Checkerboard, Leading Fine Stationery Manufacturer, Receives Eleventh LOUIE Award
Checkerboard Ltd., one of America's leading stationery and invitation manufacturers announced today that it received its eleventh LOUIE Award, the greeting card industry’s equivalent of the Academy Awards. The company had three products named as finalists, and took home top honors in the General Invitation Below $3.50 category, with its unique and whimsical ‘Special Event’ invitation.
Gift For Life/National Stationery Show Team Raises $15,000+ for AIDS Walk New York
Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries' leading charitable organization, announced today that despite rainy weather an enthusiastic Gift For Life/National Stationery Show team completed the 2013 AIDS Walk New York 10K fundraiser. A total of more than $15,000 was raised for men, women, and families who are living with HIV/AIDS. More than $10,000 of the total was donated by members of the stationery, gift and home industries and included a generous matching grant from DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS).
Stationery Store is Write for Customers
Reading, UK - IT HAS been a feature of the town centre for 21 years and now Rymans has been labelled as a shop its customers cannot live without.
Award-Winning Stationers Launch New Line of Fine Paper Goods
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, May 16, 2013 — Lauren and Joel Gryniewski are thrilled to introduce Modern Lore—a new collaborative brand rooted in visual storytelling and contemporary photography.
DODOcase Partners with Mohawk to Launch DODOnotes: The First iPhone Compatible Paper Notebook
SAN FRANCISCO – May 16, 2013 – DODOcase today announced the launch of DODOnotes, an entirely new product category that for the first time re-envisions the notebook to include the iPhone. In partnership with Mohawk, North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, DODOcase continues to take a unique approach to its product offerings by blending modern technology with traditional craftsmanship to meet practical modern needs. Watch the DODOnotes launch video: https://vimeo.com/66226722.
Sky of Blue Cards is Stoked to Introduce a Rad and Totally Epic "Surfer Translation Series" to its Line
MENLO PARK, CA, May 14, 2013. Sky of Blue Cards is excited to announce a new series of cards called the “Surfer Translation Series” to its line.
Sky of Blue Cards Nominated for Two LOUIE Awards by the Greeting Card Association
MENLO PARK, CA, May 10, 2013. Sky of Blue Cards is honored to announce their nomination as finalists in two categories in the Greeting Card Association’s 25th Annual LOUIE Award competition.
Gartner Studios Debuts new Digital Design Portfolio Alongside Innovative New Stationery, Greeting Card, Wedding, Giftables and Specialty Baking Products
STILLWATER, MN, (May 8, 2013) - - An explosion of colors, flavors and designs, in products ranging from greeting cards and stationery, to cakes, digital designs, and wedding products will rock the show floor at the Gartner Studios booth (#1417) during the 2013 National Stationery Show, May 19-22 at the Javits Center in New York.
Epson LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit Loops Creativity and Style Together to Customize Memorable Keepsakes and Special Events
LONG BEACH, Calif. – May 6, 2013 – Printing personalized satin ribbons can brighten any occasion, and Epson today introduced the new Epson® LabelWorks™ Printable Ribbon Kit for decorating party favors, gift bags, holiday ornaments, scrapbooks, crafts, and more. The kit includes the portable, easy-to-use LabelWorks LW-300 and two satin ribbon cartridges - beige ribbon with black text and navy ribbon with gold text – in one convenient carrying case, giving DIYers and design enthusiasts the ability to create and print custom ribbons to add a personal touch to memorable keepsakes and special events.
DeBrand Chocolate Shop Opens in Kuwait
It was nearly three years ago when chocolate lover, Rawan Al-Shaya was given a DeBrand Milk Chocolate Truffle in her homeland of Kuwait. Having sampled products from many of the world’s high end chocolatiers, she thought she had already tasted the best of the best. But this DeBrand Truffle caught her by surprise and forced her to sit down as she indulged in this new found delight. Rawan saw the name DeBrand but knew nothing about the company or where she could get more of their gourmet chocolates.
Smithsonian Renwick Gallery Store adds MIXT Studio to their collection of carefully curated gifts
Hermosa Beach, CA. April 2013. MIXT Studio’s eco-friendly paper and gift goods will be joining the beautiful collection of handmade items from local and national artists at the Renwick Gallery Store. The Renwick Gallery opened in 1972 as the home of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s craft and decorative art program. The Gallery highlights the best craft objects and decorative arts from the 19th century to the present.
Surreal, Spiritual, & Story-Telling Stationery
SURREAL, SPIRITUAL, & STORY-TELLING STATIONERY...These are the words that come to mind when looking at the 2013 stationery line of PECULIAR PAPEL. This newcomer brings forth a different kind of thought provoking, deep thinking stationery, all inspired by the unmanicured and untame landscape, all drawn and designed via an analog and digitaI means. Creator and designer Xisco Ponce Jr. wanted a Iine of stationery that lasted more than a season, and wanted pictures with deep reason. As Xisco states, "Stories are our greatest means of survival. It is why we exist. I wanted a line of stationery that represented this,and to share with others in the form of greeting cards, and thought provoking artwork for one's walls."
Palomino Introduces the Blackwing Pearl Pencil
Palomino, maker of luxury pencils, notebooks, and accessories, has announced the Blackwing Pearl pencil. The new pencil will be available for sale on Pencils.com and at retail stores throughout the United States and Canada on May 2, 2013.
FIRST-EVER EVERYDAY POP-UP SNOW GLOBE GREETINGS®
MASON, OH – Up With Paper, the world’s leading marketer of innovative three dimensional greeting cards, announced that it will be extending its best-selling Pop-Up Snow Globe Greetings line into an everyday line this year. The new everyday offering follows eight years of retail success for the unique Christmas globes line, which won the Best New Product Award at the 2005 National Stationery Show.
FROM FRANK™ TO DEBUT NEW CHARACTERS IN NEW YORK
MARCH 18, 2013 — With a little help from his friends, the alpha dog of making humans smile is about to establish even more dominance.
Gift For Life & National Stationery Show Team-Up For 2013 AIDS Walk New York
March 7, 2013—For the second year in a row, Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries' leading charitable organization, has partnered with the National Stationery Show to participate in AIDS Walk New York, a charity fundraiser in New York City’s on Sunday, May 19 (opening day of the Show). The Gift For Life/National Stationery Show team will recruit walkers – to participate in both the actual walk through Central Park and across New York City’s Upper West Side, as well as in a “virtual walk” through the aisles of the Javits Center – to raise funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS.
National Stationery Show: Pre-Show Report
An exciting new co-location with Creative & Lifestyle Arts (C&LA), the debut of the Craft & Hobby Association’s (CHA) Creative Conference, and the introduction of three new product-specific pavilions will provide 11,000 National Stationery Show® (NSS) attendees with the most diverse display of social stationery and related products, May 19-22, 2013, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The four-day market will introduce a combined 16,000 attendees to the profit potential of greeting cards, custom invitations, gift wrap, specialty partyware, journals, frames, calendars, writing instruments, decorative desktop and complementary gift at the NSS, and art materials, DIY kits, embellishments, floral supplies, jewelry-making implements, needlecrafts, scrapbooking supplies, stickers and more at C&LA.
25th Anniversary LOUIE Finalists Announced
New York, NY – The Greeting Card Association (GCA) has announced the finalists of its 25th Annual LOUIE Awards. Among the thousands of cards and invitations published each year, three cards from each of the 52 categories reached the final round of the Silver Anniversary competition. This year a record-breaking 220 companies worldwide submitted a combined total of more than 1,000 entries, all of which were marketed and sold in the United States during the 2012 calendar year.
IC Personalized Gift Rebranded as Incredibly Charming Paper & Gifts
Little Rock, AR - In May 2012, Magna IV partnered with Inviting Company to debut a personalized gift and paper division - IC Personalized Gift & Paper.
OfficeMax, Office Depot shares soar amid merger report
Shares in Naperville-based OfficeMax Inc. soared 25 percent in early trading Tuesday morning on a report it is in advanced merger talks with Office Depot Inc.
And Office Depot shares were up 16 percent after the Wall Street Journal reported the two companies were in advanced discussions, citing person familiar with the negotiations, with a deal possible as early as this week.