Personalized Fine Stationery: Business, Weddings & Letters
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 can customize and personalize all of their luxury fine stationery the well known engraving techniques, with exclusive typefaces and unmistakable proportions.
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, guarantees the very high quality standards of its papers and offers classical collections and colourful stationary even for less formal occasions.
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 reduced. 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 positioned above a sieve, forms an integral part of the cylinder itself. This heavy 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 customised 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 broken at the desire point the hand made. Deckle-edging of the sheets is also a highly valued procedure in view of the degree of manual skill involved. The sheets are then separated by hand along the broken lines.
Pineider Hand-Colored Bordered Paper
The manual paper bordering is still made today using a time-honoured technique of entirely hand process carried out by highly-experienced craftsmen. Each sheet of paper, placed over another, is then shifted in relation to the 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 thin 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 guarantee its resistance to aging.