Why can't a printer dream? And listen enraptured to the conversations, secrets and memories of his friends: the hand press, the platen press or the linotype?
Hans Christian Andersen, the Grimm brothers and Rodari all enjoyed magical encounters in fairytale castles, so why can't the same thing happen in a village in Valmarecchia?
This is the atmosphere you experience when you enter the Museum of Graphic Arts housed inside our company
It is a journey that takes the visitor though all the technological milestones that mark the history of printing: from epoch-making machines that are still in good working order to explanatory panels that describe the various stages and breakthroughs. The exhibits include an "Amos Dell'Orto" hand-press from 1852, an "Officine Aldo Velo di Brescia" Linotype, the "Italtype mod. Alfa", the "Piano Cilindrica Work Augsburg" from 1905 and many other antique printing machines.
An area of the Museum is dedicated to the history of the printed book and the evolution of typesetting in wood and in lead that constitutes the origin of this vocation we have been committed to for so many years.
Another area of this Museum dedicated to the history of the printed book and the evolution of typesetting in wood and in lead, contains the precious volume "Lettering" by Vilmo Rossi that describes the development of writing and printing, as well as a description and classification of the various typefaces and an alphabetical list of printers, designers, and type designers.