Tassotti Carrying on the activity of the Remondini publishers, amongst the largest printers in 18th-century Europe and active in Bassano (then part of the Republic of Venice) from 1657 to 1861.
Between 1657 and 1861, Bassano became famous all over the world for the impressive publishing work of the Remondini firm. In the eighteenth century the Company had 18 moveable type presses, 24 chalcographic presses and it employed more than 1000 workers.
Typical products were prayer books, popular prints, wallpaper and book binding paper. They were distributed by itinerant salesmen throughout Europe, in Russia and even in America.
The fall of the Venetian republic marked the decline of the Remondini firm and in 1861, after 200 years of prodigious activity, the production lines were separated and sold off to various manufacturers. The dies for decorative paper went from Bassano to Varese, giving rise to the Varese paper.
In 1957 Giorgio Tassotti resumed the Remondini’s old business and began once again presenting hand-coloured prints. In the 1970s the range was expanded with decorative papers, stationery items in paper and canvas named Cartascrittura, greeting cards and art prints; the current catalogue now has more than 2000 items.
Today, Grafiche Tassotti is a family company operating in Bassano del Grappa from its own production plant. All the products in the Tassotti catalogue, from decorative and gift papers to art prints, Cartascrittura stationery items, greeting cards and precious, numbered editions, are made entirely at the company’s premises.