Welcome to our ático!
Since 2005, our basecamp is an inspiring ático in Belgium. This attic offers a unique view on the city centre of Gheel. Likewise is our singular vision on graphic communication. Our unique concept for short run print & cut on adhesive vinyl is just one example of how we make your message or brand stick. Also online we make people stick together!
What We Can Do
Since 1994 print industry & technology is our playground. Since 1994 this landscape changed a lot. Not bound to investments or devices, we improve your service and make you save money when buying print.
Print is no longer in the lead. Brands are no longer what websites claim. These days buying decisions are driven by online reviews. Basic website as online anchor, e-marketing, social campaigns,... call us.
The small hole in the market we found to deliver sustainable labels & stickers. We print with scratch- & weatherproof resin colors on polymeric vinyl. Also white, silver & gold. Challenge us, we make a sample.
Need assistance to put a social strategy on rails? Struggling to define the vision of your print or publishing business? Having troubles to define your mission regarding tablets, Facebook, SEO, webshops,...
to print or not to print?
"We need a lot of stickers for television props. Always short deadlines, with unusual print- & cut-specifications. This requires creative thinking rather than dull production."
Set Dresser @Studio100
"A graphics software visionary with excellent communication skills. Able to convince people."
ICT Manager @SanomaBE
Where do we come from?
The roots of ástico reside in Ronse, a Belgian urban center that took shape in the 7th century, and Ghent which became one of the largest and richest cities of northern Europe in the Middle Ages. But maybe we should start with the fact that we are really fond of comics. Belgian comics are a distinct subgroup in the comics history, and played a major role in the development of European comics, alongside France with whom they share a long common history.
All these comics moved along to a small house in the city centre of Gheel where we settled. A house with no attic and a hole in the roof. A perfect situation to stimulate creativity and entrepreneurship. Relying on expertise in graphic arts, (digital) printing, desktop publishing and more you can read about on LinkedIn, we started building. First we made the hole in the roof bigger to install the stairs. Then we went up and started creating our ático. From scratch.
We've put an 's' in between, to make it sound and stick better. But also because that's a lovely letter that honours the daughter of the house, like the flower that is cemented into the façadeof the ground floor. On top it reminds of the asticots we used to go fishing in the early days nearby Ronse. The circle was round and ever since this attic proved to be the ideal place for new ideas to pupate and fly away. Over and over again. Check our profile to know about our current status. We're either in pupal stage or launching new initiatives.
How will we evolve?