Roses 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.
LARGE | $18
Folded: 4.25" x 6.25"
Envelope 4.50" x 6.25"
SMALL | $16
Flat 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 families 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.
The products ordered from Letter Seals were notecards and stationery in vintage Italian roses and Baroque blue leaves. Three boxes of these fine quality papers arrived promptly and in perfect shape. The graphic art images of botanical specimens and floral designs are just as I remembered them from years ago when my mother introduced this archival Florentine paper to me decades ago. What a pleasure it is to see again such items today. Thank you.