New York, New York – May 2007, 2008, 2010
Chapel Press first visited the National Stationery Show in New York back in 2007, which was a real eye opener into the international world of letterpress. At the time there were only a handle full of letterpress enthusiasts here in Australia, so it was great to rub shoulders with many other letterpress people from across North America.
Of the 1400 exhibitors throughout the stationery show, approximately 100 or more booths had letterpress wares on display. At this time, retailers were experiencing what they believed to be the peak of a 10 year letterpress boom within the USA.
All in all, it was a great experience to see how letterpress had evolved in the USA and it ignited our enthusiasm to further develope the letterpress market back home in Australia.
2008 was the year Chapel Press exhibited at the National Stationery Show in New York. After months of preparation to build the stand and print promotional material, everything came together just in time for opening day. This was the launch of the new Chapel Press Collection, a range of designer letterpress wedding stationery.
Once again in 2010 Chapel Press visited the NSS and took the entire design team and production team along for the ride. Thanks to the new Qantas A380 and discount ticketing we were there in a heart beat. It was great to catch up with many of our international letterpress friends we had met on previous visits.