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Sign up for a wreath-making workshop during our 2016 Holiday Shop

We’re hosting a shopping event on Friday, November 4th from 3-8pm and Saturday, November 5th from 10am-4pm to kick off the holiday season! Come by our Syracuse print shop to stock up on holiday cards, keepsake gift boxes, and gift wrapping essentials. We’ll also have lots of great gifts under $20, like coasters, calendars, art prints, and notebooks. And we’re bringing back our popular wreath-making workshops, too! Join us for a fun crafting session that’s great for adults and for kids (we recommend ages 8 & up). Sign up for a workshop below! Calligrapher Virginia Lucas Hart will also be here offering two calligraphy workshops during the event – 6pm on Friday and 1pm on Saturday – learn more and sign up today

Sign up for a wreath-making workshop at Smock Sign up for a wreath-making workshop at Smock

We will be offering three separate wreath-making workshop sessions during the event: 4:30pm Friday, and 10:30am and 3:30pm on Saturday. Workshop sessions will be $20 each, and will last for about an hour. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your session. If you’re unable to attend a session, we’ll also have wreath-making kits available for sale! 

Enter the sale at our 519 entrance – the address is:
519 West Fayette Street
Syracuse, New York 13204

Follow along with our Facebook event for updates and sneak peeks! 

2016 Smock Sidewalk Sale

Save the date! Our 2016 Sidewalk Sale will take place on Thursday, August 18th from 10am-5pm and Friday, August 19th from 8am-4pm. Letterpress cards, calendars, art prints, gift wrap, keepsake boxes, and other stationery goods that are all made right here in Central New York will be available for sale at deeply discounted prices. We’ll also be offering a carnival-style prize wheel — for $1 each, you can spin the  wheel for a chance to win prizes ranging from free cards and notebooks to Smock gift cards — with all proceeds benefitting Onondaga Earth Corps, a local organization dedicated to empowering area youth through urban forestry projects.

Shop the 2016 Smock Sidewalk Sale

One of our favorites parts of the Sidewalk Sale? The food trucks! PB&J’s Lunchbox and Gannon’s Ice Cream will be joining us again for lunch on both days of the sale (and PB&J’s will be serving up breakfast Friday, too!). Toss ‘n’ Fire Pizza will also be at the sale on Thursday, and Cafe Kubal and the Salt City Food Truck will at the sale on Friday. Follow along on our Facebook event page for updates! 

The 2010 Letterpress Open Studio Event

A few weeks back we hosted a really fun open studio here at our Syracuse, New York print shop and we decked the place out in all of our Smock finery. We thought you’d like to take a look! We invited the local public, media, clients, vendors, friends, family and anyone with an interest or passion for printing and the arts to come pay us a visit. In return, we had printing demonstrations, tours, giveaways, an excess of sweets and goodies from a local bake shop and loads of letterpress fun. The Smock team came together to craft DIY paper chain garlands for the Christmas tree and we strung colorful paper bunting from the cross beams in our cool industrial office space, all of which were created from our gift wrap. For the first time ever we set up a little retail shop for Smock Everyday here at the studio and had more fun than you know introducing local friends to our greeting cards, gift wrap, gift boxes, and paper goods.

All told we had over 300 people come out to pay us a visit! It blew us away and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome everyone back again next year. Huge thanks to our friend and local wedding photographer Alice G. Patterson for capturing these special moments for us. We are honored to have the friends that we do and we look forward to making this an annual event. Stay tuned for 2011!

{Photos by Alice G. Patterson.}


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!

New York International Gift Fair – A Recap

Last week our Smock team temporarily relocated to New York City and the Jacob Javits Center where we attended the New York International Gift Fair for the first time. Now that we’re back in Syracuse, we thought we’d share a behind the scenes look at the setup of our booth and the final result, including a sneak peek at some of our newest eco paper goods and stationery!


When you show up at Javits, this is what you show up to – a blank space with bare floors and a sign declaring the space as yours. In our case, the sign was crooked and hanging by a thread. No worries! We had a plan.


We ship everything to New York in two large freight crates. Then begins the task of unpacking, laying down flooring, putting up walls and assembling furniture and shelving.


After many hours of work, we finally started unwrapping product to place in the booth. We merchandise the booth the way we envision merchandising an awesome store filled with nothing but Smock goods. (Now that would be a cool store!)


Once everything is in place twelve hours later, we’re left with a booth that looks a little like this…


So there you have it! Check out our newest eco paper goods (including new gift boxes, sticky notes, gift wrap and gift bags!) and thanks to everyone who stopped by to visit us at NYIGF last week!

Live from NYIGF

Many long but fun hours later, we’ve finally wrapped up setup on our first ever New York International Gift Fair booth! Tomorrow through Thursday, you can find us in booth 7555 at the Jacob Javits center showing off all of our favorite paper goods and stationery. If you’re attending the show we do hope you’ll stop by and say hi. We’ll be blogging and tweeting throughout the week so stay tuned for more from New York!

Smock at the New York International Gift Fair!

If you’re headed the New York International Gift Fair this weekend, come see us in booth 7555! Smock is making our debut at NYIGF this year and we could not be more excited. We’re bringing all of our latest releases including our new super stylish and super eco stationery and paper goods. With brand new greeting cards for spring holidays and an incredible selection of gift items and FSC certified paper goods, you don’t want to miss out on all the new Smock goodies. We’ll see you at the show!

Feeling the National Stationery Show Love

Wow! It’s hard to believe it but the 2010 National Stationery Show has already come and gone – and we had an amazing time! Thank you to all of our friends, old and new, who stopped by to visit us, check out our new products and share your love of paper goods with the Smock team. Getting to spend time with people who love stationery as much as we do is undeniably our favorite part of attending the show! Luckily for us, our friend Missy (the incredibly talented namesake of Missy Photography) paid our booth a visit and shared these gorgeous photos with us so before we spend the weekend getting some much-needed rest, we wanted to share them with you. (Look closely and you’ll see lots of gorgeous new designs coming soon from Smock!) Thanks, Missy!


Our favorite Smock toddler even dropped by for a visit, definitely a highlight of the show for us…

{Photos by Missy Photography.}

Visit Us at the National Stationery Show – Calligraphy with Debi Zeinert!

We can hardly believe it, but it’s true – the 2010 National Stationery Show kicks off later this morning! For those of you attending the show, we’d love to have you come visit us in booth 2241 where we’ll be spreading our love for stylish eco letterpress stationery and paper goods. We’re excited to announce that Smock’s calligrapher, Debi Zeinert of The Blooming Quill, will once again be joining us at the show offering complimentary calligraphy for visitors to our Smock booth. You can catch her from 9am to 6pm today and again from 11am – 2pm tomorrow and 10am to 1pm on Tuesday. Be sure to stop by and say hello!

And just to get you good and excited, here’s a little sneak peek at our booth (and all of our beautiful new products we absolutely adore) from setup yesterday –

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