Classica Italiana – Letterpress
The entire collection is made with traditional printing press.
These unique italian designs, dating from the fifteenth and sixteenth century, are printed on high quality soft paper.
The elegance and charm of this ancient type of printing makes this collection of stationery distinctive and unique.
Classica Italiana Letterpress.
Original Heidelberg cylinder machine.
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.
Rossi 1931 uses 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.
Usually, letterpress is reserved for short-run items such as invitations, personal stationery, greeting cards and special decorative papers.
Beautiful tactile and simply exquisite, letterpress printing has a rich, warm feel that one can’t help but appreciate.
Limited edition of 28 letterpress decorative papers, printed on 120 gsm high quality soft paper.
Size cm. 50×70 (inches 20×28)