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Classica Italiana Letterpress Stationery
The entire collection is made with a traditional letterpress printing machine.
These unique Italian designs are printed on high-quality soft paper.
The elegance and charm of this old-world printing style creates distinctive and unique card sets.
The designs pictured are enriched with a hot gold foiling process.
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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 onto the surface of the 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 this style of printing demands 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.
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Made to order stamps require 2-3 working days for production, custom stamps may take 3-5 days.
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