The Luigi Berardinelli printing and print-publishing firm was founded in 1971, a result of Berardinelli’s enthusiasm for art which was then passing through a particular moment of creative activity.
From the very beginning it was obvious that the firm would be concerned exclusively with contemporary art, would work together with artists involved, and would make use of all those techniques best adapted to their work: silk-screening, lithography, and etching.
This resulted in the first prints by artists concerned with various interests: abstraction, constructivism, conceptualism, the trans-avant-garde, Pop etc.
At the same time the firm began to make its own editions better-known by taking part in various national and international art fairs: Saga, Paris; Artefiera, Bologna; Kunst Messe, Düsseldorf; Sollentuna, Stockholm; and LOPF .
Among the numerous important artists it has worked with, mention should be made of Piero Dorazio, Mario Schifano, Joseph Beuys, Nan June Paik, Mimmo Rotella, Mimmo Paladino, Enzo Cucchi, Sandro Chia, Joe Tilson, Jim Dine, and, in collaboration with the Archivio Conz, Hermann Nitsch and many other Fluxus artists.
La stamperia inizia la sua attività nel 1971. Collabora con artisti contemporanei usando varie tecniche quali serigrafia, litografia ed incisione.
Negli anni successivi inizia anche un lavoro di editoria e partecipa a numerose manifestazioni nazionali ed internazionali: Saga Parigi, Artefiera Bologna, Dusseldorf, Sollentuna Stoccolma.
Nascono così le prime edizioni con autori di diverse tendenze: astrattisti, costruttivisti, concettualisti, transvanguardia e pop art.
Alcuni nomi (per serigrafie, litografie ed incisioni): Mauro Reggiani, Rho, Mario Radice, Lucio Del Pezzo, Piero Dorazio, Joseph Beuys, Nan Jium Pike, Breckt, Mimmo Paladino, Mimmo Rotella, Sandro Chia, Joe Tilson, Davide Benati, Jim Dine, Graham Sutherland, Peter Phillips, Henry Moore, Giuseppe Capogrossi, John Hoyland,Roberto Matta, Mel Ramos, Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren ed altri …