wolfensberger Lithographic Printers Zurich
Wolfsberg Verlag Publisher
Phone +41 44 400 29 40
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Raphael Andermatt

Raphael Andermatt

Raphael Andermatt
Project Manager
Phone +41 44 285 78 35
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[Translate to English:] Reto Pfister

Reto Pfister

Reto Pfister
Project Manager
Phone +41 44 285 78 55
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Cornelia Hüsler

Cornelia Hüsler

Cornelia Hüsler
Project Manager
Phone +41 44 285 78 11
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Erich Kägi

Erich Kägi
Project Manager
Phone +41 44 285 78 28
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Martin Ling

Martin Ling
Project Manager
Telefon +41 44 285 78 25
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[Translate to English:] Luciano Faoro

Luciano Faoro

Luciano Faoro
Prepress/Head of IT
Phone +41 44 285 78 30
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[Translate to English:] Walter Lienhard

Walter Lienhard

Walter Lienhard
Head of Offset Printing
Phone +41 44 285 78 24
E-Mail

Markus Fasnacht

Markus Fasnacht

Markus Fasnacht
Prepress

[Translate to English:] Daniela Hügi

Daniela Hügi

Daniela Hügi
Prepress

[Translate to English:] Niyazi Kahraman

Niyazi Kahraman

Niyazi Kahraman
Offset Printing/Gold Bronzing

[Translate to English:] Lukas Büchi

Lukas Büchi

Lukas Büchi
Printing Technology

Mario Bianchi

Mario Bianchi
Printing Technology

[Translate to English:] Stevens Hattor

Stevens Hattor

Stevens Hattor
Printing Technology

[Translate to English:] Kerem Er

Kerem Er

Kerem Er
Printing Technology

Daniel Zgraggen

Daniel Zgraggen
Printing Technology

[Translate to English:] Arben Limani

Arben Limani

Arben Limani
Finishing

[Translate to English:] Sevki Saiti

Sevki Saiti

Sevki Saiti
Finishing

Adem Dërmaku

Adem Dërmaku
Lithography

News

Hand-lithographed Wolfensberger art posters

Ten different lithographed posters from the early twentieth century have been printed in reduced format by hand on stone using the same lithographic techniques as the “Weltformat” originals.


Product details: 6-colour print from stone; format: 57×45 cm


Paper: Rives mouldmade paper, 100% cotton, 210 gm2

Please contact: Benni.Wolfensberger.dont-like-spam@ich-will-kein-spam.wolfensberger-ag.ch

Wolfsberg Verlag publishing

… e questo è il mio sistema!
FABBRICA SZEEMANN

Edited by Karin Wegmüller. Photos by Aufdi Aufdermauer from Fabbrica Szeemann in Maggia

320 pages –
Format: 22.9 x 16.5 cm.
ISBN Nr. 978 3 85997 049 6
Price: CHF 64.00

Orders and information:
office.dont-like-spam@ich-will-kein-spam.wolfensberger-ag.ch
www.szeemann.org




Lithography

Our tradition of lithographic printing goes back more than 100 years. We nurture the craft of lithography because we love the expressiveness and intensity of the colours and the close affinity with the world of art and artists. At our lithography studio we use the whole range of traditional techniques involving stone: besides classic lithography we can integrate related printing techniques or combine techniques such as woodcut and linocut.
www.steindruckerei-wolfensberger.ch

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Insights into lithography

Artist Samuel Buri and Thomi Wolfensberger

Printing process with lithographic experts Adem Dërmaku and Eric Wolfensberger

 

 

Wolfberg Publishing

Wolfsberg publishes several exclusive editions every year.
Our lithography studio produces numbered and signed original lithographs by various artists. In addition to our private clientele, we work for galleries, art dealers, booksellers and art clubs in Switzerland and across Europe. Our most recent creations are on display at our premises on Eglistrasse. We’d be pleased to show you our extensive publishing programme on appointment.

NETWORK

A selection of our partners

www.steindruckerei-wolfensberger.ch

www.linkgroup.ch
Linkgroup is a production agency and media services provider for electronic and print media.

www.printlink.ch
Our joint venture partner for offset printing

www.casparionline.com
Caspari develops, designs and markets high-end products including tabletop accessories, greetings cards, gift wrap and address books. Wolfensberger AG’s partnership with Caspari goes back 50 years.

www.mediacheck.ch
Digital photography, image processing and proofing

www.büro146.ch
Design and visual communications

www.formatguggenbuehl.ch
Christian Guggenbühl’s classic bookbinding shop develops bespoke solutions on a one-off or short-run basis.

www.etterimage.com
Fine art printing and travel photography

www.schwarzaufweiss.ch
Corporate design and web design/hosting

www.michael-buehler.com
Architectural, reportage and art photography

www.syntax.ch
Translation services

www.filmfluss.ch

www.bestswiss.ch
Select products from all over Switzerland: specialities, design and manufactories

HISTORY

Wolfensberger is a family-run business, now in its fourth generation.

Wolfensberger is a family-run enterprise built on a strong tradition of pioneering achievement, quality craftsmanship, and dedication to the world of art.

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Company founder Johann Edwin Wolfensberger (1873–1944)

Hand lithographer Oskar Haag transfers Hodler’s “Tell” to the stone, 1938.

Karl Hayd. View of the machine room, 1922.

The Wolfsberg building following its inauguration, 1911.

15 March 1902 Johann Edwin Wolfensberger establishes Graphische Anstalt J.E. Wolfensberger AG. Born on 18 June 1873 in Kaufbeuren in the German Allgäu, the “Big Wolf”, as he was known, came to Zurich in 1896. In 1902 he took over a small printing shop on Gessnerallee in Zurich.
1909 Construction of new premises commences on Bederstrasse, which at that time lay outside the city gates. The “Wolfsberg” building is a combined commercial and residential property. This marks the beginning of a new era in Switzerland, with the new Weltformat-size poster, artistic tourism posters, and exhibitions of contemporary artists on the same premises.
20 November 1944      
Johann Edwin Wolfensberger dies, leaving the printing works in the hands of his only son, Jakob Edwin Wolfensberger, born on 2 July 1901. Jakob Edwin resembles his father in many respects.
1956 Wolfensberger starts to move over from lithography to the more modern technology of offset printing. The printing works develops special competence in high-end colour printing and gold bronzing. Under Jakob Edwin Wolfensberger the business still includes the Wolfsberg Kunstsalon art gallery and the Wolfsberg Verlag publishing house.
30 April 1968 The joint-stock company J.E. Wolfensberger AG is established. Jakob Edwin Wolfensberger’s two eldest sons start working for the company.
27 August 1971 Jakob Edwin Wolfensberger dies. Rudolf Wolfensberger takes over management of the printing company, while Jürg Edwin heads the Kunstsalon Wolfsberg gallery.
1985 The organisation, comprising the printing company, the gallery and the publishing house, now employs 50 people. New premises are acquired in Birmensdorf, Canton Zurich. The company operates two production facilities.
2005 The Birmensdorf premises are extended and remodelled, and now house the offset printing unit and administrative staff. The lithographic printing operation finds suitable premises at Eglistrasse 8 in Zurich.
2010 A comprehensive joint venture is established with Printlink AG in Zurich. The production facilities are renewed and extended on a permanent basis.
2013/2014 From 25 October 2013 to 16 March 2014, the Swiss National Museum in Zurich stages “Ready to print: art and advertising at Wolfensberger”. The vibrant exhibition showcases a broad range of the company’s printed work and art reproductions, paying homage to both the firm and its founders.  www.gutzumdruck.landesmuseum.ch
2016 The joint venture is extended. Alongside the six-year partnership with Printlink AG, Gebo Druck AG now also produces print media at the Minergie-certified facility.

SUSTAINABILITY

Unique in the industry

Our printing facility has been MINERGIE®-certified since 2004.

A heat-insulated shell made of Swiss timber reduces the building’s energy consumption by 25 per cent, more than required by the MINERGIE® standard. Heat recovered from the printing shop provides 70 per cent of the energy used to heat the building. A combination of measures has reduced energy consumption by 60 per cent compared with previous levels, and these efforts are being optimised on a continuous basis. For example, the lighting system is to be made even more efficient. And the possibility of using the 600 m2 roof for a photovoltaic installation is being looked into. We are FSC®-certified. We guarantee print media made with paper from responsible forestry, and if desired can label them with the FSC® logo.


Investing in the latest technology

Wolfenberger invests in the latest printing technology on an ongoing basis. For example we’re the first printer in Switzerland to use manroland’s InlineColorPilot, an inline measurement and control system offering complete documentation of the production run, plus significant reductions in paper and energy consumption thanks to quicker set-up and fewer breaks in production. We now also use the latest LED UV technology, which allows us to speed up production even more and further reduce our use of paper and energy.


Sustainability (PDF, German)

Publication by Hanspeter Hofmann: documentation of performance and installations in Graz and Nice

Wallpaper by Carlos Kusnir, Marseille: combined offset and lithographic techniques

Colour chart: visualisation of lithographically overprinted second and third colours

Printing inks blended for Hanspeter Hofmann’s publication Bonheur Automatique