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Operation National Stationery Show: Complete.

I’m thrilled to announce PosePrints had a successful debut at the National Stationery Show!  We met a bunch of stationery lovers, creators and shop owners, and received some great feedback. The show reportedly had a much lower attendance than last year, but “in this economy,” lots of people were looking for something “different.” And PosePrints = different.

So, if you haven’t been to a trade show at the Javits before, this is what you get when you pay for a booth:

STUNNING, eh? And that is with that gorgeous strip of blue carpet we paid to have installed! Anyway, we started setting up two days before the show started, and we ended up needing every second of that time. One thing that prolonged the process was my decision to cut out our “NYC Skyline” at the Javits Center (instead of doing it at home and transporting it there) — it took me about 3 hours, with help, and we couldn’t do much to the booth until it was up. My mom was happy about that…and LOVED traipsing about the city looking for more and more double-sided tape. Didn’t you, Mom?

So, after about 16 hours of set-up (minus a break for chicken fingers and fries…let’s not exaggerate here), this is what our first National Stationery Show booth looked like:

What do you think? We were pretty happy with it. 🙂

To display our different lines, we made little signs for each one, which really helped the visitors get a sense of what we offered. PosePets were by far our biggest seller (and a late addition to PosePrints stationery products — who knew?), and Poses and Couture tied for second.

All in all, the show was completely exhausting, expensive, and took months to plan out…and we can’t wait for next year!

Gearing up for the Stationery Show!

Twelve short days until we officially launch our Wholesale Line at PosePrints’ National Stationery Show debut! We begin setting up our booth next Wednesday at NYC’s Javits Center (They give us FOUR days of set-up?!  Seems a tad absurd.), and are in the process of creating the finishing touches.  I am almost as excited to get the millions of boxes out of my bedroom (I mean “office”) as I am for the show. But not quite. 🙂

From PosePrints at the National Stationery Show 2009

PosePrints is going Wholesale!

In front-page PosePrints news, we’re launching our “Packaged Cards” to the Wholesale Market! Even though the formal introduction doesn’t happen until the National Stationery Show ’09, you can now view some of the retail products on our website. The line is diverse — varying from children’s fill-in thank you notes to chic “couture” stationery to colorful cityscapes — but all of the cards possess PosePrints’ characteristically vibrant, fun and fresh style. And lots feature our caricatures (or “poses,” I should say), too! Check out the nifty stationery categories (in pink) — so you can easily browse through the different varieties. Here are a few designs from our Wholesale Line:

If you are a retailer who wants to view the entire stationery collection, please e-mail us at Wholesale at PosePrints dot com, and we will send you a fancy little pdf catalog!

6 months, 5 days…

…til PosePrints debuts their personalized and packaged stationery at the National Stationery Show 2009! Denise and Jen attended the National Stationery Show 2008 as “researchers” and had a fantastic time, so they can’t wait to have their own booth. It’s amazing how much stationery there is out there!

Jen predicts that decorating the booth will take her back to her high-school-art-project-glory. Til then, we will keep you updated with fun little National Stationery Show details as it gets closer…

(okay, MUCH closer…’cause I’m sure most of you are not quite as excited about stationery shows as we are!)

New Poses in Packaged Cards

As we gear up for the National Stationery Show 2009 (May 17-20, 2009), we have started adding our “Packaged Cards” to the PosePrints website! Our retail line will be comprised of these stationery sets, and there are SO many more to come. We’d love to hear what you think!

While our retail line of cards will not be as personalized as our original PosePrints cards, we did sneak a few new personalizable full-body poses into the mix. With these cards, you may personalize a few of the features (including hair color, eye color and skin color) by noting your preferences in the “comments” section at check-out. We may add our nifty scrolling mechanism full of features for full-body poses at some point, but we want to see if you like them first!

Here is an example of one of the personalized full-body poses on my amazing friend Brooke’s Baby Shower invitation. It’s so cute and colorful, but still has a sophisticated feel!

What do you think of PosePrints’ full-body caricatures? Are there any other full-bodies you think we should create?