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Spiffy Press Custom Designs Letterpress Business Stationery For Best-Selling Author Deborah Harkness

Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2013

Spiffy Press, a graphic design and letterpress printing studio that focuses solely on custom design, creates business stationery for best-selling author Deborah Harkness’ book tour.

The complete, custom-designed stationery suite includes: business card, letterhead, second sheet, envelope, mailing label, note card, bookplate and a New Year’s greeting card. The ensemble was replicated in two colors: blue for use in the U.K., red for the U.S. Both versions use a touch of metallic ink in a transparent base to give the Ouroboros snake a little shadow-of-the-night glow.

The large stationery set was required for Harkness’ book tour last year. The USC Europe and science history teacher created the The All Souls Trilogy, including A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night, which have found their place on the New York Times Best-Seller List, with Witches slated for a movie deal.

"Deborah’s love of wine and 17th century history, including study of magic and science in Europe, was an excellent platform to research her logo graphics," said Scott Wallin, Owner and Graphic Designer/Printer, Spiffy Press. "Everything from the fonts to imagery was inspired by the era and the books’ storylines."

Wallin hand-mixed custom inks, then hand-printed the stationery system on a Vandercook 219 letterpress. Each piece uses eco-friendly, tree-free Crane’s Lettra 100% cotton paper in various weights. Hand-finishing details include: rounded corners, scoring, folding and 3M adhesive on the bookplates.

About Spiffy Press

Spiffy Press custom designs and prints letterpress business stationery, business cards, personal stationery, wedding and party invitations and announcements.

Established in 2008 with the purchase of a Vandercook 219 letterpress, Spiffy Press broadened graphic designer Scott Wallin’s capabilities. A California Institute of the Arts graduate, Scott has been art directing and designing for over 25 years.

Scott’s letterpress wedding invitations and business stationery have been published in The Power of Paper in Graphic Design (Rockport); and Creative Edge, Letterhead + Business Card Design (North Light Books). His letterpress designs have been featured on The Beauty of Letterpress, The Knack, Orange Beautiful and Greetings, Inc. Magazine.

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Stella Blu Clothing Signs Mannfolk Public Relations for Press Campaign

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 26, 2013

Mannfolk PR is pleased to announce signing Stella Blu Clothing, a trendy and environmentally friendly children's apparel brand designed and owned by fashion designer Erin Raymer. Based in Chicago, all products are printed using non-toxic ink on the softest quality fabrics which are made from a unique blend of recycled printing paper and sustainable bamboo/polyester fibers making Stella Blus clothing safe and comfortable for children.

Stella Blu offers children an eco-friendly and edgy fashion alternative. The unique T-shirts draws inspiration from the 70s, 80s, and rocker tattoo designs, giving a touch of attitude to every kid that wears Stella Blu.

Currently, Stella Blus T-shirts are available for purchase at boutiques in major cities across the nation, on a range of online stores, and at Fred Segal Melrose and Santa Monica. Sizes range from 3-6m to 12, and prices are at $ 25 retail and $ 12.50 wholesale. Erin is rolling out new additions to her line including rompers, track jackets, skirts and zip ups at ENK Childrens Club tradeshow in New York and the KID Show in Las Vegas this August.


Stella Blu Clothing Co. is a childrens apparel brand founded in 2007 by Chicago resident, Erin Raymer. Featuring graphic tees inspired by hippies, bikers and 80s designers, Stella Blu gives kids confidence and individuality through comfortable street-style clothing. All Stella Blu pieces are printed in the USA with non-toxic ink onto recycled and sustainable fabrics. Sizes range from 3-6m to 12 and retail from $ 25. Stella Blu can be found at boutiques in major cities across the nation, on a range of online stores, and at Fred Segal in Los Angeles, CA. The brand also has an online store at


A leading luxury lifestyle boutique pr agency, Mannfolk PR has been responsible for helping launch acclaimed international lifestyle, fashion, and cosmetic brands. Along with their strategic mix of product placements in all media platforms, Mannfolk PR also stages various special events including media lounges and fashion show production. As a full-service boutique PR agency specializing in personal hands-on dedication and dependable one-on-one service, each account receives individualized campaigns designed specifically to suit their individual PR and marketing needs.


She Writes Press Author and Travel Writer Shares the Top Ten To-Dos for the Cotswolds, England, This Spring

Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2013

A picturesque network of hamlets, villages, and market towns in southwest England, the Cotswolds is well known for its honey-colored stone cottages, stately homes, and stunning scenery. Jennifer Richardsontravel writer and author of Americashire: A Field Guide to a Marriage (She Writes Press/ May 2013)spent three years living in the heart of the Cotswolds, after she and her British husband bought a two-hundred-year-old cottage, hoping for an escape from their London lives.

Spring is in full bloom in England, and theres no better time for travelers to visit the Cotswolds. For visitors heading overseas, Jennifer Richardson runs down her top ten to-dos for travelers in this iconic English region:



National Press Club Screens Well of Dreams: The Journey of Anne Okelo

West Chester, PA (PRWEB) August 31, 2012

Scorned and mistreated most of her life, Anne Okelo understands the depths of despair. But Anne also understands and has embraced the power of forgiveness. Today she is back in her homeland in Kenya serving those who mistreated her. And her example as a leader and change agent is impacting a whole generation of young women and girls that have never before known anything but a life of abuse and heartache.

The culmination of her journey thus far was Thursday evening August 29, 2012 when The National Press Club in Washington, DC premiered the film "Well of Dreams," in the First Amendment room. How fitting that Ms. Okelo's story be told in a place where world leaders and historic figures have walked before her as symbols of what can be accomplished through determination.

The film screening was followed by a moderated panel discussion with the team from Speaker Films. Anthony Shop from The National Press Club served as moderator.

Well of Dreams is Speaker Films' maiden voyage into feature documentary productions. Founded in 2010, Speaker Films plans to produce social issue documentaries that can make a difference in people's lives.

Speerheading the production team is Cindy Speaker, founder of Speaker Films and the film's co-director and producer. Cindy has been involved in video production since 1986. She has a Master's degree in TV/Film from Regent University.

Jay Kunkel is a senior producer. He is also Speaker Films' creative director and is responsible for all graphic design elements both in the film and in the collateral and branding pieces of Well of Dreams.

Co-director, cinematographer, writer, and editor Chris Mercury is a graduate of Drexel University where he obtained a Bachelor's of Science degree in Film and Video. Chris has also been involved in the Philadelphia film community since 2006.

Dan Frantz is an up and coming filmmaker who has already won several film festival awards for his independent films. He was named a 2012 US Presidential Scholar in the Arts and was honored by President Barack Obama at a Medallion Ceremony.

Well of Dreams is a story of courage, determination, and ultimately, triumph. Imagine a male-dominated world where the mere act of fetching water for your village can have dangerous, even lethal consequences. This is the world in which Anne Okelo lived, in the small village of Angiro in Kenya. But Anne has big dreams and is determined to save the village girls by freeing them from the bondage of traditional societal restrictions. Well of Dreams is a story of hope, when the clarity of one's vision and the unshakable faith of one's heart come together.

Shot in high definition on location in Africa and the US, "Well of Dreams" is a feature length documentary film. The film score is from James Lavino, composer of two Oscar nominated documentaries in the last few years. Rebecca Sensenig wrote and performed an original song for the film entitled "Beautiful Water."

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Donkey Portable Press Box Owners Pile Even More Uses on to Their Scoring Platforms

Royersford, PA (PRWEB) September 12, 2012

AAE (Aluminum Athletic Equipment Co.), a leading U.S. manufacturer of sports equipment, recently discovered through personal interviews and limited market research that customers have a multitude of ways in which their portable press boxes, branded as Donkeys, can serve their sports teams.

While Donkeys mainly function as elevated scorers tables, research revealed even more creative ways that customers are using the units. Actual Donkey owners have continued to expand upon the multi-purpose label assigned to this product. Many have disclosed that they sometimes sell food, drinks and even tickets right out of it down on the sidelines. A couple of schools that host regional track meets say the Donkey is ideal as a check-in station because of its visible presence within a crowd of athletes and coaches. And one Donkey owner proudly announced that his school uses it as an athletics fundraiser by auctioning off VIP seats. What parent doesnt want to have a perfect, close-up view of the whole field during their kids game?

These alternative uses for the Donkey product line have even laid the groundwork for their latest advertising campaign with a Fall 2012 launch, the company has high hopes for its success. The list of owners already boasts some leading athletic programs, including: University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, Duke University, U.S. Naval Academy, James Madison University, Skidmore College, University of Florida, St. Josephs University, University of Michigan, Tennessee Tech University, St. Louis University, University of Maryland, University of Louisville, Cornell University, Glenbard West H.S., Episcopal Academy and many more.

Originally, the portable Donkeys were considered multi-purpose because they: 1) can be used for multiple sports, 2) serve a storage function, 3) offer a built-in penalty bench, 4) feature elevation for better viewing and broadcasting, and 5) protect occupants from the weather. Donkeys come in four different base models and two packages that include an attached Birds Nest Video Tower. Donkeys can be purchased in a variety of configurations, including: with or without storage, with or without canopies, custom banners with your teams logo, contoured seating, penalty benches, seat cushions, and even tinted plexi-glass paneling.

AAE has prided itself on this type of innovation since inventing and patenting the aluminum rocker hurdle in 1950 for the track marketplace. Over the decades, AAE has introduced a multitude of new products for use by coaches and athletes worldwide. With the use of advanced technology and design innovations, the firm makes over 500 items, including: track hurdles; track starting blocks; discus cages; hammer cages; shot cages; pole vault pits; high jump pits; long jump pits; permanent football goalposts, portable football goal posts, rotating or hinged football goal posts; semi-permanent or portable soccer goals; field hockey goals; lacrosse goals; baseball batting cages; baseball foul poles; ball stopper protective sports netting; portable press boxes; team benches; portable bleachers and Kronum goals. AAE develops, fabricates and assembles most products at its Royersford headquarters and manufacturing location near Philadelphia. For more product information call 800-523-5471 or visit

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Outskirts Press Reveals Top 25 Best Selling Books in Self-Publishing for 2011

Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 07, 2012

Alphabetically, its twenty-five best performing self-published books for 2011 were:

Anger and Guilt by Carol Rogne
Beating Neuropathy by Dr. John Hayes, Jr.
Being Better Than You Believe by Philip Berry
Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding by Bernard J. Nebel, Ph.D.
Cancer: Its a Good Thing I Got It! By David A. Koop
Color Bind by Dr. Herschelle Adams
Corinthia Falls by Kim Hutson
Distress to Success by Bobby Guy
Enough Already by Bob Tyler
The Essentials of High School Math by Joseph R. Davis
Firestarters by Rev. Benjamin Berinti
God, Gold & Glory! By Henry Falany
God Has a Sense of Humor for Heavens Sake by Mike Chamberlin
Going Green Using Diatomaceous Earth How-To Tips by Tui Rose RN
The High-Tech Gooseneck Putter by Samuel DiMatteo & Kristin Johnson
In the Blink of an Eye by Sheryl Brown Nixon
Palm Beach Detective Sunny Skies, Shady People by Erik Brown
Presentation Skills 201 by William R. Steele
Revolutionary Leader by J. Ronald Webster
RFNS Military Reunion Handbook by Paul J. Spiewak
The Source by Steve Deming
Tied Hard and Fast by Don Cadden
What to Do When You Become the Boss by Bob Selden
Whos Controlling You? Who Are You Controlling? by Carol Rogne
Z1N1: The Zombie Pandemic by Mitchell Layne Cook

All these books, and other Outskirts Press titles, are available from all major online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Books A Million, and others, plus conveniently from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at for discounts ranging from 10% 55%.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press offers high-quality, full-service self-publishing and book marketing services for writers and professionals who are seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining 100% of their rights, 100% of their profits, and 100% of the creative control.

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Crowley Auto Group Named 2010 Bristol Press ‘Readers Choice Award Winner’: “Best Auto Dealer”

Crowley Auto Group Named 2010 Bristol Press 'Readers Choice Award Winner': "Best Auto Dealer"

2010 Readers Choice Award 'Best Auto Dealer'

Bristol, CT (PRWEB) July 13, 2010

The Crowley Auto Group was selected as the Best Auto Dealer by readers of both The Bristol Press and the New Britain Herald in the 2010 Readers' Choice Awards. “We are extremely honored to have been voted ‘Best Auto Dealer’ by the Bristol Press and New Britain Herald readers and we are delighted to be recognized for the exceptional customer service we pride ourselves on,” Ken Crowley stated in an official statement.

Mr. Crowley added “We invite everyone in Central Connecticut that is looking to purchase a new or quality used vehicle to stop into one of our stores and see for themselves why Crowley Auto Group was voted Best Auto Dealer!”

With 8 locations, stores open seven days per week and service hours from 7AM until 9PM – Crowley Auto Group has Just What Your Looking For!

About The Crowley Auto Group

The Crowley Auto Group is celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary of serving the central CT public. During the past four decades The Crowley Auto Group has been a leading CT auto dealer of foreign and domestic manufacturers including Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Jeep, KIA, Lincoln, Mercury, Nissan, Volkswagen, and Winnebago/Recreational Vehicles.

The Crowley Auto Group has auto dealerships located in Bristol, CT; Plainville, CT; and West Hartford, CT, which include Crowley Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge & RAM, Crowley Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Crowley KIA, Crowley Nissan Crowley Volkswagen and Crowley Winnebago/Recreational Vehicles.

The Crowley Auto Group has 8 quality service locations, including Auto Body Repair, with convenient hours for our customers. Crowley Auto Group has factory trained NIASE Certified technicians to service all makes and models. The Crowley Service Centers open as early as 7AM and as late as 9PM.

Whether you're ready to buy, configure, compare, review, get a free quote, schedule a test drive, schedule service, and order parts or accessories we invite you to browse through our website for a look at all Crowley Auto Group has to offer!

For more information please visit our website at or call us at:

Crowley Ford Lincoln Mercury - 860-793-8885

Crowley Chrysler Jeep Dodge - 860-261-3000

Crowley Nissan - 860-540-0555

Crowley Volkswagen - 860-410-2000

Crowley Kia - 860-589-4444

Crowley Recreational Vehicles - 860-261-3050

Crowley Auto Body & Collision Center - 860-261-3041


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Open Book Press Graphic Novels Available at Borders

Open Book Press Graphic Novels Available at Borders

Lanoka Harbor, NJ (PRWEB) January 24, 2006

Ann Arbor, MI, January 24th, 2006 – Book retail giant Borders Books and Music has informed young upstart publisher Open Book Press that they will make their current line of graphic novels available to order at the counter of all Borders and Waldenbooks locations throughout the United States.

This announcement is the direct result of the young company’s reputation for garnering good press coverage, and dedication to driving sales through multiple channels. Borders has acknowledged these efforts and has agreed to make the books available to order at the counter, and if successful, will result in their books being carried on the shelves.

Open Book Press is encouraging all fans and potential fans in the U.S. to purchase their books by ordering at the counter of their local Borders or Waldenbooks.

The graphic novels currently available to order are:

    Cry Wolf – Winner of the best graphic novel of 2005 from ISBN: 0-9735716-7-5

    Grafenveer Vol.1 – First installment of the medieval tale by Wayne Sanders & Christian N. St. Pierre. ISBN: 0-9735716-3-2

    Monkeys & Midgets – The hilarious all ages comedy by Mike Gagnon and Nelson G. Danielson ISBN: 0-9735716-1-6

    Dreams in Texture – Exquisitely illustrated collection of horror, poetry and fantasy comics by Kevin Clorey and Tom Muzzell. ISBN: 0-9735716-2-4

The children’s book “Jessica’s Journey” by Jacqueline S. Bruce, also published by Open Book Press will also be made available to order at the counter. Borders is currently continuing to review the extensive list of Open Book press’s other books and has expressed interest in arranging authors signing for all of the books in the near future.

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Hatteras Press Wins Coveted Technical Excellence/LEO Award From the Association of Graphic Communications

Hatteras Press Wins Coveted Technical Excellence/LEO Award From the Association of Graphic Communications

Tinton Falls, NJ (PRWEB) May 13, 2006 -–

Hatteras Press, Inc., a leading integrated graphic communications company based in the New York/New Jersey area, was recently honored with a Technical Excellence Award by the Association of Graphic Communications (AGC) for the company’s outstanding production of its corporate marketing kit. The award will be presented at the 64th Annual Graphic Arts Award Exhibition, taking place at the Xerox Knowledge Sharing Center in New York City on May 11, 2006.

Entitled “True to Form,” Hatteras Press’s winning submission is their own corporate marketing kit displaying extensive in-house capabilities – high end printing & finishing, digital/variable imaging, direct mail, customized fulfillment programs, and warehousing options with a focus on personalized customer service.

“We strive for excellence in everything that we do,” explained Richard McKenna, Hatteras Press sales director. I think our corporate marketing kit reflects our philosophy – it is a great example of the type of work we do. We work with our customer very closely to produce, often award-winning, printed communication materials that we want our clients to be proud of.”

All entries were judged on the basis of production quality and effective utilization of the media, paper, type, color, binding, and other elements. Design and function were also taken into account. Entries were requested to be in top condition – the top of the run. Designers, manufacturers, ad agencies, design firms, prepress services, printers, public relations and marketing firms, corporate communication firms, and all others involved in the graphic arts process were eligible to submit entries.

In addition to the Technical Excellence Award, Hatteras’ corporate marketing kit also received the highest honor by being selected as one of three finalists from over 500 entries to win a LEO Award – named after Leo Joachim, founder of Printing News.

Hatteras’ corporate marketing kit also received additional accolades with an honorable mention from the Pantone Color Excellence Award for outstanding achievement in the use of color in traditional print production and the use of the PANTONE® Hexachrome® printing process.

“This is a significant tribute to our production staff and our creative agency, who worked together to produce this award-winning entry,” stated McKenna.

About the Association of Graphic Communications

AGC is an $ 18 billion network for industry information and idea exchange; a provider of graphic arts education and training; a vehicle for industry promotion and marketing; an advocate on legislative and environmental issues; and a source for bottom-line savings for the benefit of its NY/NJ/CT membership (print/prepress providers, new media services, ad agencies, publishers, corporate communications departments, designers, industry suppliers, and professional organizations).

About the PANTONE Color Excellence Award

Pantone Inc. is in its 13th year as a sponsor of the Color Excellence Award. Outstanding achievement will be recognized for the use of color in traditional print production and the use of the PANTONE® Hexachrome® printing process. Hexachrome is a high-quality six-color process system capable of reproducing almost 90% of the solid PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM® colors. Pantone also recognizes the creative use of Hexachrome in packaging.

About Hatteras Press

Hatteras Press is a full-service, fully-integrated graphic communications company with offices in midtown Manhattan and Tinton Falls, NJ. Hatteras Press offers a full range of conventional and digital print, finishing, warehousing, direct mail, and fulfillment services. For more information, visit


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Digital Press Investment Projections Special Report Just Released

Digital Press Investment Projections Special Report Just Released

New York (PRWEB) February 12, 2008

The Industry Measure has released an update of its "Digital Press and Printer" special report, containing the latest data drawn from The Industry Measure's regular surveys of the graphic arts markets: print and prepress establishments, graphic design and production firms, and publishing companies. The report provides the estimated number of presses/printers expected to be purchased and an estimated dollar figure of investment in that equipment. For each type of press, the report provides a range of investment scenarios, from bullish (the market at 100%, or everyone who has said that they will buy an item actually buying one) to bearish (the market at 67%--only two-thirds of those who said they will buy an item actually buying one). Each report also provides an "Industry Measure forecast," or what our analysts expect the most likely level of investment in a given equipment classification will be.

"Digital Press and Printer Investment Projections" projects graphic arts' companies planned investment in a wide variety of digital printing equipment, including:

digital color printing systems (broken down by major equipment classification)
digital color inkjet printing system
digital presses or printing units for packaging
color copier/printers
black-and-white digital printer/presses
high-speed black-and-white digital presses
direct-to-press systems (like QM/DI)
large format color printers

Other titles in the Investment Projections series of special reports include "Graphic Production Software," "Digital Imaging Hardware," and "Workstations and Servers." Future reports include "Color Printers and Proofers," "Computer to Plate Equipment," and more.

Report highlights:

In the next 12 months:

print and prepress establishments will spend more than $ 1.5 billion on digital color printing systems;
publishers will spend an estimated $ 76 million on color copiers;
design and production establishments will spend an estimated $ 22 million on large-format color printers.


The "Digital Press and Printer Investment Projections" is available for immediate purchase by visiting the secure Industry Measure eStore online at or by phone at 866-873-6310. The price for the 32-page report is $ 299. Industry Measure eStore customers can download these reports in PDF Acrobat format immediately after purchase.

About The Industry Measure:

The Industry Measure specializes in the assessment of trends and changes in graphic communications markets by providing timely and strategic information, hard-hitting market analysis and concise expert opinion. The reports have earned the reputation for containing the most reliable and timely industry intelligence in the graphic arts and graphic design marketplaces. The Industry Measure can be reached on the Web (, via email (info @ or toll-free by phone at 866-873-6310.

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