“Not many companies – in any field – can claim a ‘World First’ title. InScribe can. In 1986, InScribe introduced the world’s first computerized calligraphy system. Appropriately, this happened at the National Stationery Show of the same year, held in New York City. That event kicked off more than 30 years of activity, innovation, breakthroughs, and above all: close cooperation with retailers in the stationery industry community.”
Joe Sieber, pictured with Jonathan Sieber, NSS exhibitors and co-founders of InScribe
Not many companies – in any field – can claim a “World First” title. InScribe can. In 1986, InScribe introduced the world’s first computerized calligraphy system. Appropriately, this happened at the National Stationery Show of the same year, held in New York City. That event kicked off more than 30 years of activity, innovation, breakthroughs, and above all: close cooperation with retailers in the stationery industry community.
InScribe was founded by myself and my brother, Jonathan, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The “Eureka!” moment: My 1983 wedding. In the process of mailing the invitations, we realized that with technology, we could do it better and faster. It was the same innovation that led us from calligraphy to the revolutionary Digital Era. Digital mediums made it possible to create a library of beautiful and imaginative designs; all of which could be printed on blank white paper. This game-changer meant dealers no longer had to stock hundreds of different imprintables. When the printers on the market improved to photo quality, InScribe quickly moved to add invitations with photos to its line. In the years that followed, InScribe opened the door to a whole new level of customization.
Today, the InScribe interface for invitations, now called Infinite Designs Workstation, prints millions of invitations, cards and party banners every year. The platform is operated on an advanced touch base kiosk – directly by the end consumer. Offering a vast library of stylish, customizable designs that combine color, text, photo and design flexibility, The Infinite Designs Workstation enables its dealers to grow and expand their in-store portfolio.
Innovation took us to new territories: in 2005 InScribe established Paparté, utilizing its “Freedom of Customization” concept along with the white paper flexibility in the personalized gift field. The Paparté platform allows customers to create amazing gifts, from tumblers and coffee mugs, to cell phone cases, journals, flashlights and even flip flops! All can be easily customized and personalized with names, initials, monograms and creative designs. This profit booster allowed our dealers to provide their customers with the best gift solution for any event. Over 40 gifts and endless ways to personalize them for any occasion: Birthdays, weddings, graduation, mother’s day, father’s day and much, much more.
Our latest development, “Photo Paparté”, allows customers to create custom made photo gifts, with captions for every occasion. From Snapchat to Instagram, photos are now everywhere. Smart phones allow us to instantly document any special moment of our lives; now you can create unique gifts from these moments! You really have to see it to believe it. Photo Paparté allows customers to choose from the thousands of photographs already on their phone and create custom-made photo-caption gifts faster than the internet right in your store! We will present this awesome product in the upcoming NSS event. Come see us and get a gift with your name or photo on it!
We invest in technology today more than ever! Our Print Manager software enables our dealers to multi-task printing, with step by step instructions and advanced admin control that provides complete retailer freedom: Pricing, offering, presentation and more. Our cloud-based infrastructure enables auto-updates and faster support. Our interactive kiosks utilize new-generation user interface to create the perfect customer experience. We believe in technology and in its power to move our industry forward.
This is the InScribe story, and it wouldn’t be possible without the assistance and loyalty of our wonderful customers. That’s why, to this day, we’re committed to providing everything they need to thrive in this ever-changing market. Thank you for being a part of the InScribe family! Hoping to see you all in NYC!