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Meet the paper: Tintoretto Gesso

Welcome to Monday’s ‘Meet the Paper’ showcase! This week we’re talking texture – in the form our gorgeous Tintoretto Gesso. A fine Italian paper, this stock is perfect for Invitations, Cards and special Postcards.

Get to know Tintoretto Gesso

With a soft honey hue Tintoretto Gesso is an uncoated paper with a lightly hammered surface texture, ideal for marketing, wedding, business and personal stationery. Available in 300gsm, its creamy, warm base means printed colours will appear soft and slightly muted.

Our Gesso paper is available in Tintoretto and Fresco – Fresco is a brighter, whiter version of Tintoretto – so if you’re looking for the same texture, but a fresher finish, check out Fresco instead!

Fancy using it in your designs? Take a look at some of our favourite customer artwork, all printed on Gesso paper stock!


Gesso Paper stock

Image credit: Anna Gwenlian


Perfect for adding warmth to Wedding Stationery, Tintoretto Gesso loves simple designs that allow the texture to speak for itself. Anna Gwenlian has teamed her designs with soft illustrations for a pretty finish to her Order Of Services.


Fresco Gesso textured Paper printed wedding invites

Image credit: Little Lights Wedding Stationery


This Wedding Stationery set by Little Lights has a seaside theme which is perfectly accentuated by the Gesso paper stock it’s printed on. We bet no one wanted to put these gorgeous prints down!


Fresco Gesso textured paper cards

Image credit: Harriet Rachel Stationery


Using our Fresco Gessco paper stock Harriet Rachel Studio has crafted a multitude of designs that really add the wow factor with the addition of texture. She teams all of her Cards with Kraft envelopes too for the final flourish.


Textured paper print greeting cards

Image credit: Harriet Rachel Stationery



Have you used our Gesso papers in your own designs? We’d love to see! Tag us in your creations using #ProudlyPrinted!



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Bex is our Creative Content Manager and lover of all things community. When she's not glued to her phone you can find her out cycling in the Chiltern Hills or braving the London commute on her Brompton.

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3 comments on “Meet the paper: Tintoretto Gesso

  1. Amelia on

    This is my paper stock of choice. It gives all my greetings cards and prints the feel of an original drawing and makes them all look like they are all hand drawn rather than printed, which is a real bonus.

    It’s a little more expensive, but the result is well worth it. That hand drawn finish with a lovely ‘water colour paper texture’. And that finish feels luxurious and cries ‘luxury’ and class. Even if your designs do feature rude double entendres, like mine might, just… 😀



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