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Magnani Watercolour Pads & Blocks

The Magnani paper mills date their origins back to the 15th century, when the first settlers developed the mill along the banks of the Pescia river that was famous for its clear waters, an essential requirement for the production of paper.

During the years the Magnani paper mills have walked step by step with the turmoil of the nation, always remaining active and at the beginning of the 19th Century, as an index of its growth, they owned more than 150 vats for refining pulp.

The Magnani mill had already started in the 18th century to export their papers all over the world and could count among their customers most of Europes reigning families and the state mints of many countries that appreciated the quality of the security papers produced at the mill on cylinder machines the only ones that can guarantee the highest quality standards, among the mills customers there was Napoleon Bonaparte that choose the mill to produce a special watermarked paper for the announcement of his wedding with Maria Luisa DAustria, the original mould is still held at the mill.

The mill was also a supplier of the Crown family of Italy for some specific papers and very important documents and agreements have been signed on our papers.

During the years very important artist such as Picasso, De Chirico, Guttuso, Annigoni, Maccari, Bueno, Guarnieri, Morandi, writers like DAnnunzio, Giusti and many others used to have their own paper produced as a sign of distinction.