Quality Control • Flaiban y Camilloni • Poker “Paisanito” • Paisanito S.R.L. • Naipes Galgo • Tela de Araña
E. Flaiban S.R.L. was founded by Ernesto Flaiban in 1942 as a general printer with premises at Corrientes 3679 & Sadi Carnot 646/48/50 (renamed Esperanza 646/48/50), Buenos Aires. In 1952 the firm became E. Flaiban S.A. and in 1955 new manufacturing premises were acquired at Santa Rosa and offices at Venezuela 1949 and Mario Bravo 525-9.
New techniques, such as a process for manufacturing two-ply board using black glue and improved varnishing, led to the cards having a quality comparable to those imported from Spain or France. Over the years the firm became very successful and produced a range of products including school notebooks, envelopes, containers, office stationery and playing cards.
At its height the factory was producing in the order of 6,000 packs per day, staying off foreign competitors. In 1952, Paisanito S.R.L. was set up with premises at Rio Limay 1527-29, but was re-merged with the parent firm shortly afterwards due to legal reasons. During the second half of the 1960s profits declined and the business was finally closed down in 1970.