SAN

Printing since 1926

Uniamo carta e inchiostro, materia e tecnologie, professionisti e persone. È così che il lavoro di tutti i giorni dal 1926 è diventato un patrimonio italiano nel mondo della stampa. È possibile che uno dei nostri prodotti lo abbia sfogliato o toccato anche lei. Il calendario artistico, il libro del museo più famoso al mondo, il libro su cui studiava da bambino, l’enciclopedia su cui cercava tutto ciò che non sapeva, l’agenda su cui appuntava tutti i suoi impegni…

Our company conjugates artisanal excellence, for care and attention to detail, and industry, for dimensions e professionalism. Counting on our family of 80+ people, among masters of print, bookbinding artisans, prepress technicians, professional graphic designers, and logistics and sales staff

The scent of the ink imprinted on the paper, the smooth pages, the cover still rigid:

a new story begins with us every day

The pages of our history

The history of the Stamperia Artistica Nazionale takes its first steps in the baroque heart of Turin, to ride an entire century, survive a world war, change locations and addresses, adapt to the advent of new technologies, accept challenges, think in perspective and become today a reference point of excellence in the world of printing.

February 13, 1926
Notary Giulio Turbil signs the birth certificate of the anonymous National Artistic Printing Cooperative publishing cooperative. The founding members have a share capital of 25,000 lire, three printing machines and ten master printers
February 13, 1926
1948
After 9 years from the end of the war and after having repaired the headquarters from the bombings, SAN is transformed into a Limited Liability Company with a capital of 224,000 lire.
1948
1950s
In 1953 the share capital reached 4 million lire, and then further increased to 40 million in '58, when SAN became a joint stock company. The qualitative leap has occurred: SAN earns the trust of industries such as Fiat and Riv, and publishing houses such as Utet, Paravia, Lattes, Einaudi, Zanichelli, Editori Riuniti.
1950s
70's
The Stamperia continues to develop and spaces begin to become an issue, so much so that it is necessary to purchase a new building in Via Monfalcone (1972), where the bookbinding and part of the warehouses move.
70's
1980s
The advent of information technology is the greatest revolution that has affected the art of printing since Gutenberg: the composition in film replaces the traditional lead, while offset printing makes obsolete the old flat printing presses. The ancient and prestigious profession of the hand composer evolves, the SAN initiates a profound retraining of the staff and a necessary renewal of the systems.
1980s
90's
The warehouses expand with the acquisition of a new building in Rivoli, in Corso Allamano. These are years of great growth and expansion of the company that enters, among the first realities in the Italian panorama, in large format offset printing
90's
2007
The growing competitiveness of the sector, combined with the increase in productivity offered by the latest technologies in the graphics field, push SAN to complete the ambitious relocation process. Thus was born the Trofarello plant, the new address of a company that marries the maximum internal production efficiency and the highest quality standards available on the market.
2007
2008-2015
The company, now in its fourth generation, is able to overcome the severe crisis affecting the sector and the country. With strength, stubbornness and determination, SAN remains at the forefront of technology and stands out as one of the excellence of the territory. In recent years there has been a great expansion abroad and constant collaboration with customers in England, France, Switzerland, Germany and Belgium.
2008-2015
2017
The evolution of the printing offer brings the SAN into the digital world. At the end of the year, with an investment of over half a million euros, a completely autonomous digital printing and finishing department is created with technologies unique in Italy
2017
2021
The continuous search for cutting-edge technological standards and the awareness that the SAN customer wants quality, service and speed of execution lead to the acquisition of a new machine for offset printing. The KBA Rapida 164 5L is the latest generation of new flatbed printing technology and propels the company towards the new challenges that await it.
2021

Our headquarters

10.000 sqm. of industrial craftsmanship

our values

Nowadays a lot is talked non the subject of company's values , to the point that the term itself seems emptied of its true meaning, but having values is what has allowed a company like ours to go through a century of history. It is people and their choices that make the difference and our professionalism translates into a single definition: we believe in the value of what we do and in the people who work every day to ensure that the National Artistic Printing Company continues to establish itself as a point of international reference  

sustainability

Sustainability is today an indispensable pillar for a company, but we have always been committed to rigorously respecting environmental protection regulations, conforming our company to European standards and raising awareness of supplier collaborators

Precisely for this reason, in the design of the new Trofarello plant, particular attention was paid to environmental sustainability and energy saving: we combined the production needs of a large modern lithographic-type settlement with a flexible and ecological centralized plant

Actions

Automatic collection and compaction of bookbinding waste: The trimmings automatically aspirated and conveyed inside a double compaction system with stationary presses, and from here led to the pulping for recycling

Treatment of glue powders: binding powders and paperback glue vapors are treated with special certified filtering systems, to minimize the impact of processing on the environment 

Automatic collection of used liquids and solvents: the development solutions and the washing solvents of the machines are collected in special tanks by automatic pump systems, and from here sent to the specific ecological disposal

Abundance of green areas and pavement quality: the more than 3,000 square meters of green lawn areas are planted with 30 tall trees and embellished with hedges and flowering bushes. In addition to being an aesthetic value for the establishment, the gardens contribute to the control of temperature and humidity. To improve the absorption of rainwater by the ground, the external areas are paved with drainage concrete screeds

certifications

Our vision of the future and our business objectives are linked by the idea of the world that we want to help create tomorrow. For this we have decided to adopt a management green of internal processes. Printing in an eco-sustainable way is a challenge that we face also thanks to partnerships with the most important international organizations committed to safeguarding the environmental heritage. Having obtained prestigious certifications on the subject is for us a source of pride and appreciation from our customers

certificazione FSC Forest for everyone