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Smock at the 2011 National Stationery Show

If you can believe it, it’s that time of year again! It’s time for the 2011 National Stationery Show! Smock will be holding down the fort with inspired new additions to our Everyday and Studio collections and a stunning new letterpress wedding album. We can hardly wait to show it all off! If you’re attending the show, be sure to swing by and see us in booth 2241. See you soon!

All New for Spring!

In anticipation of all things spring and sunshine, we’re introducing fresh and new letterpress stationery and paper goods! Think bold colors, exciting patterns, pretty stationery, and happy new cards for life’s sweet occasions large and small. Check out new styles of our ever popular gift wrap, vibrant new lettersheet stationery sets, new masculine and sophisticated additions to our Studio line, spring-inspired letterpress cards, and all new offset greeting cards at a new low $3 price!

Creative Director Amy Graham Stigler channeled the loveliest inspiration for the latest collection. Children’s artwork –  imperfect but beautiful line drawings and patterns. Repeating organic shapes inspired by nature. Imperfect lettering. Saturated colors. And a bit of silliness. We think it’s just divine.

We’re excited to extend a special offer exclusive to our newsletter and blog readers! Today through Sunday, March 27th, enter the code SPRING2011 at checkout to receive free shipping on all online orders from our Everyday collection! Check out the latest designs and start your spring shopping in style!

Judy Paulen Designs Trunk Shows – February 7th + 8th!

New York City friends take note! Next week we’ll be hosting two incredible trunk show events with our friends at Judy Paulen Designs. In addition to other fabulous promotions, we’ll be offering 25 free letterpress invitations when you buy 75+ and our resident design experts will be on site to help you dream up something one of a kind for your wedding stationery. Come out and say hello! We’d love to meet you.

Monday, February 7th
5pm to 8pm
1282 Third Avenue

Tuesday, February 8th
4pm to 8:30pm
Bloomingdale’s 59th Street, 6th Floor

The Letterpress Open Studio is Here!

This fall Smock, our parent company Boxcar Press and our sister company Bella Figura got a lot larger and took up residence in some sweet new digs. With our expansion (17 letterpresses, 55 employees, 24,000 square feet), we are now one of the largest letterpress shops in the country. For the past few months we have been packing up, building new walls, moving presses, expanding our print shop and moving our operations from one end of an old warehouse in downtown Syracuse, New York to the other. Now we’ve cleaned up our dust and we’re inviting you to come check us out!

Come for shop tours, printing demonstrations, free giveaways, a little holiday shopping featuring our Everyday collection (stocking stuffers! bags! gift boxes! eco gift wrap! gift tags! cards! more!), refreshments, live entertainment and more. Letterpress lovers of all ages are welcome – we’ll have lots of fun activities for kids, too! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday between 10 and 4 – see you soon!

Smock Holiday is Here!

Do you hear what we hear? It’s that time of year again! As we prepare for the holidays, we’re downright joyful to be introducing our newest holiday collection. From letterpress holiday cards to pretty and colorful offset holiday notes, from festive holiday gift wrap to letterpress photo cards and letterpress gift tags, we’ve got the perfect holiday paper goods for your season’s greetings in new colors and new styles for the 2010 holiday season. All of our new designs are available now so start your holiday shopping today!

Smock at Kate’s Paperie West Village (One Last Chance!)

Ok, friends, today is your last chance to come out and see us at Kate’s Paperie – today we’ll be in the West Village (8 West 13th Street) from 4pm to 7:30pm. It’s the final day to take advantage of a special promotion offering 25 free letterpress wedding invitation sets (when you purchase 75) and get the added bonus of getting to work one on one with Smock design experts to create your invitations! We’ve been having a blast all week and hope you’ll come out and join us today. (And if you just want to come say hi, we’d love that, too!)

Smock at Kate’s Paperie in SoHo (Catch us while you can!)

Day two in our Kate’s Paperie adventures – today you can find us in SoHo (72 Spring Street) from 4pm to 8pm where we’ll once again be offering 25 free letterpress wedding invitation sets (when you purchase 75). Oh, and we’ll be there hanging out and helping you dream up lots of fabulous ideas for really gorgeous letterpress invitations, too. We can’t wait to see you so come on over and join in on the fun!

Smock at Kate’s Paperie Midtown – Today Only!

Today is the day! From 4pm to 8pm you can find us at Kate’s Paperie in Midtown (140 West 57th Street) for a special trunk show event! We’re offering 25 free letterpress wedding invitation sets (when you purchase 75) and we’ll be there to personally help you create one of a kind letterpress invitations perfect for your event. Can’t wait to see you there!

Kate’s Paperie Trunk Show Events!

Exciting news for New York City brides and grooms! Next week we’re hosting a series of trunk show events at Kate’s Paperie! Trunk show attendees will receive 25 free letterpress wedding invitation sets (when you purchase 75) and the chance to consult with Smock design experts. We’d love the chance to meet with you and talk about how Smock can design the perfect letterpress wedding invitations for your celebration – we look forward to seeing you there!

Buy Cards, Help The Ocean! We’re Donating 100% of Isle Sales (Sept 18 + 19)

Like so many of you, we were stunned by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf Coast that dominated the news this spring and summer. While the spill has now been contained, the environmental impacts of the spill and the threats associated with offshore drilling persist. Oceana, an inspiring advocacy organization, has taken an active role in the movement against offshore drilling, and we want to help – this Saturday and Sunday (9/18 + 9/19), go to, purchase any cards, lettersheets, or gift tags from the Isle suite and we’ll donate 100% of the Isle purchase to Oceana. Printed on bamboo paper, our Isle suite is inspired by art nouveau and (an oil free) underwater beauty, and includes our bestselling “thank you very much” whale card.

You can learn more about how to get involved and sign the petition protesting offshore drilling on Oceana’s website. And don’t forget to shop our Isle collection on Saturday and Sunday when we will be donating 100% of sales to help further Oceana’s cause.

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