This is a continuation of my Rossi paper review..
It writes very well! The paper is creamy and just a little toothy, which I like. It gives a nice feedback to the nib. The paper is thin enough to be able to show guidelines through the back.
I felt very fancy writing a letter on it! I used walnut ink and it felt very nice, no snagging at all. I’d like all my writing paper to be like this.
The envelope is very plain, no designs or liner. It has a little laid texture but also takes ink and nib very well. It is a tad too small though, especially if one is using three stamps for an international letter.
Not a bad combo! Real classy like.
There is one huge drawback though.. the paper has to be folded twice to fit in the envelope. This is totally mind blowing, I mean with the attention to detail on the printing and paper quality, you’d think they would make it so a folded writing paper would fit the envelope perfectly? Nope, I had to fold twice. Eww!
Besides that it really is a beautiful stationery. You can find their retailers on their website here, PS: I am not affiliated.
Rossi is an Italian stationery maker and I am always in love with the beautiful designs in their Classica line. Their stuff is a little expensive though so I never took the plunge, but today I found some of their letter writing set on sale for 50% off and had to get two sets!
The paper is sooo fine and creamy, not too thin nor too thick, and best of all, on the papers are these gorgeously printed designs with beautiful gold embellishment.
The designs are very beautifully printed and delicate. I don’t know if it’s just mine, but each box set comes with only 6 sheets of paper and 6 envelopes. Huh. I wish there was more.
The only thing I don’t like is that they print a little branding on the bottom left of all the writing papers. Ehhh I don’t really care for that, it seems to cheapen the paper..
You can buy the stationery through their US retailers found on their website. Tomorrow I will use the paper for a letter and continue the review!
Thanks! The theme I was using before this was Strands from Tumblr. It was very pretty, with a great tech support too.. but I changed the blog layout now to match the website.
For Annoy a Postman No. 6, Sandy Wambold in California was contacted and I sent her an envelope on July 5th. The envelope is addressed to her workplace, so with full confidence, we thought we could annoy both the postmen and the delivery people at her work at the same time. Haha! Take that, poor innocent people!
And thus I made this monstrosity:
Yep.. very very light pink on ivory paper. Hey, it could be worse, my original plan was to have it pure white on white paper. LOLOLOL. But the little angel on my right shoulder convinced me to at least tint the ink with some color, because you know, it’s called annoy-a-postman not straight-to-the-USPS-shredder. Even Mark Twain has that WTF look on his face.
Hey, in my defense, it’s not THAT unreadable. I used a thick bleedproof white for ink so it’s actually kind of beveled. And if you kind of hold it up to the light just so, you can actually kind of make out the words.. try squinting a little.. I really had hopes for the Californian postmen!
Look, this is a better picture of it held to the light. Much clearer right? You can totally make out what it is.. totally. I don’t see the problem! Sheesh!
Anyway yeah no it didn’t arrive. We waited a week.. then two weeks.. then a month.. and now it is almost the end of August and we feel perhaps it’s safe to say it is dead after two months. Did I mention the return address was written with the same ink and style? Yeah it’s dead!
Soooo with that, Annoy a Postman celebrates/mourns its first lost letter.. my very first lost letter. Not exactly deliberate (though some may say it is), let’s just say California knows how to party but does not and will not take shit from Openinkstand.
Until next time…
你好! And thank you, I’m glad you like my work!