Antica Tipografia Biagini

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Antica Tipografia Biagini is a museum of antiques lettterpress machines
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Mauro F
171 contributions
True artisan work..
Oct 2019
This type of offset work is unheard of these days. We had the print maker Matteo tour us around and show us all the old type setting and relief printing plates etc... This was a gem we stumbled upon and we bought a lithograph from here. One of the last in Europe. Absolutely a highlight of Lucca for us.
Written 23 October 2019
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Pauline S
4 contributions
Amazing place!
May 2019 • Couples
A mixture of art, craft and history. Not to be missed. We were shown round by the charming proprietor who explained all we needed to know in excellent English. And their products (e.g. traditional bookplates, embossed cards) are truly beautiful and make fabulous gifts and souvenirs of Lucca.
Written 22 May 2019
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Lou M
Sydney, Australia231 contributions
You MUST go here
Jul 2018 • Couples
I chanced upon this amazing print shop while getting lost in the beautiful streets of Lucca and am SO glad I did. The man in the shop didn’t speak English nor me Italian, but he phoned Renato for me, and via email and phone conversation I was able to place an order. I am now the very proud owner of a set of 100 “ ex libris di .......” self adhesive stickers printed with my daughters name. Nothing like this shop exists today in the world of laser printing. It is truelly the most beautiful store and the personalized printed products are stunningly beautiful. Renato was even able to organise the printing of my order in 24 hours as I was leaving Lucca for Siena. Thankyou Renato, your shop is amazing and so are you for helping me.
Written 4 July 2018
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MaryAnn_BI
California8 contributions
A fascinating place
May 2018 • Solo
This shop is a gem, and the owner, Matteo, absolutely loves his work...it is his passion. Since he speaks English, he can give you all the background you would like. The work is exquisite, all done by hand on very old machines. Type is set in the ancient manner...one metal letter at a time. I came across this accidentally a few years ago, and now I go there every time I visit Lucca.
Written 12 June 2018
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joelwakefield
Phoenix, AZ262 contributions
It's a pretty narrow niche, but a fascinating one
Apr 2018 • Couples
One of the most enjoyable parts of our stay in Lucca was the time we spent simply wandering the streets inside the walls. There are so many unique and interesting shops, even beyond Via Fillalunga. And this shop is a prime example.

Antica Tipografia Biagini is one of few remaining vestiges of a world in which printing was an incredibly important technology and master printers not only distributed ideas but were also artists in their own right. It serves as a museum, product display, and active print shop, using techniques that laser printers have left behind.

We spent almost an hour talking to Renato, the wonderful retired lawyer who was keeping the store for a friend. Each print had a story and we loved every one of them.

If you have any interest in books, printing, history, or just want to see examples of Jodie Foster's personal ex libris, this is a place worth enjoying. And do it quickly, as it is hard to imagine someplace like this surviving another generation.
Written 14 April 2018
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spada p
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan126 contributions
Splendida tecnica della tipografia antica, Splendid technique of handmade printed materials
Jul 2017 • Couples
Abbiamo visitato la tipografia per prima volta. Il padolone e molto gentile. Usano la macchina vecchia e fanno
i prodotti di carta qualita superiore.
La carta e tutto prodotto di Toscana. Meraviglioso! Abbiamo comprato alcune cartoline e buste. Bellissime!

We visited a small printing factory for the first time in Italy. It was founded in 1950s. The maestro passed away 3 years ago. The successor is kind enough to explain how to make handmade products. They've been using old printing machines for more than 60 years. Their technique of handwork is very high! Wonderful!
And the products are of high quality! The papers are all made in Tuscany.
Jodie Foster also visited here.
Should try visiting here.

たまたま通りかかった小さな印刷工場にお邪魔しました。
1950年代に設立され、古い印刷機を使い、丁寧な手仕事をされています。
3年前にマエストロは亡くなったようですが、現在のオーナーが色々説明してくれました。
トスカーナは水が豊富で、製紙工場で有名だそうです。ここに行かなければ知らなかったことです。カード、封筒、ノート等買うことができます。私は綺麗なカードと封筒を購入しました。美しい景色を見るのはもちろん旅の醍醐味ですが、こんな所を訪れ、その土地の文化に触れるのも良いのではないでしょうか。ジョディ フォスターJodie Foster も訪れています。
Written 31 July 2017
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SusanP196
Victoria Australia664 contributions
History and details provided by someone who knows
Jun 2017 • Friends
We stepped into this store and you go back in printing time. It is truly amazing and the father of the proprietor was there on this particular day and gave us a very detailed description of printing life and time and in Lucca in years gone by. Loved it.
Written 29 June 2017
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Belle148
Perth, Australia1 contribution
Wonderful
Dec 2016 • Family
We spent a wonderful hour or so at this special place which we stumbled on quite by accident. Old printing presses are still being used to create some beautiful items which are available for purchase. There is also an opportunity to create bespoke business cards or book plates printed in the old way. The proprietor was very generous with his time and in the sharing of his knowledge. A fascinating experience and highly recommended.
Written 24 January 2017
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Mitchell S
37 contributions
UNIQUE SPECIALTY SHOP
Dec 2016 • Friends
In addition to production custom bookplates, invitations, notebooks and other printed materials of rare quality, the print shop sells printed art -- lithographs, serigraphs, etc., mostly of local artists. The owner is very friendly, and is assisted by his father, who is also a pleasure to talk to. Anyone who appreciates books, art, or traditional printing methods and equipment should not pass up the opportunity to tour this exceptional shop.
Written 10 December 2016
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Ljg42
White Plains, NY18 contributions
What a find!
Sep 2016 • Couples
Who knew that there was an old-fashioned typesetting and print shop in the heart of old Lucca? There is, and it is dedicated to producing beautiful, custom bookplates, letterheads, invitations and more. Everything here is of the highest quality, and the attention to quality in this tiny shop is a joy. In this age of computer graphics, a shop such as this is a rare treasure. If you are, or ever were, a printmaker; if you are interested in typography; or if you love good graphic design, you must--must--visit this shop.
Written 4 October 2016
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