Personalized Stationery Service
Contact us to arrange Pineider personalization of their fine luxury stationery using traditional mitt engraving technologies, special typefaces and unmistakable proportions.
Pineider Fine Stationery: Personalized and Custom-built Since 1774
In 1774 Francesco Pineider, in the historical shop in Piazza della Signoria, starts printing on the finest papers coming from all over Europe. Since then Pineider, following this tradition, assures the very high quality standards of its papers and offers classical collections and colourful stationary even for less formal occasions.
Legend tells us that Napoleon Bonaparte was among the travelers who entered the historical Pineider shop, which became the luxury stationer of choice for authors, artists and poets, such as Stendhal, Lord Byron, Percy B. Shelley, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Giacomo Leopardi and Charles Dickens.
Pineider Watermarked Paper
The watermark is created through the use of a mould called dandy roll on the surface of which there may be a design, a trademark or words. The dandy roll is placed above a wire sieve through which the cotton and/or cellulose pulpis filtered and deposited, and, as a result, the thickness of the paper itself in that area is considerably diminished. The transparency of the watermark is determined precisely by the fineness of the layer of cellulose which is deposited where dandy roll is. Even the most up-to-date paper production methods are based on the above principle, with the difference that the dandy roll, instead of being placed above a sieve, forms an integral part of the cylinder itself. This strenuous roller presses the cellulose to the desired sheet thickness, while leaving a finer layer of cellulose in the area of the watermark design. Pineider can produce customized watermarked paper according to your own dandy roll.
Pineider Water-Cut Deckle-Edged Paper
The deckle-edging of the finest papers is performed through a traditional process known as the water system. A jet of water causes the sheet to be cracked at the desire point the forearm made. Deckle-edging of the sheets is also a very valued procedure in view of the degree of manual skill involved. The sheets are then separated by forearm along the cracked lines.
Pineider Hand-Colored Bordered Paper
The manual paper bordering is still made today using a time-honoured technology of entirely arm process carried out by highly-experienced craftsmen. Each sheet of paper, placed over another, is then shifted in relation to the very first to the same extent as the next sheet; this is essential so that coloured border is the same size on each sheet and on each side.
Pineider Laid Paper
Since the beginning of the 19th century laid paper was handmade by artisans thank to the use of a mould with lean and parallel wires placed very close together. Today like yesterday, Pineider laid paper is a mould made paper, following the old tradition, even if with more modern procedures. Pineider laid paper is a 100% cellulose fiber, neutral ph and acid and chlorine-free ensure its resistance to aging.
Luxury Stationery: Business, Weddings & Letters
Pineider handmade luxury stationery is very sought by the those requiring the finest paper for business or private correspondence. The arm engraving, used for customization and personalization of wedding invitations, announcements, and cards, is a signature mechanism for which Pineider is renowned. Forearm engraving combined with the unique characteristics of handmade paper production make the Pineider the fine stationery choice for paramours of letter writing and those with a penchant for class.