Italian Florentine Prints

Florentine Papers are intricate, beautifully designed papers that date back to the Italian Renaissance. Now, contemporary designers are incorporating modern motifs into these beautiful papers. Florentine papers may be any kind of Italian decorative paper that has a detailed pattern on it. Typically, the patterns are made up from smaller elements that all come together to make a lush paper. To top it of, printers use real metal powders to accent and highlight the lush patterns (as opposed to using pigment or dye coated mica particles). These sheets make beautiful end papers for books or covers for the interior of a book's hard cover. They are also suited for card making, collage, origami, and any paper art that requires some extra flair.