Blue Florentine Note Cards | Rossi 1931 Italian Stationery
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"
Folded Card: 3.25" x 5.25"Envelope 3.50" x 5.50"
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Founded by Antonio Rossi in Florence, Italy
Continually operated by 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 onto 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.
A little bit of Italy right here at home.
I intended to order the Butterfly version of these note cards but must have ordered the plain ones by mistake. They are just lovely and bring back wonderful memories of Italy.