Sign Holders, Brochure Holders, Display Options and the National Stationery Show

national stationery show 2019It’s anticipated that some 10,000 trade professionals from around the world will converge on the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NYC February 3rd through 6th for 2019’s National Stationery Show. More than 400 companies will be exhibiting, ranging from card and gift shops, party stores, and big box retailers to importers and special event planners.

If you’re not familiar with it, you might be surprised to know that the NSS is actually 73 years old. Coined as “the place for all things paper,” NSS spotlights the visual from industries that create greeting cards, custom invitations, and “lifestyle gifts.” Thousands of new products will be displayed from “the launching pad for 100+ emerging, trend-leading businesses…a true discovery zone!”

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In the spirit of competition, creativity at NSS can also be rewarding. The 3rd Annual “Design Our Valentines” contest could not be timed better. The highest honor however is the Best New Product display in multiple categories…like All Things Wedding (Invitation Suites, Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Gifts, Favors, etc.), Cause-Related products, All Things Paper, and Life/Style (candles, soaps, pillows). These are just a few.

As the year’s largest industry show, NSS calls itself “The Home for New Stationery Trends.” It’s the time and place for those “emerging designers” to show their flair alongside familiar, well-known brands. And when it comes to print displays, we’re setting a few new trends for 2019 ourselves.

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Clear Acrylic Brochure Holders from Glass Green to the Elite Series provide a classy complement to superb print products. Crystal Clear Sign Holders increase visibility, making a fine vehicle for retail promotions including the specific niche businesses NSS attracts.

Even name plate displays are getting a bold new look in print, beyond the ubiquitous black-and-white. In keeping with NSS creative inspiration, Name Plate Holders with pattern alternatives, colored borders, and free card stock options are the cutting edge of a new trend on a traditional display.

Give it some thought…standing out with customer appeal takes more ingenuity than ever now and the “same old” approach can leave eyes glazed instead of engaged!



Custom Stationery Holders, Acrylic Sign Holders, Name Plates and the Javits Center’s National Stationery Show

-1Going to the National Stationery Show, May 20-23? It’s a really big deal, a premier event featuring the world’s finest “stationery, distinctive gifts & creative pursuits” at the Javits Center in NYC. Billed as “The Only Stationery Market in North America,” last year’s show had 750 engaging exhibitors, including design-makers and enterprises making their market debuts.

Store owners and executives from a diverse cross-section of businesses worldwide will also be in attendance, all to see “all things paper” – like greeting cards, custom invitations, gift wrap, journals, and lifestyle gifts. Displays will include everything from decorative home office products, bridal accessories, and in-store printing equipment to journals, calendars, writing instruments, candles, and luxury leather goods.

These types of displays will no doubt feature assistance from products that go hand-in-hand with those mentioned above. Presentations in Acrylic Brochure Holders accentuate items like stationery as well as envelopes, letterhead, and thank you cards. They’re great for organizational use and marketing/point-of-purchase displays.AB2085025_Insert

Something else new and eye-catching? Custom Stationery Holders in premium thickness acrylic, and their counterparts like Sign Holders complemented with Stainless Steel Standoffs. Add two Business Card Attachments and 30-degree polished beveled edges for an undeniably attractive presentation.

New options in modern Desk Name Plate Holders can also deliver a distinctive look. Multi-Tier models like NPH3 with 2 to 5 name plate capacity offer a dynamic approach. NPA2 Executive Name Plates present a classy, modern view that blends crystal clear acrylic with metal standoffs. Executive Name Plates in Glass Green add an even more elegant accent.

Drawing the eye with flair and dressing up the décor will be a major part of the National Stationery Show. So will a musical/theatrical side. As part of the Opening Night festivities, NSS is presenting BEAUTIFUL, The Carole King Musical at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre!