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Wednesday 6 April 2016 - Kinross House Wedding Showcase
Over the weekend we attended Kinross House's 2016 Wedding Showcase with a selection of our wedding stationery samples. We were joined by a host of other fantastic wedding suppliers and had a great time meeting lots of brides- and grooms-to-be. The Odd Box Photobooth have posted a blog about the…
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Friday 9 October 2015 - Piccolo at Brides the Show – 2nd, 3rd and 4th of October
Piccolo press returned to Brides the Show this year to show off some of our wedding stationery – including invitations, save the date cards, information sheets, orders of service and thank you cards. We had a great time meeting lots of brides- and grooms-to-be and have already had lots of…
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Tuesday 29 September 2015 - Adrian Frutiger
We, like many others, were saddened to hear of the death of the renowned typographer Adrian Frutiger on the 10th of September. This obituary in The Times celebrated Frutiger's pioneering designs for simple, practical and elegant sans-serif typefaces – to this day some of the most famous and widely used in the…
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Friday 11 September 2015 - Piccolo Press - Make Works Factory Friday
Piccolo are very proud to have been listed in the fantastic Make Works directory since July 2013. This week it gets better, as the Make Works blog has featured Piccolo as their Factory Friday. Click here to read an interview with our managing director, Colin, about the inner workings of our…
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Thursday 10 September 2015 - Order Personal Stationery Online
We are very pleased to announce that you can now order your personalised Piccolo press correspondence cards and writing papers straight from our website. Click here to choose your layout, add your personal details, choose your typeface, paper or card, colour options and print process. You will still be emailed a…
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Wednesday 9 September 2015 - Exclusive Brides the Show 2 for 1 Ticket Offer
We're really looking forward to heading back to Brides the Show at the Business Design Centre in Islington next month and we're very excited to be able to share an exclusive offer with you. If you haven't got your tickets to the show yet now's your chance - head to…
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Wednesday 2 September 2015 - Piccolo Will Return to Brides the Show - October 3-5
Next month, from the 3rd – 5th of October, Piccolo Press will be returning to Brides the Show at the Business Design Centre in Islington. We'll be armed with lots of samples and Wedding Stationery ideas. Piccolo can provide everything from Save the Date to Thank You – and there's no better way…
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Thursday 23 August 2012 - “Country Life Magazine” Highlights Piccolo Press
Piccolo Press was delighted to be chosen by COUNTRY LIFE as a showpiece for their article “Printing that’s a cut above” in their magazine of 15 August. With four pictures of Piccolo’s work shown in full colour, plus an excellent description of the engraving and diestamping process, the article by…
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Sunday 15 July 2012 - US Navy Dolphins complete US Navy Stationery Portfolio
It has been surprisingly difficult to get really clear artwork of the “Dolphin” pin, worn with great pride by submariners in the United States Navy.  But our wonderful skilled hand engraver has produced a beautiful steel die, with all the detail and sculpture needed to allow us to diestamp stationery…
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Wednesday 27 June 2012 - “This is a Printing Office” & “Old Lang Syne”
Piccolo has recently printed two A5 posters, on 100% cotton “Somerset” . THIS IS A PRINTING OFFICE are the wonderful words of Beatrice Ward, typographer to the Monotype Corporation about the unique importance of printing to civilisation, and set as a broadsheet in 1932, using Eric Gill’s ‘Perpetua typeface. (The…
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Thursday 10 May 2012 - Diamond Jubilee and Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Piccolo is being kept very busy by the many orders coming through from British Embassies for receptions to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen. Whilst some of these events combine the annual Queen’s Birthday Party (QBP), we are seeing many additional receptions to celebrate this her Diamond…
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Wednesday 2 May 2012 - Letterpress Round Business Cards
A recent design of round business cards, printed by letterpress has been a huge success with a local Antiques Company, who have now followed up with a second order. The cards are printed on a 750gsm white card and then die cut to 75mm in diameter. The cards are small…
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Wednesday 14 March 2012 - Diamond Jubilee Book Plates
As a result of a request from a school in Aberdeenshire, Piccolo Press has produced some special bookplates to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen.  The bookplates are in full colour with the Diamond Jubilee Logo and are printed onto a peel back sticky paper.  It is…
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Wednesday 7 March 2012 - Visit to the Engraver’s Workshop
It was a great treat, last week, to be able to visit Ron Hughes, the quite astonishingly skilled hand engraver who makes so many of our dies. Here he was in his small workshop, engraving a beautiful new bookplate for a client of ours, out of a block of steel.…
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Wednesday 1 February 2012 - Correspondence Cards
Since Piccolo Press appeared in the FT Magazine issue of January 7th, we have inundated with requests for Correspondence Cards and lined tissue envelopes.  These items of stationery are already a best seller and we have a gallery of cards within our “Personal” section on our web site. We have…
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Sunday 22 January 2012 - Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee - Special Invitations with Jubilee Logo.
With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to celebrate this year,  Piccolo Press has commissioned a special hand engraved steel die to print/diestamp the Jubilee Logo in burnished gold. (The die was hand engraved by an ex Engraver to the Bank of England) Piccolo Press is also able to produce the full…
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Monday 2 January 2012 - New Year
Best wishes to all for New Year and 2012. Whilst we are answering your emails, the Press Room does not start again until Thursday 5th January. To show you what the Piccolo Printshop looks when put to bed for the holiday I have posted a picture of the general workshop,…
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Thursday 15 December 2011 - Lord Mayor’s Show - Invitation of the Month
I have chosen, as invitation card of the month, one we produced for Mr Dominic Reid, OBE, who was celebrating his role as Pagentmaster of the Lord Mayor’s Show for twenty years. An intricate die had to be hand engraved in steel, incorporating the Lord Mayor’s Carriage and Heraldic items. …
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Friday 2 December 2011 - Stunning Christmas Card
Piccolo has recently diestamped a Christmas Card for the prestigeous “Carnegie Club” at Skibo Castle, in the North of Scotland. The design required two large hand steel engraved dies and was the most challenging and difficult job that Piccolo Press has ever attempted. The card was stamped onto a folded…
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Friday 28 October 2011 - PrintWeek Award 2011
And so on Monday 24th October some 1000 persons from the UK Printing Industry were sitting down to dine at Grosvenor House, Park Lane.  Piccolo Press had been notified that they had been short listed for a print award. Tim Honnor was seated at a table at the far end…
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Saturday 22 October 2011 - Print Awards
Monday 24th October sees the UK PrintWeek Awards Dinner in Grosvenor House, London. Here some 1600 people from the printing Industry will gather to see the judges pick the “Printers of the Year” for 2011. Piccolo Press has been earmarked as one of three finallists, throughout the UK, in “Social…
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Sunday 24 July 2011 - Diestamping Event at St Brides Library, Fleet Street
Tim Honnor, Chairman of the British Engraved Stationery Association gave a talk on Wednesday 20th July, with slides and films, to over one hundred designers and print buyers, gathered at St Brides Printing Library in Fleet Street. The event was organised in conjunction with GF Smith, the prestigeous paper merchants,…
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Thursday 23 June 2011 - Scottish Open Golf Championships:  7th - 10th July 2011
Piccolo Press is getting ready to show at the Scotish Open Golf Championship, taking place at Castle Stuart, just a few miles away from their printshop in Nairn. With a stand in the tented area, they will be exhibiting the printing that they have done for this beautiful new championship…
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Friday 10 June 2011 - Chief Printing Executive visits Piccolo Press - PRESS RELEASE
Piccolo Press the prestigious and specialist printing company, based at Nairn in the Scottish Highlands, was visited today by Mr Michael Johnson, the outgoing Chief Executive of the British Printing Industries Federation.  Mr Johnson, on his last visit in post, said it was entirely appropriate that he should end his…
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Tuesday 17 May 2011 - MCC
Tim Honnor, the founder and owner of Piccolo Press is an ardent cricket fan and one who is glued to his radio whenever there is a Test Match.  Thus, he was particularly thrilled to be asked to diestamp and print some invitations for the MCC. He thinks that it is…
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Monday 4 April 2011 - Stationery for Liberty London
Piccolo has recently completed a prestigeous order of engraved stationery for the exclusive store “Liberty London”.  Creating hand engraved dies of some old images held by Liberty London, some stunning writing paper and gift stationery cards were created.
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