HOT! journals at NSS 2012

On the heels of last year's remarkably successful recipe card promotion, Flywheel Press has organized a bigger and better project for this year's National Stationery Show.  

Legion has teamed up with 16 stationers who created their own matchbook journal on different fine art papers.  The above journal is from Two Paper Dolls. Collect the full library by visiting each participating booth during the show (see below for the full listing).  Once you've collected all 16, stop by the Legion Paper booth (#2974)  for the box to house the full collection.

Paper Quality & Your Feedback

We wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for their constant flow of feedback on our papers.  We work very closely with our mill partners to make sure that these papers are consistent in their quality and your feedback - positive and negative - helps the mills to make better paper.  

Papermaking is a lot more than turning on a machine and watching it go.  From large, high speed machines, to slower centuries old cylinder mould machines, papermaking is a skill and an art.  The dedicated people who make our papers appreciate the time you take to let us know how these papers are working for you, and so do we.  

So when we hear that something "isn't folding as well as it used to" or "what changed on this paper so that it prints so much better now?", know that your feedback is heard by our team and discussed with the papermakers themselves.

So here's a Thank You to our customers for helping keep up the high quality of our papers!

Future Conference at the Stationery Show

If you'll be attending the National Stationery Show in May (and who won't), you won't want to miss the Future Conference on May 20th at 8pm.

The third annual Future Conference will take a “TEDTalks” format. Each speaker will talk for 20-30 minutes and offer her perspective on significant forces impacting the social stationery industry: marketing to Generation Y; the intersection of technology and paper; the critical role design plays in product development and consumer impact; and the importance of the web as a promotional outlet. 

Speakers include:
  • Kelly Ricker, Executive Director of Product Development, American Greetings
  • Katherine Rosman, Feature Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
  • Elizabeth Bailey Weil, Owner Paperwheel Press and Head of Culture and Brand Experience, Twitter, Inc.
  • Rachel V. Ivey, VP of Creative & Product Development, Crane & Company

Register for this event here.

A Dingbat Valentine

We've seen a LOT of great Valentine's Day cards this year and we don't like to play favorites.  But these great cards from Idaho's Dingbat Press are the ones our significant others will be receiving this year.  From the geek-chic Star Trek/Star Wars cards to the "Love Goes On and On" we're eating what Adrienne's cooking.  

The card aboe is printed on Arturo Celadon.  Check out her use of some of the other Arturo colors here.

Cards, cards, cards

After doing more cutting orders in December than in the previous six months combined, we decided to make it faster and more inexpensive for you to get pre-cut cards.  Starting this month we're now offering Lettra 300gsm cards in A2 and A6 sizes as stock items.  No more waiting, no more cutting charges.

Anything else you'd like to see us stock?  Let us know.

Austin Press

Our friends at Bay Area design studio Austin Press just launched their online store.  Their cards are favorites of ours (and not just because many of them are printed on Rising Museum Board...)  Treat yourself and check them out.

In their words:

Austin Press is a small letterpress and design studio where magic happens! Located in the historic Pier 70 shipyard of San Francisco, AP is surrounded by the industrial maritime past, the bay, feral cats, and contemporary artisans. Inspired by the craftsmanship of days gone by, AP prints all pieces on a
19th century old-style press. Where elegance meets function. Each print is hand fed to create a unique impression. Image, text, and ink on beautiful paper.

AP aesthetic is informed by rare books and turn of the century ephemera. Or any curious, small object that conveys a sense of beauty.