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WHEN IT COMES TO GAMES, WE'RE THE EXPERTS

We didn’t get into games by chance: they are our essence and are at the heart of everything we do. Playing cards and games in general are our tools of the trade. We put in passion, imagination, expertise and precision because we want every product to convey the values and prestige of the Dal Negro brand. Since 1876, simply unique.

Playing for fun

We have added a range of games and toys for young people and children to our core business of manufacturing playing cards and traditional wooden games. Today, our range includes travel games, educational games, games of skill and strategy, outdoor games, and group and family games for all ages.

Quality
Careful selection of raw materials and high production standards.
Design
Continuous research and development to ensure the best gaming experience.
Reliability
Experience and process control at every stage of production.

Playing for fun

We have added a range of games and toys for young people and children to our core business of manufacturing playing cards and traditional wooden games. Today, our range includes travel games, educational games, games of skill and strategy, outdoor games, and group and family games for all ages.

Quality
Careful selection of raw materials and high production standards.
Design
Continuous research and development to ensure the best gaming experience.
Reliability
Experience and process control at every stage of production.

PLAYING AND GAMES ARE IN OUR BLOOD

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IN THE YEAR

1756

Historical documents attest to the presence of a playing card factory in Treviso… the beginning of a long story waiting to be told.

1850 - 1865

Brothers Francesco and Giovanni Prezioso run and develop the modern history of playing cards production in Treviso. They commission engraver Nani Inci to rework the designs of the Venetian cards on the stones used for printing. The designs of the Trevisane cards created then are the same as those we print today.

1876

Francesca Rind, a playing card manufacturer based in Treviso only a few hundred metres from the premises of Giovanni Prezioso, took over the latter, giving rise to a new company called Successori Prezioso.

1928

The Bennati & Dal Negro Successori Prezioso playing cards factory is founded.

The Dal Negro era begins in a relatively quiet manner.

1939

On 3 June, Fabbrica Carte da Giuoco – Industrie Cartotecniche Teodormiro Dal Negro is founded, thus giving rise to the brand
Teodomiro Dal Negro.

1947

The modern factory is built in Viale Fratelli Bandiera, just outside the city walls of Treviso.

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The 1960s

The first children’s card-games are launched: the Four Seasons Game and Pinocchio.

1973

1 January: abolition of stamp duty on playing cards, allowing for a continuous in-line production of decks of cards. By increasing production capacity and reducing production times, playing cards can be sold at lower prices, making them accessible to all. For Dal Negro, this historic event brings an exponential growth in sales, with the number of decks sold in one month reaching the same as the number previously sold in a whole year.

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1974

To meet the growing demand, production premises are moved to a larger new factory in Viale Brigata Marche, in Carbonera in the province of Treviso. The production of playing cards, card games and customised cards is complemented by that of classic games (Chess, Draughts, Nine Men’s Morris, Backgammon, and Roulette) made by skilled local craftspeople using special woods and other prized materials.

The 1980s

Always at the forefront of innovation in general, and of printing techniques in particular, 4-colour printing machines and UV inks are introduced for making playing cards. The use of UV varnish also makes it possible to no longer need to use the ‘discards’ or protective sheets.

The new production capacity combines with success in marketing, allowing Dal Negro to achieve significant export growth, initially to the UK, France, Germany and the USA.

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2002

We grow and change. New logistical requirements lead us to move to a new, more modern and functional production facility and Dal Negro moves to its current location in P.zza G.B. Cavarzerani di Carbonera (TV).

2003-04

The product range expands through the acquisition of the brands of Mesenghini, playing cards for professional players, and of NTP, specialised in manufacturing playing cards for casinos.

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2005

The range of products is further added to with children’s games, thus creating a wider user-base, and a more varied target group.

2020

To ensure protection when playing, we introduce the #PLAYSAFE sanitising technology in all of our decks and card games.

protection

1756

Historical documents attest to the presence of a playing card factory in Treviso… the beginning of a long story waiting to be told.

1850 - 1865

Brothers Francesco and Giovanni Prezioso run and develop the modern history of playing cards production in Treviso. They commission engraver Nani Inci to rework the designs of the Venetian cards on the stones used for printing. The designs of the Trevisane cards created then are the same as those we print today.

1876

Francesca Rind, a playing card manufacturer based in Treviso only a few hundred metres from the premises of Giovanni Prezioso, took over the latter, giving rise to a new company called Successori Prezioso.

1928

The Bennati & Dal Negro Successori Prezioso playing cards factory is founded.

The Dal Negro era begins in a relatively quiet manner.

1939

On 3 June, Fabbrica Carte da Giuoco – Industrie Cartotecniche Teodormiro Dal Negro is founded, thus giving rise to the brand Teodomiro Dal Negro.

1947

The modern factory is built in Viale Fratelli Bandiera, just outside the city walls of Treviso.

The 1960s

The first children’s card-games are launched: the Four Seasons Game and Pinocchio.

1973

1 January: abolition of stamp duty on playing cards, allowing for a continuous in-line production of decks of cards. By increasing production capacity and reducing production times, playing cards can be sold at lower prices, making them accessible to all. For Dal Negro, this historic event brings an exponential growth in sales, with the number of decks sold in one month reaching the same as the number previously sold in a whole year.

1974

To meet the growing demand, production premises are moved to a larger new factory in Viale Brigata Marche, in Carbonera in the province of Treviso. The production of playing cards, card games and customised cards is complemented by that of classic games (Chess, Draughts, Nine Men’s Morris, Backgammon, and Roulette) made by skilled local craftspeople using special woods and other prized materials.

The 1980s

Always at the forefront of innovation in general, and of printing techniques in particular, 4-colour printing machines and UV inks are introduced for making playing cards. The use of UV varnish also makes it possible to no longer need to use the ‘discards’ or protective sheets.

The new production capacity combines with success in marketing, allowing Dal Negro to achieve significant export growth, initially to the UK, France, Germany and the USA.

2002

We grow and change. New logistical requirements lead us to move to a new, more modern and functional production facility and Dal Negro moves to its current location in P.zza G.B. Cavarzerani di Carbonera (TV).

2003-04

The product range expands through the acquisition of the brands of Mesenghini, playing cards for professional players, and of NTP, specialised in manufacturing playing cards for casinos.

2005

The range of products is further added to with children’s games, thus creating a wider user-base, and a more varied target group.

2020

To ensure protection when playing, we introduce the #PLAYSAFE sanitising technology in all of our decks and card games.

TRADITION: THE SEED OF INNOVATION

Our core values are social interaction, fun, conviviality and passion. Our business philosophy cultivates tradition while keeping in step with the times.

Slide Headquarters:
Treviso, Italy

Slide Headquarters:
Treviso, Italy

Production

Italian quality and style

Services

From concept development to printing

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