We are a company of Stationery and Graphic Arts, based in Porto, with over 100 years of experience, nationally and internationally.
We offer all kinds of stationery services, as well as specialized services such as bookbinding and personalization of articles. Regarding the graphic sector, we have typography, offset and digital equipment, which allows us to place orders of large and small quantities, at the highest quality, at the lowest cost.
All of our services are distinguished by speed, quality and creativity, adapted to the needs of your company.
Peninsular had its origin in the late 19th century.
It was by the hand of Valentim Ribeiro Gonçalves Basto, born in Padronelo - Amarante, that the so-called “Typographia Peninsular” was born, today Peninsular - Stationery and Graphic Arts. With installations at Rua de São Crispim, numbers 18 and 22, in the immediate vicinity of the current Rua da Banharia in the city of Porto, the project arose that has now taken more than 110 years.
“My defense”, a 58-page brochure by António Vasconcellos, dated 1895, entirely composed and printed at the São Crispim facility, is part of the oldest archive in our archive. This proves the existence of the company before its registration date (1905). In August 1902, on the cover of the magazine “Algazarra”, also printed in Peninsular, the first reference to the number 26 of the same street appears, with entrance through Rua dos Mercadores, 171.
Only in 1905 did the name Peninsular appear as registered and founded. With the acquisition of the building on Rua do Mousinho (now “Mouzinho”) from Silveira, 67 to 71, a new business area was created; the stationery store that has since proved so vital to the development of both.
On January 5, 1928, still young, Valentim Ribeiro Gonçalves Basto passed away, but confident of a long mission and a legacy that continues to this day.
It was time for his wife Henriqueta and his daughter and son-in-law to follow the project.
With great commitment, rigor and dedication, Maria Alice and Eduardo Alberto exemplified continuity and a strong dynamism, giving Peninsular a reference name. "Don't waste time thinking ... buy at Peninsular" demonstrates the strength of your first slogan.
From this marriage was born an only son, Eduardo Valentim Basto Barbedo Ferreira. It is 1932 and the third generation of Valentine was born. From an early age, he soon acquired a taste for business, so at the age of 16, he already worked and studied. With contagious enthusiasm and boundless dedication, he soon undertook the quiet but necessary changes, the mechanization and modernization of the graphic park. Always with rigor and weighting synonymous with responsibility and commitment to moderate but sustained and solid growth.
Nowadays, José Eduardo Barbedo (4th generation) and Diogo Barbedo (5th generation) are in charge of the company. The interaction between the modernization of the graphic sector and the consolidation of stationery is unequivocally responsible for the affirmation, continuity and notoriety of the name Peninsular.
Inserted in an area classified as World Heritage and always concerned with the preservation and conservation of its built heritage, Peninsular was, is and will always be synonymous with commitment and dedication.
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