Traditional, Florentine style
100% cotton watermark paper
Hand pressed in Florence Italy, of 100% cotton.
10 Cards + 10 Pattern Lined Envelopes
Matching presentation box.
Folded Card: 4.25" x 6.25"
Envelope 4.50" x 6.50"
Flat Card: 3.25" x 5.25"
Envelope 3.50" x 5.50"
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About This Collection
Founded by Antonio Rossi in Florence, Italy
Continually operated by the Rossi family in the traditional letterpress process.
Rossi 1931 is family owned and operated paper-making company in Florence, Italy - operating since 1931.
These unique Italian designs, dating from the fifteenth and sixteenth century, are printed on high-quality soft paper.
This entire collection is made with the family's traditional letterpress.
Developed in the 14th century, letterpress printing involves setting type and motifs in reverse on a letterpress plate.
The plate is then inked and pressed on to the surface of paper.
The pressing process transfers the ink and leaves a deep impression on the paper creating a three dimensional print that has a feel unlike any other type of printing.
The nature of the printing demands a high quality, and generally heavier weight, paper that will not tear or thin when pressed.
Created with a perfect type of paper containing fibers that are soft and readily accept an impression as well as ink.
As you might expect, letterpress printing is both time consuming and labor-intensive.
Prints are made one-at-a-time with each print having its own unique variations of ink coverage and depth of impression.