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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 Jonathan Self, gave a very good synopsis of why "Engraved writing paper is the Rolls-Royce of stationery, lending gravitas to every communication."

The article went on to say: "There are only a dozen engravers left in the country today. Happily the survivors seem to be enjoying a renaissance. A good example is Piccolo Press in the Highlands. Its founder, Tim Honnor, a former naval commander says: 'We employ thirteen people, including a master craftsman hand engraver. Our clients include Royal Warrant Holders,  diplomats and the forces, and we export all over the world. More and more people are appreciating the different applications to which engraving can be put. It is a wonderful process that produces incomparable results.'"

The pictures are of scans from parts of the article.