Saturday, September 4, 2010

better late than never?

after a long hiatus, a + z has decided to begin blogging again. with a vengeance. or maybe just with regularity...stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

awaiting with baited breath...

the stationery show is fast approaching! only one half of a + z ink will be making the trip this year...(unfortunately someone has to hold down the fort and review enumerator questionaires in Birmingham....) zane will be madly blogging away from new york in between wining and dining our printers. for the past few days, we've been getting invites and announcement from our printers as well as from new printers that will be debuting this year at the Javits. also, zane will be hitting the books and attending seminars on upcoming wedding trends with the editor of Stewart Weddings and taking down every word at the stationery rock-star panel with Birmingham-natives from Prentiss Douthit and Night Owl Press. stay tuned...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

hip hip hooray!

(blushing!) how exciting is it to be mentioned in a blog that we do not write? this last week, i was looking for blog fodder on spark's award from stationery trends magazine (post coming shortly...) and stumbled upon our own retailer profile! check it out...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

tuesday is my favorite day of the week for the paper!

(science times!) just thought we would share some is the 20th of april and a sunny day in the 'ham!

you're invited!

this thursday night (22 april 2010), a + z ink is co-hosting a mini party@ Liv On Fifth (2201 5th Ave So) with a local Stella & Dot rep. there will be drinks, snacks, and lots of browsing of cute jewelry and stylish stationery! if you'd like to drop by, we'd love to have you from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

somewhat related...

(hopefully my partner won't yell at me for posting is somewhat related...) snoopy and i were doing our daily blog reading in bed this morning and came upon this (via INK+WIT - a very interesting read, by the way)...from fineline designs

Friday, April 16, 2010

spark letterpress love: 15% discount on calling cards!

didn't we all have calling cards when we were little? as a child, i don't think i ever gave a single birthday card with my presents. instead, one calling card (mint-green seashells or pink flowers?) was always scotch-taped to the wrapped present. having worked a short stint at a stationery printer, i'm glad to report that calling cards are still popular for the kiddies. and now for the parents, too! calling cards an are excellent "business card" for the stay-at-home parent. give your card to other parents to schedule playdates or to network at pta meetings.

and if your 401K is your baby, order some letterpress business cards. spark will even press your own logo! as a business lady, i intentionally have two sets of business cards. i have digitally flat printed cards i leave in stacks at wedding shows and often toss into the "win a free lunch" bowl. but i covet my letterpress cards...the thick stock and deep impressions make me your next business card exchange, make a lasting impression with letterpress!

until 31 may 2010, any spark letterpress order of five hundred (or more!) calling cards will receive a 15% discount on the cost of printing.