Trendys Awards Program Returns for Sixth Year
Back by popular demand, Stationery Trends magazine has announced the 6th Annual Stationery Trends Awards, “The Trendys.” The Trendys grew out of a desire to provide retailers with a voice on the latest trends in greeting cards, gifts and all things stationery. These awards recognize the best in the industry — through the eyes of the retailers, who are in tune with the consumers’ desires.
signature mix™ marketplace Names 2014 Best New Product Award Winners
NEW YORK, NY, May 19, 2014…Eight signature mix™ marketplace exhibitors were honored with Best New Product Awards on Opening Day, Sunday, May 18, 2014, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The coveted Awards are presented in nine categories and are considered a distinguished honor within the social stationery, lifestyle gift and crafting industries.
signature mix™ marketplace Makes Its 2014 Debut
WHITE PLAINS, NY, May 16, 2014 –The new signature mix™ marketplace, comprised of the National Stationery Show® (NSS), Creative & Lifestyle Arts® (C&LA) and the all new Gift>it distinctive gifts. fabulous finds™ will make its debut this Sunday, May 18-Wednesday, May 21. The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is now being prepared to welcome 12,000 buyers to an array of the next and best products to grace their shelves.
Introducing Viabella® - Marian Heath’s first new brand in over 70 years
Wareham, MA (May 13, 2014) Marian Heath Greeting Cards will launch their brand new card collection, Viabella at the New York Stationery Show (NSS). A preview of the collection will be held at Booth #1440 at the Jacob Javits Center, NYC, May 18th to the 21st during show hours.
Design Design Debuts Over 1,000 New Products for Holiday and Everyday at NSS
(May 1, 2014) Michigan-based company Design Design has been busy! They’ll be introducing some hot new designs for National Stationery Show attendees at the Javits Center, May 18-24.
Mohawk Celebrates Strathmore with Launch of New Fine Paper Journals and Letterpress Papers
[Cohoes, NY – May 12, 2014] – Since 1892, the Strathmore name and the iconic thistle trademark have been synonymous with the finest American made papers. Now, Mohawk, North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, is celebrating its historic Strathmore fine paper brand with the launch of Strathmore Notes, a new line of fine paper journals, and the introduction of Strathmore Pure Cotton Letterpress Paper.
Zippernut Press in New York
New York, New York - Zippernut Press is taking its show on the road from the heartland straight to the National Stationery Show at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, May 18 to 21, 2014. Fresh from Kansas City in the "flyover state" of Missouri, Harl Van Deursen, self-described "creator and master snarkwit," believes that greeting cards and stationery products can indeed survive - and thrive - on sarcasm, snarky humor and cynicism alone.
Take a Look at the SMM Lookbook
Check out the SMM Lookbook from our spring issue to see what some of the exhibitors will be showcasing at their booths during the show May 18-21 in New York.
The Found Art of Thank-You Notes
When Jimmy Fallon sits down to write his weekly thank-you notes on “The Tonight Show,” he is both ribbing and breathing life into a custom many felt was headed the way of the dodo. “Thank you, cotton candy,” Mr. Fallon scribbles on a correspondence card, “for making my grandmother’s hair look delicious.” Thank you, “bowling, for giving me an excuse to drink with somebody else’s shoes on.”
FROM FRANK™ TO MAKE 500 HUMANS SMILE AT STATIONERY SHOW
APRIL 1, 2014 — Four days. Making hundreds of humans smile. Squirrel-watching can wait. Frank’s got an important job to do, and you can help him.
signature mix™ marketplace to Feature Vast Wedding and Custom Invitation Resources
WHITE PLAINS, NY, March 27, 2014 – This Spring will welcome the debut of signature mix™ marketplace, comprised of the National Stationery Show® (NSS), Creative & Lifestyle Arts® (C&LA) and Gift>it. distinctive gifts. fabulous finds.™, to take place May 18-21 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Central to the product offerings at the marketplace is an extensive selection of custom wedding invitations showcased in the NSS.
Gift For Life & National Stationery Show, “Three-peat” Partnership for 2014 AIDS Walk New York
March 5, 2013—For the third consecutive year, Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries' leading charitable organization, has partnered with the National Stationery Show, now part of the signature mix™ marketplace, to participate in AIDS Walk New York, a charity fundraiser in New York City on Sunday, May 18 – the opening day of the Show. The Gift For Life/National Stationery Show team will recruit walkers to raise funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS by participating 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 where the show takes place.
signature mix™ marketplace Pre-Show Report
It’s all in the mix! Three shows, One marketplace. The new branding platform – signature mix™ marketplace includes the National Stationery Show® (NSS), Creative & Lifestyle Arts® (C&LA) and Gift>it. – Distinctive Gifts. Fabulous Finds.™ This exciting new market will provide an estimated 12,000 attendees with a diverse and unique combination of lifestyle products timed in the spring when retailers need to refresh their merchandise. For four days, from May 18-21, 2014, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, exhibitors will welcome buyers to a wealth of greeting cards, custom invitations, gift wrap, specialty partyware, journals, frames, calendars, writing instruments and decorative desktop at the NSS, art materials, DIY kits, embellishments, floral supplies, jewelry-making implements, needlecrafts, scrapbooking supplies, stickers and more at C&LA and lifestyle gifts, specialty toys, decorative objects, candles, pillows and more at Gift>it.
signature mix™ marketplace and Etsy Wholesale Launch Partnership
WHITE PLAINS, NY, January 6, 2014...signature mix™ marketplace, which includes three shows: National Stationery Show®, Creative and Lifestyle Arts® and Gift>it. distinctive gifts. fabulous finds.™ (new in 2014) and Etsy Wholesale have announced a partnership rooted in a shared value system that promotes business between brick and mortar retailers and lesser known, extremely talented artists and designers. Through information exchange, marketing communication, social media outreach and education, each party will reach broadly to its constituents to increase participation in both formats – in real time at the May 2014 marketplace and online through Etsy Wholesale’s B2B site.
FROM FRANK™ Named in ‘Best of Indy’ by Indianapolis Monthly
NOVEMBER 27, 2013 — Even a stud like Frank is a little nervous to walk the red carpet for the first time. But don’t worry. He promises he won’t pee on it. Indianapolis Monthly has named From Frank™ among its prestigious “Best of Indy”for 2013, and the magazine will honor the greeting card line at its Best of Indy Party.
#fresh a Big Hit for signature mix™ marketplace
White Plains, NY, November 6, 2013 – The recently announced debut of #fresh - New. Authentic. Trending – a juried section of the signature mix™ marketplace presenting leading-edge, trend-driven stationery and lifestyle companies has expanded in order to accommodate the strong demand for space in this boutique area of the show. signature mix™ marketplace is scheduled for May 18-21, 2014 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in NYC.
National Stationery Show® Transitions NSS365 to signature mix 365
WHITE PLAINS, NY, November 4, 2013 — NSS365, the online product directory of the National Stationery Show® (NSS), has transitioned to signature mix 365 to reflect the show’s evolution into a comprehensive lifestyle springtime market. Signature mix 365, formerly NSS365, the website which previously featured only NSS exhibiting companies’ products, will now feature products from all three signature mix shows — the NSS, Creative & Lifestyle Arts®, and Gift>It™.
signature mix™ marketplace to debut #fresh
WHITE PLAINS, NY, September 25, 2013...GLM today announced the expansion of signature mix™ marketplace to include #fresh - New. Authentic. Trending., a juried section featuring leading-edge, trend-driven stationery and lifestyle companies. Limited to manufacturers in business five years or less, #fresh will present original, creative product with a focus on design, May 18-21, 2014, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Mohawk Restructures for Growth
[Cohoes, NY – September 17, 2013] Mohawk, North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, announces an organizational restructuring, creating two new distinct business units: Mohawk Fine Paper and Mohawk Digital. This move will support the growth in Mohawk’s emerging digital business while securing the future of its core fine paper business.
GLM Rolls Out New Branding for Select May 2014 Events in New York
WHITE PLAINS, NY, September 10, 2013...GLM today announced plans to introduce “signature mix™ marketplace,” a new branding platform at its spring 2014 events in New York City. Expanding business opportunities for retailers and manufacturers, the “signature mix™” umbrella will include the National Stationery Show® (NSS), Creative & Lifestyle Arts™ (C&LA), and the premiere of Gift>it – Distinctive Gifts. Fabulous Finds™. Together, these events will provide a unique combination of synergistic lifestyle products at a time of year when retailers are refreshing their merchandise and continuing their holiday buying.