Who are we?

Peninsular is a stationery shop and printing company located in Porto. Established in 1905, it features a great experience on a national and international level.

We offer a full range of services – stationery shop and related services such as bookbinding or items customisation. Regarding the print shop, we are equipped with typographic machineries, offset and digital, which allow us to produce all types of works, from a small order to big productions, on short notice and always at the best price.

Our services are characterised by their quality, creativity and by the specific care we provide to each one of our clients to understand their needs.

Our Story

1905 – 1928

The origins of Peninsular date back to the end of the 19th century.

The “Typographia Peninsular” was created by Valentim Ribeiro Gonçalves Basto, born in Amarante, and nowadays became Peninsular – Stationery Shop & Graphic Arts. Peninsular’s first facilities were located in Rua de São Crispim, numbers 18 and 22, very close to the current Rua da Banharia, in the Historical Center of Porto.

A 58 pages pamphlet called “A minha defesa”, written by the author António Vasconcellos is the oldest existing archive that has been printed and produced by Peninsular in Rua de São Crispim’s facilities. In August 1902, a reference to the number 26 of this same street and to a secondary entrance to the facilities by Rua dos Mercadores is disclosed by a magazine called “Algazarra”, also printed in Peninsular.

It’s only until 1905 that the company Peninsular is officially created and registered. On this same year, the purchase of a new building in Rua do Mousinho (nowadays “Mouzinho”) da Silveira, numbers 67 to 71, represents the beginning of a new phase for the company, with the opening of a stationery shop, key part of the development of Peninsular.

1928 – 2018

On January 5th of 1928, despite his young age, Valentim Ribeiro Gonçalves Basto dies, leaving the company to his wife Henriqueta, and to his daughter and son-in-law, Maria Alice and Eduardo Alberto who continued the project with dynamism and commitment. They gave a new boost to the company and managed to position it at the forefront of the printing market.

Maria Alice and Eduardo Alberto had an only son in 1932. His name was Eduardo Valentim Basto Barbedo Ferreira and he was the third Valentim generation. From a young age, Eduardo Valentim acquired a strong willingness for business and started working in the company at 16 years old, alongside with his studies. Driven by his enthusiasm, he initiated various changes such as the mechanisation and modernisation of graphical machineries. This transition enabled Peninsular to evolve quickly and remain competitive in the following decades.

Nowadays, José Eduardo Barbedo (4th generation) and Diogo Barbedo (5th generation) are carrying on the project. The interaction between modernisation of the print shop and the reinforcement of the stationery shop allowed Peninsular to establish its reputation and continue its growth until now. Located in the middle of the Historical Center of Porto – area classified as world heritage, Peninsular is nowadays synonymous with history and preservation of a legacy from the past, but it also stands as an essential company on the printing market in Porto.

Stationery Shop

> Stationery shop

  • Office items and supplies
  • School supplies
  • Photocopy paper
  • Papers for faxes and computing machines
  • Fine papers

> Book Binding

  • Magazines
  • Catalogues
  • Paper-blocs
  • Books and workbooks
  • Thesis
  • Spiral binding
  • Gifts and souvenirs

> Other items

  • Rubber stamps, tags and labels
  • Wristbands for events
  • Calendars
  • Agendas
  • Disks covers
  • Placemats
  • Marketing material
  • Ink cartridges
  • Wax seals

Print Shop

> Small format

  • Business cards
  • Envelopes
  • Letterhead paper
  • Post cards
  • Labels and packagings
  • Stickers
  • Binders
  • Spiral binders
  • Flyers and leaflets
  • Rubber stamps and printed seals
  • Menu covers
  • Coasters
  • Placemats
  • Magazines
  • Catalogues
  • Newspapers

> Large format

  • Canvas
  • Posters and mupis
  • Roll-ups
  • Banners

> Graphic design

  • A full range of design services
  • Brand image consultancy
  • Corporate identity restructuration

> Finishes

  • Varnishes
  • Embossments
  • UV varnishes
  • Plastification
  • Book edges
  • Thermal printing (gold, silver, copper, etc.)
  • Variable data printing (barcodes, clients lists, etc.)

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Where are we

Opening hours:

From Monday to Friday: 09:00am-12:30pm, 02:00pm-07:00pm
Saturdays and Sundays: Closed

  • Rua de Mouzinho da Silveira, n°67 a 71, 4050-420, Porto – Portugal

  • Tel: (+351) 222 005 225 or (+351) 222 050 993

  • Email: comercial@peninsular.com.pt