Thursday, May 13, 2010

To Market, To Market...

I leave Saturday to go to the National Stationery Show in New York.  It's easy to get excited about going, because you start getting announcements and invitations a few weeks before the show.  They are truly great "teasers".  The Allie Munroe announcement is made out of a plastic material. It's hard to tell in the scanned version - but it is a really unique look in person. 

Smock sent a really pretty letterpress invitation.  I like the design, color palette and fonts.  The invitation also had a neat backing paper and it's all eco-friendly to boot! Hayden Avery does not currently carry Smock or Allie Munroe - but when I get great announcements like these, it certainly makes me want to stop by the booth to see the rest of their designs in person. 

This was the outer envelope that the Smock announcement arrived in.  I adore that they had the address calligraphed!!!  It makes such a statement.  With so many letterpress companies these days you really have to do something unique to stand out. 

Dauphine Press is not going to be at the Stationery Show.  However, they sent a very pretty very letterpressed spring time announcement with a "teaser" about new upcoming designs and colored invitation edgings.  We currently carry Dauphine Press - but it will be interesting to see what they have up their sleeves. 

This is another letterpress vendor that we do not currently carry - but I think is a very pretty announcement.  The card stock is thick and porous so that design and text has a nice deep imprint.  They also have a good website that we at the store already viewed. 

So many things to look forward to seeing...


  1. Thanks for posting about our Smock letterpress announcement! Glad you like it--it's actually based on our new (2010) Piedmont design which is available to all our wedding dealers. Debi Zienert, who did the calligraphy on this envelope, will be in attendance in our booth all day Sunday (plus a few hours on the following days). We look forward to seeing you at the show!

  2. Your booth was beautiful at the Stationery Show. Your album is on my "wish list".