May 19, 2016
National Stationery Show announces Best New Product Award winners for 2016

The National Stationery Show announced the winners from its 20th annual Best New Product Awards. The National Stationery Show ran Sunday, May 15 through Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. This year marks the first time that the NSS and the School of Art and Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), State University of New York (SUNY), collaborated on a special design for the Best New Product Awards display, located in the Crystal Palace at the Javits Center throughout Show.

“The NSS is proud to showcase the latest and most unique items in the market deemed by a panel of judges to be the Best New Product of 2016 in their specific themed category at the Show,” said Patti Stracher, NSS show director and vice president of Emerald Expositions.

Sarah Schwartz, Sam Ujvary and Courtney Coon of Stationery Trends, Nole Garey of Oh So Beautiful Paper, Diane Falvey of Gifts & Decorative Accessories, and Megan O’Neill of Giftware News represented trade and consumer editors and industry professionals that selected the winners for the Best New Product Awards.

From nearly 600 eligible products, Printable Wisdom received the Best of Show award for The No Fuss Brush Calligraphy Starter Kit. The brush calligraphy starter kit features a flexible brush calligraphy pen and a detailed instructional book. The book shows how to learn each letterform, how to connect letters, and how to compose quotes into a cohesive style. It also contains project pages and instructions to create beautiful quote pieces. The book culminates with several pages of ornate backgrounds for individuals to create their own ‘freestyle’ products.

The winners of the 2016 National Stationery Show Best New Product Awards are:

All Things Wedding | Inklings Paperie for the Black and Gold Heart Scratch Off Card.

Celebrations | Paper Bandit Press for the Geometric Gold Foil Tags.

DIY-Do It Yourself | Printable Wisdom for The No Fuss Brush Calligraphy Starter Kit.

Eco Chic | Constellation & Co. for A to Z Signal Flag Postcards.

Lifestyle | Wild Ink Press for Classic Cocktail Coasters.

Paper Love | MeeschMosh for A Type of Occasion Assorted Card Set.

Seasonal Greats | Ladyfingers Letterpress for Deactivate Tender Card.

The Desktop | U Brands for Copper Wire Desk Organizers.

Products new to market since the 2015 National Stationery Show, were eligible for the competition, and exhibitor submissions were limited to one product per category.

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