Stamperia Tassotti: putting history and tradition on paper
Stamperia Tassotti was founded in 1957 in Bassano del Grappa, when Giorgio Tassotti committed to reviving the paper tradition begun by the Remondini family, famous printers between the mid-1600s and the mid-1800s. At the time, the Remondinis owned 18 movable type printing presses and 24 chalcography machines, and had one thousand workers and a number of itinerant salesmen around Europe, Russia and Latin America – qualifying them as major and prolific publishers. Their catalog included over 10,000 images, including folk art prints, wallpaper, religious icons, materials for fans and upholstery, and much more.
When the Republic of Venice began to decline and the Napoleonic wars took hold in Italy, the Remondinis shut down their activity; in 1861, their machinery was sold. The woodblocks were taken to Varese’s Cartiera Molina, which launched the production of Carta Varese paper and was quite successful for about a century; then, Count Sguardi, heir of the Molinas, donated the machinery to the city of Bassano del Grappa, where the Tassotti family recovered them.
The Tassottis started a collection of original prints, including geographical maps and wallpaper, animal images (the so-called “Remondini cat” became quite popular) and old traditional games.
Today, Stamperia Tassotti creates paper of all kinds, artistic calendars, origami kits, fine notebooks, cards and more. The new generation at the helm of the company has brought great innovation in the graphic development processes – yet production is still completely made by hand, keeping alive the traditional know-how that helps Made in Italy fly so high all over the world. Indeed history, tradition and vision for the future come together here to raise quality and creativity to the highest levels.
Strada SS. Fortunato e Lazzaro, 103
36061 Bassano del Grappa (VI)
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