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The Magnani paper mills date their origins back to the XV century, when the first settlers developed the mill along the banks of the Pescia river - famous for it's clear waters, an essential requirement for the production of paper.
By the 18th century, the Magnani mill had already started to export their papers all over the world. Among their customers were most of Europe's reigning families as well as the state mints of many countries that appreciated the quality of the security papers produced at the mill on cylinder machines. Other notable customers have included Napoleon Bonaparte, who choose the mill to produce a special watermarked paper for the announcement of his wedding with Maria Luisa D'Austria. The original mould is still held at the mill. The mill was also a supplier of the Crown family of Italy for some specific papers and very important documents and agreements have been signed on their papers.
Today the mill still produces a very limited production of handmade papers in the ancient mill called "Le Carte". During the 19th and 20th centuries, it was here that many artists such as De Chirico, Guttuso, Annigoni, Maccari, Bueno, Guarnieri, Morandi - and many others - used to have their own paper produced as a sign of distinction.
Magnani has also proudly produced currency paper for many central banks of the world , such as Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Iran, Philippines, Bangladesh, Thailand and last but not least for their own country, Italy.
As always, Magnani can satisfy the most demanding customers in terms of fine art papers and luxury editions.
Legion Paper is proud to bring these fine papers to the United States.